Nigeria points the way toward democracy in a region in which it is scarce
The continent's most populous country just held a vote that was at times chaotic — but still encouraging.By the Editorial Board
Montgomery County should adopt ranked-choice voting. So should everyplace else.
The voting method makes it more likely winners reflect the public's true preferences.By the Editorial Board
The Federal Reserve should not raise interest rates on March 22
The central bank needs to reassure Americans that the banking system is secure.By the Editorial Board
Who’s responsible when ChatGPT goes off the rails? Congress should say.
In governing chatbots and AI assistants, lawmakers should learn the lessons from the internet's beginnings.By the Editorial Board
Put an end to single-family zoning in Arlington
Thumbs up for Arlington County’s plan for greater housing density.By the Editorial Board
Despite protests, Macron-style reforms are needed — and not only in France
The French president faces the same problem as leaders of other industrialized nations: how to push through needed reforms with a rapidly expanding aging population.By the Editorial Board
Ron DeSantis’s pandering on Ukraine is dangerously wrong
“Peace should be the objective,” DeSantis said. Actually, victory should be the objective. That’s the only way to ensure a lasting peace.By the Editorial Board
Social Security needs fixing. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be painful.
The good news: There is still sufficient time before the actuarial day of reckoning to take the necessary measures.By the Editorial Board
Republicans enable voter fraud in the name of fighting it
The ERIC database is falling victim to a misinformation campaign being fanned by Trump. Now a system for fighting voter fraud is in danger of falling apart.By the Editorial Board
10 Saudi judges are charged with treason. They were too ‘lenient.’
Ten Saudi judges stand accused of treason, punishable by death in Saudi Arabia. Their “crime”? They weren’t harsh enough.By the Editorial Board
Head Start centers in community colleges can change the child-care equation
More than 1 in 5 college students are parents. About 1 in 10 are single mothers.By the Editorial Board
California’s abortion-pill grandstanding is self-defeating
States reaching beyond their own borders undermines America’s federal system.By the Editorial Board
No one should be happy about these bank ‘bailouts’
These banks have put profit over prudence.By the Editorial Board
An Oscar win reignites the dream for Russia to be free
The film "Navalny" and its well-deserved Oscar should be a reminder of the enormous stakes for Russia and the world in the calamity of war and dictatorship.By the Editorial Board
For China, arming Russia would be folly
Chinese leader Xi Jinping is considering sending lethal aid to Moscow's forces in Ukraine. That would be a profound mistake.By the Editorial Board
Cut the politics. Phonics is the best way to teach reading.
The reading wars have raged for decades. But there is a conclusive answer: The phonics method works.By the Editorial Board
Virginia finally curbs solitary confinement — but not enough
Virginia’s General Assembly has passed legislation aimed at trying to end the use of punitive solitary confinement in the commonwealth’s prisons.By the Editorial Board
The United States has a debt problem. Biden’s budget won’t solve it.
Stabilizing the debt should be a top priority for President Biden and Congress.By the Editorial Board
Ohio’s senators have a smart, bipartisan plan to fix freight rail
There is an urgency to act. Last weekend, another Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in Ohio.By the Editorial Board
Europe is finally starting to face its threats. It should do more.
If Europe is truly serious about bolstering its own defense, the bloc also needs to invest in developing a coherent foreign policy.By the Editorial Board