Milbank: From Bergdahl to Benghazi, Republicans fire up the scandal machine

Rep. Buck McKeon displayed the probing intellect this week that we expect from a chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Commenting on Fox News Channel about the prisoner swap with the Taliban that sprung U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the California Republican explained...

Milbank: From Bergdahl to Benghazi, Republicans fire up the scandal machine

Rep. Buck McKeon displayed the probing intellect this week that we expect from a chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Commenting on Fox News Channel about the prisoner swap with the Taliban that sprung U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the California Republican explained...

Meyerson: The Working Families Party brings Andrew Cuomo back into the fold

For Democrats who want their party to meet the needs of working Americans — not just split the difference between Wall Street and everybody else — last weekend’s party convention in New York provides a ray of hope. Except — Bewilderment Alert — it wasn’t a Democratic...

Lane: Glorifying and demonizing Bowe Bergdahl

In the 1970s, Vietnam veteran-turned-novelist Tim O’Brien created Private Cacciato, an impulsive soldier who, one fine day, gathered up rations, water, maps and a compass and, as O’Brien mordantly put it, “left the war,” telling his buddies that he intended to walk...

Dionne: In Mississippi, a love-hate relationship with federal spending

JACKSON, Miss. Can you hate the federal government but love the money it spends on you? The electoral earthquake that was Mississippi’s Republican Senate primary has pushed this question to the forefront of U.S. politics. In conventional terms, the success of state Sen....
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Editorial: Montgomery judges can do more to protect children from abusive parents

AMY CASTILLO’S three children were drowned by her estranged husband during an unsupervised visit in 2008. Officials in the Montgomery County court system that oversaw the case judged the horrific outcome to be an anomaly. After 15-month-old Prince McLeod Rams was killed in...
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Editorial: Congress detours from common sense on the Highway Trust Fund

BOTH PARTIES want to do nothing but squabble before this year’s election. Not much will stop them — except, perhaps, this dose of reality: If political point-scoring is all they accomplish over the next several weeks, work on the nation’s roads, bridges and rails will...
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Editorial: The West shows no willingness to defend freedom against Russia

UKRAINE’S NEWLY elected president, Petro Poroshenko, got a pledge of support from President Obama in Warsaw yesterday. But in the struggle over Ukraine’s future, Vladi­mir Putin was looking like the day’s winner. As Mr. Obama delivered another speech in Warsaw...

The Bergdahl swap puts the American public at risk

Regarding the June 1 front-page article “U.S. swaps 5 Taliban detainees for captive soldier”: On June 30, 2009, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his forward operating base in Afghanistan. According to a soldier in his unit, Sgt. Bergdahl was clear about his plans before he...

Zakaria misreads Eisenhower’s foreign policy

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