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  1. RUBEN NAVARRETTE: Make a living, but don't forget to live

    Thank you, Shonda Rhimes. You've set me free. The same goes for millions of other parents who spend their days chasing after what has to be the most overscheduled generation of children ever. Freedom came in the form of a single paragraph...

  2. MICHAEL GERSON: Ebola in America: Painful lessons learned

    In any health care setting, it is wise to listen to the nurses, who see all. Their reports from Dallas about the initial procedures used in treating Thomas Eric Duncan are appalling. Safety suits with exposed necklines left nurses to cover...

  3. DANA MILBANK: Inflicting damage on Obama on GOP agenda

    It sounds like the beginning of a joke: Two libertarians and a corporate lobbyist walk into a social hall ... On Wednesday, though, this very scenario happened in Ashland, Va. Three Republican politicians shared a stage, and one of them...

  4. OTHER VIEWS: Independents could have clout if elected

    When a candidate for political office refuses to be pinned down on a question of consequence, it's usually cause for suspicion. But not always. Which is in part what makes the campaigns of Greg Orman and Larry Pressler so interesting....

  5. OTHER VIEWS: Big money, big secrets and record 'dark money'

    The Supreme Court's 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, permitting unlimited corporate and union donations for independent political activity, stated explicitly the meaning of independent. "By definition," the...

  6. OTHER VIEWS: Suppressing the vote, just in time for Election Day

    The nation is about to hold a midterm congressional election that, if history is any indication, will see substantially lower turnout -- and therefore results that are substantially less representative of the country at large -- than votes...

  7. OTHER VIEWS: Maybe 'Drill, baby, drill,' wasn't such a bad idea

    Global crude oil prices have been falling in recent weeks, bringing relief to motorists at the pump -- and angst to members of OPEC. The oil cartel still controls most of the world's oil reserves. But it lacks the market power it once...

  8. MARK DAVIS: Court sets Constitution aside in ruling

    In this era of Ebola and the Islamic State, other dangers might not fit into our attention span. But this week, we need to make room for the hazards of a United States Supreme Court refusing to obey the Constitution. The justices'...

  9. DANA MILBANK: When the press club shuts out its brethren

    I'd like to tell you what Robert Ford, former U.S. ambassador to Syria, said at the National Press Club on Wednesday about recent developments in the war against the Islamic State. The diplomat, who resigned in protest earlier this year...

  10. OTHER VIEWS: Wal-Mart's change: Good for Obamacare?

    Wal-Mart's decision to stop paying for health insurance for employees who work less than 30 hours a week may sound like bad news, especially for those 30,000 workers and their families. But it could become good news -- for those families...

  11. OTHER VIEWS: Responsibility of declaring war is shared

    The War Powers Resolution, passed by Congress in 1973 over a presidential veto by Richard Nixon, was designed to limit the executive's ability to wage war without the legislative branch's consent. After Vietnam, the idea was to prevent...

  12. DANA MILBANK: And now, a stunning level of disloyalty

    Aspiring Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, scheduled a big Washington speech for Monday to condemn President Obama's defense policy. But an unexpected competitor beat him to the punch. Leon Panetta, in...

  13. OTHER VIEWS: Shocking NFL study demands immediate action

    The National Football League has bigger trouble than the disgusting domestic violence cases dominating headlines this fall. In September, it quietly released a study that revealed one-third of its players -- one third -- can expect to...

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