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  • The 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Whose turn? [Commentary]

    The 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Whose turn? [Commentary]
     For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Partyhas chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose supporters so...
  • On Cantor's defeat, Obama's foreign policy debacle and old-school basketball [Commentary]

    On Cantor's defeat, Obama's foreign policy debacle and old-school basketball [Commentary]
    Item: Washington is abuzz with the shocking defeat of House majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary. David Brat, a tea party-inspired college professor with little money but plenty of energy, pulled off the historic upset. Most of the...
  • GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit [Commentary]

    GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit [Commentary]
    The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a version of the old...
  • Never mind the widows and orphans

    Close attention to detail is a good thing in a copy editor. We want the text to be factually accurate, grammatical, and clear. But that attention to detail carries with it the hazard of becoming obsessed with trifles.  Take, for example, the "widow,"...
  • With 'honor flights,' World War II vets see their memorial

    With 'honor flights,' World War II vets see their memorial
    The U.S. National World War II Memorial opened on the Mall in Washington in 2004 — too late for most of the war's veterans. At the time of the memorial's dedication, it was estimated that only a quarter of the 16 million Americans who served in...
  • Bob Dole pitches the wrong path for the GOP

    Bob Dole pitches the wrong path for the GOP
    Who doesn't admire former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole? Wounded World War II veteran, part-time comedian (Mr. Dole once described a meeting of former presidents Carter, Ford and Nixon as "see no evil, hear no evil -- and evil"), former...
  • Yes, Bob Dole, Reagan would still be a Republican

    Yes, Bob Dole, Reagan would still be a Republican
    "Could people like Bob Dole, even Ronald Reagan -- could you make it in today's Republican Party?" Chris Wallace of "Fox News Sunday" asked former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole. "I doubt it," Mr. Dole replied. "Reagan...
  • Can we finally close the gun show loophole?

    Can we finally close the gun show loophole?
    Whether it's the indelible horror of the massacre at Newtown, Conn., or the tone-deaf response of the National Rifle Association and its allies who have shown themselves so hysterical and paranoid on the subject of gun rights, the public's hunger for...
  • It's a good day for Mark Sanchez and Victoria Secret models

    It's a good day for Mark Sanchez and Victoria Secret models
    Good morning and welcome to a fairly sleepy morning on the Internet. Twitter is mostly concerned with heady topics like Happy Hump Day and #ILoveMyPhone, but there are a few news stories bubbling up.  The lovely ladies of the annual Victoria Secret...
  • Bob Dole and the GOP's disability

    Bob Dole and the GOP's disability
    Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks criticizing the Republican Party and its failed presidential candidate for a lack of compassion and obvious antipathy toward "47 percent" of the electorate (if not a bit more), so it was reassuring to see two of...
  • Mitt Romney has no future in the GOP

    Mitt Romney has no future in the GOP
    As if Mitt Romney's defeat weren't a cross enough to bear, the kind of campaign he ran could make him uniquely a man on the outside of his party looking in. His chameleon-like shades of Republicanism — he presented himself as "severely...
  • McGovern's death brings nostalgia for the age of statesmen

    McGovern's death brings nostalgia for the age of statesmen
    Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, a Republican, spoke at Johns Hopkins University last week. He mostly avoided partisan politics, instead focusing on the roles of China and technology in determining America's future. However, he did address his failed...