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February 28, 2015
If Obamacare falls: considering Plan B
Five years ago, President Barack Obama signed a law that will be a significant part of his presidential legacy: the Affordable Care Act.
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February 28, 2015
Ideologically speaking, war is hell
AMMAN, Jordan — Washington is getting enthusiastic about an ideological war these days: not between Democrats and Republicans — that’s old news — but rather between Americans and radical Islam. Many of those who spent the past several weeks insisting that we label jihadi terrorists “Islamic” now urge that we fight them on the ideological front.
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February 27, 2015
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The job of keeping our food wholesome has become more difficult as food itself has become more complicated. Because processed foods include ingredients from many sources, it is hard to trace the origin of pathogens.
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Charles Krauthammer

February 27, 2015
The fatal flaw in the Iran nuclear deal
WASHINGTON — A sunset clause?
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George Will

February 26, 2015
Reversing political course in Illinois
CHICAGO — The most portentous election of 2014, which gave the worst-governed state its first Republican governor in 12 years, has initiated this century’s most intriguing political experiment. Illinois has favored Democratic presidential candidates by an average of 16 points in the last six elections.
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February 26, 2015
We know the drill, and don’t like it
As a federal judge determines how many billions BP should pay for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration is pushing a troubling plan to allow drilling in the Atlantic Ocean off the East Coast from Virginia to Georgia.
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February 25, 2015
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This year could well go down in history as the moment when technology transformed the debate about climate change.
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February 25, 2015
Polls say liberals are less patriotic
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani instantly became the most notorious man in America when he said at a conservative dinner in Manhattan that President Barack Obama doesn’t love America.
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February 25, 2015
Understanding ISIS, its End-of-Days vision
What is Islamic State, exactly, and what’s the best strategy to destroy it? Buckle up. Congress is finally approaching an overdue and surely contentious debate on whether to give American presidents new legal authority to demolish this murderous foe.
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February 24, 2015
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What’s the dumbest idea of the season? Backed by the National Rifle Association, state legislators across the country have been pushing laws to let students carry concealed weapons on college campuses.
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February 24, 2015
Obama mincing words, and for good reason
For weeks, Republicans have lambasted President Obama for what they claim is a major foreign policy failure: His refusal to use the term “Islamic” to describe the terrorists of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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February 23, 2015
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Horrific events in Libya and Denmark in recent days demonstrate the two sorts of dangers posed by the fundamentalists who call themselves Islamic State: atrocities carried out in areas under its control and acts of violence committed in the West by individuals radicalized by the group’s message. A strategy to “degrade and destroy” Islamic State must address both threats.
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February 23, 2015
Payday loans entrap the most vulnerable
As our economy continues to improve, there is a crushing weight holding many back: payday loans. While state and local leaders have taken up the cause in certain jurisdictions, this is a national problem that requires Congress to act. Unscrupulous lenders lure those who are already facing financial hardship into a debt trap from which it is very difficult to escape.
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February 23, 2015
The real squeeze on the middle-class
WASHINGTON — Given the obsession with economic inequality, you might think it’s the main force squeezing the middle class. It isn’t. We have this not from some right-wing think tank but from President Obama’s top economists.
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