Monday, March 14, 2011
THE DISPIRITING national debate over immigration has departed Washington for the time being and alighted mostly in state capitals. In many of them, Republicans have led a charge - mostly unsuccessful - to enact Arizona-style enforcement crackdowns based on the whimsical idea that undocumented...
THE POLITICS of free trade have never been easy for President Obama - and they appear to be getting harder. Mr. Obama wants congressional ratification of a tariff-slashing deal with South Korea, revising it recently to meet the objections of the U.S. auto industry and labor unions.
IN NOVEMBER, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly stood before an audience in St. Louis and spoke from the heart about the disconnect between the lives and experiences of members of the U.S. military - and those of the civilians they are defending. The armed forces are at war and have been for a...
You'd be hard-pressed to find a greater contrast last week in the Middle East than Libya and Morocco. While the bloodbath continued in Libya, Morocco was a different story. Libyans were fighting for their lives; Moroccans were listening to an unusual speech, in which King Mohammed VI promised...
The Supreme Court operates with almost no rules to guide - or constrain - behavior. But why should it be subject to lesser ethics standards than lower courts?
E.J. Dionne Jr.
"We're broke." You can practically break a search engine if you start looking around the Internet for those words. They're used repeatedly with reference to our local, state and federal governments, almost always to make a case for slashing programs - and, lately, to go after public-employee unions....
Ever since Tunisian fruit seller Mohammed Bouazizi set himself ablaze days ago, the Arab uprising has been a mutating virus. That is why Moammar Gaddafi - who has set Libya ablaze - has become so important.
Robert J. Samuelson
Here's a question about the Mideast turmoil for future historians: How much did food inflation contribute? We know some basic facts. Middle East countries import 50 percent or more of their wheat, a staple food for many. Beginning in mid-2010, world grain prices exploded. At $8.56 a bushel in...
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