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  • Reading between the lines of Clinton's 'Hard Choices'

    Hillary Clinton's State Department memoir, "Hard Choices," has just come out, and who among us can contain their excitement? Not Mike Allen, author of the incestuously insider Politico column "Playbook." In Monday's installment, he began, "Welcome to...
  • 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...
  • The naked self-interest of the bureaucratic class

    For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
  • Senators spar over the need for new voting rights legislation

    Republicans and Democrats in the Senate argued bitterly Wednesday about the need for a new law to protect the voting rights of minorities. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on proposed legislation to resuscitate a critical provision of the...
  • A questionable game of 'shut up' on Iraq

    It's a fact of human nature that it's easier to talk about who's to blame for a problem than it is to figure out what to do about the problem. Case in point: There's a near-riot in liberal circles over the very idea that supporters of the Iraq War should...
  • Moral compass points toward retribution in Nigeria

    Here's a question. If -- and this is a big if -- the United States could dispatch a swarm of heretofore secret super-drones to find and kill every member of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, would you be in favor of doing it? I'll even modify it...
  • Opposing visions for education on view in state superintendent race

    Opposing visions for education on view in state superintendent race
    In next month's contest to lead the state's public schools, the two front-runners represent opposing forces within education over how best to improve student achievement. Tom Torlakson, the Democratic incumbent, champions teachers and their unions,...
  • Obama issues orders seeking equal pay for women

    WASHINGTON — President Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for...
  • A conservative defends Geithner on Social Security--and gets it wrong

    A conservative defends Geithner on Social Security--and gets it wrong
    It's not surprising that former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's astonishing misconception about Social Security should be seconded by conservatives. After all, his assertion that the program adds to the federal deficit (aired in his new book, "Stress...
  • Burnout and sound decision making, especially in Washington, don't mix

    This month delivered a tale of two investigations. The first was the party-line vote in the House to launch yet another investigation into 2012's deadly attacks in Benghazi. The second was the conclusion of a very different kind of investigation with...
  • 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...