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Monday, December 6, 2021

We Can All Sleep Safer Tonight

From Texas comes news that the state House has passed a bill to take the rah-rah out of “overtly sexually suggestive” cheerleading. There is only one meaning to be taken from this development: That most social ills have been eliminated in the Lone Star State and now lawmakers can concentrate on curbing the indecent use of pompoms.

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A Lost Monument to Civility

Lloyd Cutler was a collegial bipartisan in a capital city that has degenerated into Hate City, where the politics now run the gamut from mean to down-and-dirty.

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First Ready to Go Nuclear

Under pressure to act by the White House and social conservatives, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Tuesday he will start calling for up-or-down votes on President Bush’s stalled judicial nominees as soon as next week.

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Reid Tries Civility

In an institution that prides itself as a last bastion of civility, the Senate’s new Democratic leader has on occasion turned to playground taunts and name-calling in his four-month tenure.

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Court Upholds Secrecy for Cheney Task Force

Vice President Dick Cheney doesn’t have to disclose the advice his energy task force got from the industry, an appeals court ruled Tuesday in what probably was a final blow to a politically charged lawsuit over public access to White House decision making.

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Chafee Supports Bolton…Reluctantly

One of the moderate Republicans who has been wavering on the nomination of John R. Bolton to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday he will reluctantly support the embattled nominee.

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