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    A 'Wonderland' moment for the court

    " 'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.'" -- Lewis Carroll, "Through the Looking Glass"

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    Kennedy assassination turning point for liberals

    "Ex-Marine asks Soviet citizenship" -- Washington Post headline, Nov. 1, 1959 (concerning a Lee Harvey Oswald)

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    On political speech, a court opportunity

    The Supreme Court must feel as though it is plowing an ocean as it repeatedly reminds Congress that the anodyne label "campaign finance reform" can encompass a multitude of sins. Come Tuesday, the court will have another occasion to consider that not all regulations of the indispensable means of...

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    Changes in nominating process could help GOP in 2016

    "If Reince Priebus from Kenosha, Wisconsin, is the Republican 'establishment,' God help us," says the chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus. His physical presence is almost as unprepossessing as James Madison's was, and his demeanor is self-deprecating. But with meticulous...

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    The Fed's applied progressivism

    Because Ben Bernanke's public persona is as mild as milk, the transformation in American governance in which he has participated is imperfectly understood and hence insufficiently deplored. The change is dramatized by two recent developments.

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    GOP can offer Democrats a ruinous opportunity

    When Dwight Eisenhower asked Gen. Georgy Zhukov how the Red Army cleared minefields, Zhukov replied: "We march through them." Being profligate with lives is a perquisite of command and a luxury of those with an abundance of lives at their command. Some congressional Republicans, who do not command...

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    College football educating us on big business, brain injuries

    Like baby birds with yawning beaks, college football fans clamor to be fed. So fasten the chin strap on your helmet -- ignore the warning label on it ("No helmet system can protect you from serious brain and/or neck injuries including paralysis or death. To avoid these risks, do not engage in the...

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    A constitutional moment

    In London exile in 1940, Charles de Gaulle decided "it was up to me to take responsibility for France" ("c'etait a moi d'assumer la France"). No U.S. president should assume he is, as de Gaulle almost mystically did, the nation, or is solely responsible for it. Remember this tonight when Barack ...

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    Obama seeks accomplice

    Because Syria's convulsion has become as serious as Barack Obama has been careless in speaking about it, he is suddenly and uncharacteristically insisting that Congress participate in governance. Regarding institutional derangements, he is the infection against which he pretends to be an immunization...

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    Voices from the scarlet calamity

    "The saviors come not home tonight: Themselves they could not save."

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