Zakaria: America should work to bring Asia into the club

Foreign policy commands attention when it is crisis management. A street revolt breaks out in Egypt or Libya or Ukraine, and everyone asks how the president of the United States should respond. This is an important element of America’s role in the world, but it is...

Rampell: College is not a losing investment

College enrollment is dropping again — and that’s a bad thing. A Labor Department report released this week finds that the share of young people enrolled in college by the October after they graduate from high school has tumbled in the past few years. From a high of 70.1...

On Keystone XL, put policy ahead of politics

Terry O’Sullivan is general president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). Upon the latest exasperating delay of the Keystone XL pipeline project, our union — the Laborers’ International Union of North America — suggested that the Obama...

Robinson: The court stacks the deck against minorities

Affirmative action has opened doors for disadvantaged minorities and made this a fairer, more equal society. The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts apparently wants no more of that. This week’s big ruling — upholding a Michigan constitutional amendment that bans...

Krauthammer: Finally getting it right on affirmative action

Every once in a while a great, conflicted country gets an insoluble problem exactly right. Such is the Supreme Court’s ruling this week on affirmative action. It upheld a Michigan referendum prohibiting the state from discriminating either for or against any citizen on the...

Gerson: The strange tension between theology and science

In the late 1920s, astronomer Edwin Hubble established that the light we detect from galaxies is shifted toward the redder colors of the spectrum, indicating that they are moving away from us at enormous speeds. And the farther away galaxies are, the faster they are fleeing....

The snob appeal of single drivers in high-occupancy lanes

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Embryonic stem cell research is fraught with ethical dilemmas

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Bob Dole deserves thanks for his achievements, patriotism and manner

Thanks for the thoughtful April 23 Style article “Thanks, from Bob.” When Bob Dole (R), then a senator from Kansas, was running for president in 1996, I had the privilege of traveling with him from the New Hampshire primary until election night. It’s an experience that,...

FDA’s compassionate-use program offers early access without compromising drug trials

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