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WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s idea of an independent House commission re-examining the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is a useful way of diverting the public debate over the conduct of former President Donald Trump from our daily political discourse.

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Just when you thought our so-called “cancel culture” couldn’t get any more ridiculous, the calibrators of literary justice have surpassed themselves recently by targeting The Bard himself as just another racist, genderist, homophobic fellow.

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Electrifying women at the highest — and lowest — levels are coming out of the woodwork these days. In a 48-hour period, three very different women stole headlines and created a frisson of disquiet across social media and the nation’s capital.

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It was around 8 o'clock on a recent Monday night, and my husband was yelling at the neighbors.

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After losing a national election, it’s natural that a political party goes through a period of soul-searching and internal turmoil.

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On April 1, 2018, when Thad Cochran retired after 40 years as a U.S. senator from Mississippi, he made history; Cochran was the last Republican in Congress to have ever voted to increase federal taxes. He had done so on Dec. 19, 1990, when Republican President George H.W. Bush, deeply concer…

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Progressives demand that conservatives practice tolerance — at all times — and if they dare to say or post anything on social media that strays from politically correct speech, then they risk being “canceled” from society. The offender may lose their jobs and livelihoods, get blacklisted in …

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The board of Goya Foods has just forbidden its CEO, Robert Unanue, from talking to the media without first obtaining board permission. Do you know how extraordinary that is? Well, these are extraordinary times.

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Regular readers of this space may recall that I believe Americans are the most optimistic of voters. Think about it: With the exception of those who were already here when Christopher Columbus arrived and those who were brought here against their will in chains, every American is either an i…

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As many feared, after President Joe Biden was inaugurated, a mob unleashed destruction. They stormed the Democratic Party headquarters. They spray-painted “[expletive deleted] Biden!” and smashed the Democratic HQ’s windows. One sign read, “We don’t want Biden, we want revenge!”

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Actor Ben Affleck once explained why he found it difficult to watch Republican actors on screen. “It’s ... hard,” explained Affleck, “to get people to suspend disbelief. ... When I watch a guy I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him, o…

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As we stumble through the twilight of the Trump era, let us devote a moment to an actual issue. Let us briefly visit Donald Trump’s vow to save the coal industry — notable because it figured prominently in his successful 2016 campaign. His “Trump Digs Coal” sign at a rally showcasing miners …

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President Donald Trump finally did what the foremost metaphor associated with his political rise would have suggested — he plowed his plane into the ground.

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Joe Biden has been tweeting about his plan to implement a 100-day national mask mandate, a largely symbolic statement given the vast majority of Americans are already wearing masks and have been doing so for many months now, if not the duration of the pandemic.

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As Donald Trump’s Republican Party descends into madness, dragged down by the president’s lies, threats and possible mental illness, it’s become hard to imagine democracy-loving conservatives continuing to live in the same house. They’re in a marriage that can’t be saved.

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This is a tightrope column, the kind you’d rather not write, about an event you don’t feel you can ignore. You tread carefully, but you want people to pay attention as you do.

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I’ve been in or around politics for over a half-century now, and I never imagined how low and loony the Republican Party would become. Twelve Republican senators say they will object to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory on Wednesday when Congress meets to formally certify it.

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When did we become so merciless? I’m not talking about the 18-year-old kid, featured in a New York Times article, who elected to torpedo a fellow student over a three-year-old video clip — though what he did was cruel. No, I’m talking about all of the supposed adults who created the world th…

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Very soon, a year of a deadly pandemic, social isolation, job loss and political chaos will come to an end. The coronavirus will continue its rampage but seems destined to hit a wall around late spring. Life will return to normal, we are told.

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It’s been a terrible year for the American worker, with a notable bright spot courtesy of one of the tech firms in the crosshairs of regulators and lawmakers.

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WASHINGTON — It was the nearly forgotten mid-century novelist Nelson Algren who said: “Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom’s. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.”

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Two news organizations issued corrections recently. One was The New York Times. The other was Fox Business. One concerned an honest mistake. The Times admitted to having been scammed by the subject of one of its podcast series. Fox Business did not admit to anything but instead ran an interv…

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If all goes according to plan, someone will have the honor of blowing up the crumbling remains of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. It could be you. Atlantic City, which loves Trump not, is taking bids on who may push the button.

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is ruffling the feathers of his Democratic brethren on the far left of their party by forming his Cabinet and administration generally in his own image: middle-roaders who can help him return the country to relative normalcy after the Trump chaos and lunacy.

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Some heads snapped when Attorney General William Barr told the truth on Dec. 1. “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.” This was not the Bill Barr we had come to expect. We were surprised again when we learned that Hunter Bid…

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Hunter Biden, President-elect Joe Biden’s son, is undergoing a tax investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware concerning Hunter’s lucrative work with Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company on whose board Hunter sat, despite a lack of energy experience and the ability to speak Russia…

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What a relief that at least a few of us are getting the coronavirus vaccine. I would have liked my arm to have been among the select few. I’ll wait patiently, however, comforted in knowing that with every passing week, the list of Americans threatened by this nasty, deadly virus will shrink …