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Two Redheaded Strangers

By Maureen Dowd

New York Times

September 20, 2014

On the Honeysuckle Rose, Willie and Maureen talk pot, politics and a certain trip to the White House in the Carter years. … Read More

Exercising the Right to Rant

By Gail Collins

New York Times

September 19, 2014

Never to worry! Our elected representatives have averted a government shutdown by decreeing that we will keep spending whatever it is we’ve been spending for a while. … Read More

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel to Me and Others: Don’t Live Past 75! No Thanks, Doctor Obama Care—I’m Not Taking Your Advice.

By Ron Radosh

PajamasMedia.com

September 19, 2014

Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel has just announced that he plans on dying at age 75, and implies that the rest of us should work towards achieving this too.   His article is perhaps the single most outrageous and despicable screed written this entire year. One must also consider that this proposal is not being made by […] … Read More

Mag #237

September 19, 2014

Magpie Tales is a blog “dedicated to the enjoyment of poets and writers, for the purpose of honing their craft, sharing it with like-minded bloggers, and keeping their muses alive and well.” Each week, it offers an image as a … Continue reading → … Read More

D.C.’s financial troubles are history, but the scandals are not

By Colbert I. King

Washington Post

September 19, 2014

The consensus at the 20th-anniversary celebration this week for the D.C. Appleseed Center for Law and Justice was that the District has come a long way in two decades. While I concur, no one should spike the ball and dance in the end zone. Read full article >> … Read More

A Rosh Hashana Greeting To My People

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

September 19, 2014

I cannot think of a better way to wish you all Shana Tova than to share with you some of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks’ words. He has been on a lecture tour in New York City. One knows when one has been in the company of a great soul when one feels elevated, … Read More

Go Big or Go Home

By Fred Barnes

The Weekly Standard

September 18, 2014

Now There’s a Rallying Cry AP / Al Behrman Big ideas sometimes play a role in political campaigns, but not in this year’s midterm elections. Republican candidates concentrate on linking their opponents to President Obama and his policies. That’s it. Democrats are understandably wary of defending Obama. They go after Republicans on minor or trumped-up issues, often in unscrupulous TV ads. … Read More

Interpreting the Islamic State’s jihadi logic

By Charles Krauthammer

Washington Post

September 18, 2014

What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) — sure to inflame public opinion? Read full article >> … Read More

Political Read: Scot-Free? Scotland, America and the World

By Howard Fineman

Huffington Post

September 18, 2014

Scotland’s story is also America’s story more than we tend to realize, and the Scots’ decision today will say more about the world at large than we might think. … Read More

Obama Is Defying the Constitution on War

By George Will

Washington Post Writers Group

September 18, 2014

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