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Both Ends Against the Middle

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Back in the old peewee football days, when giants were prized more for their mettle of heart than measures of height, strategy emanated from a two-play playbook. It was either “student body right” or “student body left.” Coined half a century ago by the John McKay-led USC Trojans and professionally pioneered by Vince Lombardi’s legendary “Packers sweep,” this football tactic was wonderfully simple: choose a direction, and everyone moves together, in unison, as a force …

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March Madness in DC

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There are few things that bring America to its feet like the tribal ritual of “March Madness” — mad because everyone has a chance to dream, to hope that this may be the year, the season to remember, the triumph against all odds. The South Carolina Gamecocks out-duke Duke. Villanova is returned to the Main Line from the nation’s cheese capital. Xavier x’s out the Florida State Seminoles. Game after game after heart-stopping game. Although …

The Gotcha Game

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The “gotcha game” is now in full roar in the dawning Age of Trump. In predictable fashion, substantive stories of the day are conceding the stage to tittle-tattle tweets of the moment, diverting our attention from getting things done to guessing who’s the next to be done in. The rumored ties between Trump campaign aides and Russian interlopers. The accelerating intelligence leaks in and beyond the intelligence community. The assault on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, …

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Time to find common ground in Washington

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As the tweets were flying and the critics were pulsating over President Donald Trump’s unprecedented face-to-face with America’s media last week, political partisans turned out in full clamor to alternately praise and condemn the lone warrior who braved the inquisition with unbridled swagger. Whether you cheered or jeered the newfound master of the impromptu, it made for incredible theater, fueled an endless reservoir of stories and commentary, and sparked conversations across the nation about where …