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  1. The Constitution, democracy and understanding our divisions

    In a 2006 interview, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is 'basically about' one word 'democracy' that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence.

  2. Who says geography is destiny?

    Igor Stravinsky, the Russian composer, said of Poland, perilously positioned between Russia and Germany: '

  3. Welfare state aggravates inequality in U.S.

    Someone who is determined to disbelieve something can manage to disregard an Everest of evidence for it. So Barack Obama will not temper his enthusiasm for increased equality with lucidity about the government's role in exacerbating inequality.

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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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