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Opinion

Rich Lowry: No, Kavanaugh didn’t lie

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Brett Kavanaugh gave high-profile testimony that very few people seem to have paid attention to in any detail. The media is now engaged in a full-court press to establish that Kavanaugh drank to excess -- when he admitted in his testimony that he drank to excess. In his opening statement in ...

Rich Lowry: Brett Kavanaugh should be angry

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Brett Kavanaugh may have saved his Supreme Court confirmation with one of the most memorable statements in modern congressional history. After his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, delivered a compelling, sympathetic performance earlier in the day, Kavanaugh entered the Senate Judiciary ...

Marc A. Thiessen: Brett Kavanaugh fights back

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WASHINGTON -- As the father of two daughters, I want them to live in a world where they are treated with respect and never experience sexual abuse -- and if they ever do, they are taken seriously. As the father of two sons, I want them to live in a world where their lives and reputations cannot ...

George F. Will: America should do away with death penalty

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WASHINGTON -- Without being aware of it, Vernon Madison might become a footnote in constitutional law because he is barely aware of anything. For more than 30 years, Alabama, with a tenacity that deserves a better cause, has been trying to execute him for the crime he certainly committed, the ...

Kathleen Parker: Probes of destruction

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WASHINGTON -- As we continue examining Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's high school and college life, it has been easy to forget what this was originally all about. In a word: abortion. Until a few weeks ago, opposition to Kavanaugh's confirmation had been driven by fear among ...

Jonah Goldberg: Could Kavanaugh’s anger be righteous indignation?

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Why is Brett Kavanaugh so upset? It's a question few ask because so many already think they know the answer. The most common explanation -- the hot take so hot it melted the conventional wisdom and forged a new concrete groupthink -- is that Kavanaugh was so angry because he represents White ...

Walter E. Williams: University corruption

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I'm thankful that increasing attention is being paid to the dire state of higher education in our country. Heather Mac Donald, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, has just published "The Diversity Delusion." Its subtitle captures much of the book's content: "How Race and Gender Pandering ...

Jules Witcover: No laughing matter at the United Nations

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WASHINGTON -- An old saying has it, "Laugh and the world laughs with you." But at the United Nations this week, a representative body of the world laughed at Donald Trump, greeting him with international guffaws when he bragged about his presidential accomplishments, For once, the sitting ...

Mark Shields: Guilty as charged

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Not for the first time, the criticism reads: "Why don't you admit it, Shields? You reflexively like politicians." It's true. I do like most people who dare to run for political office. For me and most people I know, our lives are a succession of unpublicized setbacks and occasional wins. If ...

Kathleen Parker: Lindsay Graham, the human truth-o-meter

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WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Jeff Flake may have become a momentary hero for Democrats hoping to block Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but Sen. Lindsey Graham has cinched the role as Jiminy Cricket of the U.S. Senate. Never one to shy away from cameras or fall short on quotable ...

Froma Harrop: Little lies mean a lot

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Brett Kavanaugh's fraught relationship with the truth took another hit Sunday, when a classmate from Yale called the Supreme Court nominee's claim of being a moderate drinker in college a "blatant mischaracterization." Under oath, Kavanaugh said that he was too busy being angelic -- studying ...

Jules Witcover: The Kavanaugh allegations: A clash of credibility

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WASHINGTON -- The tactical coup achieved by Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake in gaining a one-week reprieve in the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh assures more than the FBI investigation into the sexual allegation against him. It also shines a comparable light on ...

Robert B. Reich: Why I’m betting on millennials this election day

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Millennials (and their younger siblings from Generation Z) are the largest, most diverse and progressive group of potential voters in American history, comprising fully 30 percent of the voting-age population. On Nov. 6, they'll have the power to alter the course of American politics -- ...

Will booming economy save GOP in midterms?

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Democrats need to win a net 23 seats in November to gain majority control in the House of Representatives. History suggests that they have a good chance of doing so because the party out of power almost always gains seats in the midterm. Even an average midterm gain would be enough to make ...

Connie Schultz: A string of hope

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Every morning in our home, one of the first things I see is a necklace I cherish but have never worn. It is too delicate for that, too meaningful -- 264 reminders of what a woman can do when she dares to hope. Between 1942 and 1945, the United States government forced about 120,000 people into ...

Andy Schmookler: Talk one way, walk the other

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Is there much doubt whether people – if they were asked whether they’d rather live in a nation in which there was: • more honesty or more lies • more compassion or more cruelty • more supportive relationships among people or more antagonisms would answer in each case that ...

Froma Harrop: Are low prices always a good thing?

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If you like exploring the great outdoors, as I do, you probably enjoy shopping (or at least looking) in those high-end stores serving campers, hikers and the like. There, the wilderness fantasy rides high: Neat displays of specialized tents, headlamps and fleece jackets. Often a stone-and-wood ...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: The GOP puts on quite a show

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Give the Republicans credit: they worked hard to create the appearance of enlightened compassion. Meaning, of course, last week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing into claims by psychology professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford that, 36 years ago, when she was 15 and he 17, Supreme Court ...