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Both parties face a blue-collar imperative

By E.J. Dionne Jr.

Washington Post

October 19, 2014

In Georgia, Democrat Michelle Nunn is giving Republicans a real scare in a Senate race the GOP thought it had put away. Some of her new momentum comes from a sustained attack on David Perdue, her businessman foe, for his work shipping American jobs overseas. Read full article >> … Read More

An Affair to Remember, Differently

By Maureen Dowd

New York Times

October 18, 2014

Infidelity is as fascinating as ever, just ask the co-creator of Showtime’s “The Affair.” … Read More

Udall's Overheated Rhetoric in Colorado

By George Will

Washington Post Writers Group

October 18, 2014

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Mayoral candidates wave promises across D.C.

By Colbert I. King

Washington Post

October 17, 2014

“I’d rather give up than give in to this So promise me only one thing, would you? Just don’t ever make me promises, No promises.” — “Promises, Promises,” by Incubus Read full article >> … Read More

British Officials Uncover Hundreds of New Cases of Female Genital Mutilation in the UK

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

October 17, 2014

The British National Health Service-- in a first-of-its-kind, just released study-- has documented 467 "newly identified cases" of girls and women who had been genitally mutilated. Half live in London. Previously, 1, 279 such girls and women were known … Read More

Will the Supremes Finally Rule?

By Terry Eastland

The Weekly Standard

October 16, 2014

A few days before the opening of its new term, the Supreme Court accepted for review a case from Texas that could prove one of the Court’s most important this year—provided that the justices actually get to decide it. The case is Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, and it concerns the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which prohibits racial discrimination in housing, as well as discrimination on other grounds including ethnicity, sex, and … Read More

The Protocols of the Elders of Liberalism

By William Kristol

The Weekly Standard

October 16, 2014

The country’s in the very best of hands. Newscom "Protocols.” You can’t turn on your TV without hearing about them. The last time the word featured so prominently in American public discourse was when Henry Ford took it upon himself to pay for and distribute half a million copies of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion almost a century ago. History, of course, isn’t repeating itself. The publication of those Protocols was designed to foster fear and loathing of Jews. … Read More

Charles Krauthammer: Ebola vs. civil liberties

By Charles Krauthammer

Washington Post

October 16, 2014

Unnervingly, the U.S. public health services remain steps behind the Ebola virus. Contact tracing is what we do, Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden assured the nation. It will stop the epidemic “in its tracks.” And yet nurses Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, who developed Ebola, were not even among the 48 contacts the CDC was initially following. Read full article >> … Read More

How David Greenglass Helped Break Up a Soviet Spy Ring

By Ron Radosh

PajamasMedia.com

October 16, 2014

(Cross-posted at NY Sun) The death July 1 of David Greenglass, one of the last survivors among those who played a role in the Rosenberg case, was only made public yesterday. Greenglass’s testimony was the most important part of the prosecution’s case, and led to the Rosenberg’s conviction for giving the Soviets atomic secrets. His […] … Read More

Will the FCC Try to Tackle the Redskins?

By George Will

Washington Post Writers Group

October 16, 2014

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