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Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011

The president provided an optimistic view of government power

Complaints about President Obama's State of the Union address on both sides of the political divide (which was obscured...
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Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011

We weep over victims, but do nothing about guns

The deranged expression on the face of Jared Lee Loughner in the mug shot released by the police—taken within hours after he allegedly killed six innocent people and wounded 14 more, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords—suggests that we may never fully understand whatever illness afflicts him. The law requires us to assess his mental state and motivations...
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Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011

Cutting domestic spending would stymie growth

In their ideological zeal, the new Republicans on Capitol Hill seem eager to gamble everything—the financial reputation of the United States, the international status of the dollar, even the chance of a worldwide depression—on a showdown over the national debt ceiling. What has been mostly a routine if...
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Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010

Republicans back away from 9/11 first responders

To understand the depths of shame and cynicism in the partisan stalling of health legislation for 9/11 first responders, it is only necessary to recall how eagerly Republican politicians once rushed to identify themselves with New York City's finest and bravest. Nothing was easier, during the months and years that followed the terror attacks of September 2001, than to...

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