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Innocents abroad in the Imperial City

(Washington, D.C.)  From the first panoramic overview of Washington during the descent into Reagan National Airport one is reminded of how varied are the ways in which we can look at and think about the

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Immigration reform: What would America’s supermen think?

The summer blockbuster “Man of Steel” reveals why Superman is an American icon, like the courageous revolutionaries who declared American independence. They couldn’t leap tall buildings in a single bound, but our founders’ steel-like resolve

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Tyranny advances by nibbles

Increasingly, as the concentric circles of perfidy swirl around the White House like filthy water down a drain, there is tyranny. The government we pay for has turned on us, the body politic, as if

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When medical secrets become public

Imagine, if you will, the 2014 election. A charismatic conservative woman — another Sarah Palin — is running for the Senate seat of a Democrat lion long in fang. The Republican is a darling of the Tea Party base, which also

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The egalitarian roots of environmentalism

Among the more prominent contentions in contemporary politics are the issues of energy and environment. It is easy to see why energy is such a central issue – energy, and access to it, is the

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