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George F. Will: Keystone opposition shows Obama's incompetence

WASHINGTON — Not since the multiplication of the loaves and fishes near the Sea of Galilee has there been creativity as miraculous as that of …

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Poor pay more: How government helps the 1%

WASHINGTON — You may think that government takes a lot of money from the wealthy and gives it to poor people. You might also assume that the r…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Community colleges getting presidential push

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Community colleges getting presidential push

WASHINGTON — Permit me to declare my bias: I came to revere community colleges for very personal reasons and learned to admire them because th…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: The far right's distorted idea of 'governance'

E.J. Dionne Jr.: The far right's distorted idea of 'governance'

WASHINGTON — This will be no ordinary Congress, so there are no ordinary ways for judging how effective it will be at governing.

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George F. Will: Read up on historical climate changes

WASHINGTON — We know, because they often say so, that those who think catastrophic global warming is probable and perhaps imminent are exempla…

January 08, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Is the long economic slog over for America?

WASHINGTON — Hello, 2015.

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David Ignatius: What Congress must learn about oil market prices

WASHINGTON — The recent plunge of oil prices to below $50 a barrel offers the same lessons as previous sharp fluctuations: Energy markets work…

January 07, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr: To get good answers, first ask right questions

WASHINGTON — It is a mark of our pluralistic moment that I learned of an old joke among rabbis from the writings of a great Christian scholar,…

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George F. Will: Corker becomes most important foreign policy senator

WASHINGTON — Standing at the intersection of three foreign policy crises and a perennial constitutional tension, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., incoming…

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Robert J. Samuelson: Check out fascinating stats of 2014

WASHINGTON — This is the time when we make lists. The best movies of 2014. The best books. The funniest cartoons. The greatest photos. The mos…

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Robert J. Samuelson: Little long-term progress on US debt, budget reform

WASHINGTON — The Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee issued a fascinating and largely overlooked report the other day highlighting how li…

December 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Republican state AG's will keep suing to restrain Obama

OKLAHOMA CITY — Scott Pruitt enjoyed owning a AAA baseball team here, but he is having as much fun as Oklahoma’s attorney general, and one of …

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama makes big waves as lame duck

WASHINGTON — Politics in a democracy is a team sport that leans heavily on individual high performers. This explains the paradoxical closing o…

December 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Sony attack alerts America to cyber warfare threat

"In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film 'The Interview,' we have decided not to move forward with the…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Everything depends on restoring middle class prosperity

WASHINGTON — Sen. Charles Schumer gave Democrats a talking-to about their obligation to stand up for government's role in helping struggling m…

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David Ignatius: Stronger US, more pragmatic China may avoid conflict

BEIJING — This year began with some Chinese and American foreign policy analysts looking back a century to World War I and wondering if confro…

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Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. health care spending slows, for now

WASHINGTON — Has the monster of exploding health costs finally been slain? After five years of slow spending growth, it's tempting to think so.

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George F. Will: The cheerfulness of comprehensive tax reform

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure …

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Senate report unlikely to prevent repeat of US torture

WASHINGTON — Can we now say with confidence that our government will not use torture again and that Americans in the future will rise up to pr…

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George F. Will: America's plague of overcriminalization

WASHINGTON — By history's frequently brutal dialectic, the good that we call progress often comes spasmodically, in lurches propelled by trage…

December 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

David Ignatius: Necessary public accounting for CIA torture

WASHINGTON — A CIA medical officer who was assigned to monitor the interrogation of an al-Qaida operative named Abu Zubaida sent a message to …

December 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

David Ignatius: House intel panel losing best chairman

WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee, a rare island of bipartisanship in recent years, may soon become a more confrontational arena w…

December 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Views on race split Americans many ways

WASHINGTON — The events in Ferguson, Mo., have actually led to that national conversation on race we regularly recommend to ourselves. But it …

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Robert J. Samuelson: Understanding the great global oil bust of 2014

WASHINGTON — The great oil bust of 2014 is something to behold.

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David Ignatius: Can Sunni politicians counter extremism?

David Ignatius: Can Sunni politicians counter extremism?

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's slow campaign against the Islamic State takes a small step forward this week as a leading Sunni politi…

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