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Obama inherited Iraq, lost it

June 11, 2015 After the pro-Western government of China was forced to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949, when the Communists took over mainland China, bitter recriminations in Washington led to the question:... more »»

Sheryl Sandberg finds her way back

June 9, 2015 Like so many people, my past 30 days have been full of the usual mishmash that makes life so crazy normal. more »»

Democrats to contend with O’Malley factor

June 9, 2015 Martin O’Malley, former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor, announced his presidential candidacy on Saturday, and said some things that could be taken as criticism of President Obama and former... more »»

Lawfare is killing the death penalty

June 8, 2015 Last week, the Nebraska legislature voted to do away with the death penalty. I think that was a mistake. But that’s a conversation for another day. more »»

Dems can be outflanked on college cost issue

June 8, 2015 Many political debates in the upcoming presidential race will play out this way: The Democrat will offer “X for all,” and the Republican will respond, “Do you have any idea how much that’s going to... more »»

Texas’ state of disaster creates awkwardness

June 6, 2015 As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has requested – and President Obama has granted – federal help. more »»

Are we in for another high-crime era after Ferguson, Baltimore?

June 6, 2015 Are we seeing a reversal of the 20-year decline in violent crime in America? A new nationwide crime wave? Heather Mac Donald fears we are, and as a premier advocate and analyst of the policing... more »»

India: movement from skills to competency

June 6, 2015 India is a country of roughly 1.2 billion people, 600 million below the age of 25. Its K-12 educational programming is called a 10+2+3 system. more »»

Socialist ‘justice’ solution is more government

June 6, 2015 Protestors demand “social justice.” I hate their chant. If I oppose their cause, then I’m for social “injustice”? Nonsense. The protesters usually want to punish capitalis. more »»

Lots of thanks due from state title run

June 5, 2015 To all you supporters, it has been some time since we won the state title, and now that things have settled down I would like to take a moment to thank some very special people. more »»

This is not your father’s Republican Party

June 5, 2015 Let us stipulate that Republicans have consistently been a lot more orderly than the Democrats. more »»

Price for throwing police under bus

June 4, 2015 Baltimore is now paying the price for irresponsible words and actions, not only by young thugs in the streets, but also by its mayor and the state prosecutor, both of whom threw the police to the... more »»

The disintegration of us-vs.-them politics

June 3, 2015 For all the decades of its existence, American social conservatism has been rooted in a premise simple enough to be fully expressed in just three words: Us versus them. more »»

GOP field: Many choices of same flavor

June 3, 2015 WASHINGTON -- If the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey were running today’s Republican Party, they could easily resolve its dilemma of having a dozen or more declared or prospective presidential... more »»

Marching to see people come together

June 2, 2015 Last Sunday, 88-year-old Lois Mickey Nash sat in church as talk swirled around her about an upcoming march through the streets of Cleveland, and she made a decisio. more »»

Obama’s hot-air commencement address

June 2, 2015 I didn’t attend my commencement ceremony at American University in Washington, D.C. I chose instead to receive my degree in the mail. more »»

Holy warriors are on both left and right

June 1, 2015 Mike Huckabee doesn’t have a lot of prominent defenders, and I am not volunteering for the job. Huckabee has always struck me as a right-wing populist-progressive. more »»

Obama not offended enough by anti-Semitism

June 1, 2015 What to make of President Obama’s interpretation of the Iranian leadership? Challenged by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg to account for the seeming inconsistency of relying on the rationality of a... more »»

Economic benefit of reinventing education helps all

May 30, 2015 Senator Bernie Sanders is making waves with a big idea to reinvent education: Making public colleges and universities tuition-free. I couldn’t agree more. more »»

Know your severe weather warnings

May 30, 2015 On April 16, citizens, businesses, schools and government agencies across the state conducted a voluntary statewide tornado drill during Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. more »»

 
 

 

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