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  • | Posted: Mar 12 2015 - 1:00am

    Conservatives’ next disappointment will at least be a validation. The coming reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank will confirm their warnings about the difficulty of prying the government’s tentacles off what should be society’s private sphere.

  • | Posted: Mar 11 2015 - 1:00am

    With a few tweaks to Scripture, herewith today’s relevant verse: What therefore President Obama hath joined together, let Republicans put asunder.

  • | Posted: Mar 10 2015 - 5:53am

    The juxtaposition of the Justice Department’s damning Ferguson report and President Obama’s fine speech to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday was coincidental. But the founders of the civil rights movement would certainly have found it providential, so I’ll go with that.

  • | Posted: Mar 9 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — So it turns out Hillary Clinton will face a serious challenger in the primaries, after all. Her name is Hillary Clinton.

  • | Posted: Mar 8 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — Michael Froman received from a Harvard Law School classmate, Barack Obama, a job that validates the axiom that the unlikelihood of any negotiation reaching agreement grows by the square of the number of parties involved. In trade negotiations, even one’s own country is troublesome, as the catfish conundrum illustrates. And the degree of difficulty in achieving a free trade pact is proportional to the number of Democrats in Congress.

  • | Posted: Mar 7 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — I’m getting that deja vu feeling as House Republicans these past several days have failed to alter the public’s perception that they’re incapable of governing.

  • | Posted: Mar 6 2015 - 1:00am

    Mother Jones, a feisty investigative magazine with a left-progressive slant, has been on the warpath lately in pursuit of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. The charge: serial exaggerations and outright whoppers of a sort that brought punishment for NBC’s Brian Williams.

  • | Posted: Mar 5 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter Roskam is now chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee whose jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service, and hence of Lois Lerner’s legacy. He knows how interesting her career was before she, as head of the IRS exempt-organizations division, directed the suppression of conservative advocacy groups by delaying and denying them the tax exempt status that was swiftly given to comparable liberal groups.

  • | Posted: Mar 4 2015 - 1:00am

    It happened just as Jeb Bush was about to explain why he thinks conservatives need to stop being perceived as “anti-everything”: Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference let it be known that, as part of their anti-everythingness, they are also anti-Bush.

  • | Posted: Mar 3 2015 - 1:00am

    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — After a storied history of revolutionary defiance toward America — in which Tanzania played host to Angela Davis, Huey Newton and Malcolm X — this country can hardly get enough of the U.S. of A. Rumors still float among cabbies and tour guides that George W. Bush bought land here during his 2008 visit and plans on returning. When President Barack Obama came in 2013, a main road, running scenically along the Indian Ocean, was renamed in his honor: Barack Obama Drive.

  • | Posted: Mar 1 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court frequently ponders arcane matters. But this week, however, in oral arguments concerning two cases, the justices’ task will be to teach remedial reading to Congress and to Arizona.

  • | Posted: Feb 28 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — Denizens of social media were rankled during Sunday night’s Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards.

  • | Posted: Feb 27 2015 - 5:35am

    Was Rudy Giuliani playing a race card when he accused President Barack Obama of not loving America? No way, the former New York mayor said later, but his litmus test sounded like he needs an eye test.

  • | Posted: Dec 23 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — The 113th Congress went the way of the dodo — literally.

  • | Posted: Dec 23 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — The 113th Congress went the way of the dodo — literally.