The Central African Republic has become a nightmare for Muslims

Peter Bouckaert is emergencies director at Human Rights Watch. Halima, a 25-year-old Muslim, could not hold back tears when we met again recently in Bossemptele, about 185 miles north of Bangui, in the Central African Republic. She was living under the protection of the Catholic...

Samuelson: The verdict on the economic stimulus

Five years after becoming law, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — better known as the “economic stimulus” — remains controversial and divisive. Its birthday has triggered retrospectives that suggest a tentative verdict on its usefulness. The main contribution...

Dionne: The politics of hopelessness

Listlessness is bad politics. Defensiveness is poor strategy. And resignation is never inspiring. You can feel elements of all three descending around President Obama as he fends off attack after attack from his conservative foes, who vary the subject depending on the day, the...

Diehl: Obama’s Middle East fallacy

Two weeks ago President Obama took time off from the crisis in Ukraine to pursue the foreign policy cause that, together with nuclear disarmament, has been closest to his heart: Israeli-Palestinian peace. Having invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White...

Auto dealers provide an extra later of accountability

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Mayor Gray has leveled a very serious charge

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Don’t fear food, listen to your body

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Offering two cents on how to make pennies profitable

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Ukraine offers foreign policy lessons for U.S. and Russia

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Spare more animals from pain caused by humans

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