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    Fixing college sports: In free agency we trust

    The NCAA must be feeling a bit like Dr. Frankenstein these days: assailed by college football and men’s basketball players who reject the NCAA’s precious, but mostly mythic, notion that they are student-athletes.

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    Anti-Semitism: The oldest hatred, forever young

    While we don’t have the anti-Semitism in our politics that some European countries do, there’s still bigotry under the surface. There are still caricatures that won’t die.

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    Victimized by the 'marriage penalty'

    In a few short months, I’ll pass the milestone that every little girl dreams of: the day she swears — before family and God, in sickness and in health, all in the name of love — that she’s willing to pay a much higher tax rate.

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    Republican misdirection on tax investigations

    WASHINGTON – Happy Tax Day, when just getting the forms filled out and mailed is cause for celebration.

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    Jeb Bush has a good shot at GOP nomination

    Bush’s position within the primary electorate would be more like that of Sen. John McCain – who won the nomination not so long ago, in 2008. Actually, it would be better than McCain’s, as McCain’s record included a lot more deviations from the party line than Bush’...

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    Society shouldn’t tar all veterans as loose cannons

    There is a military proverb that first reports from the battlefield are always wrong. Last week’s reporting from Fort Hood should be taken with that caveat, especially to the extent that we blame the shooter’s short Iraq tour for his violent rampage. We know far too little about the...

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    GOP candidates’ handicap in 2016 is immigration

    In case you missed it, here’s what former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had to say last week when asked about people who come to America illegally to make better lives:

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    Russia’s Monroe Doctrine

    WASHINGTON — It’s not surprising that these NATO members are looking for some assurances of the organization’s security guarantees given the fate of some other treaties recently. But the Ukraine events are also leading to some rethinking of NATO’s policy of eastward expansion...

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    For millennial women, what is a gender pay gap?

    In an ideal world, Tuesday’s Equal Pay Day — which symbolizes how long into the year women have to work to earn the same amount as men did the prior year — would be no days and every day at once.

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    Restrictions on political money not solution

    On Thursday, the day after the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, The Post and the New York Times between them carried eight separate print articles about the ruling. McCutcheon is the latest in a string of decisions in which the court has held that various...

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