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The stakes on Tuesday

How much has Obama harmed Democrats?

Good for you

Kaci Hickox refused to be bullied.

Think before voting

D.C. home rule is a factor in the elections.

Rand Paul to the rescue?

He may be able to save the GOP brand.

‘We are here’

Jews celebrate their survival in Poland.

A collapse of trust

Democrats are in for a bad Tuesday night.

What would GOP do?

Nothing, really, that you can put your finger on.

Bill Gates’s moment

He plans to make a major announcement.

Saving Hillary from herself

Clinton has a Wall Street problem.

The millennial drift

Young voters feel abandoned by Democrats.

A rising star in Iran?

Ali Shamkhani is emerging as a key figure.

Tunisia’s success story

Democracy has taken root in the nation, unlike Egypt.

5 myths about Halloween

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  • 5 myths about Halloween

    5 myths about Halloween

    Is all that candy really safe?

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  • The Brittany Maynard effect

    The Brittany Maynard effect

    She’s changed the debate on assisted dying.

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  • What a GOP Senate victory means

    What a GOP Senate victory means

    Success in 2016 wouldn’t be a given.

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  • The fantasy of diversity

    The fantasy of diversity

    Children’s stories still remain largely white.

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Outlook & Opinions

Reforming our SWAT teams

Reforming our SWAT teams

The extraordinary capabilities of SWAT teams have become too ordinary.

An entitlement mismatch

An entitlement mismatch

The debt and other factors are slowing the government’s ability to tackle longstanding fiscal problems.

What a GOP Senate victory means

What a GOP Senate victory means

Success in 2016 wouldn’t be a given.

Rehearsing for death

Rehearsing for death

A teacher on the lunacy of lockdown drills.

What makes Berlin Berlin?

What makes Berlin Berlin?

Three books on the people who have shaped and reshaped the city.

Chris Christie’s worst week

Chris Christie’s worst week

His responses to an Ebola nurse and a heckler were less than presidential.

Our record with rebels

Our record with rebels

Foreign policy ‘failures’ can guide today’s decisions.

Iran’s isolation temptation

Iran’s isolation temptation

The country’s hard-liners seem poised to choose national poverty over nuclear disarmament.

5 myths about Halloween

5 myths about Halloween

Is all that candy really safe?

Five myths about the Berlin Wall

Five myths about the Berlin Wall

The Soviets didn’t really want it. And Reagan didn’t cause it to fall.

MLK in East Berlin

MLK in East Berlin

Fifty years ago, he spoke of breaking down walls.

Best state: Wyoming

Best state: Wyoming

The state is ranked top for its business-friendly tax code.

The Washington Post’s endorsements for the 2014 elections

Our choices for contests in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

    PostPartisan

    Democrats are limping to the finish line

    In some of the closest races around the country, the Democrats are desperately attempting to hold on to power.

    Book Reviews