Editorial: The Va. House: Where dreams go to die

A FEW years ago, William J. Howell, the speaker of Virginia’s House of Delegates, said that newcomers to the state, such as immigrants, might not heed the “shared values we have in Virginia.” One hopes that one of those shared values is that children should not be punished...

Editorial: Changes in credit card security are long overdue

IF YOU worry about your privacy and carry a credit card, the Target data breach ought to be a startling wake-up call. A massive theft from card-swiping machines between Nov. 27 and Dec. 18 took information such as numbers and names from about 40 million customers and compromised...

Editorial: Nigeria’s anti-gay law demands a response from the West

NIGERIAN PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan is expected to seek reelection next year despite opposition from northern Nigeria’s majority Muslim states. His attempt to win them over has now taken a toxic turn: sanction of an extraordinarily repressive new law against homosexuality....

Lane: The U.S. insurance model doesn’t work

The left-right battle that erupted over last week’s Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report showing that Obamacare reduces work incentives was, on the surface, yet another argument about the health-care law’s impact on the U.S. economy. On a deeper level, however,...

Robinson: On immigration, the GOP is out of step

The Republican Party was supposed to be getting its act together for the midterm election. Instead, judging from the disarray on immigration reform, things may be getting even messier. I’m referring to House Speaker John Boehner’s embarrassing climb-down. After vowing...

Cohen: The New York Times makes a rush to judgment on Woody Allen story

The defenestration of Woody Allen started Feb. 2 with a column in the New York Times by Nicholas Kristof. He began by saying all the right things: that allegations against Allen of sexually molesting Dylan Farrow, the 7-year-old daughter of his onetime companion Mia Farrow, had...

Gerson: Burke and Paine, a rivalry that still reverberates

One of the most vivid, outspoken conservatives of our time has the drawback of being a fictional character in a British costume drama, “Downton Abbey.” Here is Lady Violet, dowager countess, sparring with her relentlessly progressive in-law, Isobel Crawley: Lady Violet: “You are...

Ms. Nuland needs to resign

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End the redistricting farce

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