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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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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...

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...

The politics behind acting alone on immigration

November 18 at 5:57 PM Many have asked why President Obama is planning to act on immigration reform using executive powers. With such an action, he would accomplish three things: Satisfy his base, which is disheartened by inaction and by the midterm election results; pit the...

Thiessen: Thanks to Jonathan Gruber for revealing Obamacare deception

By Marc A. Thiessen November 17 at 11:49 AM Democrats are desperately distancing themselves from Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber. He “never worked on our staff,” President Obama said this weekend in Brisbane, Australia, (even though Gruber was paid almost $400,000 by his...
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Gerson: Michael Gerson: Pope Francis challenges the faithful

Pope Francis salutes the crowd from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St.Peter’s square during his Sunday Angelus prayer on November 16, 2014 at the Vatican. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images) By Michael Gerson Opinion writer November 17 at 7:44 PM Pope...
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Robinson: Boehner’s immigration inertia forces Obama to act

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) By Eugene Robinson Opinion writer November 17 at 7:48 PM Oh, please. All the melodramatic Republican outrage isn’t fooling anybody. The only reason President Obama has to act on immigration reform is that...
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Rampell: Obamacare’s biggest obstacle now may be its public image

(Michael Chavez/AP) By Catherine Rampell Opinion writer November 17 at 7:46 PM Another year, another HealthCare.gov enrollment period and another series of Republican efforts to repeal, defund or otherwise dismantle the Affordable Care Act. So when will the GOP learn to stop...

Cohen: What if the FBI had succeeded in exposing Martin Luther King Jr.?

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 11: The Martin Luther King memorial is visible through cherry blossoms at peak bloom around the Tidal Basin on April, 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. ( (Bill O’Leary/Washington Post) By Richard Cohen Opinion writer November 17 at 7:52 PM Beverly...

High-school admissions process is biased against white males

November 16 at 7:11 PM Jay Mathews, in his Nov. 10 Education column, “Rejected by Jefferson, star student embraces Herndon curriculum,” and a letter writer, in her Nov. 13 letter, “Thomas Jefferson’s flawed admissions process,” accepted Robbie Moore’s explanation for...