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My fellow Americans: to solve problems, open your minds

Perhaps the most depressing story on American politics in recent days adorned the Washington Post’s front page. The dateline was Laurens, South Carolina, and the story began this way: Once upon a time — oh, about two presidential elections ago — Dianne Belsom would get up in […]

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On Iran, pay no attention to mushy-headed “experts”

The West is entering a particularly dangerous period in its confrontation with Iran, but due less to rising tensions between the two sides than to a concerted push by mushy-headed “experts” on how to defuse them. In its efforts to convince Iran to abandon its nuclear weapons […]

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Time for Marco Rubio – and everyone else – to get serious

Republican Mitt Romney’s strong showing in New Hampshire, combined with the absence of a clear-cut challenger to prevent his speedy coronation, will focus growing attention on Romney’s need to strengthen his support among the GOP’s conservative base – and on which potential running mate could help him […]

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With the Muslim Brotherhood, Washington risks sleeping with the enemy

Recent reports that Washington has turned to a leading Muslim Brotherhood jurist to help cut a deal with the Taliban raises a key question: is the United States making a bet that it will come to regret? That depends on whether the Muslim Brotherhood, the controversial Islamic […]

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