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  • Let's not let the ravings of mass killers dictate our laws

    Let's not let the ravings of mass killers dictate our laws
    Can we please stop holding the country hostage to crazy people? Every year a tiny number of mentally ill people go on horrific killing sprees. It just happened in California. I won't name the person because I think the media attention lavished on...
  • The VA and the limits of liberalism

    The VA and the limits of liberalism
    Many have noted that the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal poses an acute threat to the Obama administration because of how much its problems resemble the criticisms of Obamacare itself. But let's imagine there was no Obamacare. Let's imagine that...
  • The peculiar madness of 'trigger warnings'

    Trigger warning: I am going to make fun of "trigger warnings." Of course, if you're the sort of person who takes trigger warnings very seriously, you probably don't read this column too often. So maybe my mockery will miss its target, sort of like making...
  • Clayton Lockett: A just execution, regardless

    Last week the state of Oklahoma "botched" an execution. Botched is the accepted term in the media coverage, despite the fact Clayton Lockett was executed. He just died badly, suffering for 43 minutes until he eventually had a heart attack. Oklahoma's...
  • Supreme Court rules on public prayer -- but should it?

    The notion that something can simultaneously be wrong and constitutional really seems to bother a lot of people. Consider the Supreme Court's recent decision on public prayer. In Greece v. Galloway the court ruled, 5-4, that the little town of Greece,...
  • Why the government misunderstands mental illness

    Reps. Tim Murphy and Ron Barber both have reasons for wanting Congress to address mental-health issues. Murphy, a Pennsylvania Republican, is the only practicing psychologist in Congress. Barber, an Arizona Democrat, was injured in a mass shooting by...
  • What Tim Geithner doesn't know about Social Security is ... shocking

    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's memoir, "Stress Test," is being picked apart fairly intensively by the Washington and Wall Street press gangs, who are busily retailing the book's snarks and slights. We're more interested in a nugget in...
  • Hillary's dilemma: How to distance herself from Obama

    Hillary Clinton is in a pickle. She's a shoe-in for her party's presidential nomination because of Barack Obama's failures. But those failures might keep her from getting the job. Her husband's "law of politics" is that elections are always about the...
  • Why Jeb Bush's turn may not come

    What is happening to the Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram is tragic. The sinking of the Titanic, the fall of Saigon, the British defeat at Gallipoli, the Dred Scott decision -- tragedies all. You can go on all day and all night listing terrible...
  • Hillary's Obama problem

    Hillary's Obama problem
    Hillary Clinton is in a pickle. She's a shoe-in for her party's presidential nomination because of Barack Obama's failures. But those failures might keep her from getting the job. Her husband's "law of politics" is that elections are always about the...
  • Conservative 'compassion' for the underprivileged blows another fuse

    Conservative 'compassion' for the underprivileged blows another fuse
    The conservative movement last week unveiled another effort to show that compassion for the downtrodden of society is what really animates its economic policies, which on the surface appear designed to widen the gap between the haves and the have-nots....