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Shut the door to cyberthreats

Six years ago, the federal government’s classified computer networks were infiltrated by a tiny bit of malware. A massive operation known as Buckshot Yankee...


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The states and the ACA

It’s possible that the congressional Democrats who drafted the health-care act five years ago purposely sabotaged their signature accomplishment, failed to...


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The climate president?

In his first term, President Obama put his political muscle behind passing health-care reform and financial regulations instead of a global warming bill, missing...


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How shy people stole our elections

A big surprise from this year’s elections is that American politics has become dominated by the least likely of participants: shy people. That’s...


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The American public gets smart

So Jonathan Gruber thinks the American people are stupid, does he? Gruber is a complete nobody to most Americans, but his face should be on a Most Wanted poster in...




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When the polling herd is wrong

So, that was fun. One minute we're promised a half dozen toss up races to determine control of the United States Senate, and the next Democrats are ducking under...


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Guns on the ballot: Voters 1, NRA 0

Every once in a while something good happens, something that restores one's faith in humanity. So put your hands together for the voters of Washington state. In...


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Regulate the Internet as if living depended on it

Most Americans can’t imagine life without the Internet. They go online to work, to communicate and to get news about the world. If the technorati in Silicon...


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Mia Love is black, Mormon, Republican and blowing people's minds

Mia Love is already getting more attention than most of her newly elected congressional colleagues. She is Haitian American, a woman, daughter of immigrants, Mormon,...


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Republicans should be wary of Jeb Bush candidacy

Sen. Marco Rubio is reportedly considering whether to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, with an announcement expected in a few weeks. One...


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On immigration, your move, GOP

At a stroke, President Barack Obama will protect, at least for the remainder of his term, more than 4 million illegal immigrants from the threat of deportation. He...


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Bad vibrations, as hip types used to say way back in the 1960s. The president of the United States travels to Texas to mitigate factional strife in his Democratic...