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Western Help for Ukraine  


February 23, 2014  

Ukraine is teetering on the edge of civil war. Courageous public demonstrations in Kiev and sympathetic parliamentary actions... 

Speak Up about Egypt  


August 20, 2013  

Since July 3, when the Egyptian military overthrew the elected government of Mohamed Morsi, the United States has said almost... 

Strong Argument with Little Vision  


January 21, 2013  

President Barack Obama’s Second Inaugural Address was a clear and sincere demand for equality, opportunity, and compassion.... 

An Ashamed Patriot  


December 31, 2012  

I am a scholar and a patriot. My fellow academics often criticize me for this. I cannot be “objective” about... 

How Obama Won and What it Means  


November 7, 2012  

President Barack Obama’s reelection, despite the weaknesses in his record, points to the future of American society.... 

Why the Debates Stink  


October 17, 2012  

I love rigorous toe-to-toe debates, but I hate what I have seen from our presidential candidates in their recent two performances.... 

Creative Citizens need Innovative Government  


July 23, 2012  

Vienna was the center of European creativity in the years between 1780 and 1914. It was the city of Mozart and Beethoven.... 

Wisconsin’s D-Day: From War to Recall  


June 6, 2012  

June 6 is D-Day in Wisconsin, and the United States as a whole. We remember the brave men and women who struggled on to the... 

What the Florida Primary Means  


February 1, 2012  

Mitt Romney’s big victory in the Florida Primary cements his position as the front-runner for the Republican presidential... 

Obama’s Dumb Debt Deal  


August 1, 2011  

President Barack Obama’s commitment to negotiations, compromise, and deal-making is one of his strongest attributes.... 

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