Gerson: The global youth boom needs nurturing

Michael Gerson Gerson writes about politics, religion, foreign policy and global health and development in a twice-a-week column and on the PostPartisan blog. Archive Charles Krauthammer A foreign policy in denial Kathleen Parker Dining with the stars Much of this barrio sits...

Cohen: Obama should lead from the front by opposing the death penalty

The term “moral suasion” has fallen into disuse. Its heyday came during the Eisenhower administration, when the genial president, a bit soft on institutional racism, failed to denounce the continuing attempt of Southern politicians to keep their schools — and everything else —...

Robinson: Time for some happy talk from Democrats

Democrats, if you want to win in the fall, take some advice from Pharrell Williams: “Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.” The Mountie-hat-wearing pop singer’s infectious “Happy” should be the Democratic Party’s theme song for the midterm election....
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Editorial: Time is short to address antibiotic resistance

THE WORLD Health Organization came out last week with a warning that resistance to antibiotics has become a “major threat to public health.” Bacteria are evolving so rapidly that antibiotics — those wonder drugs that revolutionized health care — are, in many cases, losing their...
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Editorial: Voting Rights Act fixes should get a vote in the House and Senate

IT SEEMS like virtually everyone on Capitol Hill is interested in fixing the Voting Rights Act. But who will step up and make something happen? Last year, the Supreme Court hollowed out one of the most powerful parts of the law, a formula prescribing which states and localities...
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Editorial: What Obama botched in Libya

REPUBLICANS HAVE a potentially strong case to make against the Obama administration’s handling of Libya, as the latest political developments there underline. On Sunday, a disputed vote in parliament led to the swearing-in of a new prime minister — the sixth since former...

Washington, D.C., welcomed a visitor with open arms

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Smart gun elicits senseless threats against gun-store owner

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Fannie and Freddie need to be fixed, not eliminated

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Paratrooper’s story helps overcome limiting attitudes about the disabled

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