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Clinton’s Conundra

Hillary's hat is in the ring. But what kind of hat? She wants you to believe it's a Chicago Cubs cap, the kind they wear in the bleachers at Wrigley. Or maybe a cowboy hat, something that displays her common touch. But more likely, it's a Christine A. Moore big brim variety, one of those…

In Knots over Bowe

Let your imagination run wild for just a moment. Suppose, just suppose, We The People were represented in Washington by a press corps that is tough but fair, a press corps that holds the powerful accountable. One in which correspondents like Ed Henry and James Rosen are the rule, not the exception. Those fair-minded media…

People of Faith, Taking it on the Chin

Some religious Americans are reeling this week. Woozy. Struggling to get up off the canvas after taking a left hook that would have made Joe Frazier proud. They are being branded as "intolerant bigots" by some of the least tolerant people this side of the Middle East. This brawl began when the Indiana legislature passed…

Unfair, Unbalanced, Unhinged

"Slimy" … "dangerous" … "bad news." Those were a few of the derogatory adjectives deployed by members of the mainstream media this week. The pundits and reporters weren't maligning alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl or the five Taliban terrorists for whom Bergdahl was swapped. Nor were they savaging Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who committed mass murder…

Those Three Little Words

"I was wrong." Those three words are not easy for most of us to say; for some people it's just about impossible. But Jonathan Capehart, a very liberal Washington Post columnist, is an exception to that rule. Capehart, who initially presumed Michael Brown was trying to surrender in Ferguson, now admits that the entire "Hands…