Robinson: EPA coal plant proposal is the right step

Even for people who don’t believe in it, climate change just got real. It’s about time. The Obama administration’s proposed new rule for existing power plants — reducing heat-trapping carbon emissions by up to 30 percent by 2030 — is ambitious enough to get...

Gerson: Obama’s global war on straw men

After 5½ years, President Obama finally has a foreign policy doctrine all his own, which White House aides summarize as: “Don’t do stupid s— .” FDR had his Four Freedoms. Harry Truman would stand against the further expansion of communism in Europe. Ronald Reagan...
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Editorial: Was price to win release of an American soldier from Taliban captivity too high?

PRESIDENT OBAMA and his top aides are taking satisfaction in the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from nearly five years of captivity by the Taliban. While it may be, as some former comrades allege, that Sgt. Bergdahl’s capture followed his desertion of his post, by obtaining...
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Editorial: Marilynn Bland has a record of embarrassing Prince George’s County

IN 2006, WE WROTE the following about Marilynn Bland, who was then running for reelection to the Prince George’s County Council and was already notorious for charging taxpayers when she took her children to Walt Disney World on vacation: “She is ignorant of the issues,...
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Editorial: The EPA’s emissions plan should be just the beginning

THE OBAMA administration has finally rolled out its centerpiece climate change policy. It is a praiseworthy, solid step, taken in the face of withering opposition. Even so, it is not enough. Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy released Monday a plan to slash...

Bashar al-Assad’s ‘blood election’

Ahmad al-Jarba is president of the Syrian Opposition Coalition. This week, dictator Bashar al-Assad will announce to the world his reelection as president of Syria. The election is a fraud, its outcome preordained. Dictators are not elected; they hold power by force and fear, the...

Engaging Israel and key Arab states for peace

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The Republican way out of recession

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Georgetown waterfront is fun for all

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One man’s trash . . .

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