Robinson: Remembering Gabriel García Márquez, and Macondo

Years before I met him, Gabriel García Márquez changed my life. “One Hundred Years of Solitude” gave me a new way of looking at the world. The label “magical realism” does not begin to capture the poetry of García Márquez’s imagination or the evocative power of his prose....

Rampell: Americans think owning a home is better for them than it is

Some people never learn: Polls show that Americans still view their homes as the best and safest place to invest their hard-earned cash. Gallup asked Americans this month to choose the best “long-term investment.” Real estate was the most common pick, ahead of mutual funds, bonds...

Ukrainian internal affairs minister: The separatists ‘will be punished severely’

Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s minister of internal affairs, sat down with The Post’s Lally Weymouth on Monday in Kiev to discuss events in southeastern Ukraine. Excerpts: Q. What is the status of the several journalists reportedly kidnapped today in the southeast? A. The...

Editorial: High-occupancy toll lanes could help reduce D.C. traffic

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Editorial: U.S. and Japan must seal the deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

THE TRANS-PACIFIC Partnership has been described as the centerpiece of President Obama’s attempt to “pivot” U.S. foreign policy toward Asia, and with good reason. A proposed trade liberalization agreement among 12 nations, the TPP would, in binding the United States more...
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Editorial: President Obama, disregarding his own red line, dithers on Ukraine

AFTER AN agreement to “de-escalate tensions and restore security” in Ukraine was announced Thursday, Secretary of State John F. Kerry was very explicit about U.S. expectations. “We fully expect the Russians . . . to demonstrate their seriousness by insisting that the pro-Russian...

U.S. military should be proud, even of no-win situations

Stephen Perlman [“The U.S. didn’t lose in Afghanistan,” letters, April 19] answered the arguments Andrew J. Bacevich made in his April 13 Outlook commentary, “Why veterans are proud of wars we didn’t win,” with questions of his own, including, “On what metrics is he...

How did U.S. and Russia both win in Ukraine?

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U.N. provides a procedure to resolve East China Sea disputes

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D.C. can tackle several aesthetic problems

Regarding the April 18 letters “Trashing the District’s image”: In none of the comments or letters that I saw in response to the April 14 Metro article “Taking the bloom off the blossoms” was there any suggestion that visitors to the Mall should adhere to the...