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May 1, 2014 - 6:00pm
There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down opinions without regard for their merits, but rather solely on the basis of the person that voiced them.
April 29, 2014 - 6:00pm
Republicans can win midterm elections by fighting for economic growth and shedding their negative image.
April 29, 2014 - 6:00pm
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Martin O'Malley walks into ours.
April 29, 2014 - 6:00pm
It is not easy to demonize people who have spent hundreds of millions of dollars of their own money to help educate poor children. But some members of the education establishment are taking a shot at it.
April 30, 2014 - 6:00pm
FLINT, Mich. -- Earnest moralists lament Americans' distrust of government. What really is regrettable is that government does much to earn distrust, as Terry Dehko, 70, and his daughter Sandy Thomas, 41, understand.
April 28, 2014 - 6:00pm
Remember poverty? It was once a chief preoccupation of the Democratic Party. Lyndon Johnson made war on it. An entire ecosystem of federal, state and local programs has been created over the course of the past half-century to combat it, costing taxpayers more than $1 trillion annually.
April 28, 2014 - 6:00pm
There's an old saying: When the horse dies, dismount.But despite the demise of a faithful old equine ridden by liberals for decades, the left refuses to stop flogging it unmercifully.
April 27, 2014 - 6:00pm
Charlie Crist can't stop telling his audience what they want to hear, even when it's so full of baloney he should pass out napkins first.
April 27, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- The Cliven Bundy spectacle in Nevada has provided a Wild West backdrop for our hottest political issues as we gallop toward the midterm elections. Politically, the conflict between the Bureau of Land Management and the Bundy family has highlighted the importance of picking one's battles wisely. Suffice to say, a smattering of pundits and politicians drank from the wrong chalice.
April 25, 2014 - 6:00pm
"Mr. Obama is focused on isolating President Vladimir V. Putin's Russia by cutting off its economic and political ties to the outside world ... and effectively making it a pariah state."So wrote Peter Baker in Sunday's New York Times. Yet if history is any guide, this "pariah policy," even if adopted, will not long endure.
April 24, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- Every once in a while a great, conflicted country gets an insoluble problem exactly right. Such is the Supreme Court's ruling this week on affirmative action. It upheld a Michigan referendum prohibiting the state from discriminating either for or against any citizen on the basis of race.
April 24, 2014 - 6:00pm
Never mind the Kochs. After assessing who did what bad to America lately, I nominate Tom Steyer for the top of the list.
April 24, 2014 - 6:00pm
Last Sunday, April 20, marked an important religious celebration of life and sacrifice for many around the world. However, for many Coloradoans, the day was darkened by the 15-year anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.
April 22, 2014 - 6:00pm
The League of Women Voters' ringing condemnation of Florida's voucher program Tuesday hit me like a bucket of ice water. All these years, clinging to the belief that the LWV is what it purports to be. I'm done with it.
April 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- Recently, Barack Obama -- a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment -- spoke at the University of Michigan. He came to that very friendly venue -- in 2012, he received 67 percent of the vote in Ann Arbor's county -- after visiting a local sandwich shop, where a muse must have whispered in the presidential ear. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., had recently released his budget, so Obama expressed his disapproval by calling it, for the benefit of his academic audience, a "meanwich" and a "stinkburger."
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