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Counterpoint: By electoral math, National Popular Vote is a loser for Minnesota

By Frank Bures April 03, 2014, 04:00 PM

The Electoral College prevents mob rule and — statistically — makes each vote matter more.

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Benghazi hearing No. 1,372,569

By Dana Milbank, Washington Post April 03, 2014, 11:30 AM

Anyone hear an echo?

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Blind justice: Assessing the Supreme Court's thinking in the McCutcheon case

By Dahlia Lithwick, Slate April 03, 2014, 11:30 AM

What does Chief Justice John Roberts think Americans are worried about in the current political climate? Well, it seems we're worried about how to most effectively spend our billions.

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Counterpoint: Hear Rice out — or don't — but welcome her voice

By Laura Brod April 02, 2014, 06:15 PM

Diversity of opinion is good. And shutting it down can cut both ways.

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A gut check, please, on the Safe and Supportive Schools Act

By Multiple authors April 02, 2014, 06:15 PM

The effort is commendable, but the legislation raises untested questions about free expression and a school's reach off-campus.

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It's no surprise we can't find Flight 370

By David Helvarg April 02, 2014, 11:35 AM

The ocean, our planet's last great commons, truly is an immense place. But the odds might be better if we had invested more money and effort there.

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The U.S. is better than those who've abandoned its principles

By Martin Schram, McClatchy-Tribune News Service April 02, 2014, 11:35 AM

Once again, we learn we’ve been lied to about the extent of post-9/11 torture.

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GM still suffers from buck-passing culture

By Editorial, Washington Post April 01, 2014, 06:48 PM

The Chevy Cobalt fiasco and now a Cruze recall show the automaker still has a ways to go.

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Why my nonprofit is embracing crypto-currency

By Erich Mische April 01, 2014, 06:34 PM

I've lived long enough to know not to count out any new, disruptive idea — especially if it can help the mission.

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Editorial counterpoint: E-cigarette fright is uninformed

By Thomas Briant April 01, 2014, 06:34 PM

Allow me to explain, as I have to legislators, what’s in these products and why it’s not dangerous.

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