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Dionne: Rubio’s familiar fountain of youth

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), speaking at the Heritage Foundation on April 15. (Win Mcnamee/Getty Images) By E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion writer April 15 at 8:04 PM In all of rock-and-roll history, one of the most misguided if entirely memorable lines came in an otherwise excellent 1965...
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Lane: Chris Christie’s tilt at Social Security

A tray of Social Security checks. (Bradley C Bower/Associated Press) By Charles Lane Opinion writer April 15 at 8:03 PM Don Quixote tilted at windmills. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seems bent on running for president, even after his reputation took a whack over that traffic...
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Meyerson: What it will take to revive the middle class

Hillary Clinton announces her presidential candidacy on April 12, saying she wants to represent “everyday Americans.” (Ho/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) By Harold Meyerson Opinion writer April 15 at 8:03 PM Hillary Clinton has kicked off her presidential...
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Editorial: The country that diminishes the Olympic flame

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, right, with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin last August. (Alexey Druzhinin/AFP via Getty Images) By Editorial Board April 15 at 7:19 PM PATRICK HICKEY, president of the European Olympic Committees, recently pronounced himself satisfied with...
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Editorial: Dysfunction in Annapolis

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on the steps of the State House on Monday. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) By Editorial Board April 15 at 7:06 PM MARYLAND GOV. Larry Hogan, who never held elective office before voters chose him last fall, was true to his promise to govern from the...

The wisdom in misattributed words

April 15 at 7:01 PM Regarding the April 7 Style article “Whose words? Author lays a claim to Angelou quote.”: I was rummaging at home and found an old card sent by a charity. The card said, “A bird does not sing because it has an answer . . . it sings because it has a song.” The...
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Editorial: The Senate’s shabby treatment of Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in January. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press) By Editorial Board April 15 at 7:28 PM BACK FROM its Easter break, the Senate confirmed its first judicial nomination of the year on Tuesday, and it did so unanimously....
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T.S. Eliot’s American childhood

”Young Eliot: From St. Louis to The Waste Land,” by Robert Crawford. (FSG) By Michael Dirda April 15 at 4:47 PM Even now, if you were to ask readers to name the 20th century’s greatest poem, at least among those written in English, the answer would almost certainly be T.S....
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Marcus: Two myths and two challenges for Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton stops by the Jones St. Java House in LeClaire, Iowa, on Tuesday. (Rick Wilking/Reuters) By Ruth Marcus Columnist April 14 at 9:16 PM She’s in! She’s given up the private jet to schlep across America (albeit being driven by the Secret Service) and...
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Parker: Clinton’s past and future problem

Then-President-elect Obama with then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.). (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press) By Kathleen Parker Opinion writer April 14 at 9:15 PM Americans, perhaps more than anyone, worship the future and resent the past. This is never truer than during a...