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(Leah Warkentin/Getty Images) On lessons learned outside the classroom ‘What’s the color of freedom?” It’s a doozy of a question, and it was posed by my eldest son, a fresh new fourth-grader, a few weeks…

Maybe We Need a Civic Hippocratic Oath

Demonstrators protest against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in front of the office of Sen. Susan Collins on Capitol Hill, September 24, 2018. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) It might include these simple pledges. A  mob of protesters…

Immigration Compromises Always Fall Short

A U.S. Border Patrol agent at the U.S.-Mexican border near Calexico, Calif., in 2017. (Mike Blake/Reuters) There is some middle ground — but also areas where one side or the other must win. Two Bills —…

The Inquisitor Has No Clothes

(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Impeachment is a political act, but it should not be too political. This is a column about impeachment, but first, a confession: I think I might be guilty of insider trading. At this…

Vote-counting, &c.

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill in 2016 (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) On Nancy Pelosi, the fate of Europe, the scourge of porn, and more Nancy Pelosi is running for speaker of the…

For a Sensible Approach to Climate Change

A jogger runs along the Charles River past the Boston skyline (Brian Snyder/Reuters) Conservatives can accept the evidence while pushing for acceptable solutions. Conrad Black thinks President Trump “has not received adequately grateful recognition for…

Hillary Clinton: If Stacey Abrams ‘Had a Fair…

Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in November 2017. (Chris Aluka/Reuters) Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has been unfairly kept out of office through illicit electoral practices. “I know…

Florida Judge Gives Voters Additional Time to Correct…

(Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Florida’s ongoing vote recount was further complicated Thursday when a judge ruled that some 4,000 voters whose mail-in ballots were rejected due to incompatible signatures will have until Saturday to correct their…

Theresa May’s Terrible Brexit Deal

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain, November 14, 2018. (Henry Nicholls/Reuters ) The latest Brexit draft betrays the country and undermines her leadership. Yesterday, Theresa May emerged from 10…