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  • Bergdahl is free, but at what cost [Commentary]

    Bergdahl is free, but at what cost [Commentary]
    There he goes again. At a press conference in Brussels Thursday, President Obama was asked if he was surprised by the controversy over his decision to trade Bowe Bergdahl for five high-ranking Taliban leaders. His response was vintage Barack Obama: "I'm...
  • Obama has painted himself into a foreign policy corner [Commentary]

    Obama has painted himself into a foreign policy corner [Commentary]
    The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring. Across a huge swath of what, up until recently, had been known as Iraq and Syria, a transnational movement of Sunni Islamic extremists has taken control. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)...
  • Hillary's Obama problem

    Hillary's Obama problem
    Hillary Clinton is in a pickle. She's a shoe-in for her party's presidential nomination because of Barack Obama's failures. But those failures might keep her from getting the job. Her husband's "law of politics" is that elections are always about the...
  • Let's not let the ravings of mass killers dictate our laws

    Let's not let the ravings of mass killers dictate our laws
    Can we please stop holding the country hostage to crazy people? Every year a tiny number of mentally ill people go on horrific killing sprees. It just happened in California. I won't name the person because I think the media attention lavished on...
  • The case for keeping 'Redskins'

    The case for keeping 'Redskins'
    "Think for a moment about the term 'Redskins,'" NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas exhorted viewers in his halftime tirade during Sunday's Cowboys-Redskins game. "Ask yourself what the equivalent would be, if directed [at] African Americans, Hispanics,...
  • State releases new plan for Medicare waiver

    State releases new plan for Medicare waiver
    The way Maryland hospitals do business would be overhauled under a plan released Friday by state health officials. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's plan would tie hospital spending to the state economy and virtually eliminate a...
  • Will Americans really become addicted to Obamacare?

    Will Americans really become addicted to Obamacare?
    For all the acrimony in Washington over Obamacare, there's an intriguing consensus around one issue: the ratchet effect. Neither side uses the term, but both the right and left treat it as an article of faith. The term was coined by the libertarian...
  • Obama punishes the innocent to score political points

    Obama punishes the innocent to score political points
    Recently I wrote a column accusing the president of having a vindictive streak -- of deliberately trying to make the lives of average Americans worse just so he could score ideological and political points. We already knew from how he handled the budget...
  • The GOP needs a storyteller as good as Reagan — not a rehash of Reagan stories

    The GOP needs a storyteller as good as Reagan — not a rehash of Reagan stories
    It's no secret that the right is going through what some call a healthy debate and what others see as an identity crisis. For some, the solution to what ails conservatism requires a sudden philosophical shift leftward to win back the last Rockefeller...
  • Ehrlich distorts the facts about Obamacare

    Ehrlich distorts the facts about Obamacare
    As is often his wont, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column on Obamacare provided a very one-sided narrative using gross generalizations and failing to provide context for his arguments ("Lost jobs, higher costs: Obamacare hits home," May 26). Mr....
  • FHA policies helped cause foreclosure crisis

    FHA policies helped cause foreclosure crisis
    Imagine that a federal agency wanted to hurt America's working-class families on purpose. How would it inflict maximum damage? It might start by aggressively marketing homeownership to marginal borrowers. It would tell them that bad credit scores aren't...
  • Is anybody sad that Jim DeMint is leaving the Senate?

    Is anybody sad that Jim DeMint is leaving the Senate?
    In a profession like politics and in a town like the nation's capital, the phenomenon of a U.S. senator voluntarily surrendering his seat for a think-tank job would have been unthinkable some years ago. The decision of Republican Jim DeMint of South...