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Mission Accomplished

The Republican right still does not accept the legitimacy of Barack Obama's presidency. This is why much of the government shut down.

The Shutdown’s Real Goal

Battles over budgets and Obamacare involve a showdown over the role of government in stemming rising inequality and making our country a more fair and decent place.

Kentucky Care Package, Delivered

Can a Catholic and public hospital pact in Louisville provide a template for other communities seeking to save their hospitals?

'Like a Shadow'

I have attended many births but this was the first time I had to help a woman deliver a baby we both knew would be dead.

Libertarianism's Achilles' Heel

Libertarians have the virtue of a clear creed. They can keep hold up their dream of perfection because, as a practical matter, it will never be tried in full.

Obama's Season of Challenge

What is President Obama fighting for? How he answers will have more to do with his success or failure than all the Republican congressional investigations combined.

Obama's Wake-Up Call

President Obama got roughed up by the pundit class last week. The question is what lessons he draws from the going-over. Here's one he should take: The nation...

Great Exhortations

More than any other recent U.S. president, Barack Obama has succeeded in puzzling the pundits. His imperturbability and coolly analytical style have led even such...

Obama Needs to Hope Again

If a president finds himself in the role of a political scientist, he has a problem -- even when his political science lesson is 100 percent accurate. When...

The End of Majority Rule?

The National Rifle Association is facing attacks from Gun Owners of America for being too soft on gun control. This is like a double cheeseburger coming under...

Reading the Tea Leaves

Many of the groups challenging the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act on religious-liberty grounds hang their hopes on one Supreme Court case:...

Conservatives and American Power

Do conservatives still believe in American greatness?
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