Obamacare and morality

January 27 at 5:39 PM In his Jan. 25 Outlook commentary, “End Obamacare, and people could die. That’s okay,” Michael R. Strain argued that the government allows people to die all the time and that ending Obamacare would not be immoral. His chief justification was that, in...

A non-reversal reversal at the Hirshhorn

January 27 at 5:39 PM I was relieved after reading “Hirshhorn says it wants its docents to return” [Style, Jan. 24] that the museum has seen the folly of its decision to dismiss its docents, some of whom had worked at the Hirshhorn for 20 years or more. It takes humility and...

Mr. Obama’s confidence comes too late

January 27 at 5:38 PM Regarding Dana Milbank’s Jan. 25 Sunday Opinion column, “A cocky Obama is here to stay”: Our economy is good but not much different from two months ago. If President Obama’s swagger is justified, as I believe it is, where was it when it might...

No praise for U-Va.

January 27 at 5:38 PM The Jan. 24 editorial “An A for effort” implied that the University of Virginia has, out of its own goodness, taken steps to improve its students’ behavior in spite of the discrediting of the Rolling Stone story about a rape on campus. U-Va. was under...

A non-reversal reversal at the Hirshhorn

January 27 at 5:39 PM I was relieved after reading “Hirshhorn says it wants its docents to return” [Style, Jan. 24] that the museum has seen the folly of its decision to dismiss its docents, some of whom had worked at the Hirshhorn for 20 years or more. It takes humility and...

vanden Heuvel: The progressive president voters wanted

By Katrina vanden Heuvel January 27 at 7:56 AM “Did you hear the class warfare bell being sounded tonight?” That question, posed by Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) last Tuesday, effectively summed up the response to the State of the Union address on the...

More aid to Ukraine would invest in a stronger Europe

By Borys Lozhkin January 26 at 1:08 PM Borys Lozhkin is head of the presidential administration of Ukraine. Some have argued that little has changed in Ukraine since the Maidan “Revolution of Dignity” last year except for the faces of those who make up Ukraine’s political...
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‘Leaving Before the Rains Come,’ Alexandra Fuller’s memoir about divorce and beyond

By Nora Krug January 26 at 5:35 PM Alexandra Fuller has written a divorce memoir for people who may not like divorce memoirs — a group that, she confesses, once included herself. It’s a distaste she earned honestly, in the years when her own marriage was faltering and she...

Reviewing ‘American Sniper’

January 26 at 7:46 PM The debate over “American Sniper” is distressing [“ ‘American Sniper’ missed its real target”, op-ed, Jan. 24]. A sniper is a necessary evil of war. The job should not be glorified. The soldier portrayed in the movie is a hero to those he served with...

What gave rise to Boko Haram

January 26 at 7:47 PM Colbert I. King’s Jan. 24 op-ed column, “There’s nothing secular about Boko Haram,” missed the point. While he was correct about Boko Haram’s mission to control a radical Islamic caliphate, Mr. King did not give the root causes of the...