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Ted Cruz forgot to plan his endgame 0

We’re used to theatrics in Washington. Often, there are games to be played before the people’s business gets done. There are rules to the games, though they’re sometimes squishy, since no one wins all the time and payback can be a problem. Also, despite the egos running higher than a kid on candy corn, politics […]

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Posted on: 10-8-2013
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Donna Brazile takes on food stamp critics 0

After the vote in the House of Representatives to slash the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, I wrote a column against cutting food stamps. This column generated more than 5,200 online comments and hundreds of e-mails. Comments reflected, not surprisingly, the tone and tenor of the political debate: a lot of partisan passion, some mutual understanding, […]

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Posted on: 10-1-2013
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Brazile: Quaterback Obama calls the signals 0

September is over, and even though we have most of fall and a small part of winter to go, for some, the end of the year is nigh. For baseball and its fans, for instance, the year ends in October. And for my Jewish friends, the old year ended about three weeks ago and the […]

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Posted on: 10-1-2013
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Shut down extortion tactics, not the U.S. 0

Congress has a number of deadlines, but then again, everyone has them. The trick is to deal with deadlines before they loom. It’s a lesson many parents teach their children. If you deal with things in a timely manner, deadlines merely approach and then disappear quietly, having been met. However, Congress isn’t good with getting […]

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Posted on: 09-24-2013
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Food stamp cuts a cruel proposal 0

We are in the middle of a fight to preserve the dignity and grace that makes all of us Americans. We have big hearts and great souls. I know. I have seen them, felt them and watched them in wonder when my family was lost and unreachable in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. I cried, […]

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Posted on: 09-23-2013
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Chess moves on Syria likely to hold 0

This past week, on 9/11, we paused. This “where-were-you-when” event resonates so deeply that we must assign a symbol, a group of numbers, to encapsulate the inexpressible — the horror and response, the tragedy and resolve. We are still coming to terms with the repercussions of 9/11, and what they say about us as a […]

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Posted on: 09-17-2013
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Can Obama sell America on its own values? 0

Tonight, President Obama will give a pivotal speech, perhaps the most pivotal speech of his second term. He will address the nation from the Oval Office and make the case for an air attack against Syria. He is expected to stress that the attack will be limited, a direct response to what the administration has […]

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Posted on: 09-10-2013
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America needs ‘Obama Doctrine’ 0

After 9/11, after Iraq, after more than a decade of war in Afghanistan, and after Libya, the American public has little appetite for a military conflict in another nation — especially one in the Middle East, like Syria. The Syrian civil war is complex. So far, at least eight proxy nations and groups are either […]

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Posted on: 09-3-2013
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Obama Recognizes as a Democracy, We Need Consensus and Debate on Syria 0

When the Assad regime used chemical weapons on the Syrian people, it crossed not one but three “red lines.” First, after World War I, the nations of the world barred the use of chemical weapons. Barbarous as war is, chemical weapons have been the geo-political equivalent of an “unforgiveable curse.” The nation that uses them […]

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Posted on: 09-3-2013
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Someone has to climb the mountain 0

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, which was a watershed in the fight for equality, opportunity and affirmative action, let us not forget that it was a March on Washington for jobs and freedom. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the leaders of the civil rights movement understood that […]

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Posted on: 08-27-2013
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