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E.J. Dionne: Ebola, pandering and courage in Massachusetts

BOSTON — Seth Moulton, an Iraq veteran and Democratic congressional candidate on Massachusetts' North Shore, has done something with little pr…

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George F. Will: McConnell would lead Senate like Mansfield

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parli…

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George F. Will: Football franchise tackled by the language police

WASHINGTON — Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust, and prompts j…

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Robert J. Samuelson: Women workers join America's top 1%

WASHINGTON — Everyone knows that economic inequality has increased dramatically since the 1970s, and this has created a new cottage industry: …

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David Ignatius: Growing pressure on Obama to escalate war in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON — As fighters from the Islamic State surge toward control of Anbar Province in western Iraq and the border town of Kobane in Syria,…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: A Tar Heel rebellion against rightwing reaction

BURLINGTON, N.C. — The clergy gathered in the second-floor conference room at the First Baptist Church here were pondering whether this midter…

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George F. Will: Likeable Christie prepares for possible presidential run

NEWARK, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie could be forgiven if he had chips on both shoulders as big as those shoulders. This year, the first of his …

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David Ignatius: Is White House talent infusion in the works?

WASHINGTON — Presidents often need new energy and talent to refurbish their second terms. George W. Bush opted for such a shake-up in 2006 and…

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Guest View: 320 days plus -- my battle with cancer

Guest View: 320 days plus -- my battle with cancer

On Dec. 9, 2013, I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, an aggressive form of blood cancer.

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George F. Will: Obama needs Congress to approve this war

WASHINGTON — The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagrati…

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George F. Will: Scotland's epic vote could change Union Jack

George F. Will: Scotland's epic vote could change Union Jack

WASHINGTON — Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various haggis recipes, but basically it is …

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Ask the judge: Let's try to de-mystify District Court

My new column called “Ask the Judge” will initially run monthly, but may appear more or less depending on the interest. The premise is simple:…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama's new politics of foreign policy

WASHINGTON — Over the last decade, Americans' views on foreign policy have swung sharply from support for intervention to a profound mistrust …

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David Ignatius: The advantage of America's reluctant warrior

WASHINGTON — President Obama certainly didn't go looking for another war in the Middle East. Indeed, he contorted himself almost to the breaki…

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David Ignatius: Obama stepping warily onto the battlefield

WASHINGTON — For President Obama, this is gut-check time on Iraq. He is moving the nation back onto a pitiless battlefield, with a war plan th…

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E.J. Dionne Jr: Obama beyond the foreign policy sound bite

WASHINGTON — In 1937, Franklin Roosevelt went to Chicago to give one of the most celebrated speeches of his presidency. Pushing against isolat…

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George F. Will: Does Putin have an eye on Baltic States?

WASHINGTON — The Islamic State is a nasty problem that can be remedied if its neighbors, assisted by the United States, decide to do so. Vladi…

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George F. Will: Building U.S. Navy with mission in mind

WASHINGTON — Russia's ongoing dismemberment of Ukraine and the Islamic State's erasing of Middle Eastern borders have distracted attention fro…

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E.J. Dionne: Democrats tout new health care benefits, not Obamacare

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall’s elections. Karl Rove told us so i…

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Robert J. Samuelson: Do Democrats do economy better? Nope

WASHINGTON — It’s a Democratic campaign consultant’s dream: a study from two respected academic economists concluding that, since the late 194…

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