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We have a plan for fixing health care

By Orrin Hatch, Lamar Alexander and John Barrasso March 1 at 6:47 PM Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) chairs the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) chairs the Senate Finance Committee. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) chairs the Senate Republican Policy...
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Diehl: In appealing to Congress, Netanyahu places a dicey political bet

By Jackson Diehl Deputy editorial page editor March 1 at 6:48 PM Three times in the past 20 years, an Israeli prime minister has headed into an election while openly battling a U.S. president. The first two times the incumbent lost, establishing the Israeli political maxim that...
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Dionne: The GOP’s big ‘Yes’ to ‘No’

By E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion writer March 1 at 6:55 PM It’s a daunting challenge to spin the word “no” into a hopeful and forward-looking political battle cry. There are, of course, circumstances when negative arguments can work. In obviously terrible times, voters are often...

Samuelson: The ‘next America’ is now

By Robert J. Samuelson March 1 at 6:59 PM The political paralysis in Washington is often ascribed, depending on partisanship, to Republican obstructionism or President Obama’s arrogance. But there are deeper causes. Both parties have had a hard time creating agendas that...

Editorial: Stonewalling in Fairfax County, again

By Editorial Board March 1 at 5:46 PM IT’S BEEN a month since an elite, specially trained team of sheriff’s deputies went to extract Natasha McKenna from her cell at the Fairfax County jail and, when she resisted, shot her repeatedly with a stun gun. Taken to the...

Editorial: Jailed without trial in Azerbaijan

By Editorial Board March 1 at 5:47 PM THE PRESIDENT of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, is showing signs of a frantic despotism. Journalists, bloggers, lawyers, human rights activists and others who speak out for individual liberty are arbitrarily being swept up in a wave of arrests and...

Expecting more from the band of brothers

March 1 at 5:36 PM I see military service as a rare vocation in which one truly expects to give more than will be received in return. You may risk your life to protect your country, your fellow soldiers and the civilian populations. I realize that I benefit from others taking on...

Editorial: A snowball’s chance

By Editorial Board March 1 at 5:48 PM SEN. JIM Inhofe (R-Okla.) chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee — and he seems determined to make that fact a national embarrassment. Mr. Inhofe delivered a Senate floor speech about the “hysteria on global warming” last week with...

Editorial: The new CBO director was a good choice for the job

Keith Hall, commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, speaks to a reporter during a Joint Economic Committee hearing on October unemployment in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) By Editorial Board February 27 at 8:07 PM IN AN...

Editorial: Boris Nemtsov’s murder is another dark sign for Russia

File picture dated 02 February 2014 shows Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov during an opposition rally in Moscow, Russia. A veteran Russian opposition leader has been shot and killed in Moscow, police said on 27 February 2015. (Yuri Kochetkov) By Editorial Board February 27...