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Editorial: New laws should expand access to voting, not discourage it

A voted places a sticker on her sweater after voting on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Bradfordton, Ill. (Seth Perlman/AP) By Editorial Board December 8 at 8:37 PM GIVEN THAT it’s the world’s oldest living democracy, it’s odd that the United States puts...
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Obama’s acid reflux may help others receive proper diagnosis and treatment

President Barack Obama. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP) By Jamie Koufman December 8 at 8:15 PM Jamie Koufman is a New York City-based physician and researcher who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of acid reflux and voice disorders. President Obama reportedly had a mysterious sore...
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Editorial: Iran should free Post correspondent Jason Rezaian now

A Nov. 6, 2013, photo shows Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter, at the newspaper in Washington. Rezaian and his wife Yeganeh Salehi were detained in July 2014 in Tehran, Iran. (Zoeann Murphy/AP) By Editorial Board December 8 at 8:43 PM FOR MONTHS, senior Iranian officials...
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Editorial: New laws should expand access to voting, not discourage it

A voted places a sticker on her sweater after voting on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Bradfordton, Ill. (Seth Perlman/AP) By Editorial Board December 8 at 8:37 PM GIVEN THAT it’s the world’s oldest living democracy, it’s odd that the United States puts...
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Crafting a win-win-win for Russia, Ukraine and the West

An Armoured Presonnel Carrier of the Ukrainian forces rolls in the village of Pisky, close to the airport of eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on December 3, 2014. (Anatolii Stepanov/AFP/Getty Images) By Michael O’Hanlon and Jeremy Shapiro December 7 at 7:31 AM The writers...

Editorial: In South Sudan, more violence to come

By Editorial Board December 7 at 6:04 PM SOUTH SUDAN appears to teetering — again — at the edge of an abyss. Since a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and his former vice president Riek Machar plunged the young nation into civil war a year ago , 1.9 million people have...

Editorial: An autistic man caught in the criminal justice system

By Editorial Board December 7 at 6:05 PM FOR THE apparent crime of wearing a hoodie in public, an 18-year-old black man was approached by a sheriff’s deputy in Stafford County four and a half years ago. A caller had reported that the man, sitting on the grass across the...

Samuelson: The happiness curve

By Robert J. Samuelson December 7 at 7:39 PM We all want to be happy, don’t we? Well, if you’re dissatisfied, frustrated or downright miserable, cheer up. There’s apparently a cure for you. Even better, it will materialize automatically. Just sit and wait; the...
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Diehl: The sloppy thinking of ‘no military solution’

By Jackson Diehl Deputy editorial page editor December 7 at 7:37 PM The epigram often connected to Barack Obama’s foreign policy is “don’t do stupid [stuff].” That’s inaccurate. The real mantra of this administration, enunciated over and over by the president...
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Dionne: In politics, does evidence matter?

By E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion writer December 7 at 7:36 PM One of the lovely formulations in John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address expressed his hope that “a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion.” Kennedy was talking about the Cold War, but we could use...