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    Krauthammer: Kerry's blunders a US disgrace

    US Secretary of State John Kerry seems oblivious to the strategic reality that Hamas launched its rockets in the hope not of defeating Israel but ending its intra-Arab isolation (which it brilliantly achieves in the Qatar-Turkey peace proposal). Hamas' radicalism has alienated nearly all of its ...

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    Wisdom is in short supply in Congress

    The people's representatives were hurrying to depart for their five-week summer vacation, but first they had some important business to complete. Emergency legislation to ease the crisis at the border? Funding to keep highway repairs going? Afraid not. House Republicans were instead taking up their...

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    Facing up to teacher-pay realities in NC

    While the proposed average 7 percent pay raise for North Carolina teachers included in the budget is a step in the right direction, closer inspection of the budget deficit projections show this raise to be a one-time occurrence. The numbers simply don't add up for it to be anything else.

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    Where child care fits into new NC job picture

    Debra Harrell was arrested for leaving her 9-year-old to play in a park while she worked at McDonald's. With the increasing number of North Carolina children being raised by parents with low-wage, part-time and off-shift jobs, what's our plan?

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    Michelle Obama: The end of homelessness for US veterans is at hand

    We're finally seeing that ending veteran homelessness is not just something we should strive to achieve - it's something we actually can do.

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    Will: US needs a foreign policy between Obama’s flaccidity and Bush’s grandiosity

    In 11 ruinous years, beginning with the invasion of Iraq, Republicans have forfeited their foreign policy advantage and Obama has revived suspicions that Democrats are uncomfortable with American power. There is running room for a conservative internationalist.

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    Let's try talking McCrory's language

    Let's try something new. Instead of hoping the governor might become the moderate he keeps saying he is, let's look at things through the same lens he does. In other words: How does he play politically?

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    Protecting Medicaid gains on mental health in NC

    As NC lawmakers strive to expand budget predictability throughout Medicaid, let's hope our elected leaders don't sweep away the gains in mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services. Instead, this success can be a model for how health care can work in our state.

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    Harrop: The helpful lines of an immigration law

    The perverse result of Republican opposition to immigration reform is to preserve the jobs magnet that attracts the vast majority of illegal immigrants in the first place.

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    Brooks: The Mideast dynamic that's driving Hamas to go on

    In 1979, the Israeli-Palestinian situation was fluid, but the surrounding Arab world was relatively stagnant. Now the surrounding region is a cauldron of convulsive change, while the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a repetitive Groundhog Day. When Middle Eastern powers clash, they take shots at ...

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