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An alternative to ALEC

Progressives should follow a conservative idea.

Kerry’s Gaza blunder

His push for a cease-fire is a huge mistake.

Blaming the victims

The world exonerates those attacking Israel.

GOP’s scary ideology

“They’re allowing people to die to prove a point.”

Spinning their wheels

Republicans are absent on immigration reform.

A dangerous retreat

We’re seeing the effects of U.S. disengagement.

Ryan’s stale ideas

His latest anti-poverty proposal again falls short.

Dodd-Frank’s flaw

The law makes us more vulnerable in a crisis.

Russia buys its way in

Moscow targets politically connected E.U. firms.

Bowser’s bright future

The D.C. mayor’s race is hers to lose.

Another doctor senator?

Oregon’s Monica Wehby has a shot at the Senate.

The vacant presidency

Obama seems to believe in his strategy of passivity.

A right to a sick day

(Mike Blake / Reuters)

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    A right to a sick day

    Healthy workers are better workers.

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  • A political cast of mind

    A political cast of mind

    Could the GOP be the party of reform?

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  • The Kremlin’s mouthpieces

    The Kremlin’s mouthpieces

    Journalists who finally fess up to lying for Moscow don’t deserve admiration.

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  • A missed opportunity

    A missed opportunity

    Obama could have stopped the Islamic State.

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PostPartisan

John Boehner refuses to definitively rule out impeachment

A surefire way to stop the impeachment talk is for the House speaker to repeat after Nancy Pelosi: ‘Impeachment is off the table.’

Outlook & Opinions

Help those who helped us

Help those who helped us

The United States must extend its visa program for Afghans and Iraqis.

It’s now or never for blue crabs

It’s now or never for blue crabs

Scarce now in the Chesapeake, the crabs need our help now.

Couch potato athletes

Couch potato athletes

Why it’s hard to stay active after competition ends.

Five myths about equal pay

The real reasons women make less than men.

Sen. Walsh’s worst week

Sen. Walsh’s worst week

Accused of plagiarism, the Montana Democrat had a list of excuses.

The Nicky-Willy telegrams

The Nicky-Willy telegrams

Tsar Nicholas and Kaiser Wilhelm could have prevented WWI.

Immigration, then and now

Immigration, then and now

My dad helped the Poles, Irish and Italians of the early 20th century.

The world is watching North Korea

The world is watching North Korea

Rescuing survivors must be the priority when the gulags are destroyed.

The most gifted liar in intelligence history

The most gifted liar in intelligence history

The elusive motivation of British double agent Kim Philby.

Remember the ‘environment’?

Remember the ‘environment’?

Catastrophic climate change will make some concepts obsolete.

Best state: Virginia

Best state: Virginia

The commonwealth knows how to save money for a rainy day.

I got gored in Pamplona

I got gored in Pamplona

But I will run with the bulls again.

More Opinions

Reason for hope in the Middle East

Reason for hope in the Middle East

The world’s in chaos, but because of John Kerry the outlook in Afghanistan and Iran is better.

It’s not just about the Malaysian flight. Russians are living in an alternate reality.

It’s not just about the Malaysian flight. Russians are living in an alternate reality.

They don’t just have their own ideas. They also have their own facts.

Attacking school standards

Attacking school standards

Teachers unions would sacrifice proven methods to evade accountability.

Ukraine’s critical condition

Ukraine’s critical condition

If the West doesn’t take stronger action now, it might be too late to save the war-torn country.

Book Reviews