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Robinson: Sony Pictures’ killer headache after being hacked

Movie posters for the premiere of the film “The Interview” at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on December 11, 2014. The film, starring US actors Seth Rogen and James Franco, is a comedy about a CIA plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-Un, played...
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Gerson: It’s time for a politics of repair

By Michael Gerson Opinion writer December 15 at 7:57 PM The just-ending 113th Congress was not, by most measures, productive. But its endgame was at least instructive. As a trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill trundled into law, the populist wings of both political parties...

Editorial: Spending bill is a modest achievement, but at least Congress got the job done

By Editorial Board December 15 at 7:35 PM BOTH HOUSES of Congress have voted to send the $1.1 trillion “Cromnibus” spending bill to President Obama, and the president has promised to sign the measure, though it’s not an easy creature to like. The massive bill represents a...

A CIA program that went too far

December 15 at 5:17 PM Near the end of his Dec. 12 op-ed column, “A travesty of a report,” condemning the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” Charles Krauthammer stated: “A nation attacked is not a laboratory...

A pro-Main Street policy

December 15 at 5:17 PM The Dec. 12 front-page article “Democrats’ Warren wing sends message” referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and her supporters as “the populist anti-Wall Street faction” of the congressional Democrats. This characterization is misleading and...

D.C. Public Schools should not have fired Wilson High principal

December 15 at 5:17 PM D.C. Public Schools officials could not be doing more harm to our schools if they tried. The latest example is the firing of Wilson High School’s highly regarded principal, Peter Cahall [“Wilson High principal calls loss of his job ‘capricious,’...

Policing that works

December 15 at 5:17 PM This month, op-ed columnists Eugene Robinson [“The capital crime of being black ,” Dec. 5] and George F. Will [“Eric Garner, criminalized to death,” Dec. 11] have criticized police departments for using “broken windows” policing to apprehend people for...
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Rubin: The art of (never) compromising

By Jennifer Rubin December 15 at 11:30 AM Most of the talk about Republican gadfly Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) in the last few days concerned his role in forcing a delay on passage of the $1.1 trillion spending bill. He was slapped down on his “point of order” by a 74-22 vote,...

Samuelson: Health spending — under control?

By Robert J. Samuelson December 14 at 7:54 PM Has the monster of exploding health costs finally been slain? After five years of slow spending growth, it’s tempting to think so. This would be a momentous development, because rising health spending has had damaging side...