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When expedience feels like wisdom

November 25, 2015 “Let’s stop worrying about people’s rights.” Sadly there are dozens of junctures in American history from which that shameful quote might spring. more »»

Paris attack shifts campaign focus to foreign policy

November 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — The terrorist attacks on Paris have cast a particularly dark shadow over the next American presidential campaign. more »»

Kasich and Matt. 25, revisited

November 24, 2015 This is Republican Go. more »»

Students race to riot on college campuses

November 24, 2015 College campuses are again in turmoil. more »»

Obama sticks to script on IS

November 23, 2015 According to legend, if not actual historians, Harold Macmillan was once asked what he most feared could derail his agenda. The British prime minister allegedly said, “Events, my dear boy, events. more »»

Obama’s policies drove Sunnis into ISIS’ arms

November 23, 2015 Throughout the last third of George W. Bush’s presidency, opinion leaders were obsessed with the question of mistakes. more »»

Clever insults from before English was twittered

November 21, 2015 A picture might be worth a thousand words, but when the words get put together like these from an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words, abbreviations and 135 characters... more »»

Circus politics peril: clown gets elected

November 21, 2015 The next president of the United States will confront a virulent jihadist threat, mounting effects of climate change, and an economy becoming ever more unequa. more »»

Unhappy history seems to be repeating itself

November 21, 2015 Riots in black neighborhoods. Rebellions on campus. more »»

In Iowa, Trump begins his meltdown

November 20, 2015 DES MOINES — You can’t drive far in these parts without seeing Ben Carson on a billboard, looking more like a man of the cloth than of the operating room. more »»

Hyde’s values lost in 2016 Republican race

November 20, 2015 Yes, it is true that, as a political reporter, you do find yourself liking some people you cover a lot more than you like other. more »»

Stop the bleeding over the borders

November 19, 2015 There was a painful irony when France’s immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this attac. more »»

This one’s for Charlie Brown kids

November 18, 2015 “You were my little red-headed girl.” I lean over and whisper this as, on the screen above us, “The Peanuts Movie” is playing. more »»

Deflate polls by including full field in debates

November 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — Now that one of the Republican presidential debates has focused on substantive examination of the candidates’ policy views, it’s not too late to address the glaring injustice of choosin... more »»

2 dead, 7 arrested in raid aimed at capturing Paris attack mastermind

November 18, 2015 SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — Amid gunfire and explosions, police raided a suburban Paris apartment where the suspected mastermind of last week’s attacks was believed to be holed up Wednesda. more »»

US, Cuba to sign first environmental accord since thaw

November 18, 2015 HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba on Wednesday are set to reach their first accord on environmental protection since announcing plans to re-establish diplomatic relations, linking up marine... more »»

New PM: Poland to help fight terrorism, reserved on migrants

November 18, 2015 WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s new prime minister, Beata Szydlo, vowed Wednesday the country will cooperate with the European Union in fighting extremism, but was reserved on accepting refugees. more »»

Nigeria’s president: Ex-officer stole billions in arms deals

November 18, 2015 ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s leader has ordered the arrest of the former president’s national security adviser for allegedly stealing billions of dollars meant to buy weapons to fight Boko Haram... more »»

Why is Trump still talking?

November 17, 2015 When the Republican presidential debate began Tuesday evening in Milwaukee, I was still in my car heading home, so I listened to the first part on satellite radio. more »»

KeystoneXL oil pipeline is kaput for now

November 17, 2015 President Obama’s unilateral rejection of the proposed KeystoneXL oil pipeline that would have brought petroleum and jobs to the U.S. more »»



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