Marcus: In China, a political ceiling that’s hard to shatter

BEIJING Women, Chairman Mao famously proclaimed, hold up half the sky. But not half the Politburo. Ruth Marcus An editorial writer specializing in politics, the budget and other domestic issues, she also writes a weekly column and contributes to the PostPartisan blog. Archive...

Applebaum: Europe is seeing a East-West clash of values

WARSAW By any measure, it was a landmark, landslide victory — for Europe. On May 25, Petro Poroshenko declared victory in the first round of the Ukrainian presidential election. He had won more than 55 percent of the vote — and Ukrainians knew exactly what they were getting....

25 years after Tiananmen Square, time to break the silence

Dan Southerland is executive editor of the congressionally funded network Radio Free Asia. He was chief of The Post’s Beijing bureau from 1985 to 1990. Twenty-five years after the Chinese army fired on unarmed citizens defending pro-democracy protesters at Tiananmen Square,...

An excise tax would give states a role in fighting climate change

John K. Delaney, a Democrat, represents Maryland’s 6th Congressional District in the House. Next week the Environmental Protection Agency will take an important step in addressing the ever-increasing threat of climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions when it...
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Editorial: Endorsements for Maryland House and Senate

MONTGOMERY COUNTY’S all-Democratic delegation of state lawmakers in Annapolis includes a number of the General Assembly’s most senior and respected stalwarts. Despite that, its status as the state’s only county (or city) with a population exceeding 1 million, it...

Editorial: Julián Castro, President Obama’s HUD nominee, stands to inherit unfinished work

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Virginia Republicans are prudent in their rejection of Medicaid expansion

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Redskins’ name defense may harken to a yearning for simpler times

Regarding Robert McCartney’s May 29 Metro column, “Origin myth of Redskins name doesn’t quite match reality”: The “Redskins” controversy goes beyond whether the team name offends people. I bet that the underlying issue for many people of a certain age who favor the...

Maryland’s politicians need to talk about fiscal restraint

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Thailand’s real obstacle to democracy is the military

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