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Bartleby, the President

By Fred Barnes

The Weekly Standard

August 22, 2014

President Obama insists Republican opposition to his policies has forced him to boycott Congress and resort to governing by executive order. This is only partially true. Yes, Republicans strongly oppose his initiatives. But refusing to deal with Congress was Obama’s decision, his choice. … Read More

Stopping the worst people on Earth

By Charles Krauthammer

Washington Post

August 21, 2014

Baghdad called President Obama’s bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister. They did. He responded. Read full article >> … Read More

From Cupcakes to Police, Fed Up w/Government

By George Will

Washington Post Writers Group

August 21, 2014

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Tell It To the Camera

By Gail Collins

New York Times

August 20, 2014

Let’s hear it for the long-shot candidates this year. Like the high school math teacher running for the U.S. Senate in Montana. … Read More

Ferguson divides us less than we imagine

By E.J. Dionne Jr.

Washington Post

August 20, 2014

African Americans are not alone in being horrified by the killing of Michael Brown. They are not alone in their concern over the police’s behavior. And there’s evidence that a large number of white Americans have still not fully formed their views on this tragedy. This means that how we discuss and debate the events in Ferguson, Mo., in the coming weeks really matters. Read full article >> … Read More

Alone Again, Naturally

By Maureen Dowd

New York Times

August 19, 2014

The rock-star candidate who got elected on his electrifying promise has become a bored bird in a gilded cage. … Read More

History and Ferguson, Missouri

Huffington Post

August 18, 2014

As I watched with a sickening sense of deja vu the images coming out of Ferguson, MO this week, I couldn’t help but come to this conclusion: we have allowed a pernicious historical revisionism to undermine the legacy of the civil rights movement. … Read More

what a difference a Sharpie makes

August 17, 2014

This is a piece of fabric I bought, thinking it would be fun to build a piece of wearable art around it. But then I noticed and hated the typical male-fantasy portrayal of warrior women — all boobs and butts … Continue reading → … Read More

In a Stew Over Inversions

By George Will

Washington Post Writers Group

August 17, 2014

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Where’s the Justice at Justice?

By Maureen Dowd

New York Times

August 16, 2014

Why do the president and the attorney general praise the First Amendment while they push to imprison truth? … Read More

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