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George F. Will: For GOP, re-evaluation time

WASHINGTON — The morning after, at breakfast at the Republicans' Capitol Hill Club, Virginia Rep. Robert Goodlatte was, as befits one of Washington's grown-ups, measured in his reaction to what 36,120 Virginia voters did the day before. It would, he says, be wise "to take a step back and a d…

June 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: What's contributing to the stay-put society?

WASHINGTON — One disturbing trend of recent decades is the decline in Americans’ geographic mobility. We pride ourselves on being a get-up-and-go people. In particular, we see ourselves as willing to move for opportunity. If there aren’t jobs here, we’ll go there. Our “flexibility” is repute…

May 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne: Democrats must find key to 2014

CHICAGO — The Democrats' biggest strategic challenge in maintaining control of the U.S. Senate involves motivating the party's base while simultaneously attracting swing and even Republican voters in contests being waged in conservative states.

April 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Why immigration reform matters to GOP

WASHINGTON — Distilled to their discouraging essence, Republicans’ reasons for retreating from immigration reform reflect waning confidence in American culture and in the political mission only Republicans can perform — restoring America’s economic vigor. Without this, the nation will have a…

February 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: GOP harming itself on immigration issue

The Republican Party is hurting itself by taking immigration reform off the table. Recently, the Republican leadership announced that it was killing any possibility of immigration reform during this midterm election year. This runs counter to the party’s desire to court the Latino vote — a g…

February 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Minimum-wage goal may be a mirage

WASHINGTON — This minimum wage business is tricky. On its face, raising the minimum seems an easy way to fight poverty. Just pay low-wage workers more. After all, some scholarly research finds that, within reasonable limits, there’s no job penalty. A higher minimum doesn’t reduce employment …

January 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Why Australia calls Snowden a traitor

WASHINGTON — Edward Snowden stole hundreds of thousands of American secrets and sprinkled them across the Internet. Should he be considered a traitor?

January 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Calculating political prospects by the numbers

WASHINGTON — Two years from today, Iowa — dark, brooding, enigmatic Iowa — will be enjoying its quadrennial moment as the epicenter of the universe. And in 10 months, voters will vent their spleens — if they still are as splenetic as they now claim to be — in congressional elections. Some nu…

January 05, 2014 11:02 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr: 2013: Not as bad as you think

WASHINGTON — “Has this been the worst year of your presidency?”

January 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: ‘sue and settle’ bypasses democratic process

WASHINGTON — When legislation was passed to improve visibility in federal National Parks and wilderness areas, Congress directed the states to decide how to implement their visibility programs.

December 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Obama's endless epiphanies about governing

WASHINGTON — The education of Barack Obama is a protracted process as he repeatedly alights upon the obvious with a sense of original discovery. In a recent MSNBC interview, he restocked his pantry of excuses for his disappointing results, announcing that “we have these big agencies, some of…

December 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Budget sequester remains the hammer in Republicans' hands

WASHINGTON — Liberals constantly lecture, more in theatrical sorrow than in actual anger, about their eagerness to compromise with Republicans, just not with Republicans who are — liberal moderation expresses itself immoderately — hostage-taking, terroristic, anarchistic, jihadist suicide bo…

October 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Countdown: GOP unity frays as shutdown grows near

Republican unity showed unmistakable signs of fraying Monday as the Senate swatted aside the latest tea party-driven demand to delay the nation's health care overhaul in exchange for averting a partial government shutdown at midnight.

September 30, 2013 12:24 pm Related Loading…

Will: should give Obama what he wants and let him fail

WASHINGTON — When Dwight Eisenhower asked Gen. Georgy Zhukov how the Red Army cleared minefields, Zhukov replied: “We march through them.”

September 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Government, not Lehman was real reason for market collapse

Last week marked the 5-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the supposed spark that set off the financial crisis of 2008. Conventional wisdom holds that it was the federal government’s decision against bailing out this investment bank that froze credit markets and sent the eco…

September 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Strong, friendly Egypt vital to U.S. strategic interest in Mideast

WASHINGTON — A compelling case for cutting off aid to Egypt could have been made before President Mohamed Morsi was bounced from office. After all, Morsi was well on his way to placing the country under an Islamist regime — forever.

August 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Law unfair to employers, young and healthy

WASHINGTON — It should come as no surprise when employers and young adults decide not to join in the Obamacare parade — despite the lofty promises made by the president and supporters in Congress.

August 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Obama administration lags behind the curve on Syria

White House officials recently made a low-key announcement that President Barack Obama has authorized the transfer of arms to Syria’s rebels. This 180-degree shift in the administration’s policy, after two years of hand-wringing and diplomatic posturing, was announced by an obscure National …

July 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: 5 reasons to worry about U.S. debt

To read the news, you’d think America’s fiscal problems are under control. After all, following four years of $1 trillion-plus deficits, this year’s will be “only” $642 billion. And Congress actually cut spending this year by letting the sequester happen.

July 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Costly, outdated Farm Bill requires major reforms

Congress is once again taking up the farm bill — and continuing to treat agriculture like it was 1933, not 2013. The result: billions of taxpayer dollars going to waste.

June 02, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

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