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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...

Official: Fort Hood shooter believed to be dead

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. law enforcement official says the suspected gunman at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas is now believed to be dead. Fort Hood confirmed the shooting on the base in a brief statement Wednesday evening. The statement also said emergency crews were on...
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Official: 1 dead, 14 injured in Fort Hood shooting

FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, file photo, an entrance is shown to Fort Hood Army Base in Fort Hood, Texas. Fort Hood says there’s been a shooting at the Texas Army base and that there have been injuries, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)...

NASA cuts ties with Russia except on space station

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA is suspending its work with Russia except for the International Space Station. The move comes a week after the space agency said U.S.-Russian space relations were fine despite Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine. NASA...

Ohio House Passes Bill Allowing Firearms Silencers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hunters could use silencers on their guns while hunting certain game under a proposal that passed the Ohio House. Representatives voted 74-13 to pass the bill Wednesday. The Senate still must consider the measure. A House committee approved the bill last...