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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Everything depends on restoring middle class prosperity

WASHINGTON — Sen. Charles Schumer gave Democrats a talking-to about their obligation to stand up for government's role in helping struggling m…

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David Ignatius: Stronger US, more pragmatic China may avoid conflict

BEIJING — This year began with some Chinese and American foreign policy analysts looking back a century to World War I and wondering if confro…

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Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. health care spending slows, for now

WASHINGTON — Has the monster of exploding health costs finally been slain? After five years of slow spending growth, it's tempting to think so.

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George F. Will: The cheerfulness of comprehensive tax reform

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure …

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Senate report unlikely to prevent repeat of US torture

WASHINGTON — Can we now say with confidence that our government will not use torture again and that Americans in the future will rise up to pr…

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George F. Will: America's plague of overcriminalization

WASHINGTON — By history's frequently brutal dialectic, the good that we call progress often comes spasmodically, in lurches propelled by trage…

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David Ignatius: Necessary public accounting for CIA torture

WASHINGTON — A CIA medical officer who was assigned to monitor the interrogation of an al-Qaida operative named Abu Zubaida sent a message to …

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David Ignatius: House intel panel losing best chairman

WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee, a rare island of bipartisanship in recent years, may soon become a more confrontational arena w…

December 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Views on race split Americans many ways

WASHINGTON — The events in Ferguson, Mo., have actually led to that national conversation on race we regularly recommend to ourselves. But it …

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Robert J. Samuelson: Understanding the great global oil bust of 2014

WASHINGTON — The great oil bust of 2014 is something to behold.

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David Ignatius: Can Sunni politicians counter extremism?

David Ignatius: Can Sunni politicians counter extremism?

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's slow campaign against the Islamic State takes a small step forward this week as a leading Sunni politi…

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George F. Will: Congress must stand up to vainest president

WASHINGTON — America’s Newtonian Constitution might again function according to Madisonian expectations if a provoked Congress regains its spi…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama should defend middle class against imperial Congress

WASHINGTON — President Obama issued a veto threat last week against a corporate tax-cutting orgy that promised the world to many powerful inte…

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David Ignatius: West's sanctions continue while Iranian nuke talks at impasse

David Ignatius: West's sanctions continue while Iranian nuke talks at impasse

WASHINGTON — The Iran nuclear talks defy easy comparison: But think of a labor negotiation where it's too costly for workers to go on strike o…

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Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. privatizes huge chunk of welfare benefits

WASHINGTON — We Americans pride ourselves on not having a "welfare state." We're not like Europeans. We're more individualistic and self-relia…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama spotlights GOP contradictions on immigration reform

WASHINGTON — Stay wide awake in the coming weeks. This is a historic moment when all of the divisions, misunderstandings and hatreds of Presid…

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Robert J. Samuelson: How much will U.S.-China deal help ease climate change?

WASHINGTON — The United States-China agreement on climate change is a huge political triumph, possibly “historic,” as its supporters say. Whet…

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David Ignatius: Beijing summit delivered more than expected for U.S.

WASHINGTON — The photograph from Beijing was as carefully arranged as a display of Ming china: Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping discussi…

November 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Scaliacare: Supreme conservatives intervene again

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders in the House and Senate have made clear that they'll deploy every weapon in the legislative arsenal to repeal …

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David Ignatius: What will be different in Iraq War III?

David Ignatius: What will be different in Iraq War III?

WASHINGTON — As the United States advances into its third war in Iraq in a quarter-century, it's important to have a mental checklist to asses…

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