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Iran Must Be Obama’s Top Priority

Henry Kissinger, Washington PostIn the aftermath of an exhausting reelection campaign, the most urgent decision facing the president is how to stop Iran from pursuing a military nuclear program. Presidents of both parties have long declared that &…

How Free Speech Died on Campus

Sohrab Ahmari, Wall Street JournalAt Yale University, you can be prevented from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on your T-shirt. At Tufts, you can be censured for quoting certain passages from the Quran. Welcome to the most authoritarian institut…

Domenick Scudera: Hey, Where’s My Gift?

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This election was a real win-win. Obama got my vote and won the election, and I will get a gift in return! Because, really, all I care about is instant gratification and myself. And, according to Romney, there are a lot of people just like me who do not really think about others.

Feminists for the Win in 2012

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Jessica Valenti, The NationSomething strange is happening to feminists. We’re winning. The election gave us the re-election of a feminist-friendly president, a record number of women in Congress, the first openly gay US senator and wins for …

The ObamaCare Debacle

Michael Tanner, National ReviewIf one wanted to sum up the consequences of the entire 2012 election in a single issue, look no farther than Obamacare.The new health-care law is generally regarded as the signature achievement of the president&rsquo…

President Signals a Tough Line on Taxes

Nancy Cook, National JournalPresident Obama cast himself as an open-minded negotiator during his first, postelection press conference—even as his words amplified the administration’s increasingly tough stance on taxes.The president…

Marco Trbovich: Transitional, Not Transformative

By letting the interests of the financial sector override any sense of what the Preamble refers to as "the general welfare," the world’s largest economy has morphed into a model that has little hope of equitably distributing wealth and may therefore be largely unsustainable politically.

Obama Should Aim High on Grand Bargain

Robert Reich, Huffington PostI hope the president starts negotiations over a "grand bargain" for deficit reduction by aiming high. After all, he won the election. And if the past four years has proven anything it's that the White House …

The Demographic Excuse

Ross Douthat, New York TimesTHE Republican Party has lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. It just failed to unseat a president presiding over one of the longest stretches of mass unemployment since the Great Depression…

Congress Wants Answers on Petraeus Probe

Welch, Johnson, Leger, USATRobbing headlines from the selection of a president for the next four years would seem a tall order, but CIA Director David Petraeus has managed to do just that. Even as some of the votes from last week's national elect…

Obama’s Lukewarm Victory

Michael Barone, DC ExaminerLukewarm. That's the feeling I get from the election numbers.Turnout was apparently down, at least as a percentage of eligible voters. The president was re-elected by a reduced margin. The challenger didn't inspire…