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    Some scarier U.S. epidemics than Ebola

    Do me a favor. Turn away from the ceaseless media coverage of Ebola in Texas - the interviews with the Dallas nurse’s neighbors, the hand-wringing over her pooch, the instructions on protective medical gear - and answer this: Have you had your flu shot? Are you planning on one?

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    When it comes to Ebola, we are all Liberians

    Ebola is a nightmare disease that travel restrictions cannot keep out. The correct response should be urgent concern – not panic – and an all-out crusade to extinguish the West Africa outbreak of the deadly virus at its source.

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    Leon Panetta raises question of leadership

    Disloyal or not, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has delivered a root-and-branch critique of President Obama’s approach to the Middle East.

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    Supreme Court surrenders to the inevitable

    By deciding not to decide, the Supreme Court may have decided: If history is a guide, same-sex marriage will soon be the law of the land. The court’s refusal to take up cases brought by five states seeking to overturn appellate court rulings in favor of gay marriage was a surprise.

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    Cheerios, marriage equality and the Supreme Court

    Our topic du jour: the latest stunning milestone in the march toward gay equality. No, the other stunning milestone. We will get around to what the Supreme Court did (more accurately, declined to do) in a moment. But first: Have you seen the new Cheerios commercial?

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    The real reason winning the Senate matters

    You can win midterm elections without a positive agenda. You can’t win presidential elections that way. It is therefore vitally important for Republicans to win the Senate in 2014. Here’s why.

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    Who is waging a war on women?

    It has long been accepted by the conventionally wise that the Republican Party is waging a “war on women.” Let’s be clear. The war on women is based on just one thing – abortion rights. While it is true that access to abortion has been restricted in several states owing...

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    ‘Mistakes were made,' then a resignation

    Julia Pierson is really putting “secret” into the Secret Service. First, her agency declared that the White House fence jumper who made it all the way into the Executive Mansion was unarmed; turned out later that he had a knife.

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    Blundering Secret Service needs to step up its game

    Last year, the White House was breached twice. In the movie “Olympus Has Fallen,” Gerard Butler faced off against Dylan McDermott and a band of Korean terrorists. In “White House Down,” Channing Tatum fought to save President Jamie Foxx from a band of mercenaries. In ...

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    Congress’ sorry dereliction of duty

    In a Washington paralyzed by partisan division, there is apparently one area of bipartisan agreement: Congress should ignore its constitutional mandate to vote on war with the Islamic State, a conflict that President Barack Obama admits will take years.

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