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10/16/2014 - 1:32pm

    When you buy a new car, you dodge the sketchy salesman, read up on consumer ratings, get a feel for the ride. When you get married, you think about growing old with a person, love beyond lust, do a life gut check. And when you elect a federal lawmaker next month, you go against everything you believe in to...

10/16/2014 - 11:52am

    Conservative religious groups and a handful of Republican lawmakers decried the Supreme Court's decision Monday to allow same-sex marriage rulings stand in five states, saying it will help motivate voters to the polls in protest.

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10/09/2014 - 3:14pm

    Did Julia Pierson get pushed off the glass cliff?

    Writing in The New Republic, Bryce Covert suggests that Pierson's gender - she was the first woman to run the Secret Service in its 149-year-...

10/09/2014 - 3:13pm

    What's the right strategy for dealing with a world increasingly divided between zones of order and disorder? For starters, you'd better understand the forces of disorder, like Boko Haram or the Islamic State. These are gangs of young men who are...

10/09/2014 - 3:10pm

    The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing particularly American malady -- the assassination of the nation's political leaders...

10/09/2014 - 3:05pm

    No power couple cut a wider social swath in post-Civil War Washington than President Ulysses S. Grant's attorney general, George H. Williams, and his wife, Kate.

    Then Kate Williams'...

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