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MICHAEL GERSON: Shifting role of religious conservatives

OPINION: For conservative Christians, a psychological adjustment is taking place

The assumption of faith has gradually — now more rapidly — fallen away. There may or may not be a decline in Christian practice. But we are certainly seeing the collapse of casual Christianity and of religious belief as a civic assumption.

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DANNY TYREE: Thirteen things Reader's Digest won't tell you

OPINION: A condensed look at what the venerable magazine keeps to itself

I’ve tracked down an anonymous RD staffer who wishes to reveal “13 Things Reader’s Digest Won’t Tell You.”

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Honor military by avoiding unnecessary wars

OPINION: The drumbeat for war depends on the service of a relatively small percentage of Americans

With recent military victories by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, President Barack Obama’s critics are once again ratcheting up their rhetoric, blaming him for the spreading violence in the Middle East.

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TOM PURCELL: Special-needs children honor veterans

OPINION: The students had spirited, insightful questions for the veterans

It was the most moving Memorial Day ceremony I’ve ever attended. The event took place at the ACLD Tillotson School in Pittsburgh, a special-needs school with a private academic license approved yearly by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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MICHAEL GERSON: The Clintons' cloud of deviancy

OPINION: Who needs a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness?

In the five weeks since Hillary bClinton announced her candidacy, she has had a normal politician’s lifetime quota of scandals.

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STEVE & COKIE ROBERTS: Answering the tough questions

OPIONION: What is Hillary Clinton afraid of?

Is Hillary so fragile, so unsteady on her feet, that she has to be shielded from anything resembling a real live reporter with a microphone in her hand? And what does that say about Clinton’s ability to handle the rigors of the campaign trail — let alone the White House?

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BYRON YORK: Iraq war ensnares both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush

OPINION: Both candidates face questions about unpopular war

In responding to whether the United States should have gone to war in Iraq, there is one difference; Hillary Clinton voted to authorize the George W. Bush administration to do it; Jeb Bush was never in a position to vote on the issue.

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DICK YARBROUGH: What Nobel Peace Laureates have incurred should not have occurred

OPINION: A fall meeting of Nobel Peace Laureates in Atlanta is in peril

I’m not sure what has happened except everybody seems to be mad at everybody else, which is a little weird for a group of people who go around touting peace on earth and good will to persons. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has said the city won’t be involved in the meeting unless the guy running the thing quits. The guy running the thing says he isn’t quitting and might sue the pants off the city.

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CATHERINE RAMPELL: Shut off from the boss

OPINION: Can men and women ever just be colleagues?

The publication National Journal anonymously surveyed female congressional staffers on what it’s like to be a woman on the Hill, seeking out the good, bad and ugly. Alas, there was more than enough ugly to go around.

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MICHAEL GERSON: War lessons for the Republicans

OPINION: A GOP nominee will need to demonstrate lessons learned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Republican candidates should set the bar for intervention high, but they also need to describe how they would return to the strategic offensive within the boundaries of this recognition. The alternative to invasion and occupation is not retreat.

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CAL THOMAS: What makes a 'journalist' an actual journalist?

OPINION: Americans’ trust in mass media has generally been edging downward

The rules of the road to journalistic success have changed dramatically, as has the definition of journalist. Today, one can self-identify as a journalist without any background or experience.

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JOE GANDELMAN: Uncertain times in and out of San Diego

OPINION: The 21st century not shaping up to be our finest

This is part of our century’s motif: Uncertainty, and likelihood that former “givens” will be subtracted from daily life. It looks like we’re heading into a bittersweet, turbulent and perhaps in some ways terrifying era.

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WILL DURST: Top 11 reasons being president is cool

OPINION: Presidential campaign announcement season is in full swing

Why would anyone want to go through the stress of running for president of the United States? I’m glad you asked …

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Mass incarceration exacts heavy cost

OPINION: No one knows for sure why crime is down and keeps falling

The misnamed War on Drugs has probably done more to exacerbate black poverty and destroy black families than any other force of the last 50 years.

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MICHAEL REAGAN: How to escape poverty in Baltimore and Kenya

OPINION: An education, not a handout, is what is needed

Books and pencils, not money. That’s how you truly escape poverty. American liberals still don’t understand that simple concept, but millions of poor people living in the sprawling slums of Nairobi do.


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