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Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:27pm
    With the Keystone XL pipeline stalled again, now perhaps we can look ahead and consider more promising ways to rebuild our energy system, creating many more jobs than that controversial project ever would. No matter where we look,...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:26pm
    Stay wide awake in the coming weeks. This is a historic moment when all of the divisions, misunderstandings and hatreds of President Obama's time in office have come to a head. We are in a different place than we were. We are...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:26pm
    The Indianapolis Star has apologized, but surely some of its readers ask: Why?     The cartoon that it published carried the sentiments of every American who is horrified – horrified, I tell you -- about...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:25pm
    To recover from their debacle in the midterm elections, Democrats have seized on two questionable propositions: They lost mainly because of President Barack Obama's unpopularity, and the 2016 presidential election will be more...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:24pm
    I support many Democratic policy positions and want to see them succeed. The Affordable Care Act, in particular, is a worthy endeavor: Despite the botched rollout and a great deal of unfinished business, I want to see it prevail....
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:24pm
    How goes the war against the Islamic State? A useful barometer is the position of Iraqi Kurdistan, which is the most reliable U.S. ally in the battle - and holds the longest front against the terrorists. Four months ago, two senior...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:23pm
    Six years ago the Federal Reserve hit rock bottom. It had been cutting the federal funds rate, the interest rate it uses to steer the economy, more or less frantically in an unsuccessful attempt to get ahead of the recession and...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:23pm
    Barack Obama's decision to follow through on his plan to reform immigration policy through an executive order is an uncharacteristically bold gamble, made in the hope of salvaging the final two years of his presidency and his own...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:22pm
    Agree or disagree with Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, the president did something important, laudable, and with potentially long-lasting consequences in announcing the move: He released the Office of Legal...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:22pm
    Looking back at my 2013 picks for the Washington area's  "Turkeys of the Year," I see I overlooked Maryland's hapless Obamacare Web site.     How did I miss that one? The Free State boasted...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:21pm
    Republican fury over President Barack Obama's drastic executive action on immigration distracts from the most obvious solution: the sensible compromise that senators from both parties passed more than 500 days ago, only to have...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:20pm
    Don't let yourself get lost in the weeds. Don't allow yourself to believe that opposition to President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration is only about that issue, the president's tactics, or his lack of...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:19pm
    Members of a Maryland church were preparing a turkey supper when they looked out the window and discovered several distant relatives of the main course approaching.     The wild turkeys were not feeling festive. One...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:18pm
    I participated in the World Parks Congress in Sydney last week and learned a new phrase: "a black elephant." A black elephant, explained the London-based investor and environmentalist Adam Sweidan, is a cross between "...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:18pm
    Between the last application season and the current one, Swarthmore College, a school nationally renowned for its academic rigor, changed the requirements for students vying to be admitted into its next freshman class.  ...
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