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How income inequality benefits everybody

In a 2010 file photo, Steve Jobs, then Apple’s chief executive, holds a new iPhone. (Paul Sakuma/Associated Press) By George F. Will Opinion writer March 25 at 8:06 PM Every day the Chinese go to work, Americans get a raise: Chinese workers, many earning each day about what...
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Meyerson: A campaign finance idea whose time has come

Supporters of campaign finance reform rally outside the U.S. Capitol in September 2014 . (Win Mcnamee/Getty Images) By Harold Meyerson Opinion writer March 25 at 8:07 PM “The need for collecting large campaign funds would vanish if Congress provided an appropriation for the...

Dionne: What Ted Cruz knows about the battle for 2016

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) in Des Moines on March 7. (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press) By E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion writer March 25 at 8:05 PM Sen. Ted Cruz is a decided underdog for the Republican presidential nomination, but he understands where his opening lies. And this, in...
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Editorial: The House may be about to finally fix the ‘doc fix’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press) By Editorial Board March 25 at 6:12 PM THE HOUSE of Representatives is on course to pass a major piece of Medicare legislation with strong support from the...

Editorial: Larry Hogan’s plan for charter schools hits a roadblock

Paintings of James Baldwin, Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are seen in a hallway at the See Forever Foundation & Maya Angelou Public Charter School in the District. (Matt McClain/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST) By Editorial Board March 25 at 7:50 PM MARYLAND GOV. Larry...

Palestinians seek justice and peace

March 25 at 5:14 PM In his March 20 op-ed column, “No peace in our time,” Charles Krauthammer claimed that Palestinians have rejected “three astonishingly concessionary peace offers” from Israel in 15 years. There were no written offers. The Palestine Liberation Organization...
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Editorial: Haiti’s expiring democracy

Haitian President Michel Martelly in Port-au-Prince last month. (Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters) By Editorial Board March 25 at 6:03 PM ITS PARLIAMENT disbanded and its judiciary weak and subject to manipulation, Haiti is slouching toward tyranny. President Michel Martelly,...
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Ignatius: NATO’s new perils

A Ukrainian soldier earlier this month. (Roman Pilipey/EPA) By David Ignatius Opinion writer March 24 at 8:01 PM BRUSSELS The NATO alliance seems stuck at a crossroads on Ukraine, unsure whether to move toward greater confrontation with Russia or accept the deadlocked “frozen...
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A struggle worth having for students

(Patrick Semansky/AP) By Kyle Schwartz March 24 at 8:11 PM The writer teaches third grade at Doull Elementary School in Denver. When the Common Core State Standards were rolled out in Colorado in 2010, it was a challenge. At first, my colleagues and I at Doull Elementary in...
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America is needed on Iraq’s front lines

A Shiite fighter outside Tikrit, Iraq. (Uncredited/AP) By Gary Anderson March 24 at 8:07 PM Gary Anderson, a retired Marine Corps colonel, was the chief of staff of the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab from 1998 to 2000. This month, the Iraqi government launched an offensive against...