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09/18/2014 - 4:46pm

    As he offered to the nation his prescription for the most recent Middle East crisis, President Barack Obama reminded me of Michael Corleone in "The Godfather: Part III." "Just when I thought I was out," sighed the young mob boss about his efforts to leave the family business, "they pull me back in."...

08/10/2014 - 7:21pm

    After leaders from more than 40 African countries gathered for President Obama's historic summit, we should not forget that free speech and a free press are economic development issues, too.

    That message emerged as an important theme in a panel on press freedoms...

08/07/2014 - 3:22pm

    After six years of bending to the gales of tea party vituperation against President Barack Obama, the 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls seem to be rising up like visitors to Oz -- with a heart, courage and a brain.

    "Idea conservative" is a common...

08/07/2014 - 2:16pm

    There's a hidden side to today's poverty debate that traditional politicians on the left and right too often overlook or undervalue: the decline in neighborliness.

    Perhaps the word strikes your ear as too quaint, simplistic or old-fashioned for an era as...

07/31/2014 - 8:39pm

    Remember how Democrats rushed into passing President Obama's Affordable Care Act back in 2010 while they still had the votes? Now health care for millions teeters on a typo.

    The fate of ACA, also known -- thanks to clever conservative wordsmiths -- as "...

07/31/2014 - 8:05pm

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a response to the crisis of unaccompanied children crossing our southern border. He's calling up the National Guard. To do what? Provide daycare?

    After all, this latest wave of undocumented immigrants is making headlines because they are...

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