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GOP abortion promotion

Defunding Planned Parenthood will backfire.

The thrill is gone

I’m dreading the start of football season.

A tipping point

Planned Parenthood faces possible defunding.

Abortion irrationality

Gutting Planned Parenthood is foolish.

America’s barbarism

(Don Shrubshell / AP)

  • America’s barbarism

    America’s barbarism

    We subsidize Planned Parenthood’s violence.

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  • Justice Scalia’s nasty zingers

    Justice Scalia’s nasty zingers

    Why we should ignore them.

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  • Who said it?

    Who said it?

    Dan Snyder or a Confederate flag supporter?

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  • Israel wrecked my home

    Israel wrecked my home

    Now it wants my land.

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Outlook & Opinions

Want to be president? Show us how you’d handle a disaster.

Want to be president? Show us how you’d handle a disaster.

Instead of debates, let’s test the candidates with a simulated terrorist attack or banking crisis.

America classifies way too much information---and we are all less safe for it

America classifies way too much information---and we are all less safe for it

Pressure to classify some of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails is misguided; openness is what keeps us secure.

Five myths about the atomic bomb

Five myths about the atomic bomb

Did it really end World War II? And did it save half a million American lives?

Fierce and bizarre nature of funnel clouds

Fierce and bizarre nature of funnel clouds

Holly Bailey tracks the story of massive, destructive tornadoes that struck Oklahoma in recent years.

Forget hunters. Humans pose all kinds of risks to lions.

Forget hunters. Humans pose all kinds of risks to lions.

The big cats lose habitat to human encroachment every year. Conservation, not Internet outrage, is what they need.

I was a 911 operator. You wouldn’t believe the horrible things I heard.

I was a 911 operator. You wouldn’t believe the horrible things I heard.

I talked to parents who found their children dead, to kids who watched their parents die. It took a toll.

I run a university. I’m also an Uber driver.

I run a university. I’m also an Uber driver.

I wanted to understand the sharing economy. Instead, I got schooled in the failures of Atlanta’s public transit system.

How a massive threat to our Army may be coming from Washington

How a massive threat to our Army may be coming from Washington

Drastic cuts in defense spending and programs are causing young soldiers to vote with their feet.

Why did Iran sign on to a deal that will weaken its regional hold?

Why did Iran sign on to a deal that will weaken its regional hold?

Contrary to what opponents say, the nuclear agreement has weakened Iran and strengthened its rivals.

I just binge-read eight books by Trump. Here’s what I learned.

I just binge-read eight books by Trump. Here’s what I learned.

Hoping to find a theory of the man, or at least a method in the Trumpness, is futile.

Who had the worst week in Washington? Rep. Chaka Fattah.

Who had the worst week in Washington? Rep. Chaka Fattah.

The Pennsylvania Democrat became one of a handful of Congress members indicted while in office.

Defying the risks to fight irascible wild fires

Defying the risks to fight irascible wild fires

Jason Ramos portrays the danger and beauty of his career as an elite wildland firefighter.

Yes, my teenage son is transgender. No, you may not ask about his genitals.

Yes, my teenage son is transgender. No, you may not ask about his genitals.

Please stop talking about my child’s anatomy.

Why getting into elite colleges is harder for women

Why getting into elite colleges is harder for women

One of academia’s little-known secrets is that private college admissions are exempt from Title IX’s ban on sex discrimination.

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