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By MICHAEL GERSON
For every dissident and defector I’ve encountered, there is a moment when observation begins to feel like complicity — when remaining a bystander involves culpability.
By ANN MCFEATTERS
The boys and girls of Congress are returning from summer camp — er, Capitol Hill — to their real homes where they will 1) raise money and plead to be returned to camp; 2) stress how much they hate the nation’s political polarization; and 3) pledge never to compromise their beliefs.
BY MARGARET CARLSON
Sen. Marco Rubio doesn’t have much time for Democrats. But he does have two daughters. And so it was that Wednesday morning, he found himself standing in solidarity with a bipartisan group of senators that included Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill as they announced legislation to curb the scourge of sexual assault on U.S. campuses.
BY KATRINA LANTOS SWETT AND MARY ANN GLENDON
This year marks the 55th anniversary of Cubas current government and July 26 commemorated the 61st anniversary of the revolution which swept it into power. After coming to power, the Castro government broke its pro-democracy pledges and, despite recent improvements, maintains a problematic record on human rights, including religious freedom.
BY BRUCE W. SOLOW
Much has been written about the strain placed on the immigration court system by the recent influx of minors from Central America. A little known fact about the Immigration Court system, unlike every court in the land, virtually no immigration court cases are resolved without a hearing.
BY MICHELLE OBAMA
At the beginning of June, 85 mayors, governors and county officials from across the country — and across the political spectrum — signed on to the Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness. Today, we’re announcing that in the two months since then, 87 more state and local leaders have pledged that they will end homelessness among veterans in their communities by the end of 2015.
BY PAULA DOCKERY
The Florida Medical Association, the politically powerful lobbying organization that represents the state’s doctors, recently approved a resolution endorsing Medicaid expansion for Florida’s low-income uninsured.
In My Opinion
Cover your eyes and hide the kids: A Republican is talking poverty.
What if they held a presidential campaign and a think tank broke out?
As September approaches, parents are beginning to bring their children to the doctor’s office for ba...
‘WAR ON TERROR’
Texas Gov. Rick Perry made headlines recently by ordering 1,000 National Guard troops to the border. This b...
The current conflict in Gaza was not of Israel’s choosing. Israelis, like all civilized humans, are ...
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
In story after story in newspapers and on television, we have seen the faces of desperate children crossing...