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February 22, 2017
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How much do you tip the spy?

You've got to eat at the terrace dining room at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. Not only does it have a wine menu, a food menu and a dessert menu, but you also can get a Situation Room menu.

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Air it out

In an environment where every day has felt like a month and almost every news cycle has something that the media consider a potentially administration-shaking disaster, we finally have something worthy of the perpetually screaming headlines -- a national-security adviser getting fired under a haze of suspicion about his dealings with Russia.

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Imagine life without music

I solemnly promise that we don’t always pick each other’s brains about our columns, but I feel the need to add my two cents’ worth to Joe Inscore’s recent column about appreciating music.

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Lincoln's better words

In the 1950s composer Aaron Copland went to Venezuela to conduct a performance of his Lincoln Portrait, an orchestral piece which features a narrator reading excerpts from some of the great man’s most famous speeches and writings over a typically stirring Coplandic din.

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Posing for history

If Donald Trump’s presidency is unprecedented, so too is the opposition which began even before he had much opportunity to inflict the damage to our constitutional order that the left insists he intends.

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Filling in the blank

House Speaker Jeremy Gillam filed curiously last week what’s called a “shell bill,” or, in this case, a “shell resolution.”

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