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No, the United States can't work with Iran on Iraq

By Michael Doran and Max Boot June 18, 2014, 11:48 AM

It might be a marriage of convenience, but not a healthy one. We and traditional allies must instead build a force to counter Al-Qaida on the vast battlefield now stretching from Baghdad to Damascus.

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The Mpls.-St. Paul Green Line and the 18-minute transit gap

By Jonathan F. Mack June 17, 2014, 05:49 PM

We spent all that money in order to travel between the downtowns … more slowly?

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Congress is a no-show on gay rights in the workplace

By Editorial, Washington Post June 16, 2014, 06:00 PM

The courts and Obama have taken positive steps, but policymakers can do more to aid the cause.

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Protect the Ex-Im Bank and protect U.S. jobs

By Editorial, Chicago Tribune June 17, 2014, 05:49 PM

The credit insurer and lender is under attack, but there's no legitimate doubt of its benefits.

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Golf courses, green? In a new sense, yes

By Brian Horgan June 17, 2014, 05:49 PM

Pinehurst offers a template for environmental stewardship. Work at the University of Minnesota's Les Bolstad course will offer further research and progress.

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Beware extremists (of any ideology) in the United States

By Michael Smerconish, Philadelphia Inquirer June 17, 2014, 11:27 AM

The government took heat for its talk of right-wing threats, but the threat was real.

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Why Iran might be a valuable partner in the Middle East

By Fred Kaplan, Slate June 17, 2014, 11:27 AM

And why the go-it-alone crowd is wrong again.

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Why not make public transit free?

By MICHAEL FARNSWORTH June 16, 2014, 06:16 PM

Just charge taxpayers and businesses to cover the costs now covered by passenger fares.

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How all-or-nothing politics risks U.S. security

By Clive Crook, Bloomberg News June 16, 2014, 06:05 PM

We want to win, and we want it now. But today, things aren't so clear-cut.

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Sex abuse legislation was slow in arriving

By Ember Reichgott Junge June 16, 2014, 06:05 PM

It wasn't for lack of effort. But proposals to help victims ran into a powerful opponent — the archdiocese.

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