Will: Can NATO restrain Russia?

Igor Stravinsky, the Russian composer, said of Poland, perilously positioned between Russia and Germany: “If you pitch your tent in the middle of Fifth Avenue, it is quite likely you will be run over by a bus.” Poland has been run over hard and often; indeed, between 1795 and...

Meyerson: The coming job apocalypse

As a general rule, more Americans work than do the citizens of other advanced economies. Since the late 1970s, when the number of women in the workforce ballooned, the share of Americans who either had jobs or were trying to get one was greater than the share of comparable...

Lane: Fixing one driver of inequality may hit close to home for some progressives

In the debate over economic inequality, most of the discussion is about new things the federal government should do to make the distribution of our society’s resources more even: raise the minimum wage, say, or impose higher tax rates on the rich. But what about getting...

Dionne: The pope’s message to the president

President Obama’s first salary as a community organizer was paid by a Catholic group, and his earliest social justice work was rooted in Catholic social doctrine. He identified with Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, then Chicago’s archbishop, whose consistent ethic of life...

President Obama’s foreign policy paradox

Robert Kagan is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He writes a monthly foreign affairs column for The Post. Whether one likes President Obama’s conduct of foreign policy or not, the common assumption is that the administration is at least giving the American...
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Editorial: Va. Republicans need to end their excuses for not expanding medicaid

REPUBLICANS IN Virginia’s House of Delegates are running out of excuses to refuse a huge pot of federal money for expanding health-care coverage to poor people. The legislature this week convened a special session, the product of House Republicans’ baseless refusal to...
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Editorial: D.C. Council member Jim Graham flings dirt at his opponent, Brianne Nadeau

D.C. COUNCIL member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) was happy five years ago to help constituent Brianne K. Nadeau in her efforts to get a no-interest loan she had been promised under a city-backed program for first-time homebuyers. Now that Ms. Nadeau is seeking to oust him from office,...
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Editorial: West must prepare for a long struggle with Russia

WITH RUSSIAN troops still massed near Ukraine’s borders, some in Washington are debating whether the United States and NATO should rush weapons or even troops to bolster the fragile interim government in Kiev. It’s the wrong question. While U.S. and European leaders...
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Editorial: Va. Republicans need to end their excuses for not expanding medicaid

REPUBLICANS IN Virginia’s House of Delegates are running out of excuses to refuse a huge pot of federal money for expanding health-care coverage to poor people. The legislature this week convened a special session, the product of House Republicans’ baseless refusal to...
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Editorial: D.C. Council member Jim Graham flings dirt at his opponent, Brianne Nadeau

D.C. COUNCIL member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) was happy five years ago to help constituent Brianne K. Nadeau in her efforts to get a no-interest loan she had been promised under a city-backed program for first-time homebuyers. Now that Ms. Nadeau is seeking to oust him from office,...