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This election cycle is thrilling, but not necessarily in a good way.

Bernie Sanders needs to explain his foreign policy stance and how he would act as the commander in chief.

Marco Rubio is right that American exceptionalism is being threatened. But he blames the wrong person.

His campaign is a phenomenon, and it’s not clear what will stop it.

We saw another progressive politician postpone reform, and it was a mistake.

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Students arrive at college more liberal than their predecessors, but less willing to tolerate some speakers and their viewpoints.

This season’s politics of fantasy have their roots in the Obama presidency.

Hillary Clinton has spoken out, but there’s more to say on this sometimes controversial issue.

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Democratic leaders propose a break for those earning up to $225,000 — hardly the families most in need.

Its neighbors and the U.S. should begin to plan for the country’s implosion.

Adopt the approach of other Western countries and separate regulation from operation.

I’d long suspected local cops were spying on innocent Muslims. But the extent of their surveillance surpassed my worst fears.
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Its young men were lost souls coerced or duped into service.

  • Sebastian Meyer
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How the Super Bowl might affect fans’ diets on Monday

  • Pierre Chandon, Yann Cornil
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About all those obsessed “independent” voters . . .

  • Andrew E. Smith, David W. Moore
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A syllabus for the big game

  • Travis Vogan
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Members of the Pacific Patriots Network visit a memorial for Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, who was killed by federal agents on a highway north of Burns, Ore. (REUTERS/Jim Urquhart)
The anti-government movement has a long history of attracting violent actors who are willing to kill and be killed for their cause.
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We know thousands were exposed to poisoned water. Now it's on the lawyers to prove that citizens suffered because government failed.

  • Stuart H. Smith
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By closing a newly identified, egregious tax loophole and continuing our progress on cost savings, we can ensure that Medicare stays strong and healthy for years to come.

The stock answer in the 2016 presidential campaign of how to handle North Korea isn't a real answer.

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A doctor on the front lines calls for an approach based on compassion and public health.

  • Dan Morhaim
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Many jurisdictions had no plan for removing snow from sidewalks.

  • David Alpert
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Weeding out bad actors is good.

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A strengthened proposal would pay off for D.C. residents.

  • Anthony A. Williams
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The commonwealth should fix the gas tax statewide to ensure better transit for all.

  • Martin Nohe
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