Robinson: Sending drones, not divisions

In the post-Cold War era, it was possible to hold grand illusions and chase utopian dreams. As President Obama understands and his foreign policy critics fail to grasp, that time is past. We live now in a post-post-Cold War world. At West Point this week, Obama attempted to...

Krauthammer: Emptiness at West Point

It is fitting that on the day before President Obama was to give his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging Americans to evacuate Libya. Libya, of course, was once the model Obama intervention — the...

Meyerson: What fueled the rise of the Euroright

Who lost Europe? Okay, Europe isn’t lost — merely home to a growing number of neo-fascists. The elections to the European Parliament still gave roughly 70 percent of the seats to parties of the center-right and center-left. But most of the rest of that body will be composed...

Gerson: Conservatives can do better than a do-it-yourself philosophy

Parallel to the rise of the tea party — with less attention but more potential influence — has been a gathering movement of reform conservatives whom my colleague E.J. Dionne Jr., in an essay in the journal Democracy, dubs “Reformicons.” One version of the tea party’s...
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Editorial: The Virginia GOP’s Medicaid plan: Just say no

WITH VIRGINIA lacking an enacted budget and facing the growing risk of a government shutdown in just over a month, the top Republicans in the House of Delegates, Speaker William J. Howell (Stafford) and Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox (Colonial Heights), requested an urgent...
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Editorial: U.S. sanctions against Venezuelan officials may bring them to the table

FOR YEARS the Obama administration, like its predecessors, has avoided punitive action or even harsh words against the authoritarian, populist government of Venezuela, despite its systematic violations of human rights. The thinking is that Hugo Chávez and now his successor...

Twenty years in the United States and a forced separation

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The slam-dunk approach to jobs — and cleaning out the garage

I took note of Catherine Rampell’s May 20 op-ed column, “Learning to swagger,” about the confidence differential between men and women, because about 10 years ago I began an informal, one-woman analysis of why men are often confident of results that their abilities cannot...

Baseball players are striking out on having fun

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Washington’s long elevator trip down

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