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Mark Shields: William Faulkner and the Republican future

If history is a semi-reliable guide, then 2014 ought to be a pretty good year for Republicans.

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SHIELDS: Obama vs. the Caymen Islands

Barack Obama has never minced words about the Cayman Islands.

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Mark Shields: Washington snobbery distracts from the real issues

Edward Snowden has been relentlessly attacked by Washington pundits and politicians for one, unforgivable offense: He did not graduate from high school.

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Mark Shields: Beware the leader without friends who can tell him unpleasant truths

Mo Udall was never able to convince himself -- unlike basically every other presidential candidate can -- that the very survival of the Western World depended upon his winning the White House.

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Mark Shields: Obama's second term pitfalls

The president who benefits from personally giving the green light to Navy SEAL Team 6 will also be held accountable for the wrongful acts of his appointees.

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Mark Shields: The language of American politics and Internet tax evasion

To listen to the language of American political campaigns, you could reasonably conclude that "big" is bad and "small" is good.

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SHIELDS: The gun lobby and state's rights

Florida wants to license individuals to be able to legally carry concealed firearms in public places.

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Mark Shields: Honeymoon for a pope

Pope Francis, less than a month in office, is enjoying what could be called a real political honeymoon.

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Mark Shields: A war with no victors

The United States 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq was indeed a war with no victors.

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Mark Sheilds: Am I being grumpy?

Let me stipulate at the outset: I do not qualify for any youth movement.

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Mark Shields: Can this marriage be saved?

The Great Public Squabble of 2013 may not be helping the nation. But it is manifestly hurting the Republican Party.


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