Putin’s interference has strengthened Ukraine

Adrian Karatnycky is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council and a former president of Freedom House. The outcome of Vladimir Putin’s aggression in the Crimean Peninsula is not yet settled, but one thing is clear: He will have few indigenous allies, should he attempt to...

Israel gets no credit from Obama for a year of moderate settlement construction

Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and was a deputy national security advisor in the George W. Bush administration. Uri Sadot is a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations. Last week’s meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and...

Gerson: Making the AIDS crisis worse

Some of America’s closest friends in Africa have turned with a vengeance on gay people. In Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan recently approved a law making homosexual acts punishable by up to a 14-year jail sentence and outlawing gay organizations. In Uganda, President...

Krauthammer: How to stop — or slow — Putin

The president of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council challenges critics of President Obama’s Ukraine policy by saying, “What are you going to do, send the 101st Airborne into Crimea?” Not exactly subtle. And rather silly, considering that no one has proposed such a thing....

Ignatius: In Syria, rebel with a cause

With the Ukraine crisis, any fleeting hope that the U.S. and Russia could soon broker a political settlement in Syria has vanished. The United States needs an alternate strategy for strengthening Syrian moderates who can resist both the brutal Bashar al-Assad regime and al-Qaeda...
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Editorial: Bid to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac gets a needed push

HOUSING FINANCE reform, the great unfinished business of the financial crisis, got a push forward Tuesday from the top Democrat and top Republican on the Senate banking committee. Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and ranking member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) put forward a proposal to...
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Editorial: Maryland’s ‘Jake’s law’ provides a prudent ban on drivers using cellphones

AT 55 mph, it takes less than five seconds to drive the length of a football field. That’s also about the amount of time a driver averts his eyes from the road in the course of reading a standard text message. No wonder so much of the carnage on the nation’s roads is...

Editorial: Malaysia Airlines plane could have been tracked with correct technology

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The art of memorial design competitions

In my long life in public and private service, I have striven to act with integrity and clarity, whether as a soldier in World War II, an Eisenhower White House appointee, undersecretary of commerce under President Richard M. Nixon, president and chief executive of a company or...

Standing strong against a police state

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