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What if Obamacare Software Crashes and Burns?

October 17, 2013 - 6:00pm

Amid all the tussling over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling, a couple of bombshells went off in the blogosphere that may prove of more enduring importance.

Voters to Politicians: Both Parties are Blundering

October 11, 2013 - 6:00pm

What to make of all the polls on the government shutdown? You know, the ones that say that, to varying degrees, congressional Republicans are being blamed more than Democrats and Barack Obama.

America's New Isolationism

September 25, 2013 - 6:00pm

America has gone back to isolationism, many commentators are saying. Not just the dovish Democrats, but also Republicans who were so hawkish a decade ago are turning away from the world.

Republicans Need Future-Looking Policies, not old Bromides

September 16, 2013 - 6:00pm

Republicans have been getting a lot of advice on how they should change their party ever since Mitt Romney's defeat in November 2012. They need it.

Specter of Iraq Hovers over Syria Deliberation

September 9, 2013 - 6:00pm

Hovering over the congressional debate on whether to authorize the use of military force in Syria is the specter of Iraq.

It hung even more menacingly over the debate in the British House of Commons Aug. 29 when a 285-272 majority voted against granting the government such authority.

With Crime Down, the Nation Moves to Ease Get-Tough Policies

September 2, 2013 - 6:00pm

Americans change their minds on some issues. One of them is crime and punishment.

'Stop and Frisk' Doesn't Target Minorities, It Protects Them

August 25, 2013 - 6:00pm

New York City seems on the verge of making the same mistake that Detroit made 40 years ago. The mistake is to abolish the NYPD practice referred to as stop and frisk.

Cheating Is Rife in Colleges -- by Admissions Officers

August 9, 2013 - 6:00pm

What is the most intellectually dishonest profession around? My nomination: the admissions officers at highly selective colleges and universities.

Democrats Own Obamacare, and Its Political Cost Keeps Rising

August 5, 2013 - 6:00pm

Nothing is free in politics, but there is some question when you pay the price. That's been a saying of mine for many years, though I may have unconsciously plagiarized it from someone else. I think it applies to Obamacare.

Forget the Old South: Trayvon Martin Was No Emmett Till

August 2, 2013 - 6:00pm

Why are so many people so desperate to hold onto the idea that America is as racist as it has ever been?The phenomenon is apparent in much of the commentary on the George Zimmerman case.

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