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(Matthew Staver)
(Matthew Staver)
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The religious freedom bomb may be about to detonate

The Constitution puts religious freedom and equal treatment in conflict. It won't be as easy to resolve as either side claims.

‘Democracy is under siege’: Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs

Arizona's top elections official presses the Senate to pass the For the People Act, even if it requires fellow Democrat Kyrsten Sinema to change her position on the filibuster.
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Remittances aren’t talked about much in discussions of northern migration. They should be.

The money that migrants send home to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala has more transformative economic power than all U.S. aid contributions to those countries combined.
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I think retirement would be just perfect for Justice Breyer — or anyone else!

Do you wish to spend the rest of your life disagreeing with a man named Neil?

America needs NATO allies who share its renewed dedication to maintaining an orderly world

Threats are rising from Russia and China, but so far the alarm over these developments is not keeping pace.

The Affordable Care Act is still not enough

Americans shouldn't have to worry about their medical bills bankrupting them.

I was an Obamacare critic. It isn’t as bad as I thought — or as good as my opponents expected.

Now that the law seems free from existential threats, it's time to take stock.

Biden should make his success abroad a platform for progress at home

An outside-in strategy would use Biden’s new strength on the international stage to challenge Republicans.

Obamacare lives to fight another day. Now Democrats can start playing offense again.

Those in the Medicaid coverage gap still don’t have insurance.
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‘I hate that question’: 7 experts try to answer who has the world’s best health-care system

The United States comes in "dead last," according to one health economist. The system needs fixing, but there's no one right way to do it.
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The FDA is in desperate need of some soul-searching

The approval of aducanumab to treat Alzheimer’s encapsulates everything that ails the regulation of the pharmaceutical industry.
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The delta variant is a rising threat in the U.S. We have to redouble vaccination efforts.

The pandemic is not over in the United States, nor can it end so long as covid-19 rages across the globe.
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Adam Schiff: The Justice Department must be depoliticized

Nixon started it. Trump perfected it. Now it's time to clean it up.
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The gulf between urban and rural Coloradans is widening in a battle over livestock

Under the guise of fighting animal cruelty, a proposed initiative could cause untold damage to a major state industry.
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The administrators of U.S. democracy are under attack

Republicans must halt their war on truth.

Another hammer drops on Hong Kong

The crackdown on pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily shows China’s growing tyranny.

Obamacare is part of America now. Republicans must stop undermining it.

The Supreme Court rejects the latest, most desperate attempt to kill the health law.
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Fairfax County can avoid another Silver Line boondoggle

Project labor agreements provide living wages for construction workers.
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Rail is central to Maryland’s future

By investing in our regional rail system, we can better connect our communities while fostering a more sustainable and inclusive economy.
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Can equality be realized at the home of the father of the Constitution?

Montpelier’s extraordinary power of place is remarkable in demonstrating how a single space was simultaneously occupied by opposite paradigms of power.
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D.C.’s cheap parking permits are the Achilles’ heel of the Comprehensive Plan

Implicitly providing a large parking subsidy that goes mainly to the wealthy car owners makes little sense on its own.
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