National Commentary

Women in combat may fill a void

Women In Combat

Should women serve in combat? Right now the military is answering that question with a final verdict scheduled to come down from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in January 2016. This will inevitably...

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What's Marco Rubio's secret?

More than other 2016 presidential entrants Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., seems to have positively affected, even excited, Republicans. Ross Douthat writes, “Rubio...


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I am a Democrat(ic) Party defector

The diagnosis is in. America is sick. Radicals rule Washington and most of them are snuggled comfortably within the political party to which I once identified....


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No jobs open for millennials in new millennium

Young people bounce back from adversity faster than their elders, right? Not when it comes to American jobs. Six years after the U.S. economy began expanding from...


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Will big money be a big issue in 2016?

For many years, Democrats have wanted more restrictive campaign finance rules, while Republicans have wanted to loosen restrictions. But it’s likely that the...


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Women in combat may fill a void

Should women serve in combat? Right now the military is answering that question with a final verdict scheduled to come down from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in...




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It's a safe time to be a kid in America

Imagine you are 10 years old and being led, along with your 6-year-old sibling, into the back seat of a police cruiser. The police promise to take you home to your...


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Hillary Clinton for America? Why?

Hillary's all in for 2016. Whoopee. She officially arrived last Sunday — but not in the flesh. She announced her decision with a low-key tweet and a two-...


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How Lincoln became an American saint

Abraham Lincoln, a politician much reviled in life, became something of a saint upon his death 150 years ago. The surrender of the Confederacy at Appomattox, just...


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Selfies are getting out of hand with new stick

The first known selfie was taken in 1839 by Robert Cornelius — an American pioneer in photography — when he produced a daguerreotype of himself....


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No accountability for crowdfunding

Crowdfunding seems like such a great idea. Finally, the rank-and-file donors of America (and the world!) can pool their resources to tackle problems that matter or...


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