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We Can't Bail Out College Students

The 'Occupy' movement protesters all over the country are angry above all else. Their demands remain unclear, but calls for total (or partial) forgiveness of student loans seem to be a constant among those waiving angry signs. As most Occupy prostesters are either students or recent college …

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Written by Eli Lehrer on Monday October 24, 2011

Rubio's False Bio: Why It Matters

The more I think about the Rubio scandal , the more I am troubled by it. It's not just that having lived in the Soviet Union for a quarter century, I find it offensive when people falsely claim themselves or their families to have been victims of Communist oppression. I am really concerned about …

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Written by Andrew Pavelyev on Monday October 24, 2011

An American Soldier in Paris

My French hosts took me out for a special meal at lunchtime. The gent sitting next to me was explaining the specials, written on a chalkboard; "And zis wan ees le poullet - zee chicken - served weeth zee pommes de terre wheech ees zee patoto - and zees wan is le bif-thtek served weeth le …

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Written by Sean Linnane on Sunday October 23, 2011

The Day I Was Fired

On Thursday, out of nowhere, Ed told me that they were letting me go. This was not how this conversation was supposed to go. I walked into my boss’s office of my own volition to talk about a long-term project. I was bright, and cheerful, and putting on the semblance of being happy. I wasn’t …

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Written by Galatea on Saturday October 22, 2011

A Clownish Killer

It is perhaps a shame that no one will have a chance to interrogate Gaddafi and find out the details of his regime’s involvement in crimes like the destruction of Pan Am Flight 103, the equally appalling but less cited bringing down of UTA Flight 772 in 1989, the bombing of the Berlin discothèq…

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Written by Jonathan Foreman on Friday October 21, 2011

Perry's New Gambit

Perry’s chances of winning the Republican nomination depend entirely on his ability to sell himself as a Teastablishment candidate. Perry has a ten-year record in Texas that shows an interest in governance, and he has way with sharp rhetoric (“treason”) that sends thrills up the leg of your …

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Written by Zac Morgan on Friday October 21, 2011

Good Riddance for Gaddafi

The most noteworthy aspect of the rebellion in Libya and today's death of Muammar Gaddafi is that it took so long. When the rebellion started last February -- catching the world by surprise, since it was spontaneous and without advance planning -- it was initially expected to be quick and …

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Written by Peter Worthington on Thursday October 20, 2011

When the Senate Functioned

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Written by Steve Bell on Wednesday October 19, 2011

The Thing Santorum Got Right

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Written by David Frum on Wednesday October 19, 2011

The Woman Who Loved Lee Harvey Oswald

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Written by Peter Worthington on Wednesday October 19, 2011

Mitt Romney: Constitutionalist

On the Las Vegas stage, Anderson Cooper asked the candidates about the role of faith generally and then specifically to the disparaging comments about Romney's Mormonism by the pastor who introduced Rick Perry at the Values Voters Summit. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich used the opportunity to …

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Written by David Frum on Wednesday October 19, 2011

Cain's Immigration Plan is Not Enough

Last night’s free-wheeling, barely moderated debate was a joy to watch. We learned that Michele Bachmann thinks Libya is not in Africa. We learned that Herman Cain might have another set of numbers besides 9-9-9: 171 -for-1...the number of Gitmo detainees that he might be willing to swap for a …

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Written by Zac Morgan on Wednesday October 19, 2011

Read FrumForum's Nevada GOP Debate Livechat

On October 19th, Frum Forum's bloggers and contributors liveblogged the Nevada's GOP presidential debate. The debate was a lively affair, featuring strong attacks on Herman Cain's 999 plan, energetic rhetoric from Rick Perry, and even a physical confrontation between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. …

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Written by Noah Kristula-Green on Tuesday October 18, 2011

Obamacare is Unraveling

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Written by Stanley Goldfarb on Tuesday October 18, 2011

Reagan As He Was

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Written by Geoffrey Kabaservice on Monday October 17, 2011

Rick Perry for Student Body President!

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Written by Mark R. Yzaguirre on Monday October 17, 2011

The Rookie as the Nominee

Consider this scenario: During midterm elections, voters deliver a stinging rebuke to a Democratic President whose plans to rescue a country from a serious downturn appear to have failed. This leads to record Republican pickups in the House of Representatives. As an economy that once appeared …

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Written by Eli Lehrer on Monday October 17, 2011

Fresh Fertility Eggs for Sale

As I wait for the fertility specialist to print out the fifty pages of documents informing me about the process of selling one’s eggs—legal rights, psychological warnings, and medical disclaimers—I’m desperately left grasping for small talk. “I’m sorry that the printer is so slow, ” she …

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Written by Galatea on Saturday October 15, 2011

Romney Can't Stop the Tea Party

By all appearances Mitt Romney seems likely to walk away with the Republican Party’s 2012 nomination. We can still expect a few scares, particularly in Iowa and South Carolina, but it’s getting harder to construct a credible scenario in which Romney fumbles this one away. He looks smart, savvy, …

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Written by Chris Ladd on Friday October 14, 2011

Super Committee Braces For Another Fight

The good, the bad and the ugly of politics has been on display for the past few days. None of it popped up spontaneously. First, the ugly. In an article in The Hill , Alexander Bolton reports that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (JSC) “can’t agree on how to count.” This …

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Written by Steve Bell on Thursday October 13, 2011