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  • The GOP isolationist myth

    They're back! The isolationist poltergeists that forever haunt the Republican Party. Or so we're told. In July, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had a set-to over American foreign policy. Christie clumsily denounced "this strain...
  • In the Arab world, U.S. is low on leverage

    In the Arab world, U.S. is low on leverage
    The "Arab Spring" may not have succeeded in bringing democracy to the Middle East. But it has provided powerful evidence of a different phenomenon: the illusion of U.S. influence over governments we once considered our clients. Take Egypt. Before 2011,...
  • John Lennon, Steve Jobs and more to be featured on US stamps

    During the next few years the U.S. Postal Service will be releasing several pop culture-related stamps featuring icons like John Lennon, Steve Jobs and even Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Washington Post is reporting. None of the stamp designs have...
  • The super-secret world of restaurant hand signals explained

    The super-secret world of restaurant hand signals explained
    The next time you see your restaurant server straightening a lapel or fluttering his or her fingers, you may want to take a closer look. It's all part of an elaborate world of restaurant hand signals, secret agent-style. According to Washington Post...
  • Goldberg: Kermit Gosnell and abortion's darkest side

    If abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is found guilty of homicide, he will be unique among murderers-for-hire: He set his fees based on weight. "The bigger the baby, the more he charged," a grand jury explained. It recommended he be charged with eight...
  • Floyd Abrams, America's free speaker

     Floyd Abrams, America's free speaker
    Where there's smoke arising from a free-speech matter, you're likely to find the fiery attorney Floyd Abrams. He's blazed a trail for freedom of the press from the Pentagon Papers case to protecting reporters' sources. He's just as incendiary when he's...
  • McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress

    McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
  • Thursday Morning Reads: Pensions, vehicle fees and Jeb

    TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Thursday to you.   Here's what we're reading this morning.   * The Washington Post has a lengthy piece on former Gov. Jeb Bush and his links to the Hispanic community. * With a little more than a week left...
  • Chan Lowe: Ted Cruz -- our first Canadian president?

    Chan Lowe: Ted Cruz -- our first Canadian president?
    Ted Cruz and Barack Obama have a great deal in common. Both went to elite Ivy League schools, both were brilliant students, both had American mothers and foreign-born fathers, and both spent less than one full term in the U.S. Senate before thinking...
  • S. Fla. Democrats, Republicans unified; all but one taking pay during shutdown

    S. Fla. Democrats, Republicans unified; all but one taking pay during shutdown
    There’s near unanimity among federal lawmakers from South Florida about one issue related to the partial shutdown of the federal government: they’re still getting paid, and accepting the money, as federal workers are furloughed because they...
  • Chan Lowe: If women ran the government

    Chan Lowe: If women ran the government
    Nobody questions that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz elicits passionate opinions from both ends of the political spectrum. Liberals lionize her because she’s an articulate advocate for their causes. Conservatives detest her, not just because they...