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Diehl: Fulfilling the Arab Spring

Tunisian men and boys listen to speakers during an election rally near Tunis in October 2014. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) By Jackson Diehl Deputy editorial page editor April 26 at 7:39 PM If the Arab Spring had fulfilled its promise, Maikel Nabil Sanad would be...
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Samuelson: The GOP estate-tax folly

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.) sponsored a House bill to repeal the federal estate tax. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press) By Robert J. Samuelson April 26 at 7:56 PM Maybe congressional Republicans really are nuts, suicidal or both. The latest evidence is House approval of...
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Empty marching in Korea

An undated photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. (Agence France-Presse/KCNA via KNS via Getty Images) By Abraham Cooper and Greg Scarlatoiu April 26 at 7:42 PM Abraham Cooper is associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Greg Scarlatoiu is executive director of the...
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Dionne: Fracturing democracies

British Prime Minister David Cameron during a campaign visit to Croydon, in Surrey, England, on April 25. (Toby Melville, Pool Photo via AP) (Toby Melville/Associated Press ) By E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion writer April 26 at 7:57 PM The world’s democracies, perhaps especially...
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Editorial: A smooth presidential transition can’t be done in just a few weeks

The White House (Ron Edmonds/Associated Press) By Editorial Board April 25 at 6:40 PM MAX STIER remembers learning in school that one of the practices that make the United States a great country is the quadrennial peaceful transfer of power. “What no one explained,” Mr. Stier...
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Editorial: The stonewalling sheriff

Taser International’s X2 two-shot Taser. (Ethan Miller/GETTY IMAGES) By Editorial Board April 25 at 6:38 PM NEARLY THREE months after a mentally ill inmate at the Fairfax County jail fell into a coma and died after she was shot repeatedly with a stun gun, the county’s...
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‘My Struggle’: Book four of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s monumental memoir

Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard in Toronto. (Colin McConnell/Toronto Star via Getty Images) By Rodney Welch April 26 at 10:36 AM MY STRUGGLE: BOOK FOUR By Karl Ove Knausgaard Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett Archipelago. 485 pp. $27 Is there such a thing as a...

Don’t deny the Armenian genocide

April 24 at 6:52 PM Regarding the April 21 World Digest item “Armenian massacre to be called ‘genocide‘ ”: As a senator, Barack Obama made several statements calling the Ottoman Turkish massacre of 1.5 million Armenians genocide, of which my father was a survivor. Now, as...

What about the other victims of drones?

April 24 at 6:52 PM President Obama acknowledged that the families of American and Italian hostages killed in January drone strikes by the CIA deserve to know the truth [“Obama: ‘Regret’ for hostages’ deaths,” front page, April 24]. His demonstration of transparency...

A bridge-builder in Israel

April 24 at 6:52 PM Regarding the April 22 World article “Arab Israeli reporter faces criticism from all sides”: The reality of discrimination against Arabs in Israel cannot be disputed. However, if many of them see the foundation of the state of Israel as “the Catastrophe,” how...