Michael Barone / Politics

ATTENTION MICHAEL BARONE EDITORS: THERE IS A MANDATORY CORRECTION TO BE MADE TO THE COLUMN TRANSMITTED FOR RELEASE TUESDAY, DEC. 23. THE LAST SENTENCE OF THE 5TH GRAF HAS BEEN CORRECTED TO READ "The California Legislature has passed a 'yes means yes' law requiring express consent at each stage of sexual encounters, with similar effects." THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION. -- CREATORS SYNDICATE

The Rape on Campus Epidemic

The total discrediting of Rolling Stone's story on rape at the University of Virginia has shined a light on one of the least palatable features of American life: the so-called epidemic of rape on campus.

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Jeb and Hillary: Dynastic Politics in America?

Earlier this week, Jeb Bush announced he was setting up a political committee to explore a presidential candidacy. Hillary Clinton has been exploring a presidential candidacy for months and perhaps years. Polls show Clinton with a wide lead for ...

What 2014 Means for 2016

The defeat of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu by Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy in last weekend's Louisiana runoff ends an election year that has been very successful for Republicans -- and has implications for 2016. Some observations:

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Clinton's Stock Declining in Futures Market

Is the market in Hillary Clinton futures collapsing? Quite possibly so.

A year ago Clinton seemed likely to become the next president. Presumably she and her husband had not yet started to call themselves, Bush style, 42 and 45. But she had an ...