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May 7th, 2015

Britain's strange silence on EU's future: Clive Crook

    The British election on May 7 is too interesting for the country's good. Neither the Conservatives nor Labour expect to win a majority of seats in Parliament. Everything will depend on deals struck after the vote -- an idea to which other countries are accustomed, but not Britain. Never have the election promises of the two big parties seemed so irrelevant.

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April 30th

Granny Get Your Gun

    The most famous woman on the planet has a confounding problem. She can't figure out how to campaign as a woman.

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Is Democracy Unraveling?

    The world's democracies, perhaps especially our own, face a peculiar set of contradictions that are undermining faith in public endeavor and unraveling old loyalties.

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Why Massachusetts Led the Way on Same-Sex Marriage

    Margaret Marshall, the former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, has heard the question before: Did she ever imagine that the nation's attitudes toward same-sex marriage would change so fast?

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War remains Obama's unending nightmare

    President Obama's acceptance of personal responsibility for the death of two noncombatants, one of them an American, in that drone strike on a terrorist site in Pakistan echoed how the fog of war has smothered his highest ambitions.

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Nobody Said That

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'Lynch Mob': Misuse of Language

    Last week, the Baltimore police union president, Gene Ryan, compared those protesting the death of Freddie Gray to a "lynch mob."

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The GOP's Gay Pretzels

    To: 2016 Presidential Candidates

    From: The Image Rehabilitation Subcommittee of the RNC

    Re: Our big, fat gay predicamentDear Gentlemen and Carly Fiorina,

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Beware Our Mind Children

    Are women necessary?

    Not with Ava around.

    Even without hair on her head or flesh on her legs, Ava has enough allure and cunning to become a classic film noir robot vixen.

    Despite being a plastic and mesh gizmo locked in a glass cell, she can enmesh men with frightening ease.

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Are You Smarter Than An 8th Grader?

    I am afraid you're eligible to read this column only if you can answer this question faced by eighth graders around the world:

    What is the sum of the three consecutive whole numbers with 2n as the middle number?

    A. 6n+3

    B. 6n

    C. 6n-1

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