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July 28, 2014

The Limits of American Power: A Letter to the Left

When I was young, a mantra among progressives was that America had to stop operating as global policeman. Vietnam was the signal episode of arrogant and ultimately self-defeating American overreach.

McDonnell, Wife Face Corruption Charges

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Mass Surveillance Is Corroding American Democracy, Report Concludes

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Hillary Clinton Breaks From Obama On Border Crisis

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Fox Panel Trashes Republicans On Border Crisis

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Victims' Families Seek Justice, Retribution And Closure From Death Penalty

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Sarah Palin Gives The People What They Want

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Outside Money Drives A Deluge Of Political Ads

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Republicans Want To Impeach The President. Good Luck With That.

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Harry Reid, Rand Paul Are The Newest Political Odd Couple

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Obama To Rename Africa Program For Nelson Mandela

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John Boehner Leans On 'Worst Pop Singer Ever' For Talking Points

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John Oliver: Americans Are Nuclear Weapon Hoarders

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Michelle Obama Tells Democrats To Be 'Hungry' For Midterm Victories

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Legal Marijuana Gets Heavyweight Backing

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Top Republican Expects House To Pass Border Bill

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Former Seattle Mayor Dies At 76

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The Victory Of Wall Street Democrats

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