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  • Obama remains consistent in his indifference to slaughter

    In the summer of 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama was asked if he was worried that his proposed withdrawal from Iraq would result in ethnic cleansing or even genocide. He scoffed at the premise. "By that argument you would have 300,000 troops in the Congo...
  • The mystery of the missing Social Security data

    Retirement expert Alicia Munnell of Boston College has brought a simmering Social Security mystery out into the open: Why were key figures about the program's benefits for retirees deleted from the latest trustees' report?   Munnell's conclusion, as set...
  • Liberals come late to the pot party

    With the usual fanfare and self-regard we have come to expect from the New York Times editorial board, the prestigious paper has changed its mind about pot. It now believes that the federal ban on the substance should be lifted and that the whole issue...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Democrats shouldn't rely on pot and gay marriage

    Ramesh Ponnuru: Democrats shouldn't rely on pot and gay marriage
    After George W. Bush won re-election in 2004, Democrats had a bit of a freak-out about social issues. Prominent strategists, and even their losing presidential candidate, John Kerry, blamed the defeat partly on the perception that they were too extreme on...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Obama is rushing into war against Islamic State

    By all means, let's destroy Islamic State, but let's talk about it first. We are in a very strange place right now. President Obama is rushing into a war he doesn't want to fight. He can barely bring himself to call it a war. Obama didn't merely...
  • Boehner pivots to jobs, economy in run-up to November election

    Jobs and the economy remain tops on voters' minds heading into the midterm election, and House Speaker John A. Boehner wants to re-focus his Republican Party on a "five points" pocketbook agenda before November. The speaker, known for an unwavering...
  • The challenge of stopping do-it-yourself jihadism

    On Thursday, Australian authorities claimed they thwarted a plot by supporters of the Islamic State to grab random people off the street and then behead the captured citizens on videotape. Australia's attorney general said that the massive raid, the...
  • Obama is rushing into war against Islamic State

    By all means, let's destroy Islamic State, but let's talk about it first. We are in a very strange place right now. President Obama is rushing into a war he doesn't want to fight. He can barely bring himself to call it a war. Obama didn't merely...
  • A new housing bubble?

    A new housing bubble?
    Even though the recent financial crisis is barely in the rearview mirror, risk is starting to build once again in both the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Contrary to the prevailing view that only borrowers with pristine credit records can get a...
  • Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy

    Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
  • Palestinian civilians aren't to blame for Hamas

    Israel is a democratic state that is trying to respect human rights while defending itself against an adversary, Hamas, that does not. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, is obviously right to say that the killing of Palestinian children is...