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The outbreak of hostilities between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz may not be edifying, but it is clarifying.
Now let us praise laundry lists. Every year at State of the Union time, the president and his staff say the speech will not include them. But the laundry won't keep track of itself.
In the eighth year of a presidency, who is qualified to begin delivering a historical judgment? Events are still too fresh and wriggling for historians to do their mortuary work.
Every Republican of the type concerned with winning in November has been asking the question (at least internally), "What if the worst happens?"
The nation's capital is experiencing something of a thaw in polarization and partisanship. And the largest iceberg that has broken free is the Every Student Succeeds Act, the most consequential education reform...
This, despite all our fears and doubts, is Christmas: a God secretly revealed as love.
Donald Trump — who knows something about crude and offensive imitations — has now taken to calling himself an "evangelical."
In his address to the nation on terrorism, President Obama warned against "tough talk." On this, at least, no one can accuse him of hypocrisy.
Donald Trump's offenses against taste, tolerance and truthfulness are coming so fast that it is hard to pick out individual cases. But let's linger on his recent foray into Christian theology.
Political pros in Iowa are not foolish enough to pick a winner this far out from the caucuses, but they do love their typologies.