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Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 8:41 AM

If Marco Rubio weren’t a robot, he would be the happiest person in the world.Now that Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina have dropped out of the Republican primary, Rubio won’t face the same scrutiny in the next debate. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are focused on each other as the front-runners, so really the only people left with any reason to attack Rubio are John Kasich and Jeb Bush.That isn’t particularly frightening.

Updated Feb 10, 2016 at 9:37 AM

The New Hampshire primary election, coming right after the Iowa caucuses, has provided some clarification to the 2016 presidential contest. On the Republican side, Donald Trump has fresh momentum, after coming in second in Iowa. For Democrats, Sen.

Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 11:42 AM

I can’t be the only one.I feel really sorry for the people of New Hampshire. They are voting in presidential primary Tuesday, and I have no idea how they could possibly have chosen a candidate.

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 10:23 AM

Emboldened by their finishes in the Iowa caucuses Monday - sixth, eighth, and 10th, respectively - former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio, and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey announced they are joining together to form a “GOP...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 8:44 AM

What was at stake this week in Norristown, Pennsylvania, when Bill Cosby and his attorneys appeared in court to seek the dismissal of the criminal charges brought against him by the Montgomery County district attorney?

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 9:09 AM

We live in the greatest democratic republic around, but the method we use to elect the leader of the free world is among the most foolish.Letting Iowa and New Hampshire have undue influence in the process is silly.

Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 11:15 AM

“Hitting a bullet with a bullet” aptly describes the challenge of destroying incoming missiles, but effective defenses do exist. North Korea threats have led the Obama administration to discuss deployment in South Korea of the Lockheed Martin THAAD...

Updated Jan 29, 2016 at 6:39 PM

Jan. 28’s performance was the best and worst debate of the 2016 Republican Primary so far.

Updated Jan 29, 2016 at 10:09 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court made a significant decision this week that could give more than a thousand inmates serving life in prison without parole a chance at freedom.

Updated Jan 22, 2016 at 10:57 AM

“Sending hardened criminals from death row to solitary confinement is no triumph,” wrote Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski in a recent editorial for the Yale Law Review Journal. “It merely swaps one type of death for...

Updated Jan 20, 2016 at 1:38 PM

Iran has dismantled its nuclear centrifuges, shipped is nuclear materials out of the country and released four American hostages. Those who long for war with Iran - in Washington, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Riyadh and the editorial page of the Wall Street...

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