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Richard Cohen: U.S. democracy doesn't always fit in well with reality

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
America rarely does time capsules anymore, but the ones it does should include videos from February 2011 of American TV reporters exulting in the triumph of the Arab Spring

Viewpoint: Care for the total patient

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
Palliative care is an idea whose time has come

Charles Krauthammer: Lower corporate tax rates are what's needed, not rhetoric

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014
The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from lower tax rates abroad

David Harsanyi: Left upset that Burger King serves itself

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
Burger King plans to merge with Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons and base the company's headquarters in Canada, where it will enjoy the kind of reasonable corporate tax structure that Democrats continue to obstruct here in the United States. And the move has provoked a fresh round of moral panic, faux patriotism and confusion

George Will: Paul Ryan's intellect illustrated by growing maturity

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
To take the measure of this uncommonly interesting public man, begin with two related facts about him

Viewpoint: Too Tempting?

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Union College silent on impact of casino

Viewpoint: Primary a big test of Cuomo’s stronghold

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Democrats holding a referendum on governor

Viewpoint: Tenure is the wrong target, and for all the wrong reasons

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Focus on bigger picture when addressing student achievement

E.J. Dionne: Governors races may foreshadow presidential outcome

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
The short-term future of politics in the nation's capital will be determined in large part by which party ends up in control of the Senate.

Susan Estrich: No denying it: War built on hatred of Jews

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
There's a painful lesson to be learned for liberals, especially liberal Jews, from the hopefully concluded war in Gaza.

Richard Cohen: True evil rears its head again, and it needs to be stopped

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
As Hannah Arendt foresaw, we are once again up against the question of evil.

Froma Harrop: Social media enflames Ferguson

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Soon the cameras, protesters, gawkers and tweeters will depart Ferguson, Missouri, leaving the question: What will be left of this embattled city when the smoke clears?

Charles Krauthammer: Obama on right path in Iraq, but will need new rationale

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
Baghdad called President Obama's bluff and he came through.

Linda Chavez: AG Holder fueling racial tensions

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
Words matter -- and never more so than when race is involved.

George Will: Criminal justice system becoming less just

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
What is called "the" 1964 Civil Rights Act is justly celebrated for outlawing racial and other discrimination in employment, "public accommodations" and elsewhere.

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