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  • Penalize Vladimir Putin and his culpable Kremlin

    Ultimate responsibility for the massacre of the 298 people aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 begins and ends in the Kremlin office of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

  • When Obamacare loses in court, insurance companies lose, too

    When the administration lost an Obamacare case in federal court Tuesday, the insurance companies lost as well.

  • Three 'black swans' who have upended political calculations for 2014 and beyond

    Remember the presidential race between Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton, the front runners eight years ago, each tough as nails, each combat-tested and raring to go? It was one for the ages, except it was not.

  • Electricity for Africa initiative could help make 'High-Energy Planet' vision a reality

    If all goes smoothly, President Obama will be able to sign a landmark bipartisan energy-for-Africa bill when more than 40 African heads of state convene at the White House for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on Aug. 5 and 6.

  • Moral equivalence is usually moral negligence

    Efforts to proclaim moral equivalence are not always misguided; sometimes each side is equally at fault or close enough. But these efforts are often misguided and unhelpful -- and sometimes harmful.

  • What really needs resetting in Obama's relationship with Russia

    The bodies of 298 passengers and crew of Malaysia Air Flight 17, 80 of them children, lie unburied in a Ukrainian field while Vladimir Putin's men fire their weapons into the air to keep international investigators from approaching the site.

  • While Hillary Clinton offers a resume, Elizabeth Warren offers a plan

    It seems almost too obvious to mention, but presidential candidates need a clear idea of why they want to be president.

  • An exceptional America is more than just American exceptionalism

    Some neoconservative ideologues have turned American Exceptionalism into an ersatz religion, fidelity to which demands reshaping the rest of the world in our Image, by force, if necessary.

  • The best way to help Palestinians is to stop helping terrorists

    Major newspaper editorials condemned Hamas, but their condemnation was hedged by calls for "restraint" on "both sides" and "proportionality" in Israel's response to the attacks.

  • For Obama's labor policy, no setback is permanent

    Less than two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that two of his recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and their decisions therefore void, President Obama renominated one of those appointees, Sharon Block, back to the board.

  • Do blacks need favors?

    Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act was celebrated.

  • Immigration crisis is bordering on madness

    In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, "We are as good as you are!"

  • The CIA's Twitter #fail

    The CIA's venture into the social networking world is a colossal embarrassment thus far. It does, however, reveal something that Washington hoped to keep secret: that it remains fundamentally unsavvy about how to use social networking to advance policy -- rather than political -- goals.

  • Obama dragged down by chaos at home and abroad, not by the economy

    The sluggish economy isn't weighing down Obama. It's chaos on the border, dysfunction at the IRS and VA, and foreign crises from Ukraine to the Middle East.

  • Don't be surprised if Mitt Romney is on the GOP primary ballot

    I have not talked with or received an email from former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in months, and the last time I asked him if he was thinking about 2016 his answer was a firm "No."



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