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Joe Conason: Can the ‘smarter Bush’ escape brother’s dubious legacy

Monday, March 2, 2015
Being singled out as “the smart brother”

George Will: Two reading lessons from the Supreme Court this week

Sunday, March 1, 2015
The Supreme Court frequently ponders arcane matters.

Pledge to end violence in streets

Sunday, March 1, 2015
We say that black and brown lives matter but we keep taking each other out. I guess that is one way to end discrimination, oppression, and injustice.

Lock in tax cap, then address issues that lead to high taxes

Sunday, March 1, 2015
There’s a key component missing from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to “cut” property taxes: It doesn’t cut them at all.

Minimum wage should be increased on a regular basis

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo deserves major congratulations to campaigning for an increase in the state minimum wage to $10.50, and to $11.50 in New York City.

David Harsanyi: The last thing the Middle East needs is more democracy

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
President Barack Obama gave a speech at the White House’s summit on countering violent extremism last week, which was crammed with predictable feel-good ideas for combating the imaginary root causes of Islamic extremism.

Susan Estrich: ISIS use of social media in recruitment should inspire parents to be more vigilant

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
When I was 15, my mother let me take the bus to Lynn, a small city about five miles from our house and two blocks from my father’s office.

Charles Krauthammer: GOP can outmaneuver Dems by abolishing filibuster

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
I’ve been radicalized.

E.J.Dionne: Before repealing Obamacare, look at who would be hurt

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
Will it take the repeal of the Affordable Care Act or its evisceration by the Supreme Court for us to appreciate what it’s actually done?

Richard Cohen: England trip raises questions about Walker’s true beliefs

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
If I were a Republican, I think I might have supported Scott Walker for president.

George Will: Congress faces difficult challenges in responding to Obama war authorization

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
Americans, a litigious people, believe that rules for coping with messy reality can be written in tidy legal language.

Rotterdam Square mall needs to be saved soon

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
Something is awry in Rotterdam. Its mall appears to be going down the path of insolvency.

A parent’s decision on vaccinations

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
There’s a sure-fire way to bring a major dose of insanity and confusion into one’s seemingly normal life: Have a child.

Ethics gets taken for a ride

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
In the wake of the latest news about the arrest of the Democratic state Assembly leader, Sheldon Silver, on corruption charges, I have had a vivid vision of an imaginary day at the races at Saratoga.

Eugene Robinson: Bush’s first foreign policy speech falls short

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
Jeb Bush's highly anticipated speech on foreign policy reminded me of the joke in which two senior citizens are complaining about a restaurant.

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