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Finding my youth in the EMP Museum

The EMP Museum in Seattle will hit you with a wave of music video history from your youth.

THOMAS: Is Lois Lowry’s ‘The Giver’ a portent of what might be?

“The Giver” is based on the best-selling novel by Lois Lowry, which won the 1994 Newbery Medal. The film has an A-list cast, comprised of Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.

ROBINSON: Israel losing moral high ground

I support Israel. I abhor Hamas. But unleashing such devastating firepower on a tiny, densely crowded enclave in which civilians are trapped — and thus destined to become casualties— is wrong by any reasonable moral standard.

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Climbing a mountain to see a mountain

Count driving up a mountain as one of my least favorite experiences.

THOMAS: No more aid to the Palestinian Authority

There is no moral equivalency between Israel and those who wish to destroy the Jewish state. None. Stopping aid to terrorists would be the best policy option.

THOMAS: Don’t fence me in

At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border.

GFAF, TPOG join forces: Good news for all Georgians

Open government advocacy tools available

A new partnership between the Georgia First Amendment Foundation and the Transparency Project of Georgia is good news for all Georgians.

ROBINSON: Immigration reform needed right now

What should the president and Congress do? The answer could not be more obvious: comprehensive immigration reform. The system is broken. We need to fix it. Now.

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Marking another couple of travel notches

I’m about to make another couple of notches on my figurative travel walking stick.

THOMAS: Constitution, not illegal immigration is ‘central to our way of life’ Constitution, not illegal immigration is ‘central to our way of life’

The easiest solution to “immigration reform” is to first secure the border and then deal with the illegal aliens already here. Polls show the public favors this approach by large majorities. Meanwhile the president makes speeches and seeks to add to his party’s political base, rather than solve the problem.

MARTA: Let the people decide

Editorial

THOMAS: Obama, the arrogrant president

President Obama acts as if elections other than his own don’t matter. His attitude seems to be, “I have the power and the rest of government be damned.”

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Oh, to return to Wimbledon and its ivy

So Wimbledon started this week, and I’ve gotta say I’m missing those hallowed grounds.

THOMAS: The difference between Republicans and Democrats

Republicans should promise that if voters allow them to regain control of all three branches of government, an outside auditor will be named to go through the federal government, recommending to Congress which agencies can be reduced in size or even eliminated. Congress would require itself to accept the auditor’s findings, as with the Defense Base Realignment and Closing Commission, which has been charged with increasing the Defense Department’s efficiency by the realignment and closure of unnecessary U.S. military installations.

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EUGENE ROBINSON: The joy of the World Cup

The world’s game has taken center stage and had many surprises.