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Trump Has The GOP Establishment's Number

    The problems that bother us most are the ones we bring on ourselves. This is why Republicans are so out of sorts with Donald Trump. The party created the rough beast it is now trying to slay.

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The risks of sanctuary cities

    In reality, there is no free lunch. In the alternate reality known as the American political debate, however, that's the only kind on the menu.

    Conservatives say tax cuts boost economic growth, which yields higher revenue. No need to worry about bigger budget deficits.

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A Millennial Named Bush

    The time-honored way to speak of young people is with horror. They’re wild, reckless, irresponsible, narcissistic, immoral and hopeless — and always have been.

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The MIT Gang

    Goodbye, Chicago boys. Hello, MIT gang.

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Starvation as a Product of War

    One gauge of the famine looming in South Sudan is that people are simply collapsing from hunger.

    As I was driving into this city, a woman was lying inert on the road. She was Nyanjok Garang, and she said she hadn’t eaten for three days. She had set out to look for work, maybe washing clothes, in hopes of keeping her two children alive. After a day of fruitless walking she had collapsed.

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Sensitivity Over at Gawker

    The truth will make you free, the more horrible the better. And the more humiliating the truth the richer you get -- certainly if you're Nick Denton, founder of the gossip-mongering website Gawker.

    But that was Phase One.

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Is the Supreme Court headed for 'Bush v. Gore' II?

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Clinton could end toxic tone with media

    At some point on the long, hard slog toward 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hillary Clinton is going to need the people whom she least wants. Safe passage to the White House will require an audience with, perhaps even a benediction from, the lizard kings of the campaign trail: political reporters.

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Frigid offices result in freezing women, oblivious men

    You can spot them. The frozen ones who come outside at lunch like sun-seeking turtles, cardigans balled up next to them, bare shoulders defrosting in the noon sunlight, no matter how wilting it is outdoors.

    Every single woman I talked to in downtown Washington on a hot, humid July afternoon was thawing out.

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Trump's anger appeal

    Do not worry about Donald Trump becoming president. Worry, instead, about what his current -- emphasis on current -- stratospheric standing in the polls says about two things: the Republican Party and the other GOP candidates.

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