Samuelson: Back to realpolitik

For the record, it’s worth noting that Russia’s swift seizure of Crimea confounds and contradicts one of the hopeful axioms of conventional wisdom. The presumption — rarely stated openly but widely believed — has been that the growing economic interdependence of...

Dionne: The next health-care debate

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. But at the end of this month, the new health-care law will get a third chance to make a decent impression — finally. Everyone who believes that reducing economic insecurity requires a strong government role in guaranteeing...

Hiatt: Will Obama rethink his global strategy?

Defeat can lead to defeatism, or it can lead to constructive rethinking. Which path will President Obama take after setbacks overseas? By defeat, I do not mean, as some Obama critics would have it, that the U.S. president “lost Crimea.” The bad guy there is Vladimir Putin, not...
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Editorial: Stuck in immigration limbo, thanks to the GOP

IN BLOCKING immigration reform in the House of Representatives, Republicans have frozen in place a system that much of the nation, and many in the GOP, regard as an exemplar of American dysfunction. Hence the irony that so many Republicans stand ready to rise up in fury should...
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Editorial: Stuck in immigration limbo, thanks to the GOP

IN BLOCKING immigration reform in the House of Representatives, Republicans have frozen in place a system that much of the nation, and many in the GOP, regard as an exemplar of American dysfunction. Hence the irony that so many Republicans stand ready to rise up in fury should...
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Editorial: The Silver Line’s long, hard slog

THERE WERE two significant pieces of news last month about Metro’s Silver Line extension to Dulles International Airport, one of the nation’s biggest infrastructure projects, and together they could give Northern Virginia commuters whiplash. First came the good news:...
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Editorial: The Silver Line’s long, hard slog

THERE WERE two significant pieces of news last month about Metro’s Silver Line extension to Dulles International Airport, one of the nation’s biggest infrastructure projects, and together they could give Northern Virginia commuters whiplash. First came the good news:...
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Editorial: As D.C. changes, so must its policies restraining smart growth

A HOUSE COMMITTEE did not even do the bare minimum this month to free Washington from an irrational federal law that places a hard ceiling on the height of every building in the District. The term “bare minimum,” after all, implies that some reasonable threshold has been reached,...
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Editorial: As D.C. changes, so must its policies restraining smart growth

A HOUSE COMMITTEE did not even do the bare minimum this month to free Washington from an irrational federal law that places a hard ceiling on the height of every building in the District. The term “bare minimum,” after all, implies that some reasonable threshold has been reached,...

Contraception as a test of equality

Walter Dellinger is an attorney in Washington. He co-authored, with Dawn Johnsen of the Indiana Maurer School of Law, a brief for the Guttmacher Institute and professor Sara Rosenbaum of George Washington University supporting contraception coverage. Forty-nine years ago this...
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