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Michael Gerson: Presidential tantrums won't end gun violence
Michael Gerson: Presidential tantrums won't end gun violence
Following the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, a “smoldering” (as one commentator put it) President Obama gave a revealing speech.
Steven Walters: New elections panel won't work like one abolished in 2007
Republicans say they want something similar to the old model, but their tentative plan differs in major ways.
Steve Knox: It's not a political statement; it's my ride
Steve Knox: It's not a political statement; it's my ride
For Steve Knox, driving an electric car isn't a political statement. It's just smart, he writes.
Esther Cepeda: Spare the talk of an 'Asian invasion'
Asians will displace Hispanics as the largest foreign-born group in the U.S. by 2055. I, for one, am thrilled—the pressure will be off.
Matt Pommer: School control fuels debate at Capitol
A case before the state Supreme Court may decide who really controls Wisconsin education—the state superintendent of public education or the governor?
Dick Polman: Clintons remain lucky to have such hapless enemies
Republicans may not have unearthed anything new about the terrorist attack that killed four Americans—but hey, they’ve “fought” to get Hillary’s poll numbers down.
Con: Our recent history in Syria suggests a go-slow approach is best
This U.S. position—that Assad has no role in discussions about a transition of power in Syria—puts us at odds not only with Russia but with the United Nations.
Michael Gerson: Is populism set to prevail in American politics?
Outsiders with no political experience dominate the Republican field. Hillary Clinton has lost ground to an unelectable ideologue. A revolution seems to stir.
First Amendment: In words and gestures, Pope Francis re-awakens the American ideal
Pope Francis delivered his views—and here is the lesson many of our political and religious leaders would do well to re-learn—with civility and respect.
Pro: Countering, not cooperating with Putin, should be order of the day
America needs a middling foreign policy that looks to marginalize Russia’s capacity to mess with us. There is no better place to start this approach than in Syria.

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We the People

John W. Eyster: How are you celebrating Constitution Day?
John W. Eyster: Reflecting on 9/11's 14th anniversary
John W. Eyster: Advice for Walker as he slides in the polls
John W. Eyster: Considering gun rights in the wake of the Virginia TV reporter murders
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