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It’s Not Easy to Be Green … in the Desert   

Froma Harrop One can well understand the allure of the American Southwest. Shirtsleeves in February. Natural beauty under a big starry sky. But as the region’s water shortage approaches crisis levels, newcomers — and old-timers — may have to give up the idea that the good life includes a lush green lawn.     Las Vegas isn’t…

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No, Liz Cheney isn’t Abraham Lincoln

Rich Lowry “It’s a slip, not a fall,” Abraham Lincoln said after his loss in his legendary 1858 Illinois Senate contest against Stephen Douglas. Liz Cheney apparently has the same attitude after her nearly 40-point wipeout in her primary the other night. In lieu of a traditional concession speech, the Wyoming congresswoman and daughter of…

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My money is on Merrick

Susan Estrich Mar-a-Lago is the wrong fight for Donald Trump to be in with the attorney general. On one side, Merrick’s, you have the FBI doing its job. And the principle that no one is above the law. On the other, you have a president whose insistence on keeping records he never should have taken…

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A classic anti-Trump frenzy

Byron York Beginning in the months before Donald Trump took office, and extending well into his presidency, the media and political world took a set of vague but serious accusations of wrongdoing involving the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia and created a 24/7 frenzy of talk about secret evidence, potential criminal charges and allegedly grave…

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What about embryos?

Froma Harrop Such is the state of the Republican Party that only eight of its 210 House members voted yes on a bill to protect the right to contraceptives. We’re talking birth control. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican of Washington, denounced the bill as a “Trojan Horse for more abortions.” Start with the obvious. Contraceptives…

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Liz Cheney for President

Susan Estrich Every once in a while, there is someone who stands up for what is right at a huge personal cost. Rep. Liz Cheney did that. She knew that she would pay for opposing the Big Baby of the Republican Party, and she did. That’s how it works in politics. Most Americans may think…

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Dumb question: Is the pro-Biden spin getting out?

Tim Graham Anyone who reads or watches the badly named “mainstream media” knows it carries all the echoes of a Democratic Party messaging service. It’s so efficient that it goads itself into providing happy news for President Joe Biden. For example, CNN media reporter Brian Stelter tweeted, “Congress is passing major, and often bipartisan, bills.…

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The Lawyer’s Lawyer 

Susan Estrich Bert Fields was, as The New York Times put it, the “lawyer to the stars” — from Dustin Hoffman to Warren Beatty to Tom Cruise to John Travolta, not to mention industry heavyweights like Jeffrey Katzenberg. In Hollywood, he was almost as famous as his clients.      He was also my lawyer.     And…

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