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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:20pm
    If you wondered why President Obama gave such a passionate and, yes, partisan speech on behalf of the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, all you had to do was tune in to the Republican presidential debate the next night.   ...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:20pm
    Thousands may flock to his rallies outside Washington, but when Sen. Bernie Sanders rides the subway through the Capitol, he's usually alone.     His Republican colleagues - many of whom are also running for...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:18pm
    From time to time I am reminded of all that Europe lost. It can happen in the most unlikely places, like in San Diego for example.     I was sitting the other day with a friend named Bonnie Richins. She told me that...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:17pm
    Thanks to the ham-handedness of the National Football League’s Hall of Fame, the inane “deflategate” scandal, which has been the dominant NFL headline this off-season, was pushed to the sidelines this weekend and...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:17pm
    Last week President Obama defended the Iran agreement in part by dismissing its critics as people who supported the war in Iraq 13 years ago - "the same people who seem to have no compunction with being repeatedly wrong,"...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:16pm
    Donald Trump is a misogynist. If not, he’s determined to win the title.     This guy is gunning for the finals of American Chauvinist Ninja Warrior. The last obstacle will melt before him and his bare chest,...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:16pm
    The Republican Party is in total chaos. Democrats aren't there yet but may be approaching the neighborhood. It's time to acknowledge that our political system simply isn't doing its job.     Once again,...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:15pm
    Teaching can’t compete.     When the economy improves and job prospects multiply, college students turn their attention elsewhere, to professions that promise more money, more independence, more respect....
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:14pm
   With the U.S. and Israel openly arguing over the Iran nuclear deal, I’ve asked myself this: How would I look at this deal if I were an Israeli grocer, an Israeli general or the Israeli prime minister?     If I...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:14pm
    There's this great scene from "Law & Order" where Detective Briscoe shows a victim's picture to a prostitute. He asks whether she knew of anyone who had "dated" him.     "I didn...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:13pm
    The scene was chaos. There were people yelling, "Put the knife DOWN!" and others screaming, "Don't shoot her!" Smoke was billowing, fire engines were parked this way and that. In the middle of it all, a 22-...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:12pm
    Should corporations in America have to annually reveal how much they pay their most typical workers compared to how much they pay their CEOs?     In 2010, Congress embraced that idea. Lawmakers plugged into the...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:12pm
    To establish my credentials, here's an insignificant event that happened to my wife and me a bit before last year's tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri. We'd taken our daily three-mile walk with the dogs along our gravel road...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:11pm
    If anything's constant in American political life, it's the stable two-party system, jostled occasionally by third-party presidential challengers such as Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996 or Theodore Roosevelt in 1912.  ...
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:10pm
    The First Amendment may be inconvenient to some people at times, but it’s still the law of the land. Case in point: so-called “ag-gag laws.”     These are laws in Idaho, Montana, Utah, North Dakota...
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