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Thinking too highly of higher ed

FILE – In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, people are led on a tour on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. (Elise Amendola/AP) By Peter Thiel November 21 at 8:11 PM Peter Thiel, an investor and entrepreneur, is author of “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or...

Rethink shackling of youth in D.C. courts

November 19 at 5:39 PM I commend Patricia Puritz for shining a light on the shameful practice of automatically shackling any child appearing in juvenile court in the District, a humiliation rarely inflicted on adults [“Why are children in chains?,” Washington Forum, Nov. 14]....

Are we ready to listen honestly?

November 19 at 5:39 PM Robert J. Samuelson wrote in his Nov. 17 op-ed column, “Paralyzed by principle,” that Americans are given to political escapism, self-serving fictions and avoiding unpopular choices by hiding behind ideological platitudes. To govern well is to choose, and...
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Lane: Liberals are violating their principles on Keystone XL

FILE – In a Dec. 5, 2012 file photo, foreman Javier Garcia works with his crew as they lower a section of pipe into the ground with cradles, along the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline section two near Winona, Texas. (Sarah A. Miller/AP) By Charles Lane Opinion writer...
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Meyerson: Obama calculates the human cost of deportations

Angela Navarro, an undocumented Honduran born immigrant with a deportation order, poses with her family – her husband Ermer and two U.S. born children, Angela, 8, and Arturo, 11, after moving into West Kensington Ministry Church with her family, as construction workers...

Feminism’s defining characteristic

November 18 at 5:58 PM Regarding the Nov. 16 Outlook articles “Ban the word ‘feminist’? Here’s a better idea.” and “Was my mastectomy a betrayal of feminism?”: At my first job interview after getting my master’s degree, the division chief told me he would never...
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Marcus: A slippery slope on immigration

In this Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 file photo, people rally for comprehensive immigration reform outside the White House in Washington. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP) By Ruth Marcus Columnist November 18 at 8:06 PM Every Democrat should be nervous about President Obama’s plan for...
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Editorial: President Obama needs to fix his flawed Islamic State strategy

U.S. President Barack Obama. (Ian Waldie/Bloomberg) By Editorial Board November 18 at 7:57 PM THE BEHEADING of another American by the Islamic State brought an appropriately harsh condemnation from President Obama, who called it “an act of pure evil.” Such words about the murder...
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Parker: Pope calls for family resurrection

Pope Francis leaves past Swiss guards at the end of a private audience with Senegal’s President Macky Sall at the Vatican, on November 18, 2014. (Andrew Medichini/AFP/Getty Images) By Kathleen Parker Opinion writer November 18 at 8:11 PM News that Pope Francis will visit...

Waste amid a hunger crisis

November 18 at 5:58 PM The enormous amount of food and water thrown away by U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan was disturbing: 10,000 ready-to-eat meals nearing their expiration date and hundreds of thousands of bottles of water usable by Afghan soldiers [“For Marines, last mission...