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September 21, 2014

The Nfl Owes Domestic Violence Victims a Big, Fat Check

The National Football League last weekend announced the appointment of three domestic violence experts, including a former federal prosecutor, to serve as outside advisers on league policies. It's also creating a new position, vice president for social responsibility, and promoted a longtime league official to take... continue

September 20, 2014

Rand Paul's Scattershot Foreign Policy Is Starting to Make Sense

When it comes to foreign policy, Rand Paul contains multitudes. He was for ending foreign aid to Israel before he was against it -- before he was for it again but only after ending foreign aid to lots of other countries first. He was against building a fence along the U.S.-Mexican border before he was for one -- and a... continue

September 19, 2014

The Strategy That Might Have Beaten Mitch McConnell

The New York Times recently carried a provocative front-page dispatch from Kentucky by Abby Goodnough, who's been doing a superb job of covering the impact of the Affordable Care Act in the Bluegrass State as a window into the law's import nationally. The piece captures the political dynamic in Kentucky, where... continue

September 14, 2014

The Moment: Recapturing the Original Spark of the Movies

To be away -- on vacation, or simply gone missing -- is to learn anew the barbarous dislocations of our discourse. So, while I was in England for August, the Internet brought me first warnings of Oscar predictions for 2015! Films under consideration had not opened or been seen yet; several of them were far from... continue

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