The U.S. military needs a culture change

Regarding the Jan. 27 front-page article “Behavior by brass vexes military”: Although flag and general officers are expected to set a sterling example of leadership and personal behavior, the military culture has tacitly accepted a different standard. Considering the reported...

Postal Service should try something other than raising the cost of first-class stamps

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Will Russia’s Olympics be Putin’s triumph?

Leon Aron is the director of Russian studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Every Olympiad is a venture, a mammoth undertaking, what the Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky mused about poetry — “ezda v neznaemoe,” a ride into the unknown. It is thus largely because four...

Wealth, whether by luck or by work

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Renewable energy must be truly affordable, accessible to be beneficial

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After prison, felons need to work

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Editorial: What’s the real holdup in release of Gray audit?

OUR RECENT editorial about the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance’s (OCF) delay in releasing the findings of its audit into Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s 2010 mayoral campaign prompted two D.C. Council members to ask their own questions. The answer they got raises only more...
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Editorial: Ukraine’s sovereignty is not for sale

IN THE confusion of the continuing political crisis in Ukraine, where violence is growing on the ground and the beleaguered president has mysteriously disappeared , one conclusion seems fairly clear: The latest attempt to impose Russian-style autocracy on this pivotal eastern...
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Editorial: Mr. Obama’s sensible plan to help Americans save for retirement

PRESIDENT OBAMA put his finger on a serious problem in his State of the Union address by announcing that new “starter” retirement accounts will be made available to workers who lack access to employer-sponsored savings plans — about a third of all American workers. A fifth of...

Van Buren Schools seek room to grow, but neighbors not budging

VAN BUREN — Van Buren Schools want room to grow, but so far, the neighbors aren’t budging. Superintendent Tim Myers said there are properties in the 200 block of South Main Street, Van Buren, that would be a welcome addition to the growing campus. On Monday, Van Buren school...