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September 25th, 2014

Hillary Clinton needs to tell us her vision

    Judging by her weekend appearance in Iowa, it looks as if Hillary Clinton is indeed running for president. Now she has to answer one simple question: Why?

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Domestic violence puts some women on the path to incarceration

    Domestic violence is a hot topic right now - a conversation being fueled by what we've witnessed inside a fancy hotel elevator and on the stage of the Miss America pageant.

    See, it even happens to a football star's fiancee or a woman with a tiara. This is progress, to talk about the unlikely victims.

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Why Obama needs congressional authority to wage war

    Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia says the question of whether Congress needs to authorize President Barack Obama's declared war on Islamic State was settled by Thomas Jefferson when that president went after the Barbary pirates more than 200 years ago.

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Why none of the Roosevelts could be elected president today

    Last month, inspired by his visit to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's home at Hyde Park in New York, Washington Post Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt pondered whether FDR could have been elected today. The same question has occurred to Ken Burns and Geoffrey Wards, whose look at the lives of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt began airing Sunday night on PBS and will continue through Saturday evening.

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Criminal Card Games

    What is it going to take to get serious about data breaches?

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Can Congress be responsible?

    There was a moment in the last quarter-century when the Congress of the United States made the nation proud. It did so across all its usual lines of division: Republican and Democratic, conservative and liberal, hawk and dove.

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Ray Rice and His Rage

    The sordid Ray Rice scandal has opened a much-needed dialogue about domestic violence.

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How to Get It Wrong

    Last week I participated in a conference organized by Rethinking Economics, a student-run group hoping to promote, you guessed it, a rethinking of economics. And Mammon knows that economics needs rethinking in the wake of a disastrous crisis, a crisis that was neither predicted nor prevented.

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September 18th

No Safe Haven for Obstructionists

    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate minority leader, is not a happy man.

    He didn’t like it when Barack Obama was elected president. Just about the first thing McConnell said was that his main responsibility was to make sure Mr. Obama was a one-term president.

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Dove Obama makes a reluctant hawk

    As he offered to the nation his prescription for the most recent Middle East crisis, President Barack Obama reminded me of Michael Corleone in "The Godfather: Part III." "Just when I thought I was out," sighed the young mob boss about his efforts to leave the family business, "they pull me back in."

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