The stakes of Florida’s special election

CLEARWATER, Fla. Because it is this year’s first federal election, attention must be paid to the March 11 voting to fill a Florida congressional seat vacated by the death in October of Republican C.W. Bill Young, who served in Congress for 43 years. If Democrat Alex Sink...

Ignatius: After Snowden, a lesser Internet?

MUNICH Edward Snowden’s supporters have portrayed him as the champion of Internet freedom. But when senior European and U.S. experts privately discuss the future of cyberspace, their fear is that the Internet may be closing, post-Snowden, rather than opening. “We may be the...

Meyerson: Harold Meyerson: Henry Waxman, liberalism’s legislative genius

At first glance, the landmark legislation that Rep. Henry Waxman wrote and steered to enactment might seem little more than common sense. The Los Angeles Democrat, who announced last week that he’ll retire in December after 40 years in the House, was the primary force...
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Editorial: Keystone report from State Dept. puts common sense back in the pipeline

ENVIRONMENTALISTS HAVE drawn a line in the sand on the Keystone XL pipeline. It’s the wrong line in the wrong sand, far away from any realistic assessment of the merits — as yet another government analysis has confirmed. It’s past time for President Obama to set aside...
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Editorial: The president has options on Syria. He should use them.

PRESIDENT OBAMA has adopted the position that any U.S. intervention in Syria would be ineffective, “short of us being willing to undertake an effort in size and scope similar to what we did in Iraq.” His aides regularly accuse those who critique U.S. policy — which currently...
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Editorial: A bad deal for D.C. charter schools

A COMPREHENSIVE new study on school funding in the District validates the long-held suspicion that public charter school students have not been funded equitably compared with their peers in the traditional school school system. The study also acknowledges that this is contrary to...

Planet equality doesn’t need Texas, Utah or Arizona

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Move families from shelters to homes

Regarding the Feb. 1 Metro article “District changes shelter venues”: The District faces a family homelessness crisis. The answer isn’t more shelters; it’s to start moving families quickly through the shelter system and into housing. On the night of Jan. 29, 771...

The death penalty is too good for the Boston bomber

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