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Editorial: On Syria, U.S. and U.N. are all talk and no action

FIVE MONTHS have passed since Secretary of State John F. Kerry declared that “the world must act quickly” to stop a “war of starvation” being waged by the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad against “huge proportions of the population.” It’s been nearly six weeks since the...
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Editorial: Congress must stem the flow of campaign cash in wake of ‘McCutcheon’

THE SUPREME Court on Wednesday overturned yet another federal law meant to check corruption and influence-peddling in national politics. The ruling shows two things: The Roberts Court’s destructive view on these matters wasn’t changed by the backlash to its Citizens...

Will: The GOP faithful should give Jeb Bush a hearing

The human kindling that makes up the flammable Republican base may soon burst into flames, again. Portions of that excitable cohort are looking — some with fawn-like eyes filled with hurt, others with sparks shooting from eyes narrowed like gun slits — askance at other...

Dionne: The GOP must admit it was wrong on Obamacare

Is there any accountability in American politics for being completely wrong? Is there any cost to those who say things that turn out not to be true and then, when their fabrications or false predictions are exposed, calmly move on to concocting new claims as if they had never...

Meyerson: How capitalism enriches the few rather than the many

Michael Lewis’s “Flash Boys,” his takedown of high-speed stock trading, may be making headlines this week, but it’s just one of two books on our economic dysfunctions that are flying off the shelves. While “Flash Boys” explains how the fastest-growing form of trading...

Lane: Parting companies and their employees’ health care

The Supreme Court is pondering Hobby Lobby’s argument that Obamacare unlawfully burdens its corporate religious freedom by requiring it to offer employees health insurance coverage for certain forms of contraception. Hobby Lobby’s case is that the Affordable Care Act...

‘Plato at the Googleplex,’ by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

Plato wouldn’t disagree that philosophy is, in fact, a way of life attractive to, and perhaps available only to, the happy few. Running throughout Goldstein’s long and highly original book are various arguments about what she calls “the Ethos of the Extraordinary.” Do...

For the D.C. region, more snow would be more efficient

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Women’s combat training is affected by attitude and ability

The March 30 Outlook comm entary by 2nd Lt. Sage Santangelo, “Fourteen women have tried the Marines’ Infantry Officer Course. All of them have failed,” was insightful, heartfelt and inspirational. The pioneering women who attempt this training define a new era of increased...

Reston and Columbia were built on the ideals of their founders

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