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E.J. DIONNE: A program Republicans should love

OPINION: Voluntary service is something that should cross political divides

AmeriCorps gives mostly young Americans a chance to spend a year helping communities and those in need while also nurturing thousands of organizations across the country. Senior Corps provides Americans over 55 a chance to serve, too.

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KATHLEEN PARKER: Stephen Colbert no threat to the heartland

OPINION: Stephen Colbert will take over The Late Show from David Letterman in 2015

By selecting Stephen Colbert as its marquee late-night talk host, CBS is not taking a swipe at the heartland of America, but bringing to the interview desk a comedian with a sharp wit who won’t be playing his “The Colbert Report” character.

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TOM PURCELL: Longing for tax freedom

OPINION: Americans spend more on taxes than their food, clothing and housing combined

It takes about a third of Americans’ income to satisfy their collective tax bill, which doesn’t cover repaying the money that the federal government borrows each year.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: LBJ changed civil rights landscape

OPINION: The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act comes at a confusing moment for America

The America that elected Obama is a very different place from the nation over which Johnson presided.

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MICHAEL REAGAN: Tea Partiers listening to too much talk radio

OPINION: Talk radio tries to build audience, not political majority

For Republicans to win general elections, they need conservative candidates who do not sound like bombastic talk radio hosts.

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KRAUTHAMMER: Thought police on patrol

Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Washington Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which consisted of precisely that heresy.

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BYRON YORK: Obamacare hardships not hard to find

OPINION: ACA opponents do not have to overreach to make their points

Many individuals are finding higher costs and fewer choices under Obamacare.

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E.J. DIONNE: The renewed appreciation of LBJ is justified

OPINION: Historians have taken a more positive view of President Lyndon Johnson

The Lyndon B. Johnson comeback brings with it a new appreciation of the durability of the reforms enacted on his watch.

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CAL THOMAS: Kerry failure with Israel, Palestinians no surprise

OPINION: A peace process will not work if one side does not want peace

The accumulation of evidence over the years points to one thing: Palestinians want Israel wiped out and believe they have a divine mandate to destroy it.

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STEVE AND COKIE ROBERTS: The guys just do not get it

OPINION: CIA response to Sen. Feinstein latest case of men behaving badly

A man in Sen. feinstein’s position would never be accused of having a “deep emotionalfeeling” about an issue.

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E.J. DIONNE: Court confuses oligarchy with democracy

OPINION: The Supreme Court chief justice and four others always side with the wealthy

If Congress acts to contain the power of the rich or to protect the rights of the minority, the Roberts court slaps it in the face.

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KATHLEEN PARKER: Democrats demonize Koch brothers

OPINION: The Kochs may be tarred and feathered by liberals before the November elections

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called the Kochs un-American, a powerful government official fired a shot across the bow of two private citizens who have acted within the law while contributing wealth to the economy through employment.

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TOM PURCELL: Privacy? Surely you jest

OPINION: There is nowhere to hide in the digital age

Every website you visit, every online purchase you make, every email, text or online comment you make leaves an incredibly rich electronic trail that defines who you are and what you do.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Hatred of Obamacare hard to fathom

OPINION: The 7 million sign-ups show demand for the Affordable Care Act

The Afforable Care Act has already made great strides in improving access to health care, which in itself is quite an accomplishment.

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BYRON YORK: An evangelical acknowledges cultural shift

OPINION: A evangelical leader says focus must shift toward protecting religious liberty and freedom of conscience

As the U.S. culture shifts toward accepting same-sex marriage, evangelicals should move from fighting the issue to ensuring respect for those who oppose homosexual marriage.

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