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Linda Chavez: Cuba decision is a victory for dictators

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
It may not be too early for President Obama to start job-hunting given his lame duck status, and I have a suggestion for the perfect fit.

George Will: States are gearing up to take back control from the feds

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY — Scott Pruitt enjoyed owning a AAA baseball team here, but he is having as much fun as Oklahoma’s attorney general, and one of the Obama administration’s most tenacious tormentors.

Today, educating involves more than the 3Rs

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Life is simple. Life is complicated. With which of these sentences do you best identify? Your answer probably influences your view on the Shenendehowa School District’s recent Board of Education-stated policy on gender identity and the use of bathrooms and locker rooms.

Time to take a snow day and remember the good times

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
It is possible to drown in nostalgia, but it can be a pleasant wallow, all told.
Why the CIA torture is wrong

Why the CIA torture is wrong

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
So why didn’t the German prison guards brutalize my father and his fellow prisoners?

Jill Lawrence: Time for Hillary and Jeb to declare their independence

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
If you need proof that upward mobility in America is increasingly elusive, consider the prospect of a Hillary Clinton-Jeb Bush presidential race.

Joe Conason: Failed Cuba policy overdue for change

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
Listen carefully to the Republican leaders and presidential hopefuls roaring with outrage over President Barack Obama’s courageous decision to normalize relations with Cuba; listen very carefully, because no matter how long or how closely you listen to them, there is one thing you will surely never hear.

David Sirota: Charter schools taking education back to segregation days

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Charter schools are often promoted as a tool to address educational inequities, but a potential precedent-setting legal case launched earlier this month says the opposite.

Eugene Robinson: Sony hack shows downside of exercising free speech

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
It seems there is something to offend everyone in the upcoming Hollywood comedy "The Interview."

Linda Chavez: Rolling Stone debacle shows flaws in rape culture narrative

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Rolling Stone magazine has now apologized, sort of, for publishing a lurid account of a gang rape at a fraternity at the University of Virginia that — it has become increasingly clear — never happened.

Charles Krauthammer: With U.S. under attack, CIA did what needed to be done

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality

George Will: There’s a new cheerfulness in prospect of tax reform

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
If America’s long-term economic growth were 3.5 percent, the result would be the restoration of cheerfulness.

David Harsanyi: GOP leadership needs to get over its fear of primaries

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Although the specifics are still hazy, The New York Times reports that a group of deep-pocketed Republican donors and bundlers has hatched a plan to clear the GOP field of all insurgents to make room for a favored “establishment” candidate — preferably Jeb Bush, Chris Christie or Mitt Romney.

Jamie Stiehm: Woman’s tale of survival bridges big-screen gender gap

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
As “Wild” goes into wide release, a sacred Hollywood idea will be put to the test — and, hopefully, it will flunk.

Joe Conason: Those guilty of torture will only be punished by history

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
>With the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the use of torture by the CIA after 9/11, the final defense of the indefensible by its perpetrators, advocates and publicists is falling apart before our eyes.

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