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Jonathan Martin, newly arrived at the Grey Lady from the Tiger Beat on the Potomac, caused quite a stir with his piece yesterday noting the emerging outlines of the Republican case against Hillary Clinton, should she run for president in 2016: to paint her as “old news,” a “has-been.” This has provoked widespread ridicule from commentators who have

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How to roll back the surveillance state.

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Study the Moonbeam, Obama

California once had radical dead-end Republicans, too. In the end, they lost.

Learning the lessons from California.

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Why Obama Should Embrace the IRS Scandal

... and pray Max Baucus helps him

It’s finally time to reform the corporate tax code.

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Winning Numbers

Two pieces of data that explain Obama's second term

Two demographic trends that Obama should exploit.

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When news broke last month that the IRS had targeted for extra scrutiny conservative groups applying for 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status, politicians wasted no time in jumping on it. “These actions by the IRS are an outrageous abuse of power and a breach of the public’s trust,” said one. “The actions of the IRS are unacceptable and un-American,” said another. “There’s no excuse for ideological discrimination in our system,” said a third.

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The NSA Scandal Was Good for Obama

While no one was watching, the snooping story muscled all those other controversies out of the way

The story about extensive National Security Agency monitoring of electronic communications blew through Washington with hurricane force. And, like a hurricane, it fully consumed the attention of just about everybody who fell within its path. Oh, sure, there was a little gang huddling over here working on immigration issues and another one over there fretting about the Syrian rebels, but mostly people were coping with the storm.

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"Stay out of Syria!” screams the cover of The New York Review of Books. It would have been graphically cumbersome, I guess, or bad for newsstand sales, to have printed it this way: “Ignore the Murder of a Hundred Thousand People and the Massacre of Children and the Use of Chemical Weapons and the Bombing of a Civilian Population by Its Government and Millions of Displaced Persons Outside Syria and Millions of Displaced Persons Inside Syria and the Destabilization of Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan and the Aggression of Hezbollah and the Ascendancy of Iran!” 

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Obama's Choke Revisited

What his first debate tells us about his troubled second term

What his first debate tells us about his troubled second term.

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The Real Scandal Behind the IRS Controversy

It wasn't the agency's targeting of conservative groups, but which of those groups it targeted

It wasn't the agency's targeting of conservative groups, but which of those groups it targeted.

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