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Editorial: The long game on pension reform

THE ECONOMICS of public-sector pension reform are straightforward enough. Funds that states and municipalities must devote to employees’ retirement benefits are funds that they cannot spend on parks, libraries, transportation, public safety and other services. This...
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Editorial: Virginia is making college a reality for some undocumented immigrants

IN DECEMBER, we wrote about Rebeca Orellana, a young woman who was raised in Arlington, graduated with top honors from Washington-Lee High School and studies engineering at George Mason University in Fairfax — where she pays tuition three times higher than what her high school...

Milbank: GOP scandals are not Washington’s fault

Sorry, America. You can’t blame Washington for this one. The capital went into one of its frequent paroxysms of scandal this week after Rep. Michael Grimm of New York became the third member of the House Republican majority to get into trouble recently. Dana Milbank Dana...

Marcus: Donald Sterling flap is also disturbing for what it says about sex

Race is, hands down, the most repulsive aspect of the Donald Sterling scandal. But sex is a close second. To listen to the taped conversation between the octogenarian owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and the 30-something V. Stiviano is to glimpse the tawdry and inherently...

Parker: The sobering message from Cliven Bundy’s and Donald Sterling’s words

Say what you will, but you’d best check for recording devices. Alternatively, you might check your thoughts. The past few days have provided a cornucopia of reprehensible statements, reactions to which tell us as much about our country as the comments do about the speakers....

Ignatius: In camps, a yearning for home

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan Ask Yousef Bargash when he might go home to his village of Mahaja in southern Syria and he turns his palms skyward in supplication. The old man says it’s his “main hope,” but his manner implies he won’t be leaving soon. The war is too...

Zoo shooting should compel us to improve what is good in our community

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Virginia Medicaid expansion polls differed in results because of the questions

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Interrupting a funeral procession on the 11th Street Bridge

To the people who traveled south on Interstate 295 in a funeral procession early on the afternoon of April 26: My sincere condolences for your loss. I gather from the more-than-mile-long procession that the person was well-loved and will be missed. Thank you for putting on your...

When leaning in leads to a premature exit

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