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Faulty logic on Cuba

What Obama gets wrong about democracy’s path.

An ominous hack

A lesson in our growing vulnerability.

The duck that roared

Obama shows he’ll use all the power he still has.

The worst Congress ever

A historically dysfunctional session.

A chipper White House

Obama has reasons to be upbeat.

An Oklahoma warrior

Scott Pruitt is lighting fuses in the state.

Naughty or nice?

Who deserves a lump of coal this year?

Caving to North Korea

We have sent terrorists a dangerous message.

Fighting the lone wolf

Domestic terrorism can be fed from abroad.

Obama’s new footing

With two years left, he seems free to govern.

A win for Cuba’s people

Obama’s historic opening is long overdue.

Rubio’s Cuba fury

The senator wants to block Obama’s plans.

Texas vs. free speech

The state takes on the First Amendment.

Going fuzzy on Cuba

President Obama’s vague project.

The Schumer plan

He gave Dems a lesson on the middle class.

Two Egypts

(Christophe Ena / AP)

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    Two Egypts

    It’s open for business but not for reform.

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    Teens behind bars

    Congress should act on their mistreatment.

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    Hollywood gets treated like Israel

    Finally the president turns on his biggest fans.

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    A fool’s errand in Turkey

    The media crackdown threatens democracy.

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(Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

Who had the worst
year in Washington?

President Obama wins, again. Also check out the runners-up.

Outlook & Opinions

Schools’ December dilemma

Schools’ December dilemma

To celebrate or not to celebrate religious holidays?

The damage Rolling Stone has done

The damage Rolling Stone has done

Editor Will Dana needs to resign from the magazine.

How will Cuba define itself now?

How will Cuba define itself now?

Seeing America as its enemy was crucial to its identity.

The Obamas’ holiday letter

The Obamas’ holiday letter

What a year it was.

Best state: Hawaii

Best state: Hawaii

Say aloha to America’s healthiest population.

Here’s what Cuba needs, Obama

Here’s what Cuba needs, Obama

A letter from a slain dissident’s child.

Restoring Jesus’s Jewish background

Restoring Jesus’s Jewish background

James Carroll urges Christians to reexamine Jesus’s identity.

Calming our racial outrage

Calming our racial outrage

Congress should work together to mend our justice systems.

Five myths about gas taxes

Five myths about gas taxes

What are they for? And is it a good idea to increase them?

Sen. Menendez’s worst week

Sen. Menendez’s worst week

From outrage over Cuba to a report of favors for an Ecuadorean donor.

Book Reviews