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Think about D.C. home rule before voting

By Colbert I. King

Washington Post

October 31, 2014

Every Election Day matters. But for D.C. residents, this year’s Election Day may matter more than most. That’s because the actions of voters beyond the District are likely to be as consequential to the city’s future as those we cast ourselves on Tuesday. Read full article >> … Read More

Gillespie Closing the Gap

By William Kristol

The Weekly Standard

October 31, 2014

Ed Gillespie Gage Skidmore Two new polls show Republican Ed Gillespie closing in on Democratic incumbent Mark Warner in the Virginia Senate race. Christopher Newport University, which had Warner up 12 points earlier in the month in its survey, now has Warner’s lead down to 7. … Read More

Waiting for Bumgarner

By William Kristol

The Weekly Standard

October 30, 2014

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner NEWSCOM Most of us at The Weekly Standard are baseball fans. Like all human institutions we are imperfect, so we have a few colleagues who superciliously disdain sports, and a few others who vulgarly prefer football or basketball. But we ignore the naysayers and carpers in our midst. We’re proud to endorse the words of baseball pioneer Albert Goodwill Spalding: … Read More

Election Day looking like a referendum on competence

By Charles Krauthammer

Washington Post

October 30, 2014

Is this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but it’s not. First, like all U.S. elections, it’s about the economy. The effect of the weakest recovery in two generations is reflected in President Obama’s 13-point underwater ratings for his handling of the economy. Read full article >> … Read More

Nobel Winner Malala Yousafzai Donates Thousands to Gaza Schools Used by Hamas

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

October 30, 2014

Our latest and youngest-ever Nobel prize winner has announced that she is donating $50,000.00 to rebuild an UNRWA school in Gaza. She made this announcement in Stockholm, where she accepted the prestigious World’s Children’s Prize and donated it all to … Read More

Perdue a Capitalist Punching Bag in Georgia

By George Will

Washington Post Writers Group

October 30, 2014

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A Political Crystal Ball

By Gail Collins

New York Times

October 29, 2014

What if Republicans become the majority in the Senate after the election next week? Would anything really change much? … Read More

EJ Dionne: Moderate thunder out of Kansas

By E.J. Dionne Jr.

Washington Post

October 29, 2014

IOLA, Kan. The several dozen people gathered at a street corner just off the main square of this southeastern Kansas town of 5,600 were polite and friendly in the Midwestern way. They did not look in the least like a band of counterrevolutionaries intent on reversing the direction of the government in Topeka. Read full article >> … Read More

Political Infections

By Gail Collins

New York Times

October 28, 2014

Brooks and Collins on conflicting responses to Ebola, the meaning of the midterms and the pleasure of voting for effective crooks. … Read More

Punished For Being Raped and For Accusing Rapists: Women's Burden Under Sharia

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

October 28, 2014

ISIS has just be-headed a woman in Baquba because she dared to resist being raped. In the process of struggling to defend herself, she actually killed her would-be rapist, an ISIS warrior. The woman was at home recovering from a medical illness. This is … Read More

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