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Four Ladies From Burma

February 5, 2013 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- When Burma's Zin Mar Aung was placed in solitary confinement for trying to organize students in 1999, Bill Clinton was president of the United States.

Combat Women and Congress's Wimps

February 1, 2013 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Polling that shows Americans favor women in combat by 2-to-1 is evidence only of the power of misinformation.

From I Don't to I Do

January 29, 2013 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- More than perhaps anyone else in America, David Blankenhorn personifies the struggle so many have experienced over same-sex marriage.

The Sirens of the Pentagon

January 25, 2013 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- It must be true what they say about women -- that they are smarter, stronger, wiser and wilier than your average Joe.

No Patsy Now

January 22, 2013 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- My inner Pollyanna was basking in blissfulness, rolling in the hay of righteous rhetoric, backstroking through the sunny sibilance of aspiration.

Proudly Confessing

January 20, 2013 - 6:00pm

NEW YORK -- To the world-weary, Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah was just one more in a series.

Changing Channels

January 8, 2013 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- No one forced me, but I finally decided it was time to discover what all the business was about Honey Boo Boo.

Shhhhhhhhhh ...

December 18, 2012 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- It is a conundrum of wordsmiths that sometimes events are so horrible that words escape us. Bereft of the tools of our trade, we are left with what is perhaps the only appropriate response to something as heart-stopping as the massacre of children: Silence.

America's Reluctant First Father

December 11, 2012 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- One of my great hopes for a Barack Obama administration -- and thus one of my personal disappointments -- was that he would use his bully pulpit to emphasize the importance of a two-parent family, and especially of fathers, to children's well-being.

The Double-Down President

December 7, 2012 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Americans are justified in feeling numbed by the car alarm of Washington politics.


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