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If Biden won’t fight China’s importing of Iranian oil, Congress should

The Chinese Communist Party and President Xi Jinping know that supporting Iran is good for Beijing and bad for the United States.
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The cowardice of Senate Republicans blocking a qualified Muslim’s confirmation

If Republicans believe Dilawar Syed should not be confirmed, they should show up, vote against him and explain why they are doing so.

Colin Powell, the reluctant warrior

He knew how hard it was to rise in the world, and how easy to fall.

How Colin Powell shouldered the special pride and burden of many Black ‘firsts’

Powell knew that he was always being judged in ways that a White man would not have to endure.

Paternity leave is only for the weak!

Parents ought to leave their child on a mountaintop and go about their lives.

Of all the conservative bans on teaching about racism, the one in Texas is the worst

The discipline of history teaches us to engage with discomforting, distressing ideas without fearing them.

Why have Biden’s approval ratings plummeted? Look to his spending agenda.

Independent voters are turning on him. His domestic spending package is a big reason for that.
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America’s ‘troubled teen industry’ needs reform so kids can avoid the abuse I endured

Some states spend several hundred dollars per child, per day, for “care” that is systemically abusive.
  • 1 day ago

Racial disparities may be emerging in breakthrough infections. We must track them better.

The lack of complete data is unacceptable.
  • 1 day ago

Urban myths about economics have taken root — and the cost is high

"Small businesses drive job creation" and other falsehoods still drive policymaking, even though they've been contradicted.
  • 1 day ago

Supreme Court term limits wouldn’t solve anything

Lifetime tenure is a strength of the high court. Ending that would do more harm than good.
  • 2 days ago

It’s strange Superman was ever straight to begin with

The hero's new direction has some critics — and they get some things right.
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States must stop letting the ultrawealthy dodge taxes — and the law

South Dakota and others enable corruption with their trust rules.

In Belarus, a social media post can be a ticket to prison

The country's leader, Alexander Lukashenko, is descending to new depths of repression.

Steve Bannon’s defiance of the Jan. 6 committee is just his latest con

Pardoned once, he now seeks to flout Congress and get away with it.

Why the U.S. refusal to tax carbon creates a windfall for Saudi Arabia and Russia

As Western governments and oil companies ramp down production, the state-owned giants of Saudi Arabia and Russia seek to seize market share. A carbon tax could stop them.
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A vaccine mandate for Montgomery County employees isn’t that simple

Proposing a mandate with no consultation with anyone responsible for delivering critical services is irresponsible.
  • Oct 12

Virginia school boards can dismiss the loud voices

Though many people have been frustrated over the profound educational challenges posed by the pandemic, only a small minority objects to the paths their local school districts have taken in response to this once-in-a-century crisis.
  • Oct 8

Virginians deserve to hear the truth about qualified immunity

Both candidates for governor got the issue wrong at their debate.
  • Oct 8

D.C. lawyers must step up during the eviction crisis

Most lawyers pride themselves on upholding high ideals of equality and fairness under the law. If ever there were a time for them to labor in service to these principles, that moment is now.
  • Oct 8
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