An illogical decision on U.S. troops in Afghanistan

James F. Jeffrey was ambassador to Iraq from 2010 to 2012 and deputy national security adviser in the George W. Bush administration. He is currently the Philip Solondz Visiting Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Ronald E. Neumann, ambassador to Afghanistan...

Marcus: China’s young knows little about Tiananmen Square

BEIJING The young man approached with an air of furtive urgency, covering his mouth with his hand. “Please, can you tell me,” he asked, “what happened in 1989?” Ruth Marcus An editorial writer specializing in politics, the budget and other domestic issues, she also writes a...

Ignatius: On Mideast, a hopeful dialogue

BRUSSELS Getting the former spy chiefs of Israel and Saudi Arabia to talk together about peace is hardly a breakthrough, but it at least helps keep alive the idea of an eventual Israeli-Palestinian settlement. David Ignatius Ignatius writes a twice-a-week foreign affairs column...
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Editorial: Wayne Curry kicks off an anti-smoking crusade as he battles terminal lung cancer

WAYNE K. Curry’s life has included singular achievements. He was one of the first black children to integrate his elementary school, he was the first African American to become Prince George’s County executive and his policies and personality helped transform the...
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Editorial: E.U. nationalism surges at the polls

ONE SHOULD not read too much into the rise of populist anti-European Union parties, most of them right-wing, in Sunday’s elections for the regional parliament. Yes, the far-right National Front finished first in France. The Euro-skeptical U.K. Independence Party did the...
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Editorial: President Obama continues his retreat fro Afghanistan

YOU CAN’T fault President Obama for inconsistency. After winning election in 2008, he reduced the U.S. military presence in Iraq to zero. After helping to topple Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi in 2011, he made sure no U.S. forces would remain. He has steadfastly stayed...

Job Corps helped make me the person I am today

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Fairfax County tries to cook up support for a meals tax

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Syria’s civil war is fraught with danger for the United States

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Senators are wasting their time on the Redskins’ name

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