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Bumbling on Iran

No wonder Netanyahu is going to Congress.

The economy’s wild card

Other nations’ troubles could slow U.S. growth.

Cozying up to dictators

Obama’s risky strategy to combat terrorism.

The new culture wars

Today it’s about how we define ourselves.

Boko Haram’s mission

It’s about religious fundamentalism.

Obama’s swagger

He’ll have more to crow about soon.

A GOP ‘sanity caucus’ ?

Republicans depart from business as usual.

Bernie Sanders’s hurdles

He should soften his criticism of rich donors.

Iran’s emerging empire

Tehran’s quest to dominate the Arab world.

What’s the GOP thinking?

Republicans’ abortion vote was a fiasco.

The GOP comes around

Republicans are now talking about the poor.

‘Keep calm and carry on’

A four-part strategy to combat radical Islam.

Abortion bait-and-switch

The GOP’s latest offensive in the culture wars.

No more illusions

Obama accepts the truth about Republicans.

An entitlement epidemic

The danger of our expanding welfare state.

Reagan and Volcker

Setting the historical record straight, part two.

The beer bellwether

(J.M. Hirsch / AP)

  • The beer bellwether

    The beer bellwether

    Clear signs of the recovery are on tap.

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  • Unprepared for Metro’s smoke

    Unprepared for Metro’s smoke

    Safety agencies aren’t ready for big threats.

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  • Cutting emissions the smart way

    Cutting emissions the smart way

    Let the market drive compliance.

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  •  Reconciling police and civilians

    Reconciling police and civilians

    Trust begins with being good to each other.

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Palin can’t be ‘serious’ about 2016

Palin knew nothing when she was almost a heartbeat away from the presidency. She has done nothing in the intervening six years to change that.

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