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    Rogin, Lake: Democrats in a trap on Netanyahu Speech

    Caught between their party loyalty to President Barack Obama and the popularity of Israel in Congress, most Senate Democrats refuse to say whether they will attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress next week.

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    Samuelson: Family-friendly politics

    If you’re wondering what the 2016 presidential election will be about, here’s one dark-horse possibility: the family-friendly workplace. As millions of Americans struggle to balance family and job demands, proposals requiring paid maternity leave and emergency sick leave have an obvious...

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    Friedman: ISIS heads to Rome

    The Italians got this one right. Last week, The Washington Post’s Adam Taylor helpfully collected tweets that Italians put out after a murderous video issued by the Islamic State, or ISIS, warned: “Today we are south of Rome,” one militant said. “We will conquer Rome ...

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    Robert Ariail

    Be sure to check back frequently at thestate.com/opextra for Robert Ariail’s latest cartoons. You can find previous cartoons here. His South Carolina cartoons are included inside TheBuzz.

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    Thursday letters: GOP opposition to Obama natural

    I don’t normally respond to radical leftist letters, but Anthony DiStefano’s (“Blaming Obama won’t excuse GOP,” Jan. 30) was beyond the pale; to imply that columnist Jay Ambrose is biased and that he is not is ludicrous.

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    Will: Reversing course in Illinois

    The most portentous election of 2014, which gave the worst-governed state its first Republican governor in 12 years, has initiated this century’s most intriguing political experiment. Illinois has favored Democratic presidential candidates by an average of 16 points in the last six elections...

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    Milbank: Scott Walker stoops to pander

    “I don’t know.”

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    Parker: The love litmus test

    Republicans seem ceaselessly enamored of litmus tests, but the newest one — Do you believe President Obama loves America? — makes birthers seem witty.

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    Rubin: Important to correctly define ISIS threat

    How much do words matter in fighting ISIS?

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    Blow: Who loves America?

    We have arrived at the point where the utter tedium and desperation of personal attacks against President Barack Obama about his life story and his loyalty are no longer news. The histrionics have shed their ability to shock. Most right-minded Americans — ethically speaking, not ideologically...

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