Congressmen may get double benefit for giving back shutdown pay

‘, ‘ ‘] return ret.join(”); } function setCarouselContents(){ var paramUser = getParamUser(); var recipe = “3”; //s.getCookieForRecVidABTest(); var paramABTestBucket = getParamABTestBucket(recipe); var baseurl =...

Haiti must have elections, but they must be free and fair

‘, ‘ ‘] return ret.join(”); } function setCarouselContents(){ var paramUser = getParamUser(); var recipe = “3”; //s.getCookieForRecVidABTest(); var paramABTestBucket = getParamABTestBucket(recipe); var baseurl =...

Supercans will be no match for city’s critters

‘, ‘ ‘] return ret.join(”); } function setCarouselContents(){ var paramUser = getParamUser(); var recipe = “3”; //s.getCookieForRecVidABTest(); var paramABTestBucket = getParamABTestBucket(recipe); var baseurl =...

Dionne: Amidst Camp tax plan debate, D.C. needs to close the reality gap

To understand the country’s frustration with politics, we shouldn’t focus primarily on “gridlock” and “polarization.” The larger problem is a disconnect between what the nation’s capital is talking about and what most citizens are worried about. The issues...

Samuelson: Robert Samuelson: America’s menacing mega-trends

“There is no parallel in history to the [American] experiment of free government on this scale. The scale accounts for a great deal, including . . . pessimism about the present or the future of America.” — Scottish historian D.W. Brogan in “The American Character,” 1944 Just why...

Cohen: Putin’s power play in Ukraine

Eliot A. Cohen teaches at Johns Hopkins University. From 2007 to 2008, he was counselor of the State Department. In the first days of a crisis like the Russian invasion of Crimea, the questions are operational: How many troops? Where are they? Should we cancel just the planning...

Editorial: An attack on a Hong Kong journalist sends chills through those covering China

IT WAS mid-morning Wednesday when Kevin Lau Chun-to stepped out of his car near a Hong Kong restaurant he frequents for breakfast. Mr. Lau, the well-known former chief editor of the Chinese-language daily Ming Pao, was savagely attacked by a man wielding a meat cleaver that...

Editorial: President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy

FOR FIVE YEARS, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. It was a world in which “the tide of war is receding” and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces....

Ignatius: Putin’s error in Ukraine is the kind that leads to catastrophe

Napoleon is said to have cautioned during an 1805 battle: “When the enemy is making a false movement we must take good care not to interrupt him.” The citation is also sometimes rendered as “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” Whatever the precise wording,...

The U.S. makes crises in Ukraine and Syria worse by not planning for them

Michael Singh is managing director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. From 2005 to 2008, he worked on Middle East issues at the National Security Council. As the United States tries to determine how to respond to Russia’s intervention in Crimea — perhaps the...
12