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Editorial: Oswaldo Payá’s death in Cuba two years ago still awaits a proper investigation.

By Editorial Board July 21 at 6:40 PM TWO YEARS ago Tuesday, a blue rental car was wrecked off a deserted road in eastern Cuba. In the back seat was Oswaldo Payá, one of Cuba’s best-known dissidents, who had championed the idea of a democratic referendum on the...
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Editorial: The West needs a strategy to contain the world’s newest rogue state — Russia

By Editorial Board July 21 at 6:41 PM THE DESTRUCTION of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine may not have been intended by Russia or the militants it has supported and armed. But their behavior since the downing of the plane has been a lesson in barbarity and morally contemptible...
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Rampell: Limousine liberalism’s good works

By Catherine Rampell Opinion writer July 21 at 7:28 PM Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality? I’ve been thinking about this in light of the derision the Clintons are facing for charging six-figure speaking fees while...
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Cohen: Richard Cohen: A fight for Israel’s existence

By Richard Cohen July 21 at 7:29 PM Israel fought its first war, in 1948, against five Arab nations — Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan — as well as the Palestinians. In the prediction of the fairly new CIA, the outcome was never in doubt: “Without substantial outside aid in...
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Robinson: The downside of giving weapons to rebels in Ukraine or Syria

By Eugene Robinson Opinion writer July 21 at 7:30 PM The bodies and debris that rained from the Ukrainian sky offer a cautionary lesson about the danger of giving heavy weapons to non-state actors. I hope the hawks who wanted President Obama to ship anti-aircraft missiles to the...

Thiessen: Obama lacks resolve on Ukraine

By Marc A. Thiessen July 21 at 9:32 AM Here is the sad state of affairs in U.S. foreign policy today: We are seeing more resolve projected from the U.S. Mission to the United Nations than from the Oval Office. At the White House, President Obama finally addressed the shoot-down...
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Linking together the fight for girls’ rights

By Gordon Brown July 21 at 4:27 PM Gordon Brown, prime minister of Britain from 2007 to 2010, is a U.N. special envoy for global education. Glory, Rejoice and Comfort. Three schoolgirls with unforgettable names. Three schoolgirls whose contribution to propelling girls’...
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A Little Freight Car Kitbashing

Milepost 854 Images, NMRA Bulletin Ken Chamberlain has published a series of one-page idea sketches in the NMRA Bulletin for years. I mentioned a few months ago that I had purchased a huge cache of old Bulletins from the NWORRP group and, now that the wedding is behind us,...

Leopoldo Lopez’s jailing is a symptom of a sick Venezuela

By Lilian Tintori July 20 at 7:45 PM Lilian Tintori, wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, lives in Caracas. This year, my husband, Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López , spent his 43rd birthday behind bars. To mark Leopoldo’s birthday, our children,...

Samuelson: Budget policy as prayer

By Robert J. Samuelson July 20 at 7:46 PM The Congressional Budget Office last week issued one of its periodic long-term budget outlooks. Its themes are distressingly familiar. There is no balanced budget in sight. Under favorable assumptions, the CBO projects deficits of $7.6...