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For gays, justice awaits

Supreme Court appears ready to lift bans on same-sex marriage The Supreme Court is on the verge of ruling on challenges to the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2008. Both laws target...

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Talk about a nonstory; Obama isn’t Nixonian

The president needs to do a better job refuting such scandalous comparisons The momentary elation of commenting on the story du jour, that President Barack Obama was starting to be perceived like former President Richard Nixon, is quickly overwhelmed by the depressing...

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Another Obama warms up

The Vogue cover for last month was a photograph of our imposing first lady, flanked by a story teaser "Michelle Obama: How the First Lady and the President Are Inspiring America." We inhabit the United States in the era of co-presidencies — ushered in by Bill and...

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Britain appreciates our pain

An ill wind blew from JFK to Heathrow Airport on Monday, as we started hearing about the Boston Marathon atrocities, while still on the tarmac in London. The flight gave me and other American passengers too much time to speculate and relive the horrors of 9/11 that...

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Commentary: First the father, now the son

Rand Paul is a slicker, more sophisticated but just as dangerous version of Ron Paul Ready or not, here comes Rand Paul, the theatrical senator from Kentucky who has entered the 2016 presidential contest in two acts. That guarantees a Dr. Paul among the aspirants for...

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Assault on the Constitution

Gun control advocates need to respect what the Second Amendment actually says "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." That is what the Second Amendment to the...

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Priceless Cover

Priceless: The Case that Brought Down the Visa/ MasterCard Bank Cartel

Journal of Plague Year cover

Journal of the Plague Year: An Insider’s Chronicle of Eliot Spitzer’s Short and Tragic Reign