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Nifty 50

By Alexandra Petri What, no luau? Today was Hawaii's 50th anniversary as a U.S. state, and it celebrated the occasion with the political jurisdiction’s equivalent of a quiet evening at home. Hawaii is the friend who, when asked what it...

By Alexandra Petri  | August 21, 2009; 6:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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One More End-of-Life Consideration

In my column today on end-of-life counseling I omitted, for reasons of concision, one consideration. While living wills are generally useless, another "advance directive" -- the durable power of attorney -- can be quite useful. It designates the person...

By Charles Krauthammer  | August 21, 2009; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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'Clunkers' Ends, Cue the Self-Congratulation

The Post just reported that "Cash for Clunkers," the popular program that subsidizes the trade-in purchase of fuel-efficient vehicles, has once again run out of money, even after the $2 billion boost Congress gave it earlier this month. Cue...

By Stephen Stromberg  | August 20, 2009; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Packing Heat Near the President

From the National Rifle Association’s Web site: “At the NRA, we're dedicated to the lawful, effective, responsible and above all safe use of firearms.” If the NRA were to take that commitment seriously, why wouldn’t the organization loudly discourage...

By Stephen Stromberg  | August 19, 2009; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (171)
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The Robert Novak I Knew

By Autumn Brewington Robert Novak was a regular at the Army Navy Club. Sometimes he ate lunch there five times a week. The first time I met him there for lunch, in 2007, we had what seemed like a typical...

By Autumn Brewington  | August 18, 2009; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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I Was Wrong! Probably!

A couple of weeks ago I suggested that the political problems facing President Obama's health reform would only get worse when his Office of Management and Budget released its required mid-year review of the budget deficit, coming later this...

By Charles Lane  | August 17, 2009; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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