Editorial: The price of Confucius Institutes

By Editorial Board June 21 at 6:54 PM EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGES between the United States and China have grown to record numbers. With these programs come scholarly value but also risks. Confucius Institutes offer an example of this trade-off. These centers, heavily funded and...

Editorial: Egypt’s jailing of democracy activists shows how far it has backtracked.

By Editorial Board June 21 at 6:55 PM IF AHMED MAHER feels he has tumbled down a rabbit hole, he is unfortunately right. A founder of the April 6 Youth Movement, one of the leading lights in the Egypt democracy campaign that brought down Hosni Mubarak, today remains in...

Editorial: Virginia’s governor claims he can expand Medicaid on his own say-so

By Editorial Board June 21 at 6:57 PM VIRGINIA GOV. Terry McAuliffe (D) faced a tough choice this week, with only bad options amid the biggest Obamacare fight in the country. Republicans in the legislature have been determined to turn down billions in federal money to cover some...
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Obama repeats his Iraq mistake in Afghanistan

By Joseph Lieberman and Vance Serchuk June 20 at 8:28 PM Joseph Lieberman, a former senator from Connecticut, is senior counsel at the law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman. Vance Serchuk is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.. As the...
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Save the invertebrates at the National Zoo

By Rick Stark June 20 at 8:49 PM One of Washington’s hidden gems is the invertebrate exhibit at the National Zoo. It was conceived by visionary zoo director Michael Robinson in 1987 as the only major invertebrate exhibit in the United States and it has been one of the few...

A Father’s Day goodbye

By Pete Earley June 20 at 8:50 PM Father’s Day found me with a man who often doesn’t remember who I am, although we have spent much of his 93 years together. My father has dementia. Five years ago, I persuaded my parents to move from Spearfish, S.D., into a second...

Clearing the air in Maryland

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Hero worship of the military is getting in the way of good policy

By Benjamin Summers June 20 at 8:52 PM Benjamin Summers is a captain in the U.S. Army. The views expressed are his own. I have worn an Army uniform for the past eight years and deployed twice to Afghanistan. This doesn’t make me a hero. Many veterans deserve high praise for...
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Obama repeats his Iraq mistake in Afghanistan

By Joseph Lieberman and Vance Serchuk June 20 at 8:28 PM Joseph Lieberman, a former senator from Connecticut, is senior counsel at the law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman. Vance Serchuk is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.. As the...
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Save the invertebrates at the National Zoo

By Rick Stark June 20 at 8:49 PM One of Washington’s hidden gems is the invertebrate exhibit at the National Zoo. It was conceived by visionary zoo director Michael Robinson in 1987 as the only major invertebrate exhibit in the United States and it has been one of the few...
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