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  1. The curse of judicial minimalism

    Even when Supreme Court decisions are unanimous, the justices can be fiercely divided about fundamental matters, as was demonstrated by two 9-0 rulings last week. One overturned a Massachusetts law restricting speech near abortion clinics.

  2. In Washington, what's in a name?

    Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington NFL football team because it considers the team's name derogatory, lives on a reservation where Navajos root for the Red Mesa High Sc

  3. Mississippi votes its appetite

    Chris McDaniel, 41, is the flawed paladin of the tea party persuasion who in Mississippi's Republican Senate primary failed to wrest the nomination from the faltering hands of six-term incumbent Thad Cochran.

  4. How to stop a lawless president?

    What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls 'taming the prince' making executive power compatible with democracy's abhorrence of arbitrary power has been a perennial problem of modern politics.

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George Will, who has written a column for the Washington Post since 1974, won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977. He writes a column for Newsweek, is a contributing analyst with ABC News and has been a regular member of ABC's "This Week" show since 1981. Will, who was born in 1941, taught political philosophy at Michigan State University.

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