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Two Mandelas

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Obituary | When John Lofton of The Washington Times and I were granted an interview with Nelson Mandela inside Pollsmoor Prison near Capetown, South Africa, in August 1985,

Detroit’s decline didn't have to happen

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Government | U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has ruled that Detroit, Mich., may seek to protect itself from its creditors under Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy…

Black Friday: Dark night rises

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Culture | “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.” — John Lennon “Black Friday” was a metaphor beyond the…

Obama finds a way to ruin Thanksgiving

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Politics | For some, Thanksgiving is difficult enough with abrasive relatives gobbling up your food without a scintilla of gratitude. Now President Obama comes along…

Will the Iran agreement be Obama’s Munich?

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Iran | Seeking to create an analogy with the deal the United States negotiated with Iran to supposedly limit further production of its centrifuges, Secretary of…

A personal JFK remembrance

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History | My parents voted for Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election. I had not yet developed a political worldview, but as a freshman at American University…

A worthy Long shot to reel in the federal government

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Government | Fed up with Washington? Angry that elections don’t seem to matter when it comes time to solving problems? Disgusted by the polarization that puts…

50 years after C.S. Lewis’ death

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Religion | Three famous men died on Nov. 22, 1963. The one getting the most attention, understandably, is John F. Kennedy. Less so the other two: Aldous Huxley, author…

Wrong about Iran

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Iran | In Geneva, Switzerland, the United States and other major powers appeared close to a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for lifting some…

Jonathan Pollard: The 'spy' still out in the cold

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Foreign Policy | With all the spying the United States has been doing on foreign leaders, possibly including the pope, why is Jonathan Pollard, a former American civilian…

Is Chris Christie the one?

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Politics | Last August before a closed meeting of Republican leaders in Boston, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said, “We are not a debating society. We are a…

A case against praying in public

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Supreme Court | The Supreme Court will hear arguments this week about prayers in public life, this latest deliberation revolving around a case from Greece, N.Y., and the…

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