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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.

Mona Charen: When evaluating foreign policy, ask who benefits most

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
“Cui bono?” Who benefits?

Susan Estrich: Presidents Day a celebration of more than individuals

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
The headline that caught my attention on Presidents Day could not have been starker, colder: “Intense Republican Hate Is Skewing Obama Polls.”

Froma Harrop: Consumer spending may never recover from shift to downsizing

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
A new report on consumer spending shows that consumers are not spending

Linda Chavez: GOP endangers national security

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
Republicans won big in November on the hopes that a GOP-led Congress could counterbalance President Obama’s imperial presidency.

Guest Column: Theft of medical data imperils credit, health

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
There's more to cyberhacking of medical records than meets the eye

Charles Krauthammer: Obama makes weak excuses for U.S. inaction on brutality

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
His secretary of defense says "the world is exploding all over."

David Harsanyi: Obama is good at spreading manure, but not at lying

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
It's pretty simple. If you lie, lie about the right things.

George Will: Panic over terrorism could do more harm

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
Barack Obama's tone of mild exasperation when tutoring the public often makes his pronouncements grating even when they are sensible.

To save planet, put focus on 2016

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
Focusing the current huge grassroots environmentalist surge to work for changes in the energy system is an obvious next step for citizens of New York, who are elated at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking.

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