Dionne: The right’s new clothes

Are conservatives interested in new ideas, or are they merely infatuated with the idea of new ideas? Are they really reappraising their approach, or are they trying to adjust their image just enough to win elections? One way to look at this year’s Conservative Political...

Playing by Putin’s tactics

Molly K. McKew and Gregory A. Maniatis are independent consultants who advise governments, foundations and international organizations on foreign policy and strategic communications. They worked for Georgia’s president, Mikheil Saakashvili, and his national security adviser...

How to provide the best aid to Ukraine

Lawrence Summers is a professor and past president at Harvard. He was Treasury secretary from 1999 to 2001 and economic adviser to President Obama from 2009 through 2010. He is on Twitter: @LHSummers. Recent events in Ukraine have underscored the need for effective external...
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Editorial: The FBI must come clean about Ibragim Todashev’s death

THERE IS no greater threat to the legitimacy of the U.S. political system, at home and abroad, than the perception that an obsession with terrorism and other threats has given rise to an unaccountable American national security apparatus. Much of this perception reflects...
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Editorial: Mr. Obama’s risky transportation plan

EVEN THOUGH both parties would prefer to stop legislating until Election Day, reality will intercede here and there. One case in point: The country needs to pay for its roads, rails, bridges and ports, but transportation funding is again approaching a crisis point. President...
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Editorial: D.C. voters deserve to know more on the corruption probe

THE FUTILITY of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s attempt to turn the page on the scandal that surrounds his 2010 election was underscored with a report last week that federal prosecutors are nearing a plea agreement with a businessman who is allegedly central to the corruption....

Is Vladi­mir Putin acting like Hitler?

The news is full of debate about whether Vladimir Putin is like Adolf Hitler [“Hillary Clinton draws rebukes with comments comparing Putin, Hitler,” front page, March 6]. The analogy is off by about 25 years. Today’s world features one aggressive power with limitless...

Preventing death from addiction

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Israel’s nuclear weapons and the Middle East ‘arms race’

Regarding Richard McKee’s March 6 letter, which blamed Israel’s purported nuclear weapons capability for touching off a nuclear arms race in the Mideast: The real issue is not that Israel armed itself first but whether another Middle Eastern power with nuclear weapons...

D.C. emergency workers came through this time

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