Will: Obamacare’s doom

If the president wants to witness a refutation of his assertion that the survival of the Affordable Care Act is assured, come Thursday he should stroll the 13 blocks from his office to the nation’s second-most important court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. There he can...

Senate filibuster reform would benefit both parties, whether in power now or later

Richard A. Arenberg, who worked on Senate and House staffs for 34 years, is co-author of “Defending the Filibuster: The Soul of the Senate.” He is an adjunct professor at Brown University. There is a good case to be made for structural changes to the Senate. Clearly, the chamber...

Clapper’s gag order could hurt intelligence analysts more than journalists

Henri J. Barkey is a professor of international relations at Lehigh University. The recent directive from Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. essentially banning contacts between members of the intelligence community and the media has been criticized for...

Africa is on the rise, and we need to help make sure it continues

John F. Kerry is secretary of state. The best untold story of the last decade may be the story of Africa. Real income has increased more than 30 percent , reversing two decades of decline. Seven of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies are in Africa, and GDP is expected...

Improving U.S. infrastructure starts with tax reform

John Delaney, a Democrat, represents Maryland’s 6th District in the U.S. House. After years of standoffs, Congress faces another dangerous deadline this summer: the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund, which funds roughly 90 percent of federal surface...
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As wildfire fear rises, US tanker fleet incomplete

Smoke from a wildfire can bee seen in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Wednesday April 30, 2014. Schools and homes were evacuated Wednesday, as dry, gusty winds fanned a smoky wildfire in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains in California. At least three schools were shut down...

Framing the danger of guns as a public health risk will change the debate over gun control

Danny Franklin is a partner at Benenson Strategy Group, a strategic consulting firm, and a member of its team advising the White House on public opinion and communications. When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed his state’s so-called guns everywhere law, it marked the latest...
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Clippers coach meets with angry employees

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clippers coach Doc Rivers says employees on the team’s business side considered not working for the franchise after owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments were exposed a week ago. Rivers met with team employees...
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Trooper deaths show challenge of patrolling state

Investigators work at the scene of the fatal shooting of Alaska State Trooper Sergeant Patrick “Scott” Johnson and Trooper Gabriel “Gabe” Rich Friday, May 2, 2014, in the village of Tanana, Alaska. Two men have been taken into custody for the shooting...

Apple, Samsung jury reaches verdict in patent case

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California jury has reached a verdict in a legal fight between Apple and Samsung over smartphone technology. The panel of four men and four women reached the verdict on Friday after beginning deliberations on Tuesday. Each company has accused the...