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If philanthropy is all about giving - to good causes and to one's community - then Kevin Thesing is more than deserving of the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation's 2012 Award in Philanthropy.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 8:23pm

By DANA MILBANK Washington Post WASHINGTON - The Secret Circus may soon be looking for a new ringmaster.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 5:12pm

By Dana Milbank Washington Post WASHINGTON - It is no small irony that President Obama's re-election bid is being undermined by his friends in Old Europe.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 4:52pm

In the Aesop Fable "The Grasshopper and the Ant," there are moral, economic and political lessons for our time, or any other.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 5:37pm

WASHINGTON - What a difference four years make. When Barack Obama was running for president, he successfully managed to distance himself from the Rev.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 10:48am

By Harold Meyerson Special to The Washington Post "As a group," the economist Robert Lekachman wrote in 1976, "economists are slightly more entertaining than bankers and a trifle duller than lawyers." Bankers, please note, were the dullest of all.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 2:48pm

It's not often that a senior political figure announces an intention to behave irresponsibly and risk inflicting great harm on the U.S. economy. It's even rarer that the politician, having already behaved irresponsibly and inflicted harm on the U.S.

Thu, 05/17/2012 - 2:48pm

By Ramesh Ponnuru Bloomberg News Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood slapped down Reuters for reporting a few weeks ago that he wants "a federal law to ban talking on a cell phone or texting while driving any type of vehicle on any road in the country.

Tue, 05/15/2012 - 8:19pm

Politicians make plenty of boneheaded statements but Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer's criticism of an Iraq war veteran's courage probably takes the cake for this political season. In the legislative session post-mortems, the Big Lake Republican clashed with Rep.

Tue, 05/15/2012 - 8:18pm

By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services LYNCHBURG, Va.

Mon, 05/14/2012 - 7:40pm