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Handicapping presidential candidates’ foreign policy

After dozens of contests featuring cliffhangers, buzzer- beaters and a ton of flagrant fouls, we’re down to the Final Four: Sanders, Clinton, Cruz and Trump. (If Kasich pulls a miracle, he’ll get his own column.) The world wants to know: What are their foreign policies?

Agitation from either side merits condemnation

By international and historical standards, political violence is exceedingly rare in the United States. The last serious outburst was 1968, with its bloody Democratic convention riots. By that standard, 2016 is, as yet, tame. It may not remain so.

GOP has right to fight over Supreme Court nominee

Let's understand something about the fight to fill the Supreme Court seat of Antonin "Nino" Scalia. This is about nothing but raw power. Any appeal you hear to high principle is phony — brazenly, embarrassingly so.

2016 front-runners bring politics of high fantasy

The New Hampshire primary results have solidified the reigning cliche that the 2016 presidential campaign is an anti-establishment revolt of both the left and the right. Largely overlooked, however, is the role played in setting the national mood by the seven-year legacy of the Obama presidency.