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Learning From Irving Kristol

People forget that neoconservatives did not name themselves; initially they rebelled against a label coined by Michael Harrington, the great democratic socialist. Harrington’s intent was to make clear that a group that in its early days included many who...

By E.J. Dionne  | September 18, 2009; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
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Irving Kristol's Intellectual Universe

The passing of Irving Kristol is a very sad occasion. He was a truly great man, a great intellectual, and a great, patriotic servant to his country. He was also a unique inspiration, to me personally, and to untold...

By Robert Kagan  | September 18, 2009; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (121)
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In Virginia's Election, a Study in Contrasts

By Lee Hockstader The candidates running for governor of Virginia make a nice study in contrasts, on view for all to see at yesterday’s debate before the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the state’s premier business group. There was Creigh...

By Lee Hockstader  | September 18, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Tax Sugary Drinks?

Bacchus, of course, was the Roman god of partying. Then it’s appropriate, perhaps, that the eponymous Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), who released his health-care plan yesterday, didn’t include a tax on sugary drinks, the consumption of which contributes to...

By Stephen Stromberg  | September 17, 2009; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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What Was Wrong With Carter's Words

An overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward Israel is based on the fact that it is a Jewish state. I think it's bubbled up to the surface, because of a belief among many non-Jews, not just in...

By Charles Lane  | September 16, 2009; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
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Joe Wilson Proves He Deserves His Reprimand

By Jo-Ann Armao I admit to being conflicted about the House’s decision today to reprimand South Carolina Republican Joe Wilson for his ill-mannered outburst last week. (By now everyone knows how Wilson shouted “you lie!” as President Obama tried to...

By Jo-Ann Armao  | September 15, 2009; 6:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (221)
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Keep Talking About Race

I cannot thank Post Metro columnist Petula Dvorak enough for her piece today, "Too Often, We're Mute On Race." She underscores what I said during the Crowley-Gates-Obama drama of July: We have to talk about race. And then she...

By Jonathan Capehart  | September 15, 2009; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
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