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Editorial: FCC should approve the Comcast-Time Warner merger but keep a watchful eye

IN THE hot debate over the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger, there are two competing versions of reality. In one, increasingly massive communications firms gobble up ever-larger shares of various, increasingly interrelated markets, magnifying the power they wield against...
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Editorial: Congress must learn to pay for tax breaks it extends

JUST IN time for tax day, the Congressional Budget Office delivered a pleasant surprise. Based on current law, the national debt will grow by $286 billion less during the next decade than the CBO projected only two months ago. The main reason is a downward adjustment in the...

Rampell: ‘Marriage penalty’ takes a bite out of working families

In a few short months, I’ll pass the milestone that every little girl dreams of: the day she swears — before family and God, in sickness and in health, all in the name of love — that she’s willing to pay a much higher tax rate. Yes, dear readers, this my last tax day...

Robinson: Obamacare’s victory lap

It’s all over but the shouting: Obamacare is working. All the naysaying in the world can’t drown out mounting evidence that the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature domestic achievement, is a real success. Republican candidates running this fall on...

Gerson: In the Central African Republic, the only rule is terror

BANGUI,Central African Republic The tents of displaced people reach nearly up to the runway at the airport — the first impression of a nation in flight and in fear. Befitting the sectarian cast of the violence in this country, there are two camps, one Christian and one Muslim....

Cohen: The GOP’s amateur hour

Not to put too fine a point on it, but what has Rand Paul ever done? Oh, sure, he’s a member of the U.S. Senate, but only a freshman, and it’s the only political office he has held. He’s an ophthalmologist, a father, a husband and the son of Ron Paul, who used...

The torture of solitary confinement

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Closing the chapter on the CIA’s ‘enhanced interrogation’

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The political power money can buy

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Social Security cards should not be used as voter ID

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