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Eugene Robinson: More action needed if we’re serious about ending racism

Thursday, June 25, 2015
If American racism were a thing of the past, nine men and women who went to church last Wednesday evening would be alive.

Joe Conason: Hillary’s interest in addressing inequality is hardly new

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s first major campaign speech

Froma Harrop: Too many people are still going to the ER

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Why was the ER jammed on a sunny weekend morning?

Susan Estrich: Changing a face on money won’t resolve pay inequity

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Whether you’re a butcher, a baker or a candlestick maker, you make more money if you’re a man.

Charles Krauthammer: Try something different in Iraq and Syria

Monday, June 22, 2015
It’s time for a new strategy in Iraq and Syria

George Will: Many lessons can be learned from Greece’s failures

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Greeks bearing the gift of confirmation that Margaret Thatcher was right about socialist governments:

State Legislature should honor Constantine through crime institute

Sunday, June 21, 2015
I will remember Tom Constantine as he was in the days I knew him — robust, full of life, strength, commitment and so incredibly exciting to be around.

Time to rethink reasons behind requiring bail

Sunday, June 21, 2015
What’s the point of bail? At a time when two escapees are on the run from a maximum-security prison, this might seem an odd topic for discussion. But it’s a topic worth exploring.

David Harsanyi: Let Americans make their own choices

Saturday, June 20, 2015
The FDA issued a final decision, three years to phase out bad trans fats

E.J. Dionne: Pope channels namesake on climate

Friday, June 19, 2015
“He was a mystic and a pilgrim who lived in simplicity and in wonderful harmony with God, with others, with nature and with himself

Susan Estrich: Website helps educate voters about candidates’ policies

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Nothing as depressing as asking young people whether they plan to participate in the election and hearing them tell you they have no idea which candidate to be for

Richard Cohen: Lessons of Vietnam in Iraq strategy

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
If you stare at the Islamic State areas of Iraq and Syria long enough — it will start to look a lot like Vietnam

Ted Rall: Laid-off workers don’t have to go down without a fight

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
You’ve seen it in movies: Gangsters are going to kill a guy. But before they do, they force him to dig his own grave

Charles Krauthammer: Bush, Walker, Rubio lead Republican pack so far in presidential horse race

Monday, June 15, 2015
The Republican nominating race is a mess: a strong field, but with 10 declared candidates and a half-dozen more to come.

George Will: The Magna Carta and our long road to limited government

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Magna Carta laid down the law about “fish weirs” on English rivers, “assizes of darrein presentment,” people being “distrained to make bridges,” and other “liberties

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