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09/18/2014 - 4:45pm

    Congress has a duty -- to itself and the country -- to debate and authorize President Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Failing to do so would be bad practice and a worse precedent.

    One long year ago, the...

09/04/2014 - 1:19pm

    "Don't watch the video. Don't share it. That's not how life should be."

    So tweeted Kelly Foley, a cousin of beheaded journalist James Foley, as the video of the brutal...

09/04/2014 - 1:03pm

    Night had just fallen in Ferguson, Missouri, as I watched a standoff from on the town's main thoroughfare. Approximately 150 protestors stood on West Florissant Avenue, their hands held up to symbolize nonviolent compliance. A hundred yards south, the...

09/04/2014 - 1:01pm

    The tragic shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked an intense debate about the state of race relations in America, but there's little indication much will change.

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08/28/2014 - 3:46pm

    One of the unsung blessings of Twitter is the way it continually reminds us that willful ignorance is alive and thriving in the American body politic.

    In the past week, we were treated to widely...

08/28/2014 - 3:45pm

    It's a tribute to the level of terrible news we've been inundated with this summer that the corruption trial of ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell may qualify as a feel-good story. Unless, of course, you are McDonnell.

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