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Without the slightest hint of irony, President Obama said last week, “If people can’t trust not only the executive branch but also don’t trust Congress, and don’t trust federal judges, to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution with due process and rule of law, then we’re going ...

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 8:18pm

Recent revelations showing how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has targeted conservative groups for the past three years comprise only the first part of the story. Another part is how the IRS has favored liberal organizations.

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 5:29pm

Over the past three years, 45 states have adopted the Common Core State Standards. These objectives were developed to ensure that America's students acquire the academic skills they need to reach their full potential.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 4:27pm

It was never quite clear what feminizing the workplace would mean when women en masse invaded corporate America a generation ago. Most of us donned our Mao suits, bow ties and sensible shoes and did our best to blend in.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 4:35pm

A widespread though unverified rumor had it that President Bill Clinton did not want the newspaper-broadcast ownership rule repealed as part of the 1996 Telecommunications Act because he did not want the owner of the Little Rock, Ark.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 2:43pm

This week, I respond to reader questions about coverage subsidies for families under the Affordable Care Act, filling the gaps in Medicare coverage and laws governing health plans in companies that conduct business in more than one state. Q.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 5:31pm

Netanyahu warns Putin that Israel will go to war to stop the Russian S-300 missile system from being deployed in Syria.

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:57pm

"Are you kidding me?" I was always stunned to hear reporters ask me - as they did half a dozen times when I worked at the Pentagon - to show them some classified document or other.

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 4:36pm

Last week, I listened to a loud, obnoxious woman interrupt the president of the United States numerous times during a speech on national security. She is the leader of the group Code Pink.

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:11pm

It's good to know that the war on terror is finally over. It was all so ugly, what with the beheadings and bombings. Wait.

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 3:43pm