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Michael Barone

Opinion: A Post-Roe Abortion Political ‘Revolution’ Is Unlikely

The Supreme Court, as this is written, is hearing oral arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, challenging Mississippi’s law banning, with a few exceptions, abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. There’s a powerful argument that the Court can’t logically uphold this statute, which is less restrictive than most other nations’


A brief history of presidential lethargy

A television set turned on in the West Wing of the White House. AP Photo/Susan Walsh Stacy A. Cordery, Iowa State University No one doubts the job of president of the United States is stressful and demanding. The chief executive deserves downtime. But how much is enough, and when is it too much? These questions


Thanksgiving at the White House, Then and Now

November is an opportune time to reflect on America’s sacred traditions. While other holidays celebrate important values—Independence Day recalls our Nation’s founding, for example, and Memorial Day reminds us of heroic sacrifice—perhaps no day invites as much calm, personal reflection as does Thanksgiving. President George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation, designating Thursday, November 26,

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