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07/21/2014 - 1:33am

    Before she was allowed to register and vote for the first time in Franklin County, North Carolina, Rosanell Eaton had to read the entire preamble to the U.S. Constitution out loud in front of three men in the county courthouse.

    Eaton is black. The three men testing her were white. The time was the early 1940s, when...

06/19/2014 - 1:06am

    Elections matter. House Republican Leader Eric Cantor's stunning reelection defeat probably scuttles any hope for an immigration overhaul this year, given how much Cantor was pummeled with that hot-potato issue by his victorious rival.

    My advice to nervous House...

06/12/2014 - 3:13am

    When I was a guest on conservative Hugh Hewitt's national radio program last fall, he asked me what foreign policy achievements I thought former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would brag about, if she runs for president.

    I was not prepared for the question....

06/09/2014 - 1:06am

    Those who object to President Barack Obama's recent prisoner exchange raise a bracing question: How many Taliban terrorists is one freed U.S. soldier worth?

    That question lies at the heart of the backlash that President Obama has received after doing what many of...

06/05/2014 - 3:28am

    Who deserves more attention in news coverage of mass killings: the victims or the killers? The question has risen with new heat after the rampage in Isla Vista, California, which resulted in six murders and 13 injuries.

    After Elliot Rodger's mass shooting in that...

06/02/2014 - 12:27am

    Caution: The following tribute to the late great author-poet Maya Angelou may be hazardous to some of my touchier readers.

    The previous paragraph is called a "trigger warning," a disclaimer of the sort that often has been applied to online discussions about...

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