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Date

March 12th, 2015

Open season on Hillary

    After months of seeming invulnerability, Hillary Clinton's penchant for privacy has given her frustrated Republican foes a possible opening to bring to earth her high-flying pre-candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

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Ferguson's double message: Don't jump to conclusions

    Attorney General Eric Holder's Ferguson investigation offers plenty for both sides of this dispute to hate, which means there's also plenty for everybody to learn.

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Winds of War in Gaza

    It is winter in Gaza, in every wretched sense of the word. Six months after the latest war, the world has moved on, but tens of thousands remain homeless - sometimes crammed into the rubble of bombed-out buildings. Children are dying of the cold, according to the United Nations.

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The real stunner from the Clinton e-mails

    The New York Times revealed this past week that Hillary Clinton did not have a government e-mail address during her entire time as secretary of state. Instead, she sent her messages from an account with the domain clintonemail.com. That this is not the most transparent thing that has ever happened is like saying that Captain Ahab was not the world's biggest fan of whales. It is something of an understatement.

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Sweet Briar College closing sours notion of equality for women

    The announced closing of Sweet Briar College is a sign of how far we've come, how antiquated the idea of a women's school is and how close we are to absolute parity and equality for women.

    It's over girls; job is done?

    Not even close.

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Only the Shadow Knows

    Somewhere in Smithsonian storage sits a portrait of Bill Clinton with two odd features: He is standing next to a shadow meant to conjure Monica Lewinsky's blue dress, and he is not wearing his gold wedding ring.

    As we have been reminded by a recent wild cascade of stories, everything about the Clintons is convoluted. Nothing is simple, even a celebratory portrait.

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Christians Loving Jews

    He was almost lost in the whirl of lawmakers, pundits, plutocrats and other boldface names who showed up for Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress last week. But the presence of Pat Boone was a key to understanding why John Boehner was playing a smart game of party politics to stand so solidly with the Israeli prime minister.

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What Is Happening To This Nation?

    What is happening to us in this nation? We have a legislative body attempting to undermine the President and a court that leaves us on pins and needles as to the thinking of the Justices (using the term lightly). Making matters worse are the President's own party members pulling the rug from under him.

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Nuggets of realism amid Bibi's bluster

    The worst moment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, at least for me, came when he used Elie Wiesel, a great moral hero, as a Hollywood-style prop. Presidents giving State of the Union addresses have the right to tug at our heartstrings by saluting honored guests in the gallery. Foreign leaders taking advantage of partisan invitations do not.

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Email Trails

    Campaign 2016 Update: Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account.

    I thought it was a joke. This is the best the Republicans can do? Their moment in the sunshine, the focus on America's problems, local Republicans riven by fear that they could end up with Mitt Romney... But how could they resist?

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