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Obama’s disappointing new war

You have to give the bloodthirsty jihadists of Islamic State (also known as ISIL or ISIS) credit: They may be savages, but they know us well. They used well-produced, high-quality videos of their grisly murders of American journalists to provoke the United States into a bi-partisan frenzy of … Click here to continue --->

Richard and Mildred Loving

Gay marriage will eventually prevail

In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in an aptly named case called Loving v. Virginia. The court struck down laws that banned interracial marriage so that Richard and Mildred Loving could live together as husband and wife without the harassment of Virginia authorities. It’s … Click here to continue --->

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Hillary’s hawkishness could doom her campaign — again

Even without a formal declaration of her intent to run, Hillary Clinton is the presumed Democratic nominee for president in 2016. She has earned that status through two decades of hard work on the national stage — as First Lady, as a senator from New York, and, especially, as a loyal and energetic … Click here to continue --->

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Ferguson, MO and a young man’s death

A Rip Van Winkle who fell asleep in 1968, awakening now, would see TV news footage that was achingly familiar: An American city under siege as mostly white police officers, firing tear gas, face off against mostly black civilian protestors, some violent but most just angry. The two elections of a … Click here to continue --->

Ladies, don’t get drunk: Women, alcohol and rape

No, this is not written in defense of Washington Post/Fox News pundit George Will, whose recent column on rape has drawn outrage and resulted in his ouster from the pages of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where his syndicated musings had run for many years. Earlier this month, Will wrote, among other … Click here to continue --->