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  • David S. Broder: Tough days ahead for Obama

    I sure hope that President Barack Obama and his family enjoyed their week’s vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, because what he faces on his return to Washington is sheer hell. Obama …


  • Even in death, Kennedy divides us

    Reaction to Sen. Ted Kennedy’s death suggests that there really are two Americas. One side sees in Kennedy a liberal lion who fought for the greater good; the other sees …


  • A back door to health reform

    Obamacare Version 1.0 is dead. The 1,000-page monstrosity that emerged in various editions from Congress was done in by widespread national revulsion not just at its expense and intrusiveness but …


  • Privilege tempers Kennedy legacy

    They called him “The Liberal Lion.” Ted Kennedy deserved that title, though with some asterisks added. There’s no reconciling Kennedy worshippers with the Kennedy haters. But those who can deal …


  • Evasion enabler dodges rap

    It looked like it was business as usual for President Barack Obama on the first day of his Martha’s Vineyard vacation, as he spent five hours golfing with Robert Wolf, …


  • A life of ambition, kindness

    When I first encountered him in Beckley, W.Va., in the spring of 1960, Ted Kennedy was an impossibly handsome 28-year-old campaigning for his big brother in the Democratic primary against …


  • A gamut of waste and greed

    Remember when the deficit was so bad that Democrats said we (or more accurately the Republicans) were placing a terrible burden on our grandchildren? That was several trillion dollars ago. …


  • Freedom to say what school officials allow

    I’m still trying to get my head around the idea that a public school can ban a student from wearing a T-shirt with the First Amendment printed on the back. …


  • Democrats should use their power

    Early on as New York mayor, Ed Koch went to battle against entrenched interests that were bankrupting the city. The yelling and screaming was such that reporters asked him whether …


  • Amy Goodman: The constitutionality of death

    Sitting on death row in Georgia, Troy Davis has won a key victory against his own execution. On Aug. 17, the U.S. Supreme Court instructed a federal court in Georgia …


  • Kathleen Parker: Keep health reform organic

    Now is the time for all good capitalists to shop at Whole Foods. Not only will you get great produce, fresh meat, fish and healthy to-go meals, but you’ll irritate …


  • David S. Broder: Novak part of an elite trio

    Before Bob Novak created the self-parody as “The Prince of Darkness” that his friends and TV fans enjoyed so much, he had two other journalistic identities. With his partner, the …


  • Cal Thomas: Reform could be unhealthy

    PORTADOWN, NORTHERN IRELAND – For the past month I have watched British media report and comment on the American health care uproar. American cable networks are also available here. The …


  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Artificial outrage cloaked as patriotism

    “Fear is the most powerful enemy of reason. Both fear and reason are essential to human survival, but the relationship between them is unbalanced. Reason may sometimes dissipate fear, but …


  • David S. Broder: Too early to judge stimulus

    Before the opponents of health care reform turned congressional town meetings into shouting matches, they had picked another target. The naysayers announced to the world that the economic stimulus bill …


  • Kathleen Parker: Media going easy on Obama, faith

    Oh, for those halcyon days when our biggest worry was whether the federal “faith-based” office might encourage a homeless person to find Jesus. Remember that?


  • Prevention has its own price

    In the 48 hours of June 15-16, President Obama lost the health care debate. First, a letter from the Congressional Budget Office to Sen. Edward Kennedy reported that his health …


  • Right-wing antics come back around

    Craig Anthony Miller earned brief fame by screaming something about the Constitution in the face of Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter. A woman followed with the same scripted rant. The subject …


  • Amy Goodman: Health care reform is not enemy

    Imagine the scene. America 2009. Eighteen thousand people have died in one year, an average of almost 50 a day. Who’s taking them out? What’s killing them? To investigate, President …


  • Kathleen Parker: Clarify end-of-life language

    Sarah Palin was right, the second time. We do need to turn down the rhetorical heat lest we miss important issues in the proposed House health care bill.


  • Cal Thomas: Reform would usurp God

    The debate – OK, the shouting match – we are having over “health care reform” is about many things, including cost, who gets help and who does not and who, …


  • Obama should study Utah’s health reform

    In a way, it’s too bad President Barack Obama tapped Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to serve as ambassador to China. The ambassador-designee promised a Senate panel Thursday that, if confirmed, …


  • Sadly, skin color still matters

    W.E.B. Du Bois’ classic 1903 work “The Souls of Black Folk” opens with “The problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line.” Du Bois helped form …


  • Cronkite’s steadfastness rare

    There was something about Uncle Walt. He was so … avuncular. Cronkite became the most trusted man in television precisely because he seemed so grown up. The CBS anchor was …


  • Trudy Rubin: Sea change possible in Iran

    In Tehran University’s huge prayer hall, the Islamic regime’s most powerful clerics deliver heated Friday sermons to thousands. These diatribes are normally accompanied by the chant “Death to America!” But …


  • Cal Thomas: New programs spell disaster

    “How high’s the water, Mama? “Two feet high and risin’ …”


  • Learning to take pride in son’s military choice

    After we celebrated the Fourth of July with a family barbecue, my 18-year-old son, Sam, shipped out for Marine Corps boot camp in San Diego. The idea of having a …


  • Health reform at crossroads

    Sooner than anyone had anticipated, President Barack Obama’s drive for health reform has reached a crucial decision point – one that may well determine the fate of his biggest domestic …


  • Outrage at CIA program misplaced

    Where’s the outrage? If this country had its head on straight, there would be nothing but white-hot popular fury over the latest Bush-era CIA scandal broken by the New York …


  • Public agency should rate securities

    In the rarefied world of Goldman Sachs, money talks, but apparently it doesn’t listen very well. The investment firm’s announcement that it is on track to pay huge, pre-economic-meltdown- level …

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