No quick fixes for problems at VA

Sunday, July 13, 2014
A recent letter to the editor suggested, as a quick-fix for problems at the VA, that Congress pass legislation allowing veterans to use their insurance at any medical facility.

E.J. Dionne: Senate Dems put focus on Republican obstructionists

Friday, July 11, 2014
Some elections are contests between voters who are happy and voters who are not.

Linda Chavez: Celebrate soldiers in wars for independence, civil rights

Thursday, July 10, 2014
This month marks not only the 238th anniversary of the founding of our nation, but also the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Michael Gerson: Obama's poll numbers expose his fundamental flaws

Thursday, July 10, 2014
The headline -- "Poll: Obama Worst President Since World War II" -- was both provocative and misleading.

David Harsanyi: Do we lack freedom or are we just unwilling to use it?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans are satisfied with the freedom in their lives compared with seven years ago -- dropping 12 percentage points, from 91 percent in 2006 to 79 percent in 2013.

George Will: Unanimity not always equal to wisdom on High Court

Monday, July 7, 2014
Even when Supreme Court decisions are unanimous, the justices can be fiercely divided about fundamental matters, as was demonstrated by two 9-0 rulings last week

Michael Gerson: On Iraq, president must tread carefully

Monday, July 7, 2014
The summary moment of Barack Obama's foreign policy came in August 2013 during a consequential stroll.

Richard Cohen: Politics, not science, holds back GOP on climate change

Monday, July 7, 2014
A friend of mine worked for a small-town newspaper years ago and had to write the weather report.

Susan Estrich: Living in real world would help justices

Monday, July 7, 2014
Since the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court went up in flames back in 1987, every appointee to the court has understood that when asked at confirmation hearings about how your personal experiences might affect your decisions, the right answer is "balls and strikes."

State’s economic plan is a gamble

Sunday, July 6, 2014
Even if neither of us has ever frequented a casino or purchased a lottery ticket, you and I have a gambling problem.

Court steps into a religious quagmire

Sunday, July 6, 2014
Let’s say that I’m an observant Hindu who keeps a strict vegetarian diet because my religion frowns on killing animals. And let’s say I own a software company that employs only vegetarians, because I don’t believe I should be forced to subsidize meat-eating with the money I pay in salaries. Could I get away with that sort of discrimination?

E.J. Dionne: Political center's voters are unpredictable

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Here's one political paradox: A substantial majority of Americans do not fit neatly into the conventional "liberal" and "conservative" boxes, yet there is no coherent political center.

Charles Krauthammer: Executive overreach ripe for a rebellion by Congress

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The Supreme Court last week admonished the Environmental Protection Agency for overreaching in regulating greenhouse gases.

Linda Chavez: Obama rewriting the rulebook on separation of powers

Monday, June 30, 2014
House Speaker John Boehner has had enough of executive usurpation of power.

George Will: Redskins debate redefining "tolerance"

Monday, June 30, 2014
Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it considers the team's name derogatory, lives on a reservation where Navajos root for the Red Mesa High School Redskins. She opposes this name; the Native Americans who picked and retain it evidently do not.

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