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Voter ambivalence was basis for 2014 election wins

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
We’ve been hearing weighty analyses by “expert” pundits professing with unwarranted certainty their collective assessment that the 2014 elections signal yet another biennial sea change about voters’ preferences, attitudes and motivations, shifting the paradigm and setting a new mandate. That’s nonsense.

Risky business for November’s turkeys

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
November is chock full of celebrations, and this year’s significant days are already enough to keep the torpor of winter at bay.

E.J. Dionne: Jeb Bush could bring Republicans closer to the center

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
President Obama will no doubt clash regularly with his newly empowered partisan adversaries in Congress.

Richard Cohen: Obsession with character not in nation's best interests

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Beverly Gage, a Yale historian, was researching a biography of J. Edgar Hoover in the National Archives when she came across the infamous letter the FBI had written to Martin Luther King Jr., outlining in the crudest form his extramarital escapades and suggesting, King concluded, that he kill himself: "There is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is." King did nothing, but the FBI acted. It leaked its dirt to the press.

Sirota: Wall Street big winner in governor races

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
No runoff will be needed to declare one unambiguous winner in this month’s gubernatorial elections: the financial services industry.

Joe Conason: Keeping immigrant families together fits GOP’s ideals

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
Obstructing, denouncing and demonizing Barack Obama are so central to the existence of the Republican Party today that its leaders simply ignore the real purposes of the president’s proposed immigration orders.

Charles Krauthammer: Gruber confession unveils truth behind Obamacare

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
It’s not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War).

George Will: Authors root out true motivations behind Holocaust

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
Western reflection about human nature and the politics of the human condition began with the sunburst of ancient Greece 2,500 years ago, but lurched into a new phase 70 years ago with the liberation of the Nazi extermination camps.


Amedore promised change; now will he deliver?

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
Choosing between George Amedore and Cecilia Tkaczyk in the race for New York's 46th Senate District race was not easy.

We need to make vital drugs affordable

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
What good is a miracle drug if you can’t afford it?

David Harsanyi: U.S.-China deal is terrible; good thing it doesn’t matter

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
At a Beijing news conference, President Barack Obama called a new China-United States climate deal a “historic agreement.”

Mona Charen: In world, Obama’s moral compass points wrong way

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
Americans of most political persuasions tend to view the United Nations as corrupt and morally inverted.

Froma Harrop: Rediscovering the joy of paper

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Interesting that the tech website CNET has started publishing an old-fashioned magazine — you know, on paper, like Time and Life.

Richard Cohen: Hillary is Democrats’ best chance against 2016 GOP field

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
Hillary Clinton looms over the Democratic Party like Evita from her balcony.

Linda Chavez: GOP victory was easy; Now the hard part

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
The GOP victory Election Night was the easy part. Now comes the real work: forging an agenda that will solidify Republican gains over the next two years.

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