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British pollsters failed in difficult struggle to get it right

May 16, 2015 “The world may have a polling problem.” That’s the headline on a blogpost by Nate Silver, the wunderkind founder of FiveThirthyEight. more »»

Beards: fad hair today, gone tomorrow

May 16, 2015 One of the unique perks in longevity is the ability to experience history unfolding within a lifetime. Fads. Beards. They’re back again. more »»

Jeb gives eloquent defense of Christianity

May 15, 2015 It is nearly axiomatic that presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians — inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Party’s base and are, therefore, deemed fair... more »»

An unnerving question for Democrats

May 15, 2015 Hillary Clinton, according to the reliable Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released earlier this month, defines the 2016 presidential race. more »»

Gulf looks fine now, but wait til next one

May 14, 2015 Five years after the Deepwater Horizon rig blew up, the Chandeleur Islands look alive off the coast of Louisiana. The beaches are sugary white and unstained by oil. more »»

GOP champions anti-government resistance

May 13, 2015 Some folks thought it was “inflammatory.” Some said it was “irresponsible,” others, “absurd,” still others, “disappointing. more »»

Not-so-COOL (Country Of Origin Labeling) regulation threatens U.P. jobs

May 13, 2015 When you walk into your local grocery store, and you look into the meat case, you will see labels about where your steak was born, raised and even processed. more »»

A ‘believer’ tells all, almost, of Obama presidency

May 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — The man who did more than anyone to put Barack Obama in the Oval Office (other than Obama himself) has written a highly revealing campaign memoir, appropriately titled “Believer. more »»

City of Cleveland waits in perpetual limbo

May 12, 2015 For those who love Cleveland — and there are so many of us who do — the rampant speculation of what comes next is beginning to take its toll. more »»

No protections for terrorists among us

May 12, 2015 The Obama administration says it is still trying to determine whether ISIS was behind the attack in Garland, Texas, in which two terrorists were shot dead after trying to kill people attending a... more »»

Speak truth to Charlie narrative

May 11, 2015 “If absolute power corrupts absolutely,” the actor Harry Shearer once asked, “does absolute powerlessness make you pure?” The answer, according to a lot of people, is yes. more »»

Is there a pro-life mole at The Washington Post?

May 11, 2015 “Man is not a rational animal. He is a rationalizing animal. more »»

The perfect, imperfect foster parent

May 9, 2015 May is National Foster Care Month. It is a time to celebrate, lift up and thank the parents that become Licensed Foster Homes. more »»

Trans Pacific trickle-down economics

May 9, 2015 Have we learned nothing from thirty years of failed trickle-down economics? By now we should know that when big corporations, Wall Street, and the wealthy get special goodies, the rest of us get... more »»

Why Americans oppose redistribution despite inequality

May 9, 2015 Skeptics about democracy in the 18th and 19th centuries argued that the enfranchised masses would use their votes to seize the property of the relatively few rich. more »»

Apparent immunity to scandal is Hillary's armor

May 9, 2015 "This vast right-wing conspiracy," Hillary Clinton said, "has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced. more »»

What it’s like to be wife of the party

May 8, 2015 The life of the wife of a presidential candidate can sometimes be like the government. Taxing. more »»

Voters prefer governors for White House

May 8, 2015 In the past 94 years, American voters have elected a total of two United States senators — John F. Kennedy in 1960 and Barack Obama — president. more »»

Irrational behavior rules racial politics

May 7, 2015 Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown... more »»

‘What Can I Do?’ Now’s time to find out

May 6, 2015 “There comes a time when people get tired.” — Martin Luther King Jr., Dec. 5, 1955 Tracy is tired. She was tired even before Baltimore burned this week. I received an email from her on April 1. more »»



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