Taking account of 2014

OPINION | People should be accountable for what they write.


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  • Player of the Week: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is hoping 2014 will be a lot better than 2013.

  • Player of the Week: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been trying to iron out a budget deal with his counterpart in the upper chamber, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

  • Player of the Week: Immigration activists

    Proponents of the Senate-passed immigration reform bill are attempting to put pressure on House Republican leaders to act.

    But it is not clear that the House will pass any immigration or border-security measures this Congress.

    Fast for Families, a...

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  • Anti-fracking fringe

    The Hill contributor Erik Molvar contends that the vote to ban drilling in Denton, Texas, is indicative of a broader trend of communities rejecting fracking (“Fracking loses an election deep in the heart of Texas,” Nov. 20). But a talking point is only as good as the facts that support it, and...

  • Congress failing its constituents

    This Congress has had all year to formulate and pass a federal spending budget. Instead of acting in session during the course of the year, as any semblance of responsibility would require, this crew was off somewhere on their little junket trips at taxpayer expense doing something who knows...

  • Promoting diversity isn’t trying to stifle free speech

    Who wants to “stifle” free speech on campus, and who wants to protect it? In their Nov. 21 op-ed on The Hill’s Congress Blog (“Stifling of free speech on campus”), Sondra Hale and Bekah Wolf criticize the Louis D. Brandeis Center’s efforts to ensure that federally funded Title VI outreach...

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