Miller: A breakthrough plan to make central banking populist

By Matt Miller October 22 at 9:59 AM If, like me, you’re a seeker of broadly shared prosperity, chances are you’ve been haunted by two nagging policy conundrums. Conundrum No. 1: Why is fractional reserve banking the only way the central bank can create money in our...

Politicizing our judicial system

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Editorial: Obama’s failing strategy in Yemen

Yemeni Shiite supporters of the Huthi movement chant slogans before dismantling part of their protest camp in Sanaa on October 16, 2014. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images) By Editorial Board October 16 at 7:40 PM PRESIDENT OBAMA cited Yemen as a model for U.S. operations against...
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Rampell: Is sex only for rich people?

(Bigstock photo/Bigstockphoto) By Catherine Rampell Opinion writer October 16 at 8:37 PM America has decided: Sex is for rich people. Non-procreative sex in particular. How else would you explain the trap we’re laying for poor people who deign to get it on? Catherine...
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Samuelson: Stock market turmoil and the global debt trap

Specialist Anthony Matesic works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. U.S. stocks closed out a turbulent week with another loss, giving the market its worst week since May 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (Richard Drew/AP) By Robert J....

Give Ukraine the weapons it needs for self-defense

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Gerson: Ebola challenges America’s ability to adapt

Jeff Hulbert from Annapolis, Maryland, dressed in a protective suit and mask holds a poster demanding for a halt of all flights from West Africa,as he protests outside the White House in Washington, DC on October 16, 2014. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images) By Michael Gerson...
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Editorial: Lessons of Russian history must not be silenced

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Alexei Druzhinin/AP) By Editorial Board October 15 at 7:43 PM THE OLD trunk weighed more than 81 pounds. It was crammed with handwritten letters sent between 1946 and 1954 that were held together with string and rubber bands. The letters...
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Meyerson: Economically, Germany is a threat to itself

Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, reacts during a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg) By Harold Meyerson Opinion writer October 15 at 8:21 PM I am a fan, as a number of my columns attest, of...