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The White House jumper

The public pays for the Secret Service’s mistakes.

The GOP’s big task

Can anyone transform the party’s appeal in 2016?

Obama goes off script

America wasn’t prepared for this.

Kerry fails his own test

It’s no wonder he’s having trouble rounding up allies.

No ‘imaginary Indians’

Our incomplete version of history masks a real slur.

The mystifying election

What looked to be a GOP slam dunk isn’t any longer.

Next economic surprise?

Slower growth is a reality, but how much slower?

Pay them to vote?

A perfectly awful idea out of Los Angeles.

A warning from Scotland

Europe’s elites need to be paying attention.

A two-year gridlock?

Two ideas on how to move forward.

Plagued by corruption

D.C. has more than finances to worry about.

The jihadi logic

The U.S. must make the Islamic State pay.

A new battlefield

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  • A new battlefield

    A new battlefield

    The Islamic State fight goes into Syria.

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  • The big climate gamble

    The big climate gamble

    Public pressure is our best hope.

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  • Our children’s shrinking share

    Our children’s shrinking share

    Less government money is going to kids.

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  • Hurt by Facebook’s name policy

    Hurt by Facebook’s name policy

    Mandating legal names is disrespectful.

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PostPartisan

The perils of underestimating the enemy’s ‘will’

Old studies of the Vietcong make haunting reading now as the Obama administration plans its war against the Islamic State.

Outlook & Opinions

Christianity in Iraq is finished

Christianity in Iraq is finished

Time to face the truth and help the refugees.

The wrong reaction to Ebola

The wrong reaction to Ebola

Yes, there is an Ebola crisis, but the West is ignoring the story of Africans.

Five myths about the NFL

Five myths about the NFL

From concussions to arrests to socialism.

‘The West Wing’ changed me

‘The West Wing’ changed me

Fifteen years after it began, the show still has an impact on people.

Joe Biden’s worst week

Joe Biden’s worst week

Four gaffes in four days? Even for the vice president, that’s impressive.

How the GOP lost its empathy

How the GOP lost its empathy

Will the party return to its progressive roots?

A delay of climate change

A delay of climate change

Trees offer a way to soak up carbon until we get serious about finding long-term solutions.

Iran remains our biggest challenge

Iran remains our biggest challenge

The U.S. should not align with a regime so opposed to our ideals.

The drone that started it all

The drone that started it all

Richard Whittle traces the history of the Predator drone from its slow beginnings to its ultimate success.

Sturm und drang

Sturm und drang

The burden, and blessing, of my German heritage.

Best state: Montana

Best state: Montana

Experts say its tax system is the nation’s fairest.

Credible conspiracy theorists

Credible conspiracy theorists

Questioning JFK’s assassination is not crazy.

Book Reviews