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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

Froma Harrop: Too high a price paid for war on drugs

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Howard Wooldridge, a Washington lobbyist, is a former detective and forever Texan on an important mission

Mona Charen: Hold Hillary to equal standards for unethical conduct

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Robert F. McDonnell, 71st governor of Virginia, was sentenced to two years in prison

David Harsanyi: Of course Democrats deserve the blame for Baltimore

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Baltimore’s criminally inept government has been run exclusively by Democrats

E.J. Dionne: Delaware senator offers rare reasoned voice on religion

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
here are few moments of grace in our politics these days, especially where conflicts over religion are concerned.

Charles Krauthammer: Series spotlights men wielding power in hellish times

Monday, May 4, 2015
“Wolf Hall,” the Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel about the court of Henry VIII

George Will: A century later, Lusitania’s impact on U.S role in World War I still debated

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Owning a fragment of history — a Gettysburg bullet, a Coolidge campaign button

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