Columnist E.J. Dionne sees an urgent need to repeal "Stand Your Ground" laws. They are, he wrote in a Washington Post piece, the result of political pressures brought by the National Rifle Association on politicians who "ought to know better but are too petrified by the NRA to confront it."
Regular readers of Michael Gerson's column in the Washington Post know he usually tackles timely issues in politics, religion, foreign policy and global health and development. Recently, he dealt with what may be an even more challenging — and personal — issue: the difficulties of dieting.
I've been curious about a question I haven't heard in the stories about U.S. Secret Service agents misbehaving before President Obama's arrival at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. Why were world leaders meeting in a place with legalized prostitution anyway?
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