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Planned Parenthood and our abortion choices

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Confronting reality is not always a pleasant experience, but it is always a useful one. The covertly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood officials are a reminder...

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Higher health spending is actually good

In recent years, the growth of health-care costs has slowed down. This is great news for the federal budget, and for those of us who, you know, get health care...


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Critics hate Benghazi film they haven't seen

Michael Bay’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” might not turn out to be the biggest film of 2016, but it could prove the most...


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Americana on a bun

It's July, and we know what that means: time to celebrate the American hot dog. July is National Hot Dog Month, you see, a glorious month when the National Hot Dog...


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Can Terry McAuliffe save Hillary Clinton?

Does Hillary Clinton have a serious 2016 image problem? At a comparable stage in the 2000 presidential election cycle, the polls said George W. Bush would beat Al...


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Why are so many millennials still in the basement?

How much do millennials love their parents? Do they enjoy basements? These are not questions that a new Pew Research Center report seeks to answer. But it may shed...




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I just binge-read 8 books by Donald Trump. Here's what I learned.

Sitting down with the collected works of Donald J. Trump is unlike any literary experience I’ve ever had or could ever imagine. I spent this past week reading...


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Put presidential candidates in crisis simulations

Every election year, our potential commanders in chief spend hours — days, really — preparing for the debates. They practice their comebacks and refine...


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China's market intervention

Having put their credibility on the line by propping up the stock market, Chinese officials may now think they have little choice but to keep pouring resources into...


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Mullah Omar's death needn't end Afghan peace effort

If the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar died two years ago, as reports suggest, it may thoroughly cloud an already hazy picture in Afghanistan. For now,...


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Planned Parenthood and our abortion choices

Confronting reality is not always a pleasant experience, but it is always a useful one. The covertly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood officials are a reminder...


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