In health care as in teaching, new standards are eroding enthusiasm

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How U-Va. can show its commitment to low-income students

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A New Year’s resolution for Congress

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Big money’s influence in Montgomery County

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‘Dark money’ and corruption, here and abroad

The Jan. 13 editorial “Dark money labyrinth” appropriately urged big political spenders who hide behind a veil of secrecy in federal elections to exercise transparency instead. In many states, a parallel development is too often overlooked. A surge in independent spending is...

U.S. economy can’t handle more fast-tracked trade deals

In his Jan. 15 op-ed column, “More free trade means more inequality,” Harold Meyerson missed the context of a statement I made in the fall and failed to acknowledge the economic, political and social benefits that our free-trade agreements have yielded and that coming agreements...

Samuelson: Bitcoin — boom or bubble?

The baffling Bitcoin boom is either an exercise in self-delusion — a high-tech Ponzi scheme that will come crashing down — or an imaginative new Internet technology that could change how millions of people around the world conduct everyday business. There is little middle ground....

Dionne: More hope in Year Six?

It was a bittersweet briefing that told us exactly where the Obama administration finds itself at the dawn of its sixth year. When a group of senior officials gathered last week to tout President Obama’s efforts to make college a realistic possibility for low-income...

Diehl: America chooses the wrong allies in Egypt

While a minority of Egyptian voters straggled to the polls last week to ratify a new constitution enshrining a police state; while emerging strongman Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi theatrically prepared to announce whether he will deign to become president; and while Secretary of...
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Editorial: Fairfax schools must get real about their budget

FAIRFAX SCHOOLS Superintendent Karen Garza has said it would be “absolutely devastating” and a “travesty” if the schools don’t receive a 5.7 percent increase in county funding. Such rhetoric, even by the standards of recurring pitched budget battles between school and...
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