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  • 'Cap-and-dividend' would be another boondoggle [Letter]

    'Cap-and-dividend' would be another boondoggle [Letter]
    Your editorial, "Cap and dividend" (Aug. 4) should have been titled, "Another government boondoggle." You are correct that consumers would pay higher energy bills. But you are wrong when you say that "not a dime would be kept by the government." There...
  • Walgreens: The exception that proves the rule [Editorial]

    Walgreens: The exception that proves the rule  [Editorial]
    Today's announcement by Walgreens that it would not seek to move its corporate headquarters (for tax purposes, anyway) out of the United States may well be the exception that proves the rule of an inexorable trend toward so-called "corporate inversion."...
  • Europe needs to pay more for its own defense [Letter]

    Europe needs to pay more for its own defense [Letter]
    Commentator Jules Witcover writes that President Obama "needs to put a bit of John Wayne in his words" vis-a-vis his handling of Russia over the Malaysian Airlines tragedy ("The Obama doctrine under fire," July 25). Mr. Witcover acknowledges that...
  • Good to see GOP rally behind Obamacare [Letter]

    Good to see GOP rally behind Obamacare [Letter]
    Certainly no one can doubt the sincerity of the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives as they toil away in their never-ending mission to improve the lives of the average citizen. In the face of repeated failure that would discourage a...
  • President Obama is reaping what he sowed on the health care law [Letter]

    President Obama is reaping what he sowed on the health care law [Letter]
    Maybe if President Obama had reached out to the GOP back in 2010 and incorporated several of their requests — tort reform, interstate insurance competition, tax cuts — he would have had more bipartisan support and we would not be seeing the...
  • The so-called 'war on whites' is a fight the GOP can't win [Commentary]

    The so-called 'war on whites' is a fight the GOP can't win [Commentary]
    At this point, you really have to wonder: Is it still news when a Republican says something asinine? On the off chance it is, let us spend a few moments pondering the strange case of Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, who said last week that the Democratic Party ...
  • Impeachment lite [Editorial]

    It's a measure of how bitter the partisan divide in Washington has become that yesterday House Republicans voted overwhelmingly to authorize Speaker John Boenher to bring a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for failing to enforce a provision of the...
  • Obama's breezy words for post 9/11 torture [Commentary]

    Obama's breezy words for post 9/11 torture [Commentary]
    "...but we tortured some folks." -- President Barack Obama, Aug.1, 2014 OK, in the first place: "tortured some folks?" Really? Was there not something annoyingly breezy in the president's phrasing last week as he acknowledged the abuse of suspected...
  • Obama remains consistent in his indifference to slaughter [Commentary]

    Obama remains consistent in his indifference to slaughter [Commentary]
    In the summer of 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama was asked if he was worried that his proposed withdrawal from Iraq would result in ethnic cleansing or even genocide. He scoffed at the premise. "By that argument you would have 300,000 troops in the ...
  • OPM releases rules for phased retirement

    OPM releases rules for phased retirement
    Bob Fireovid, a national program leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, has been planning to retire in late September. But now that the Office of Personnel Management has finally released its long-awaited guidelines on phased...
  • The GOP chamber puzzle [Commentary]

    The GOP chamber puzzle [Commentary]
    Most political prognosticators forecast that Republicans will recapture the U.S. Senate in this fall's midterm elections. The GOP already holds the House, and the fact that Republicans control the lower chamber but not the upper one is actually...
  • The positives of negative ads [Commentary]

    The positives of negative ads [Commentary]
    There may be no more enigmatic concept in politics than negative campaigning. Virtually no one publicly supports it, almost every non-shoe-in political principal uses it, and almost no two people mean the same thing when they refer to it. Periodic...