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The border crisis and reading (the path toward empathy)

By Jocelyn Hale July 29, 2014, 06:07 PM

Complex situations like this might be met with more understanding if only people were better read. Here are some good places to begin.

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Benefits of All-Star Game outweighed costs

By Daniel R. Kenney July 29, 2014, 06:19 PM

Sure, Minneapolis had to make some deals, but city came out ahead in the final analysis.

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Why 'compassionate conservatism' is still dead

By Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg News July 29, 2014, 06:07 PM

The Republican road to success lies in catering to the middle class — “people like me.”

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The border crisis and the need for tough love

By Ed Ramsey July 29, 2014, 06:07 PM

Counterpoint: All would be solved if conservatives only had hearts, liberals believe. Here's what conservatives think about that.

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Real or ruse, the Kensington Runestone is historic

By Tim Gihring July 29, 2014, 06:04 PM

Minnesota's “Shakespearean” drama will be explored in a Fringe Festival production.

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GOP may boast best field of presidential prospects in a generation

By John Dickerson, Slate July 29, 2014, 11:33 AM

The possible candidates are making the case that unless the party promotes new ideas, it will not prevail.

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The idea that marijuana prohibition doesn't work is going mainstream

By Debra J. Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle July 29, 2014, 11:35 AM

Will rationality win out over knee-jerk opposition to change?

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Put corporate taxes to work for America (without building legal fences)

By John Murray July 28, 2014, 07:00 PM

How? Make dividends a deductible expense for companies. There'd be broad benefits.

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Put corporate taxes to work for America (by ending the inversion loophole)

By Paul Krugman, New York Times July 28, 2014, 07:00 PM

Reform? OK. But don't waste time waiting to close the loophole used by artful tax dodgers.

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Lessons of the U.S. retreat from the world

By Fred Hiatt, Washington Post July 28, 2014, 07:00 PM

Obama's foreign policy — from Iraq to Syria to Ukraine — reveals the effects of disengagement.

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