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March 19th, 2015

Partisanship goes overboard

    It used to be said that partisanship stops at the water's edge. That is, it's fine and expected that our political parties differ on domestic affairs, but when it comes to conducting foreign policy, it should be left in the hands of the president.

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Globe? Warm? Who, Me?

    This is the time of year when we start to think about global warming. Because the weather is about to get warmer. Please God.

    A new angle comes up almost every day. A Harvard professor recently reported that 7,000-year-old mummies in Chile are turning into "black ooze" because the air around them is getting more humid. In California, baby sea lions are in trouble because the ocean is heating up.

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Brotherhood seems to be lacking in today's fraternities

    We had keggers.

    We smoked, cursed and raised holy hell.

    There were unseemly hookups. Late-night capers. Lots of failing grades.

    So, yeah, I guess I belonged to a fraternity in college.

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The Clinton deal

    Open letters are the next new thing, so let's imagine Hillary Clinton sending a simple note to all voters:

    Dear fellow American,

    I want to offer you what has always been the Clinton deal. You get peace and prosperity. I put up with endless scrutiny, countless attacks and bottomless mistrust. It's a good deal for you, and I can handle the rest.

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Strength Is Weakness

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GOP letter to Iran: Why not call it treason?

    What's the punishment for treason? Life in prison without parole? Death by hanging? Maybe 47 Republican senators should have thought of that before signing an open letter to the leadership of Iran.

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From Bad To Worse

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Cohabiting ... With Children

    I know a woman. Works like a dog. She's a loving mother, raising a lovable boy. She's also a good businesswoman, running a successful salon.

    But she's not married to the father, though he lives with her ... year after year. As for work, he does a little bit of this and a little bit of that. She pays most of the bills and scrounges for child care. His parents, meanwhile, have a grandkid to play with.

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World Capital of Weather Wimps

    What’s wrong with Washington?

    I’m not talking about goofy political antics, like James Inhofe’s latest bid to disprove climate change.

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When Liberals Blew It

    Fifty years ago this month, Democrats made a historic mistake.

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan, at the time a federal official, wrote a famous report in March 1965 on family breakdown among African-Americans. He argued presciently and powerfully that the rise of single-parent households would make poverty more intractable.

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