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Partisanship isn’t as bad as you think

President Obama doesn’t attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral and Republicans attack him as partisan, though recent presidents of both parties have skipped the funerals of first ladies. GOP senators, meanwhile, say they won’t even consider Obama’s nominee to succeed the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, whoever it […]

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Exploding Deficits Imperil U.S. World Commitments

In the late 1980s, some scholars argued that America was in decline. Our economy, they argued, soon would be unable to support our far-flung military commitments, forcing us to scale back. They were wrong. Like everyone else, they simply did not anticipate the Soviet Union’s collapse, which […]

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