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The jihadi logic

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

Repeating our mistakes

James Clapper’s revelations on the Islamic State.

India’s honeymoon phase

The Indian prime minister may be losing steam.

A path to escalation?

Our Islamic State strategy may risk “mission creep.”

A Benghazi plot twist

Republican Trey Gowdy plays it straight.

Defying the Constitution

Obama is singlehandedly dragging us into war.

For love of Scotland

Why Scots will likely stay part of Great Britain.

Reward workers, not just CEOs

How a new bill would address inequality.

Is the Fed to blame?

They may have inflamed the income gap.

Sanford’s pathetic saga

His ridiculousness knows no bounds.

Steak fry populism

This is not the same Hillary Clinton from 2008.

The GOP’s warhorses

Republican militancy is spreading rapidly.

Aiding and abetting suicide

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  • Aiding and abetting suicide

    Aiding and abetting suicide

    Legal euthanasia’s dangerous message.

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  • Our schools aren’t getting worse

    Our schools aren’t getting worse

    Actually, public education is improving.

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  • Toxic rhetoric on teaching

    Toxic rhetoric on teaching

    A response to Teach for America’s critics.

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  • We created civil asset forfeiture

    We created civil asset forfeiture

    Now the corrupted program must end.

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Iran remains our biggest challenge

Iran remains our biggest challenge

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

Help Iraqi refugees

Help Iraqi refugees

The United States needs to resume the interview process for Iraqis seeking refu­gee status.

Outlook & Opinions

The banner still waves

The banner still waves

A visit to Fort McHenry reminds us of the history behind the anthem.

Bolster the Export-Import Bank

Bolster the Export-Import Bank

We must fight fire with fire to end the latest export credit race.

5 myths about the national anthem

5 myths about the national anthem

“The Star-Spangled Banner” turns 200 this weekend.

Islamic State threat is overstated

Islamic State threat is overstated

Why U.S. airstrikes are a mistake.

He pulled a gun on me. I loved him.

He pulled a gun on me. I loved him.

Why victims stay in violent relationships.

T. rex’s worst week

T. rex’s worst week

The king of dinosaurs faces new competitors for the throne.

Deterring Russia

Deterring Russia

NATO, U.S. must persuade Putin that they will support a Ukrainian fight against further invasion.

Isolationism in disguise

Isolationism in disguise

Sen. Marco Rubio says Obama’s foreign policy has put us at risk.

My illness isn’t glamorous

My illness isn’t glamorous

Hollywood shouldn’t romanticize ill teens.

The ups and downs of a ’70s icon

The ups and downs of a ’70s icon

In “Daring,” Gail Sheehy recounts her life as a journalist, author of “Passages” and celebrity A-lister.

Best state: North Dakota

Best state: North Dakota

It runs its elections better than any other state, a survey finds.

Five myths about ALS

Five myths about ALS

The illness behind the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Book Reviews