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Doyle McManus
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Is foreign aid a waste of money? No, says one tough-minded businessman. "Aid is a fantastic investment," says Bill Gates.
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Yes, Obama's State of the Union agenda was modest. But at the moment, the president has much to be modest about. 
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Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio want the GOP to do more for low-income workers, maybe by expanding cash subsidies.
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How John Kerry's diplomacy is like riding a bicycle: better to keep moving, even slowly, than to stop and fall off. 
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Is Edward Snowden a whistle-blower or a traitor? Wrong question: He's proven himself a bit of both. 
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My 2013 Punditry Record: I predicted a more skillful Obama and a more pragmatic GOP. So sue me.
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Henry Waxman, the House's most effective liberal legislator, is retiring -- but he isn't leaving Washington. 
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Who's the key person keeping US nuclear negotiations with Iran on track? The answer may surprise you. 
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Obama's NSA proposals were modest. But if they lead to full debate in Congress, we could be seeing a turning point.
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Civil wars are bad, but proxy wars are worse: longer, more destructive, harder to end. Example: Syria.  
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Can Obama recover his mojo in Year Six? Five reasons to believe his presidency isn't over yet. 
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Does one budget deal mean Congress will do better in 2014? Alas, no: "Good things seldom happen in election years."
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What Americans really want in a foreign policy
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President Obama is suffering from a shortage of foreign policy successes -- in Russia, Ukraine, Syria, the Israeli-Palestinian mediation.

Why the rich are rattled
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The Milken Institute Global Conference, an annual gathering of investment bankers plus a smattering of social entrepreneurs, scientists and

Will Clinton run?
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Hillary Rodham Clinton sure sounds like a woman who wants to run for president.

Bangladesh's sweatshops: A boycott is not the answer
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One year ago this week, the eight-story Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka, killing 1,129 people. Th

Reading between the lines in Washington
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Reading is such an improbable idea -- a miracle, really. Yet simple squiggles on a page, arranged just so, can convey ideas that change the

The GOP's 2016 handicap -- immigration
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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 t

Is Obamacare too big to fail?
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When Obamacare 's first open-enrollment period ended last week, the tally was impressive: 7.1 million Americans signed up for insurance on f

What would a Republican president do about Ukraine?
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Here's what the United States has done so far in an attempt to deter further Russian incursions into Ukraine: applied two rounds of economic

Millennials rising
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Even compared with previous generations of young voters, 'millennials' are decidedly liberal, especially on social issues.

The dawn of Cold War II
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Patience again is a virtue as we enter a second Cold War.

Leading from behind in Syria
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Faced with bad options in Syria, President Obama is reviving a tactic he tried in an earlier war: leading from behind.

Red vs. blue: The battle lines of 2014
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The conventional wisdom is that this fall's congressional election will be all about Obamacare . Republicans , it's argued, will try to expa

Henry Waxman, the 'tougher than a boiled owl' congressman
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Most members of the House of Representatives have a "wall of fame" in their office — meant-to-impress photographs of the often obscure incum

State of the Union: Obama's era of limits
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The rap against President Obama 's State of the Union address on Tuesday was that his agenda, once ambitious and transformational, has sudde

Harry Reid earns an assist on Iran
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The most important person in the U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations right now may be Harry Reid , the Senate Democratic leader from Searchlight,

The GOP discovers inequality
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"Poverty is not some rare disease from which the rest of us are all immune," a leading American politician said last week. "It is but the wo

A new day at the NSA
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Individually, the concrete steps President Obama announced Friday toward reforming the National Security Agency 's surveillance programs wer

John Kerry's bicycle diplomacy in the Middle East
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Peace negotiations , a wise U.S. diplomat once said, are like riding a bicycle: No matter how slow you're moving, it's best to keep going —

Syria and the perils of proxy war
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The first war I covered as a foreign correspondent was the civil war in Lebanon. When the conflict began in 1975, it was just a series of sk