The Post’s View
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Editorials represent the views of The Washington Post as an institution, as determined through debate among members of the editorial board. The board includes: Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt; Deputy Editorial Page Editor Jackson Diehl; Jo-Ann Armao, who specializes in education and District affairs; Jonathan Capehart, who focuses on national politics; Lee Hockstader, who writes about political and other issues affecting Virginia and Maryland; Charles Lane, who concentrates on economic policy, trade and globalization; Stephen Stromberg, who specializes in energy, the environment, public health and other federal policy; and editorial cartoonist Tom Toles. Op-ed editor Michael Larabee also takes part in board discussions. The board highlights issues it thinks are important and responds to news events, mindful of stands it has taken in previous editorials and principles that have animated Post editorial boards over time. Articles in the news pages sometimes prompt ideas for editorials, but every editorial is based on original reporting. News reporters and editors never contribute to editorial board discussions, and editorial board members don’t have any role in news coverage.

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Shake-up in the House of Saud

Shake-up in the House of Saud

The king’s action will bolster the dynasty and hinder liberalization.

Making polio history

Making polio history

Pakistan is the last frontier for this terrible disease.

Congressional meddling in District affairs

Congressional meddling in District affairs

The House steps in in a way it hasn’t in 23 years. D.C. residents should worry.

A shift on the ground in Syria

A shift on the ground in Syria

As Bashar al-Assad’s regime suffers setbacks, the U.S. remains on the sidelines.