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Remembering Dad: A Bittersweet Playoff Berth In Baltimore

Sep 16, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles players celebrate after clinching the AL East title after a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Jays 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports - RTR46ID5

When I awoke to discover the Baltimore Orioles were the American League Eastern Division champions, I did what all modern Americans do to mark such special occasions: I went to Facebook. There, a high school friend who now lives in North Carolina had summed it up perfectly: "I just wish Dad could have been here to watch. Go ORIOLES!!!!"

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal waves as he arrives to address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., March 6, 2014. (REUTERS/Mike Theiler)

Bobby Jindal’s Burden: Will Voters Want Another ‘Skinny Kid With A Funny Name’?

10:00 AM 09/17/2014

Bobby Jindal is delivering a lecture, and I'm nodding off. We're at the Heritage Foundation where he is set to release his new energy plan, and the Louisiana governor keeps throwing around acronyms: "LNG" (for liquefied natural gas), "OCS" (for outer continental shelf) and "RFS" (for Renewable Fuel Standard.) WTF?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) arrives with his wife Kelley Paul at the Time 100 gala celebrating the magazine's naming of the 100 most influential people in the world for the past year in New York April 29, 2014. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

Rand Paul Has ‘Exactly The Same Policy’ (And You’re Probably Insane)

9:57 AM 09/15/2014

Gaslighting - verb (used with object), gaslighted or gaslit, gaslighting.
4. to cause (a person) to doubt his or her sanity through the use of psychological manipulation:

Actors perform in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Playa Delfines (Dolphin Beach) on Good Friday in Cancun, April 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Garcia)

David Limbaugh Puts Jesus On Trial

9:49 AM 09/12/2014

A story Justice Antonin Scalia likes to tell: When one of his high school classmates was critical of the William Shakespeare, their Jesuit teacher, Father Matthews, sternly advised: "Mister, when you read Shakespeare, Shakespeare's not on trial. You are."

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) (L) arrives with Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) to begin a news conference about immigration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION) - RTR45KK9

American Christians Are Booing Ted Cruz, Too

4:54 PM 09/11/2014

Ted Cruz's commitment to the state of Israel is sincere and beyond reproach. So too, it seems, is his commitment to grandiosity and self-promotion.

Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on

Who’s Afraid Of The Export-Import Bank Debate?

1:48 PM 09/11/2014

I have resisted the urge to write about the Export-Import bank based on the predictable soporific effect it could have on our readers.

Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife Janay at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014 in Owings Mills, Maryland. Rice spoke publicly for the first time since facing felony assault charges stemming from a February incident involving Janay at an Atlantic City casino.

Janay Forgives Him, So Should We?

8:50 AM 09/10/2014

As you probably heard, Janay Rice --- Ray Rice's wife and victim --- took to Instagram yesterday to stand by her man. "No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted [opinions] from the public has caused my family," she wrote.

SWAT officers detain activists during a protest against President Barack Obama's immigration enforcement policies outside the White House in Washington July 31, 2014. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)

The Next Republican President Should Do Immigration Reform

11:43 AM 09/09/2014

Only Nixon can go to China, and -- according to Ruben Navarrette -- only a Republican can do immigration reform.

President Barack Obama listens to leaders of Baltic States for a joint news conference at the Kadriorg Art Museum in Tallinn, Sept. 3, 2014. (REUTERS/Larry Downing)

Obama Is An ‘Albatross’ For Democrats

9:15 AM 09/09/2014

It's always nice when events and experts confirm your suspicions.

Halperin and Heilemann’s New Bloomberg TV Show Looks Ambitious

2:14 PM 09/08/2014

Via Dylan Byers, here is one of the trailers from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's forthcoming Bloomberg show, "With All Due Respect."

Republican Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner reacts after picking number one in the office lottery for all new House members of Congress in Washington, Nov. 19, 2010. (REUTERS/Larry Downing)

Are Republicans Leaning Left — Or Just Getting Smart?

10:10 AM 09/08/2014

Over at RealClearPolitics, Bill Scher is out with a column arguing that "Republican candidates in the year's most competitive Senate races have begun their fall sprint to Election Day, not by embracing Tea Party-fueled conservatism but by defensively tacking leftward."

U.S. artist Joan Rivers poses for photographers as she presents

Chutzpah And Hustle: What Joan Rivers Can Teach Us

10:00 AM 09/05/2014

As we mourn the loss of Joan Rivers, I must confess to having admired her bravery and toughness and work ethic more than her one-liners. She took chances. Like a good journalist, her comedy "afflicted the comfortable and comforted the afflicted." But she also worked like hell. That's what endeared her most to me. And, I suspect, I'm not alone.

What Visionary Leaders and Rabble-Rousers Have In Common

2:02 PM 09/03/2014

We've had enough over-the-top rhetoric to last a lifetime, but the opposite is hardly to be preferred. Jargon and "diplomatic" euphemisms are a form of political correctness that can erode moral clarity.

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan makes remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., March 6, 2014. (REUTERS/Mike Theiler)

Should Republicans ‘Make Their Case’ (Or Just Win?)

1:51 PM 09/02/2014

National Review's latest editorial notes that "Republicans continue to lack any strategy for winning the November elections beyond avoiding mistakes and hoping that President Obama's unpopularity, especially in key states, delivers control of the Senate to them."

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at CPAC. (Kelsi Thorud / The Daily Caller)

The Universe vs. Marco Rubio

2:26 PM 08/27/2014

Word on the street (okay, on the internet) is that Marco Rubio has changed his tune on immigration reform.

San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (MUNI) buses are seen parked at the agency's Presidio Division office as workers continue a sickout in protest of the newly proposed labor contract in San Francisco, California June 3, 2014. San Francisco Bay Area train and bus commuters were stranded or facing long delays on Monday when many transit workers called in sick, days after a vote on a new contract, bringing the city's famed cable cars to a halt. The apparent job action also left only about a third of the city's buses and trains, which make an estimated 700,000 trips per day, running during the morning commute. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CIVIL UNREST) - RTR3S27X

Infrastructure Spending: Are Buses The Answer?

11:32 AM 08/25/2014

University of Minnesota transportation analyst David Levinson was recently asked this question: "If you had a billion dollars and were really setting out to help low-income residents, how would you have spent the money?"

U.S. President Barack Obama rides a golf cart at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3I5TZ

‘The Naked Gun’ Presidency (Except It’s Not Funny)

9:30 AM 08/25/2014

Almost immediately after issuing a statement on the beheading of journalist James Foley, President Obama hit the links.

President Barack Obama delivers a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Mass., during his vacation Aug. 20, 2014. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

On The Wrong Side Of History

11:34 AM 08/21/2014

Ronald Reagan once said, "I do not believe in a fate that will befall us no matter what we do; I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing."

A baby yawns while his mother breastfeeds him during a rally to raise public awareness and support for breastfeeding by the steps of New York City Hall in Manhattan, Aug. 8, 2014. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

Breastfeeding And The Right

11:49 AM 08/20/2014

Though it didn't receive much attention, not too long ago, Facebook updated its photo policy regarding breastfeeding mothers.