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The GOP stumbles, again

Republicans discover it’s not easy to run Congress.

Sacrificing Sarah Palin

The GOP used her, then tossed her aside.

Mission unaccomplished

Despite Obama’s words, the debt still looms.

The lesson from Yemen

Security assistance doesn’t work in weak states.

A progressive path

Obama’s veto pen can move the U.S. forward.

Drones, a U.S. tradition

Obama’s administration is no outlier.

An immigration minefield

Republicans are treading hazardous ground.

Netanyahu’s contempt

His actions could harm support for Israel.

Hillary stands alone

A Democratic nomination is hers, if she wants.

The economy’s wild card

Other nations’ troubles could slow U.S. growth.

Cozying up to dictators

Obama’s risky strategy to combat terrorism.

The new culture wars

Today it’s about how we define ourselves.

False hope in Syria

(Bulent Kilic / AFP/Getty Images)

  • False hope in Syria

    False hope in Syria

    A small victory exposes the lack of a strategy.

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  • Secrecy on lethal injections

    Secrecy on lethal injections

    This is not the way to react to botched executions.

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  • A progressive path

    A progressive path

    Obama’s veto pen can move the U.S. forward.

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  • Shifting the risk

    Shifting the risk

    The dark side to the “sharing economy”.

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PostPartisan

Revised CBO outlook shows the ‘damage’ wrought by Obamacare

The damage? I know folks think I live on another planet, but the one I live on doesn’t support that assertion. At all.

Outlook & Opinions

What ‘American Sniper’ missed

What ‘American Sniper’ missed

The man behind the gun.

Ensuring nuclear security

Ensuring nuclear security

The United States and Russia must repair their partnership.

How OCD takes over your life

How OCD takes over your life

When your thoughts become fears and your fears become obsessions.

I pushed my students to read

I pushed my students to read

I wish they could have been playing.

An interview with Turkey’s PM

An interview with Turkey’s PM

Ahmet Davutoglu on Paris terrorism, Syria and the Islamic State.

Terrorism’s weak spot

Terrorism’s weak spot

Take hope away from the extremists by defeating the Islamic State.

Technocrats to the rescue

Technocrats to the rescue

The recovery, brought to you by a close study of history.

5 myths about presidential travel

5 myths about presidential travel

Are host countries happy about it? And how much does it cost?

Rep. Ellmers’s worst week

Rep. Ellmers’s worst week

The Republican picked a bad time to object to an antiabortion bill.

Do corrupt governments breed violence?

Do corrupt governments breed violence?

Review of “Thieves of State” by Sarah Chayes.

(Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

Who had the worst
year in Washington?

President Obama wins, again. Also check out the runners-up.

Book Reviews