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April 16th, 2015

Extending Rights To Transgender People

    The White House now offers a gender-neutral restroom, for use by men, women and anyone whose gender is less than certain. If this news tempts you to giggle -- please refrain.

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Smart Girls vs. Bombs

    Last fall, President Barack Obama slapped back at critics by citing what he called a foreign-policy success: Yemen.

    Oops. Yemen is now collapsing into civil war, with gains, so far, for both al-Qaida and Iran.

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Grandmama Mia!

    When my brother Michael was a Senate page, he delivered mail to John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, who had offices across the hall from each other.

    He recalled that Kennedy never looked up or acknowledged his presence, but Nixon would greet him with a huge smile. "Hi, Mike," he'd say. "How are you doing? How's the family?"

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Best, Brightest - and Saddest?

    I had heard about all of the dying, about all of the grief, and still I didn't immediately understand what I was seeing when, at a railroad crossing here, I spotted a man in a blaring orange vest, the kind that road crews and public-safety workers wear. He wasn't carrying any equipment. He wasn't engaged in any obvious activity. He shuffled his feet, staring into the distance.

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'Women's issues' concern us all, and four men get that

    Equal pay. Child care. Paid family leave. An end to pervasive domestic violence and sexual assault on college campuses and in the military.

    You know who's going to make the breakthroughs on these issues happen? Men.

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Remains From His Last Day

    Imagine him in the last week of his life, 150 years ago this month. Shuffling, clothes hanging loosely on the 6-foot-4-inch frame, that tinny voice, a face much older than someone of 56. "I am a tired man," he said. "Sometimes I think I am the tiredest man on earth."

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Rand Paul: Vive le difference

    In the continuing competition among 2016 Republican presidential aspirants, freshman Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is out front in his bid to be the party's Un-Romney.

    In his formal declaration of candidacy, Paul indicated he had no intention of re-defining himself the way Mitt Romney did in declaring himself in 2012 to be "severely conservative," in order to woo the party's doubting conservative base.

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Rand Paul and Ted Cruz secretly gave the same speech

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Misdemeanor becomes capital offense, again

    You thought, perhaps, that we were making this stuff up? That the whole "Black Lives Matter" thing was probably overblown? That the idea of African-American men having to fear routine encounters with the police was being exaggerated by self-serving activists?

    Let's go to the videotape.

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Is Death Ever Justified?

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