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April 30th, 2015

Has the NRA Won?

    It is now fair to ask whether the National Rifle Association is winning - or has in fact won - this era of the gun debate in this country.

    Gun control advocates have tried to use the horror that exists in the wake of mass shootings to catalyze the public into action around sensible gun restrictions. But rather than these tragedies being a cause for pause in ownership of guns, gun ownership has spiked in the wake of these shootings.

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April 23rd

Sick and Tired Workers: An Epidemic of Corporate Greed

    Snaking its way through the Pennsylvania legislature is a bill that will block local governments from requiring companies to provide sick leave, even if unpaid, that is more than required by state or federal regulations.

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No kicking the can down the road in Italy

    Every mature democracy may be unhappy in its own way, but in the need for - and obstacles to - reform they share certain challenges. So insights that Italian premier Matteo Renzi offered during a visit to The Post on Friday may have some relevance to politicians in the United States.

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Green Shoots Of Bipartisanship

    Could this city actually be working? The past week has witnessed several developments -- on the Iran nuclear agreement, Medicare reimbursement rates, and fast-track trade authority -- that offer grounds, if not for irrational exuberance, then for tempered optimism.

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Defending inaction - 'Never again' appears not to apply in Syria

    One of the most surprising of President Barack Obama's legacies may be the eclipse of "Never again" as an aspiration of U.S. foreign policy.

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Can androids pray for digital salvation?

    Can robots make good Christians? As computer science races ahead, at least one forward-looking Florida pastor sees a future for the faith in whatever passes for a soul in robots, androids, cyborgs and other forms of artificial intelligence.

    No, I'm not making this up.

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Taking the early presidential plunge

    With Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio now in active competition for their parties' 2016 presidential nominations, it's guaranteed that voters will be subjected to one of the longest preludes to the actual election yet recorded.

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Rubio's youth is no advantage without ample war chest

    In announcing his formal candidacy for the presidency, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio started out in the shadow of a video -- Hillary Clinton's electronic declaration that she is after the same job.

    Making his opening bid at a Miami rally, Rubio immediately took aim -- not at the host of fellow Republicans harboring the same ambition but at the Democratic frontrunner, who so far has no serious challenger in her own party.

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Republican presidential hopefuls flood New Hampshire

    Just days after Hillary Rodham Clinton entered the race - and days before she heads to New Hampshire herself - more than a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls descended on the first-in-the-nation primary state Friday to jockey for a coveted breakout moment in the battle to take her on.

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Metal detectors at ballparks: A screwball idea

    Much is distressing about going to watch the Washington Nationals play baseball these days. The fielding. The errors.

    And that's just when you get onto the field.

    But before you get through the doors, there's another set of frustrations to contend with. You have to walk through a metal detector.

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