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March 28, 2015
4 rules to judge any Iran deal
If you’re confused about whether a nuclear deal with Iran would be good for America — or for Israel — join the club. The club, that is, of folks who are debating the benefits of a deal versus the costs.
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March 28, 2015
What’s the endgame for Afghanistan
President Barack Obama’s announcement this week that he will delay the withdrawal of some 4,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan is an acceptable course correction. Keeping troop levels at their current strength will allow the United States to continue training Afghan forces while also helping with counter-terrorism efforts, officials said.
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Charles Krauthammer

March 27, 2015
The GOP racing form: First edition
WASHINGTON — With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it’s time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies.
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March 27, 2015
Dealing with Mideast despots, George W. Bush got it right
NEW YORK — Yemen’s descent into chaos — with jihadi groups jumping in to fill the vacuum of authority — has startled many observers.
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March 26, 2015
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So it turns out you really do deserve a break today at McDonald’s. Or at least a day two years from now. The fast-food chain with more than 14,000 restaurants in the United States has pledged to phase out the use of chickens treated with antibiotics by March 2017.
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March 26, 2015
Fast Track: The wrong way to do trade
The only time during President Barack Obama’s January 20 State of the Union Address that most Democrats sat still while most Republicans stood to applaud was when the president asked Congress for “Fast Track” trade promotion authority.
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March 26, 2015
Investigation of coach setsbad school board precedent
Dorothea Epps is no stranger to the Butler School District. What’s strange is how the Butler School Board is investigating a complaint against the longtime coach.
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March 25, 2015
Ted Cruz must overcome 7 obstacles
In his first year as a senator, he cast one of three votes against longtime Sen. John Kerry as secretary of state, then incited like-thinking conservative Republicans in the House to shut down the federal government for 16 days in a futile bid to stop President Barack Obama’s landmark health care act.
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March 25, 2015
Music education builds learning foundation
As a 7-year-old pianist, I experienced the joy of learning Beethoven’s “Für Elise.” My eyes deciphered the notes on the page, my ears guided me to depress the right keys, and my fingers translated the symbols on the page with the right speed, rhythm and expression. The benefit in my mind was the pleasure of making music.
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March 24, 2015
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House Republicans have no qualms about leaving millions of low-income Americans without health coverage, as evidenced by their repeated votes to repeal Obamacare. But they’re so skittish about reducing access to Medicare, the federal insurance program for senior citizens and the disabled, that they may vote for a bill to shore up the program in defiance of their party’s deficit hawks.
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March 24, 2015
Politicians need to tackle infrastructure
My birthday celebration last weekend was the most expensive of my 53 years, but not because of celebratory extravagance. My car was eaten by the Godzilla of potholes, and that impact will have a several-thousand-dollar reverberation on the economy.
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March 23, 2015
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Two years ago, President Barack Obama claimed that his was “the most transparent administration in history.”
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March 23, 2015
Loretta Lynch should not be confirmed
An unanswerable question hangs over the nomination of Loretta Lynch for attorney general: Is Republican opposition to her more racist or sexist?
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