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Eugene Robinson: Obama still not clear on his long-term strategy for Iraq

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Don't feel bad if you're confused about what the United States is trying to accomplish in Iraq.

Ellen Goodman: To be genuine role model, Caitlyn needs to act her age

Friday, June 12, 2015
Have you noticed that the first 65-year-old cover girl on Vanity Fair was actually born a boy?

Mona Charen: GOP has upper hand over Dems on education spending

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Political debates: The Democrat will offer ”X for all;" Republican will respond, “Do you have any idea how much that’s going to cost?

Joe Conason: Conservatives have no claim to the moral high ground

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Republicans on Capitol Hill keep telling everyone how terribly shocked they are by the tawdry tale of Dennis Hastert

E.J. Dionne: Clinton trying to take focus off herself, put it on ‘you’

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Whenever some new allegation threatened Bill Clinton’s presidential candidacy in 1992, he had a go-to response throughout the campaign.

Charles Krauthammer: Despite outcry, standing by criticism of EHR mandate

Monday, June 8, 2015
I rarely do follow-up columns. I’m averaging one every 10 years

George Will: Efforts at campaign finance reform are doomed to fail

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Campaign finance “reformers” think America would be better governed if the government could thoroughly regulate campaign speech

Saratoga Springs a perfect petri dish for urban planning

Sunday, June 7, 2015
By several measures, Saratoga Springs is the healthiest city in the region and maybe the entire state. That largely explains why a dispute over a parking garage carries so much significance — and not just for Saratoga Springs.

Private investment in tracks is needed to fix Amtrak

Sunday, June 7, 2015
The history of America is interlaced with the DNA of the double rails that connected its shores from Atlantic to Pacific.

David Harsanyi: If Obamacare goes down, Dems can blame themselves

Saturday, June 6, 2015
If the Supreme Court were to decide not to allow retroactive legislating and uphold Obamacare as written, terrible things would happen to America

Veronique de Rugy: Rail service suffers from wasteful spending, not inadequate funding

Friday, June 5, 2015
After the recent Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia

Schenectady needs host deal for casino

Friday, June 5, 2015
Mayor should lobby for host community benefit package from casino operators

Froma Harrop: Why is it our country’s responsibility to clean up soccer?

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Loretta Lynch can no doubt handle the job of cleansing professional soccer; but why is the U.S. attorney general?

Susan Estrich: Changing attitudes won’t be quite so easy

Thursday, June 4, 2015
If you’re a student of public relations, you had to be impressed.

Richard Cohen: Cheapening of the presidency started with Gerald Ford

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Gerald Ford was very briefly vice president of the United States

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