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Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:49pm
    Republicans won't win the presidency in 2016 without making inroads in the Midwest. Happily for the GOP, two Midwestern governors are running for their party's nomination.     Both won re-election in 2014....
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:49pm
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, sure has a lot of money. Cruz's presidential campaign raised $14.3 million in its first quarter. In addition, a network of super-PACs allied with Cruz raised $38 million. That makes $52 million in a matter...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:48pm
    In a world scarred by war and threats of still more of it, Barack Obama clings in the final quarter of his presidency to the hope that his lasting legacy will be as a peacemaker.     Despite having already received a...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:48pm
    As President Obama talked to reporters after becoming the first American president to visit a federal prison, his thoughts appeared to flash back to "the Choom Gang."     That was the nickname of the pot-...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:47pm
    For all the understandable attention devoted to removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House, a civil rights struggle with far more practical consequences is playing out one state away.     In a...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:47pm
    In Rome about a dozen years ago, I had a long dinner with Donald Trump.     Only his name was Silvio Berlusconi.     Aren’t they essentially the same man? The same myth?    ...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:46pm
    In the midst of Iran mania, the president got tossed a question about Bill Cosby.     Would he revoke the Presidential Medal of Freedom given to a comedian who has been accused of subverting the free will of dozens...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:45pm
    Unhappy small towns are all alike — claustrophobic, gossipy, dying. The elderly live away their days in a haze of 1950s nostalgia and Fox News-induced paranoia. The cops harass the young, while the meth lab at the edge of town...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:45pm
    What do Bill and Melinda Gates argue about?     Not whose turn it is to wash the dishes or take out the garbage, it seems, but headier stuff. The prospects for eradicating polio. The utility of empowering women. The...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:45pm
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel calls it a “historic mistake” that permits Iran “a sure path to nuclear weapons.” A minister in his government, unable to resist outrageous hyperbole, calls it...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:44pm
    The latest entry into the mob of 2016 Republican presidential candidates, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, is said to be his own political consultant, having spent much of his life running for one office or another, starting in high...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:44pm
    Whether or not President Barack Obama has negotiated a realistic, enforceable deal to prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb, he has assured his place in history as author of the most dramatic departure in U.S. foreign policy since Richard...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:44pm
    I always suspected that the appendix was up to no good. As far as I had learned in anatomy, it was a little bag full of danger and bacteria that you carried around in your gut at all times. The 2011 Merck Manual Home Health Handbook...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:43pm
    Planned Parenthood has become one of the most attacked groups in America.     Daily protests, funding threats and "sting" videos featuring hired actors are the norm. Shootings, bombings, arson and chemical-...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:43pm
    To understand why the Iran nuclear deal is such a triumph, consider the most likely alternative: war.     Imagine a U.S.-led military strike -- not a pinprick but an extended bombing campaign robust enough to...
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