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Charles Krauthammer: Republicans must show they can be leaders on free trade

Monday, May 18, 2015
Free trade is advantageous to both sides is the rarest of political propositions

George Will: GOP 2012 runner-up Santorum seeking a second shot

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Rick Santorum wants to say something to those who profess condescending puzzlement about his persistence

Graduating toward an America rich with opportunity

Sunday, May 17, 2015
The path to high school graduation is complicated for millions of young people, particularly those living in poverty, with disabilities or trapped in dropout factory schools. Despite these challenges, school districts, communities and states are finding ways to dramatically raise high-school graduation rates.

David Harsanyi: When will Hillary have to answer for her vote on Iraq?

Saturday, May 16, 2015
You can’t be more straightforward: “Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?”

John Stossel: Maybe it’s time for some old-fashioned civil disobedience

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Government has become so oppressive, constantly restricting us with new regulations

Froma Harrop: Nastier Internet: Abandon it or live with it

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Three female professors at Eastern Michigan University were shocked to learn that some young scholars in their lecture hall had been on their cellphones attacking them with lewd public posts, complete with imagery

Joe Conason: Wait for all the facts before judging Clinton Foundation

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A very strange thing has happened to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

E.J. Dionne: Cameron’s win in Britain a lesson for U.S. conservatives

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron’s surprising success in winning an outright majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament is the result of a paradox

Charles Krauthammer: Each generation has its own moments of pride, shame

Monday, May 11, 2015
We often wonder how people of the past, including the most revered and refined, could have universally engaged in conduct now considered unconscionable. Such as slavery.

George Will: Huckabee’s ideas run counter to Republicans’ goals

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Adlai Stevenson was invited to address a gathering of Baptists in Houston, where in 1960 John Kennedy would address a group of Protestant ministers to refute charges that his Catholicism rendered him unfit to be president
As you get older, Mother's Day turns upside down

As you get older, Mother's Day turns upside down

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Facing that first Mother's Day after your mother dies.

Mother’s Day has had long and winding 110-year history

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Today is the 110th year since the death of Ann Reeves Jarvis, the mother of Anna Jarvis, who was the sparkplug behind the official establishment of a day to honor American mothers.

How did teachers become the enemy?

Sunday, May 10, 2015
The truly needed solutions to our real problems are plainly in view and have been for a long time. But that subject will require a subsequent essay.


Linda Chavez: Hillary only talking immigration to bash Republicans

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Like her former boss Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton is more interested in goading Republicans on immigration than she is in actually fixing our broken system

Richard Cohen: Hillary could be upended by a return to ‘Nixonland’

Friday, May 8, 2015
Rick Perlstein prefaces his book “Nixonland” by noting that in 1964 Lyndon Johnson, the liberal Democrat, won one of the biggest landslides in American history

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