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Sunshine Week Should Turn Up The Heat

March 19, 2015 This week is “Sunshine Week,” a nonprofit, nonpartisan national initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to “promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom... more »»

Ruinous ‘Compassion’

March 19, 2015 It is fascinating to see brilliant people belatedly discover the obvious — and to see an even larger number of brilliant people never discover the obviou. more »»

Wanted: An Emotionally Secure Leader

March 18, 2015 The late Rep. more »»

For Hillary, The Past Is Prologue

March 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton must have experienced deja vu the other day, facing a demanding press bombarding her with questions about her penchant for privacy. more »»

The Prescience Of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

March 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — In the mid-1960s, a social scientist noted something ominous that came to be called “Moynihan’s Scissors”: Two lines on a graph crossed, replicating a scissors’ blades. more »»

Scandal, Lies And The NCAA

March 15, 2015 They grind me down. Scandals, scandals everywhere. The Washington and Albany news reeks of them. Vanishing e-mails. Outright bribes. Bribes disguised as donations to politicians’ charitie. more »»

The Government Cannot Be Its Own Watchdog

March 15, 2015 As we recognize Sunshine Week, the public’s right to know is under assault throughout the United States. more »»

White House Is Finding Ways To Withhold Information

March 15, 2015 It’s getting harder and more expensive to use public records to hold government officials accountable. more »»

Sunshine Week Makes Progress, But Still More To Go

March 15, 2015 Each spring for 10 years now, a vast media conspiracy has rolled across the hills and plains of this nation. more »»

The Church Committee — Dusting Off One Option For Overhaul Of Oversight

March 15, 2015 “It is not often that nations learn from the past, even rarer that they draw the correct conclusions from it. more »»

Is The European Union Dying?

March 14, 2015 As the European Coal and Steel Community of Jean Monnet evolved into the EU, we were told a “United States of Europe” was at hand, modeled on the USA. more »»

Investing In Yourself

March 14, 2015 Many people dream of being a millionaire. These days, it is not that high a bar to jump over. more »»

A Brighter Legacy Of Selma

March 13, 2015 The morning after President Barack Obama delivered his soaring speech in Selma, former Gov. more »»

Global Warming

March 13, 2015 “But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact,” said President Barack Obama in his 2014 State of the Union address. more »»

The ‘Disparate Impact’ Racket

March 12, 2015 The U.S. Department of Justice issued two reports last week, both growing out of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown. more »»

Selma Plus 50

March 12, 2015 I liked the movie “Selma,” though it could have done without the rap song during credits that referenced “hands up, don’t shoot,” a slogan that emerged from the shooting of Michael Brown by a... more »»

Irish Eyes — Not Always Smiling

March 11, 2015 There was a lot more drinking in Washington, D.C., before May 15, 1978. That was the date, as of this writing, I had my last drink. more »»

Open Season On Hillary

March 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — After months of seeming invulnerability, Hillary Clinton’s penchant for privacy has given her frustrated Republican foes a possible opening to bring to earth her high-flying... more »»

Obama Needs GOP For TPP

March 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — Michael Froman received from a Harvard Law School classmate, Barack Obama, a job that validates the axiom that the unlikelihood of any negotiation reaching agreement grows by the square... more »»

Clinton’s Private Emails Raise Suspicion

March 8, 2015 Well, Hillary’s splattered egg on her face again. Turns out she created her own private email system while she served as our Secretary of State. more »»



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