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She’s not Eric Holder

GOP’s case against Loretta Lynch falls apart.

Bud Selig’s legacy

The baseball commissioner is retiring.

Obama’s 529 fiasco

The debacle offers some broader lessons.

Loyal to the Patriots

New England is my team. No apologies.

Another GOP stumble

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 won’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.

Germany, pay it forward

(Lefteris Pitarakis / AP)

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    Germany, pay it forward

    Berlin has forgotten past fiscal lessons.

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  • Nearly free, but no degree

    Nearly free, but no degree

    Obama’s college proposal is no panacea.

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  • Fleeing Boko Haram

    Fleeing Boko Haram

    A refugee crisis could destabilize West Africa.

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  • Mitt Romney is in a real bind

    Mitt Romney is in a real bind

    He wants to “rebrand himself” as “authentic”.

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Transparency goes on holiday in Afghanistan

Score another victory for the forces of overclassification in the name of national security.

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