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Date

June 4th, 2015

Foreign Policy Traps Await Republicans and Hillary

    Foreign policy is shaping up as a defining issue in the presidential campaign.

    Republican candidates, with the exception of Rand Paul, are vying to take the most hawkish stance on combating Islamic State and, secondarily, countering Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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A Nation of Millennial Entitlements

    A student sued Misericordia College because she failed a nursing class. Twice.

    She said she suffered psychological problems. Those problems included anxiety, depression, and poor concentration skills.

    The college had agreed to allow her to retake the final examination last summer.

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The Education Assassins

    A contest for the least popular arm of the federal government would have many strong contenders.

    There's the soft, cuddly Internal Revenue Service. Also the National Security Agency, America's Peeping Tom. And let's not forget the Environmental Protection Agency, seen by many manufacturers as one big, mossy, bossy paean to regulation run amok.

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Our Water-Guzzling Food Factory

    Let's start with a quiz.

    Which consumes the most water?

    A) a 10-minute shower.

    B) a handful of 10 almonds.

    C) a quarter-pound hamburger patty.

    D) a washing machine load.

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Hooray for Hillarywood?

    Is Hollywood really ready to give a 67-year-old woman a leading role in a big-budget production?

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Why evangelicals are having trouble finding a unified voice in Washington

    Evangelicals have gone through a good deal of handwringing over a younger generation that is less predictably faithful than their parents. Now, evangelical leaders in Washington are having trouble sending the kind of unified message that will entice them to follow.

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The Man Who Built the NCAA

    In the course of working on a book about the NCAA these past few years, I've found myself grappling with the legacy of Walter Byers.

    Byers, who died this week at the age of 93, was the first genuine full-time employee of the NCAA, a role he assumed in 1951 when he was hired to be its executive director.

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Regarding the Islamic State, what would Republicans do?

    Critics of the way President Obama is dealing with the Islamic State should be required to specify what alternative steps they would take -- and how their strategies would make a difference.

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On the trail of Hillary Clinton, not everyone is allowed to jump into the press pool

    When it comes to covering Hillary Rodham Clinton, some campaign reporters are feeling less equal than others.

    Major news organizations have established their own press pool to cover the leading Democratic candidate, an arrangement that gives them premium access to Clinton as she campaigns in Iowa, New Hampshire and elsewhere.

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Just the thing for an election heavy on fluff

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