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Date

January 30th, 2014

Huckabee Spills The Beans

    It's not often we think about Mike Huckabee. True, he has a talk show. But so does half the world. Kelly Ripa has a talk show. Geraldo Rivera has a talk show. How often do they come up in conversation?

    Now, Huckabee is suddenly in the news, thanks to a speech he made at a Republican Party gathering in Washington, in which he dismissed the idea that the GOP has a "war on women" by ...

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Virginia can lead change on marriage, executions

    Whoa, Virginia. You're totally confusing us here.

    Rainbow flags and Old Sparky in the same week?

    When news broke Thursday that Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will fight the state's ban on same-sex marriage - after he voted for it eight years ago - it seemed that the time had come to start calling the commonwealth New Dominion.

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The Populist Imperative

    "The outstanding faults of the economic society in which we live are its failure to provide for full employment and its arbitrary and inequitable distribution of wealth and incomes."

    John Maynard Keynes wrote that in 1936, but it applies to our own time, too. And, in a better world, our leaders would be doing all they could to address both faults.

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My big stoned gay wedding

    One of the first lessons every political activist learns the hard way is: Change doesn't happen overnight. No matter how noble the cause, it usually has to simmer for years before it finally heats up and public support turns around. Then, finally, your efforts pay off, you win the day, and you wonder why it took so long -- or how anybody could have opposed your idea in the first place.

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The White House and Campus Rape

    On Wednesday, the White House announced that it was launching a new federal task force to address sexual assault on college campuses. "I've got your back," the president said to the millions of American women (the White House report put the number at 1 in 5) who are forced to have sex without their consent (the definition of rape) during their lifetimes. The president said that an "inspiring wave of student-led activism" had led to his decision, and said the task force would come back with recommendations in 90 days.

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Train Derailments Another of Fracking’s Problems

    The derailment of a 101-car CSX freight train on a bridge in a densely-populated part of Philadelphia this past week should be yet another warning to politicians who have become cheerleaders for oil and gas fracking.

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Christie on two levels

    It's rare that you can look at your television screen and see not only what is happening but also what might have been. Chris Christie's inaugural address on Tuesday was at once a masterful summary of the best thinking among Republicans about where their party needs to move and a compendium of proclamations that now carry unfortunate double-meanings.

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How scholarly Bernanke became iconoclast fed chief

    When President George W. Bush was considering candidates to be chairman of the Federal Reserve in the autumn of 2005, the rap on Ben Bernanke, a brilliant economist, was that he had never faced a crisis, might be too soft for a challenge and wasn't politically astute.

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The President and the Post

    President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday is about more than the final three years of his presidency. Its purpose should be to influence the next decade of American political life and begin shaping the post-Obama era.

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The curse of the two-term limit

    As Barack Obama struggles to gain political traction as a lame-duck president in his remaining three years in office, the two-term limit on service in the Oval Office has encouraged a premature public focus on the identity of his successor in 2017.

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