The U.S. Army must remain prepared for battle

Gian Gentile is a senior historian at the nonprofit, nonpartisan Rand Corp. Gen. Matthew Ridgway , who took command of U.S. forces in Korea in December 1950, famously wrote that the “ primary purpose of an army [is] to be ready to fight effectively at all times .” Ridgway arrived...

Gerson: Barry Goldwater’s loss should be a warning to the GOP, not a rallying cry

The 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act is also the 50th anniversary of the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Barry Goldwater, voting against the Civil Rights Act. Goldwater, his defenders effectively argue, was not a racist, only an ideologue....

Robinson: On climate, business as usual

The world’s predicament on climate change reminds me of an old saying: “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” Despite mounting evidence that global warming is an urgent crisis, emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases grew faster between 2000 and 2010 than over the...

Ignatius: Has the Ukraine crisis been defused?

Has the Obama administration really found the famous “exit ramp” in Ukraine that will provide an eventual diplomatic resolution of the crisis? It’s too early to know, but there were certainly signs of progress Thursday in Geneva, where seven hours of negotiations produced...

Krauthammer: The zealots win again

The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit. On the one hand, of course money is speech. For most citizens, contributing to politicians or causes is the most effective way to augment and amplify speech with...

Rampell: Treat wage theft as a criminal offense

Forget raising the minimum wage. How about enforcing the meager minimum already on the books? Over the past year, low-wage workers and their supporters have protested, struck and polemicized for a raise of some kind, a proposition that has support from the White House and most...

Editorial: In the death of Cecil Mills, a central figure goes unpunished

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Editorial: The Affordable Care Act comes in with better-than-expected numbers

OBAMACARE’S CRITICS have had a bad week. On Thursday, President Obama announced that 8 million people have enrolled in new health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces, and a significant portion of them are young Americans. Yes, we need to...

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