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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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CAL THOMAS: The ABC's of school choice

OPINION: School choice would bring competition to the education field

Parents and children want to have choice in where those children are educated, but that runs into conflict with unions and politicians.

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KATHLEEN PARKER: Democrats are acting desperately

OPINION: Minimum wage efforts are designed to motivate the Democratic Party base

An increase in minimum wage is a decent idea, but only in times of economic stability.

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E.J. DIONNE: When Obamacare was doomed

OPINION: Hitting its 7 million sign-up goal should have been a moment of truth

By reaching the White House’s stated goal for sign-ups, opponents and doomsayers about the Affordable Care Act should be exposed for their false predictions.

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KATHLEEN PARKER: Lighten up on the first lady

OPINION: criticism of Michelle Obama has gotten downright ugly

Every first lady faces trials, and Hillary Clinton’s years in the White House were certainly no picnic. Even Laura Bush felt the sting now and then. But the harsh barrage against Mrs. Obama, often in the most personal terms, is in a class of its own.

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E.J. DIONNE: Who cares about the value of work?

OPINION: The value of work should unite all political ideologies

Many conservatives realize they need to embrace hardworking Americans, but the question is what they are willing to do about it.

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TOM PURCELL: Obama confesses

“Pope Francis, I have never been to Catholic confession before, but I have a few things I have to get off my chest.”

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Businesses do not have religious exemptions from the law

OPINION: If two values conflict, the right of equality should win out

The government has an overriding interest in ensuring that women’s health care is treated no differently from men’s, and reproductive services are vital.

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