We can redistrict without gerrymandering

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A win for women’s health in Virginia

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Seeking peace in the Middle East

Former president Jimmy Carter’s central arguments [“A new chance for optimism?,” Washington Forum, May 16] suggested that prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace are not as dead as some think and that the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation should be welcomed rather than condemned....

Corcoran stained-glass window was sold, not looted

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A return of small-town justice in the online square

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Editorial: More flexiblility for Japan’s military?

LET’S SAY North Korea shoots a missile at a U.S. aircraft carrier, and Japan has the ability to knock the missile down before it strikes. Should it do so? The U.S. sailors aboard the carrier would certainly say yes. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe thinks so, too. But Mr....
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Editorial: Obama administration must do more to protect children harvesting tobacco

GROWING TOBACCO has been a big business in the South since well before the United States was founded — and the rules governing child labor in the industry seem about as archaic. Unlike in most of the rest of the economy, child labor on farms is lightly regulated, including in...
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Editorial: Morocco should drop absurd charges against a journalist

THIS WEEK the kingdom of Morocco has a chance to make a right turn or a wrong one. The right choice will be more difficult, but in the long run it will pay greater dividends. Morocco should do the right thing and drop the prosecution of Ali Anouzla, one of the country’s...

Samuelson: The world according to Geithner

We now have Timothy Geithner’s 528-page memoir of the financial crisis and its aftermath. Called “Stress Test,” it’s full of fascinating details of a frightening time. For me, the most striking incident involves a call between Geithner and Lloyd Blankfein, head of...

Hiatt: Obama swings for first base on foreign policy

Why is everyone piling on President Obama’s foreign policy — and how fair is the criticism? A friend inside the administration asked me those questions last week, knowing that I’d been a critic for some time. The notion that President Obama has been too passive, for...
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