Dionne: Chris Christie’s conservative problem

What is the greatest fear of conservatives when they warn against the dangers of big government? It is that a leader or the coterie around him will abuse the authority of the state arbitrarily to gather yet more power, punish opponents and, in the process, harm rank-and-file...

We need a new jurisprudence of anonymity

Jed Rubenfeld is a professor of constitutional law at Yale Law School and co-author of the forthcoming book “The Triple Package.” Surveillance used to mean gathering data — essentially, watching and listening. Hidden cameras and bugs were the technologies of...

Samuelson: How we won — and lost — the War on Poverty

We are awash in retrospectives of the War on Poverty, launched 50 years ago this month by Lyndon Johnson. A furious debate has developed between those (mostly liberals) who consider the war an important, if incomplete, triumph and those (mostly conservatives) who judge it a...

The U.S. needs a deal with Iran, not detente

Ray Takeyh is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. An unusual fear is gripping the Arab world, namely that nuclear diplomacy may yet bring Iran and the United States into a close regional embrace. This may seem comical given the legacy of mistrust separating the...

Engage with El Salvador to fight corruption and drug trafficking

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The fight over Israeli policies

In his Jan. 10 op-ed column “How to fight academic bigotry,” Charles Krauthammer made no attempt to dispel the accusations that Israeli universities are “denying academic and human rights to Palestinians.” He was much more interested in attacking the...

Misunderstanding women’s birth control realities

In his Jan. 9 op-ed column “Liberalism by gesture,” George F. Will showed a fundamental ignorance of how women get birth control — and why we need to ensure that policies are based on the realities of women’s health rather than political ideology. As a...

Action based on loyalty in New Jersey

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The vision to finish a project

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Let Rodman stay in North Korea

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