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It's less than 10 days before Iowans, possibly braving bitter cold and blowing snow, head to school libraries, church basements, community centers and veterans' halls to begin the formal process of choosing the Democratic presidential nominee. The outcome is as uncertain as the weather.

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In the chaotic debate over the U.S. Constitution, a galaxy of governmental theories eventually congealed around two ideological poles. The basic structure occasioned little debate, mimicking the parliamentary example, but differences over the proportion and purpose of each component spawned …

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WASHINGTON — Ten years ago, an earthquake rumbled through this city and then beyond the Capital Beltway, sending shock waves into presidential politics and even into the state legislatures. It changed the way candidates campaigned and almost certainly altered who won those campaigns. It spaw…

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Looking back at the 2020s from our vantage point in 2030, the first great event was the complete destruction of Donald Trump’s Republican Party. As the former Republican consultant Mike Murphy had noticed, there were roughly 300 state and federal elections during the Trump years and Republic…

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“Anti-Catholic bigotry is alive in the U.S. Senate” read the headline of a January 2019 article by Michael Gerson in The Washington Post. It’s getting tougher to be Catholic here or nearly anywhere else.

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I spent a week in Bloomsbury in August of 1993 while researching Confederate naval intrigues in England and its colonies. I selected my hotel mainly for its proximity to the British Library but partly for the nearby buildings Confederate agents and emissaries had frequented in the 1860s. The…

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I would like to take a moment to describe something very different from the norm. Democrats have turned their noses up at a $46 million gift from the federal government in the form of a no-cost grant for public education.

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Carroll County Commissioner Amanda Bevard’s request for the resignation of Jason Henry, the superintendent of the Carroll County House of Corrections, over the issue of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is troubling.

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Lots of talent goes unrecognized. After Tom Brady played what was probably his last game as a Patriot last Saturday, most believe he is (was?) the best quarterback ever, but few saw that talent early in his college career. Coach Belichick saw it though, and it has paid off handsomely for foo…