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Editorial: The West can’t afford to make empty threats on Russia sanctions

By Editorial Board July 1 at 8:15 PM AS HEAVY fighting resumed Tuesday in eastern Ukraine , it was obvious that Russian President Vladi­mir Putin had disregarded the demands from the United States and European Union that Russia stop intervening. Rebels backed by Moscow did not...
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Milbank: Congress is* in session

Dana Milbank Opinion writer Dana Milbank writes about political theater in the nation’s capital. He joined the Post as a political reporter in 2000. The people’s representatives can’t agree on much of anything these days — even calling a recess. When senators...
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Rampell: Stop starving the beast of the IRS

Catherine Rampell Opinion writer Catherine Rampell is an opinion columnist at The Washington Post. Pretty much everyone hates the Internal Revenue Service. And I realize this is an especially strange time to stick up for the agency, given the suspicious disappearance of a few...
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Ignatius: Holder grows in the job

David Ignatius Opinion writer David Ignatius writes a twice-a-week foreign affairs column and contributes to the PostPartisan blog. Setting clear management guidelines may be the least glamorous part of being a Cabinet secretary, but by this measure, Attorney General Eric H....
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Editorial: Was GOP control of the state Senate in Virginia ‘purchased” with a quid pro quo?

By Editorial Board July 1 at 8:14 PM THE MORE circumstances emerge about the deal that flipped control of the Virginia state Senate to Republicans, the seamier it looks. And there’s plenty we still don’t know. To recap: The Senate was under Democratic control until...

Editorial: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe launched his third arrow

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Nigeria needs to confront another scourge: Tuberculosis

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Just like CEOs, Hillary Clinton’s compensation is too high

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The implications of the Hobby Lobby ruling for religious freedom and health care

July 1 at 6:46 PM Congress should not narrow the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, as the July 1 editorial “After ‘Hobby Lobby’ ” suggested. The First Amendment’s guarantee of the “free exercise”...

Review of ‘Ida M. Tarbell,’ by Emily Arnold McCully

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