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Micek: Bush-appointed judge credits Roberts for standing up to Trump

John E. Jones III doesn’t look or sound much like a rebel. Like a lot of federal judges, he’s given to sober suits, long pauses, and thoughtful and deliberative sentences.

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Micek: A break from the political grind, one album at a time

A friend who works in campaigns recently joked that there ought to be a mandatory, two-week respite from any kind of political talk immediately after Election Day.

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Micek: You didn’t lose the Amazon lottery. You dodged a bullet

So what do Crystal City, Virginia, and Long Island City, New York, have that your city or state doesn’t? Well, everything, as it turns out.

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Micek: Kavanaugh wasn’t on trial. He was interviewing to work for us

Remember that time you got due process in a job interview? Me neither.

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Micek: Trump Jr. rallies the MAGA faithful in Pennsylvania

Donald Trump Jr. had a pretty simple message for the Republican faithful who filled a hotel ballroom here on the final night of summer 2018.

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Micek: All talk, no action: A Republican metaphor

Congressional Republicans continue to abet and excuse Donald Trump’s relentless assaults on democratic norms and the rule of law. But if we were to focus on one particular guy who best embodies that spinelessness, someone who is a veritable metaphor for a party in moral eclipse, I strongly nominate Ben Sasse.

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Micek: 5 recommendations for your Labor Day weekend

With Labor Day weekend closing in with more speed than I’d like to really acknowledge, I can’t turn around these days without someone reminding me of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous admonishment that “life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

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Micek: ‘Wrecked’: Abuse survivors on their connection to church

Years after he was abused by a Catholic priest, Shaun Dougherty uses just one word to describe the state of his faith these days.

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Micek: Under Trump, it’s easy to like Ike

The golf clubs in the laundry room at the rear of Dwight Eisenhower’s farmhouse here are perched and ready, as if the 34th president of the United States might come and fetch them at any moment.

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Micek: The Trump show returns to Pennsylvania

In a test of his election year clout, President Donald Trump returned a familiar electoral battleground recently to try to put one of his biggest supporters over the top in a key U.S. Senate race.

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Micek: New polling shows more trouble for Republicans

In case national Republicans needed another reminder of the power of women at the ballot box, pollsters at Quinnipiac University just handed it to them.