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April 16th, 2015

Wartime ghosts

    Has World War II ended in the Pacific theater?

    That might seem a silly question in a year when the leaders of Japan and South Korea are coming, separately, to Washington in part to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Asia.

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The Obama Doctrine and Iran

    In September 1996, I visited Iran. One of my most enduring memories of that trip was that in my hotel lobby there was a sign above the door proclaiming "Down With USA." But it wasn't a banner or graffiti. It was tiled and plastered into the wall. I thought to myself: "Wow - that's tiled in there! That won't come out easily."

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Economics and Elections

    Britain's economic performance since the financial crisis struck has been startlingly bad. A tentative recovery began in 2009, but it stalled in 2010. Although growth resumed in 2013, real income per capita is only now reaching its level on the eve of the crisis - which means that Britain has had a much worse track record since 2007 than it had during the Great Depression.

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Hillary's Role Model: Bush 41

    It's Hillary Clinton, not Jeb Bush, who will take former President George H. W. Bush as her role model. Her road to victory was blazed by Jeb's dad in 1988.

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April 8th

Pennsylvania School is Flushed by a Problem

    Ten-year-old Kaitlyn Montgomery, a fourth grade student at Park Elementary School in Munhall, Pa., now has access to that school’s restrooms.

    Like most schools, Park Elementary has separate restrooms for male and female staff and faculty, and separate restrooms for boys and girls.

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Obama's Iranian gamble

    The deal tentatively struck with Iran to divert its path to a nuclear weapon will affect American domestic as well as foreign policy in determining President Obama's legacy, as he winds down his White House occupancy.

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Indiana's odious law

    There are three essential questions to ask elected officials -- and those running for office -- in the usefully messy aftermath of the fight over Indiana's ill-intentioned law to protect religious freedom.

    Before I get to the questions, let me expand on that description:

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Gay rights will continue to divide Republicans

    Gay rights won't fade as a political issue. The Republican base won't let it.

    Prominent Republicans calculated that if the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was constitutionally protected, the issue would become settled law and disappear politically. This would be welcome, they reasoned, as the party was on the wrong side of the politics and history.

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Corporate activism finds its footing on religious freedom laws

    You can tell that a movement is scoring some important points when its opponents want to change the subject.

    That thought comes to mind when I hear critics charge Apple CEO Tim Cook with hypocrisy in his recent protests of "religious freedom" legislation in Indiana and Arkansas that has been criticized by Cook, among others, as anti-gay.

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Al-Qaida exploits chaos in Yemen to rebuild, officials say

    The CIA's drone base in the rippled surface of the Saudi Arabian desert has undergone major renovations over the past few years. Satellite imagery shows dozens of additions that appear to include living quarters, a new clamshell hangar for hiding aircraft and neat rows of freshly planted palm trees.

    That base is one of the few components of the Obama administration's counterterrorism campaign in Yemen that remain intact.

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