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Can Muriel Bowser be defeated?

By Colbert I. King

Washington Post

July 25, 2014

“The race for D.C. mayor is Muriel Bowser’s to lose,” D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) flatly declared over lunch this week. Hard to dispute that. Bowser, the winner of the Democratic primary on April 1, is running in a city replete with Democrats. As of June 30, according to the D.C. Board of Elections, Democrats accounted for 76 percent of the city’s registered voters. Read full article >> … Read More

GOP congressman beats up on the District over marijuana

By Colbert I. King

Washington Post

July 25, 2014

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) has the unmitigated gall to turn away from his responsibilities as a federal legislator and stoop to push legislation that blocks the District of Columbia from spending its local funds on decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana. He’s doing this, even as criminals are cultivating pot on federal land to a fare-thee-well. Read full article >> … Read More

No, Supporting Hamas is Not 'Feminist'

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

July 25, 2014

It was only a matter of time. Today, Ali Abunimah’s Electronic Intifada published a piece titled "Ending Zionism is a feminist issue." I would say just the opposite is true: "Supporting Zionism is a feminist issue." Today must be the day assigned to … Read More

Jeremiah Denton, 1924-2014

By Fred Barnes

The Weekly Standard

July 24, 2014

Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. had three careers in the course of his 89 years. He was a Navy pilot. He was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for seven years and seven months. And he was a U.S. senator from Alabama. He excelled in all three, but it was as leader of the POWs at the Hanoi Hilton that he should always be remembered. He spent four years in solitary confinement and was brutally beaten many times. Yet he defied his captors year after year and suffered as much as the POWs he led. … Read More

The vacant presidency

By Charles Krauthammer

Washington Post

July 24, 2014

The president’s demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached from the world’s convulsions. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of golf, fundraising and photo ops, it’s for some affectless, mechanical, almost forced public statement. Read full article >> … Read More

After Death Sentence and Imprisonment for 'Apostasy,' Sudanese Mother Arrives in Italy

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

July 24, 2014

Meriam Yahya Ishag and her family landed safely in Italy last night. She flew on an Italian government plane and was accompanied by Italian Minister, Lapo Pistelli. Upon landing, Meriam was welcomed by Italy’s Foreign Minister, Matteo Renzi. Within hours … Read More

Neel Kashkari Could Be California's Goldwater

By George Will

Washington Post Writers Group

July 24, 2014

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For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

By Fred Barnes

The Weekly Standard

July 23, 2014

Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s another advantage: the generally high quality of their candidates. This wasn’t the case in 2010 and 2012, when Republicans blew chances to capture the Senate. … Read More

A conservative judiciary run amok

By E.J. Dionne Jr.

Washington Post

July 23, 2014

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as “an impartial guardian of the rule of law.” By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals showed how far right-leaning jurists have strayed from such impartiality. We are confronted with a conservative judiciary that will use any argument it can muster to win ideological victories that elude their side in … Read More

J'accuse: Western Academics Condemning Israel Aid Hamas Terrorists

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

July 23, 2014

J’accuse every single Western academic, each intellectual and journalist who has ever circulated and signed a Resolution against Israel and in favor of Hamas is a supporter of Islamist barbarism against Western civilization. They are the West’s … Read More

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