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The Senate Kills Background Checks, and Obama Gets Angry

Obama calls for new action in response to yesterday's failure.

Iron-Willed Town, Iron-Willed Lady

How Margaret Thatcher's death muted our critic's need to sift through the politics of Boston's tragedy.

The Fed’s Foreclosure-Relief Fail

One woman’s nightmarish odyssey through the system that was supposed to help get her back on her feet.

It Isn't Just Boston

An event like the bombing brings out the best in people, no matter where they're from.

Presidential "Leadership" Doesn't Work

Gun control as an example

The Filibuster Strikes Again!

Takes gun control with it.

Is the Single-Issue Gun Voter Another Myth?

People who don't own guns are just as likely to base their vote on the gun issue.

Boston, Through a Crisis Darkly

Trying to do the routine in a city changed after Monday's bombing

Call It What You Will

Does it matter if President Obama calls the Boston attack "terrorism"? No.

Reinhart and Rogoff's Theory of Government Debt is Dead

They were wrong even on their own terms.

Obama's Failed Second Term?

Not quite.

Big Brother Boston?

The city is not immune to the sort of patriotism that is merely a pretext for closed-mindedness.

The Return of Herman Cain

Shucky Ducky wants to connect with other black conservatives.

The Trouble with Scoops

When an event like the bombing in Boston happens, news organizations should forget about getting information before their competitors.

Old Wounds Reopened

Twelve years after 9/11, yesterday's attack reminds us of the fragility of our public safety.

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