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America has an uneasy relationship with the idea of the unpaid internship. On the one hand, it’s a way for young people to get some experience and learn some things. On the other, it’s a form of resume-building that’s rigged in favor of kids who can afford it—and especially of kids whose connections can get them hired.

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In today’s paper, The Washington Post writes that President Obama has “staked the credibility of the United States—and his presidency—on his call for a military operation.” In the Wall Street Journal, Bill Galston warned more darkly of the consequences of Congress rejecting a strike on Syria: “A loss would shatter

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Both men start their handshake way too early. Nerves. There's eye contact, but no smile from Obama. Handout/Getty Images Even up close, it looks like there's eye contact and smiling, but there's not. Handout/Getty Images Seriously, these men do not want to look each other in the eye. 

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Today, President Obama finally addressed the main question that has gripped this town on Syria: will he or won't he?He will, as we knew he would. But now he has added for himself another hurdle on the road to Damascus: Congress.Citing "some people's" reluctance to repeat the example of David Cameron losing control over his party in Parliament, Obama said, no, he was going to take this thing to Congress because we are a Constitutional democracy.

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Intervening in Syria is Stupid

An attack would be illegal and ineffective. It wouldn't satisfy hawkish critics, either.

The only real choice is between pushing for regime change and not getting involved. He should choose the second one

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A Cop Out in the Shape of a Cruise Missile

We must do something in Syria

The trouble with complexity in Syria

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The 'Let's Not Even Try' Foreign Policy

Barack Obama's choice on Syria will define his presidency

The Syria choice will decide the tug-of-war between idealism and restraint in the Obama administration—and in the president's self-definition.

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Is Assad Goading Obama?

The new Syrian atrocities may have been a miscalculation. But America's rhetoric encouraged them.

The new Syrian atrocities may have been a miscalculation. But America's rhetoric encouraged them.

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With much fanfare, President Obama today announced a new set of proposals to rein in the cost of higher education, the most eye-catching of which is the creation of a ranking—based on metrics such as affordability, graduation rates, and recruitment of low-income students—that would be used in apportioning federal aid to colleges and universities. Some of the proposals can be carried out by administrative fiat, but others would require congressional action.

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It's time to pop the champagne and blow the kazoos: the war on Obamacare has officially reached its point of reductio ad absurdum. Two of the opposition's favored fevered conspiracy theories about the law have clashed, like two asteroids headed for the planet that smash into each other before they can do any damage below.

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