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Counterpoint: The upright go upward? If only it were so easy

By Bruce Peterson July 09, 2014, 06:15 PM

Personal responsibility is too narrow a way to think about poverty and school failure.

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He cheated, but he did it with such eloquence

By Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg News July 09, 2014, 06:16 PM

The release of Warren Harding’s letters to his mistress reminds us of the demise of letters.

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Counterpoint: Embrace the uncertainty of medicine, but don't overreact

By Dale Hammerschmidt July 09, 2014, 06:16 PM

Sloppy science led to the “low-fat” cult, but sloppy thinking could also lead people to overcorrect in their habits.

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Mayhem and murder in the Windy City

By July 09, 2014, 06:23 PM

In the wake of July 4th shootings, Chicago is doing some much-needed soul-searching.

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Stop the gun madness in Chicago (and beyond)

By AN EDITORIAL, The Washington Post. July 09, 2014, 12:51 PM

A blood soaked holiday weekend should renew demands for common sense gun laws

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Fix Obamacare glitches and move along

By Editorial, Washington Post July 08, 2014, 06:12 PM

Reports on sign-up discrepancies shouldn't overshadow progress under the health care law.

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The knee-jerk reaction to the Hobby Lobby ruling

By Kyle Triggs July 08, 2014, 06:11 PM

We've heard a lot about “imposing religious beliefs.” We often do. But what does it really mean?

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Hobby Lobby: An unexpected path toward ending the culture war?

By Stephen B. Young July 08, 2014, 06:11 PM

In the ruling, an unexpected path toward ending the culture war? A discussion of rights.

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Remembering Eduard Shevardnadze: A reformer with flaws

By Editorial, Washington Post July 08, 2014, 11:17 AM

He was responsible, with Mikhail Gorbachev, for the fleeting but consequential years of “glasnost.”

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Why Obama may gamble the midterms on immigration

By Francis Wilkinson, Bloomberg News July 08, 2014, 11:17 AM

A famous defense intellectual once said: “If you can't solve a problem, make it bigger.”

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