Ignatius: Putin steals the CIA’s playbook on anti-Soviet covert operations

The West has made NATO’s military alliance the heart of its response to Russia’s power grab in Ukraine. But we may be fighting the wrong battle: The weapons Russian President Vladimir Putin has used in Crimea and eastern Ukraine look more like paramilitary “covert...

Parker: I was condemning Southern stereotypes, not reinforcing them

After writing close to 3,000 columns, I’ve learned that people sometimes read what they’re looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote. Same words, different prisms. The same is true of the spoken word. What did she just say? Listener ...

Milbank: Republicans kiss votes from women goodbye

This was not the way Republican leaders had planned to observe Equal Pay Day. On the eve of Tuesday’s commemoration — the day symbolizing how far into 2014 women must work to catch up to the wages men earned in 2013 — a small newspaper in Louisiana, the Ouachita Citizen,...
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Editorial: Beneficiaries of the earned-income tax credit need Congress’s help

THE EARNED-income tax credit is one of the government’s most effective poverty-fighting, work-encouraging tools. The program pays low-income employees a wage supplement, in the form of a tax credit, that can be worth more than $6,000 a year to a family with three or more...
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Editorial: Few rewards for the Obama administration’s rigidity on deportations

IN THE fiscal year that ended in October, U.S. authorities deported almost 370,000 immigrants, continuing a record-setting pace begun late in the Bush administration and sustained by the Obama administration. President Obama has defended this policy of aggressive enforcement by...
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Editorial: Russia will respond only to increased sanctions over Ukraine

FOR NEARLY three weeks after announcing the annexation of Crimea, Vladi­mir Putin held off on further dismemberment of Ukraine. No doubt he was measuring the West’s reaction to the first forcible change of borders in Europe since 1945. Apparently, he wasn’t impress...

The two people who failed Relisha Rudd the most: her parents

The April 6 front-page article “A world Relisha was desperate to escape” introduced us to one of the better angels in our community: Shannon Smith, a cheerleading coach who tried to look after Relisha Rudd at Ferebee-Hope Elementary School. Here is a caring human being who...

It’s their views, not the Kochs themselves

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‘McCutcheon v. FEC’: Expanding the concept of free speech

In recent days, The Post has overflowed with commentary about the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon et al. v. Federal Election Commission decision striking down caps on how much people can give in total to federal candidates and party committees. For decades, many on the left have...

Resolution passes Ohio Senate honoring Extension programs

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate unanimously passed a resolution honoring extension programs on their 100th anniversary. State Sen. Cliff Hite sponsored the bill recognizing the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 that helped formalize agricultural education programs across the country, according...
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