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E.J. Dionne Jr.: A week in which history accelerated

This week will be remembered as a stunning moment when our institutions converged to accelerate our long, steady movement toward an ever more inclusive equality.

13 hours ago

Bill Berry: Americans are more cohesive than we may realize

Politicians may seek to "divide and conquer," but on many basic levels we cooperate with one another pretty well despite our differences.

June 29, 2015 3:15 am

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David Swanson: Human experimentation is a CIA habit

Congress has busily re-banned torture a number of times in recent years. Now it must drop that charade and instead demand that the attorney ge…

16 hours ago

Brad Hirschfield: I don't perform gay marriages, but I celebrate the Supreme Court decision

The decision defends traditional marriage at least as much as it redefines it.

June 28, 2015 2:00 pm

John LaForge: 'No boots on the ground' and other fairy tales

The White House's repeated assurances that it would not add “boots on the ground” to wars in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, etc., are bogus. 

June 28, 2015 4:30 am

Mike McCabe: Means testing is a self-defeating liberal impulse

We must resist impulses like means testing that make government programs vulnerable to divide-and-conquer tactics.

June 28, 2015 4:30 am

Petula Dvorak: Genius Girl and elite-college mania

 This is not about academics. It is not about a monastic love of learning. This entire whackadoo college admissions obsession is about status.

June 27, 2015 2:00 pm

Jennifer Rubin: Few profiles in leadership from the GOP candidates

Scott Walker and Marco Rubio failed to lead on the issue of the Confederate flag flying at the South Carolina capitol. 

June 27, 2015 10:45 am

State Debate

State Debate: Gay marriage, Obamacare, 48-hour gun waiting repeal draw attention today

State Debate: Gay marriage, Obamacare, 48-hour gun waiting repeal draw attention today

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