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Dionne: Fracturing democracies

British Prime Minister David Cameron during a campaign visit to Croydon, in Surrey, England, on April 25. (Toby Melville, Pool Photo via AP) (Toby Melville/Associated Press ) By E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion writer April 26 at 7:57 PM The world’s democracies, perhaps especially...
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Samuelson: The GOP estate-tax folly

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.) sponsored a House bill to repeal the federal estate tax. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press) By Robert J. Samuelson April 26 at 7:56 PM Maybe congressional Republicans really are nuts, suicidal or both. The latest evidence is House approval of...
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Empty marching in Korea

An undated photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. (Agence France-Presse/KCNA via KNS via Getty Images) By Abraham Cooper and Greg Scarlatoiu April 26 at 7:42 PM Abraham Cooper is associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Greg Scarlatoiu is executive director of the...
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Diehl: Fulfilling the Arab Spring

Tunisian men and boys listen to speakers during an election rally near Tunis in October 2014. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) By Jackson Diehl Deputy editorial page editor April 26 at 7:39 PM If the Arab Spring had fulfilled its promise, Maikel Nabil Sanad would be...
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Editorial: A smooth presidential transition can’t be done in just a few weeks

The White House (Ron Edmonds/Associated Press) By Editorial Board April 25 at 6:40 PM MAX STIER remembers learning in school that one of the practices that make the United States a great country is the quadrennial peaceful transfer of power. “What no one explained,” Mr. Stier...
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Editorial: The stonewalling sheriff

Taser International’s X2 two-shot Taser. (Ethan Miller/GETTY IMAGES) By Editorial Board April 25 at 6:38 PM NEARLY THREE months after a mentally ill inmate at the Fairfax County jail fell into a coma and died after she was shot repeatedly with a stun gun, the county’s...
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‘My Struggle’: Book four of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s monumental memoir

Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard in Toronto. (Colin McConnell/Toronto Star via Getty Images) By Rodney Welch April 26 at 10:36 AM MY STRUGGLE: BOOK FOUR By Karl Ove Knausgaard Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett Archipelago. 485 pp. $27 Is there such a thing as a...

Don’t deny the Armenian genocide

April 24 at 6:52 PM Regarding the April 21 World Digest item “Armenian massacre to be called ‘genocide‘ ”: As a senator, Barack Obama made several statements calling the Ottoman Turkish massacre of 1.5 million Armenians genocide, of which my father was a survivor. Now, as...

A bridge-builder in Israel

April 24 at 6:52 PM Regarding the April 22 World article “Arab Israeli reporter faces criticism from all sides”: The reality of discrimination against Arabs in Israel cannot be disputed. However, if many of them see the foundation of the state of Israel as “the Catastrophe,” how...

‘Servants of the people’ fail to serve

April 24 at 6:52 PM Catherine Rampell’s April 23 op-ed column, “The homeless man in the Senate,” showed a heartbreaking and devastating example of the growing population of the working poor in this country — under the nose of those who are supposed to be “servants of the...