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September 10th, 2015

Republicans chart four paths to stopping Trump

    Every major Republican presidential campaign, and every allied super-PAC, confronts the same question at their morning strategy meetings: What do you do with a problem like Donald Trump?

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Iran and the case for realism

    Foreign policy debates rarely get away from being reflections of domestic political conflicts, but they are also usually based on unstated assumptions and unacknowledged theories.

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Baylor, Football and Rape

    On Aug. 21, a Baylor University football player named Sam Ukwuachu was sentenced to six months in the county jail and 10 years’ probation for sexually assaulting a freshman soccer player two years ago.

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Why Don't We Try Staying Home?

    Generals have marked their operations by putting pins on wall maps of the world. I could do the same for friends and neighbors who have just gotten back from some place and are about to leave for another. They often move in battalions meeting friends or family -- who themselves have traveled great distances -- in some center of cultural/culinary/scenic excellence.

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September 3rd

Iran and the case for realism

    Foreign policy debates rarely get away from being reflections of domestic political conflicts, but they are also usually based on unstated assumptions and unacknowledged theories.

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Trump vs. Ramos: A clash of icons

    Donald Trump, who famously scoffs at "political correctness," can climb as far up on his high horse as anybody else when someone is impolite to him.

    Someone like, for example, Jorge Ramos, main news anchor at Univision and Fusion, who tried to ask Trump a question at a Dubuque news conference on Wednesday without being called on.

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The reselling of Hillary Clinton

    Seven years ago, 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, in a New Hampshire primary debate, was asked about her personal appeal. Her prime opponent, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, cheekily interjected: "You're likeable enough, Hillary."

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One-term Biden could prove unbeatable

    Could Joe Biden be the man for this season?

    The vice president has been running for president since Hillary Clinton was first lady of Arkansas. His first campaign, in 1988, fizzled over allegations of plagiarism.

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Fiorina may find center stage uncomfortable

    There is a strong desire in Republican circles for Carly Fiorina to be on the main stage in the next presidential debate.

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A Heckuva Job

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