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Editorial: In Virginia, ideology trumps facts on Medicaid

DEL. S. CHRIS Jones, a Republican who chairs the Appropriations Committee in Virginia’s House of Delegates, is proof positive that ideology has trumped common sense in the state GOP. Presented with evidence that expanding Medicaid under Obamacare would save Virginia $1...

Ignatius: From Tunisia, hopeful signs

For three years now, the Arab world has struggled to create a political culture of tolerance that could anchor the revolution for citizen rights known as the Arab Spring. So far, it has largely been a disillusioning story, but there are some rare hopeful signs in Tunisia, the...

Applebaum: Ukraine shows the ‘color revolution’ model is dead

WARSAW The Ukrainian parliament recently passed legislation directly modeled on Russian precedents. The laws curb demonstrations, using language broad enough to apply to almost any gathering. They criminalize “slander,” which might mean any criticism of the government. They...

The real scandal behind the Yale course Web site

Jonathan Zimmerman is a professor of history and education at New York University. His books include “Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory.” Should Yale have shut down a Web site allowing users to compare student evaluations of the university’s...

Another Rwandan dissident assassinated

Lara Santoro is the author of two novels. She covered Rwanda for the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek from 1997 to 2003. Patrick Karegeya’s murder did not come as a surprise. The former Rwandan spymaster, whose network of spooks at one point spanned half a continent,...

Understanding the boycott of Israel’s universities

Vijay Prashad holds the Edward Said chair in American studies at the American University of Beirut and is on leave from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. The growing movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israeli universities has struck a chord in Israel. Justice...

Child pornography: Who should pay?

Arjun Sethi is a lawyer in Washington. He is on Twitter: @arjunsethi81. At the ages of 8 and 9, a woman described in court documents as Amy Unknown was raped by her uncle and forever turned into a pornographic image. Now, more than 15 years later, her pictures are among the most...

Home value was an unneeded detail

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Hail to the Pandas

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The Lou Gehrig’s disease link to military service

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