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Rampell: Big Potato’s demand: More taters for tots

There is no potato famine in America. Low-income pregnant women, new moms and their young kids may not eat enough leafy greens, milk, peanut butter or whole grains, but they do eat plenty of white potatoes. Typically in the form of french fries , as it happens. Which is why the...

Ignatius: Putin is winging it on Ukraine

In the chess game that is the Ukraine crisis, it’s increasingly clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn’t thought his way through to the endgame. He’s aggressive in his moves, but also calculating. He wants success but not at any cost. This complex...

Krauthammer: Benghazi: How to do the hearings right

The Democrats are portraying the not-yet-even-constituted House Select Committee on Benghazi as nothing but a partisan exercise. They are even considering boycotting the hearings to delegitimize them. Fine. Although this would give the Obama-protective media a further reason to...

Gerson: The Republican establishment is fighting back

The unfolding GOP primary season is clarifying two points: The Republican establishment is back, and it is more conservative than you’d think. In the North Carolina Senate primary, the establishment winner, Thom Tillis, was the American Legislative Exchange Council’s...

Robinson: Obama’s transformational presidency

Is it safe to say that Barack Obama’s presidency will be remembered as the most consequential since Ronald Reagan’s — a presidency that “changed the trajectory of America” and “put us on a fundamentally different path”? That was the audacious goal Obama set for...

Zakaria: Obama needs to lead with feeling

In foreign policy, there is one quick way into the history books: Make a major mistake. Lyndon Johnson and George W. Bush can be sure that, no matter what else is said of them, their decisions leading to military intervention and war will be long discussed. The second path — a...
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Editorial: What’s behind the WHO’s emergency declaration on the spread of wild polio

THE WORD “emergency” was emphasized in the headlines about the World Health Organization’s May 5 declaration on the spread of wild poliovirus, and rightly so. The high season for the spread of the virus is approaching, and the WHO emergency measures are aimed at deterring...
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Editorial: Brian Frosh for Maryland attorney general

ON THE merits, the three-way race in the Democratic primary for attorney general in Maryland is a slam-dunk. State Sen. Brian E. Frosh of Montgomery County, who is among the most admired, intelligent, civil and hardworking lawmakers in Annapolis, should win the nomination in a...
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Editorial: What Alibaba’s IPO means for American investors

ALIBABA IS no ordinary company. Founded in 1999 by a former English teacher in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, it has grown into the e-commerce leader of the People’s Republic, with revenue rivaling those of its U.S. counterpart eBay. Small wonder SoftBank of Japan and Yahoo...

Shedding the skepticism about congressional reports on sale of dog and cat fur

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