off

Milbank: How the GOP can poke back against Obama’s immigration order

By Dana Milbank Opinion writer November 21 at 11:28 AM Here’s a paradox worth pondering: Could President Obama’s executive actions on immigration actually make it easier to enact comprehensive reform? The invective pouring forth from Republicans this week would seem...
off

Book review: ‘Isabella: The Warrior Queen,’ by Kirstin Downey

A statue of Queen Isabella I stands in Toledo, central Spain. (DENIS DOYLE/ASSOCIATED PRESS) November 21 at 1:41 PM ISABELLA The Warrior Queen By Kirstin Downey Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. 520 pp. $35 Few Washingtonians may have noticed, but likenesses of Queen Isabella I of...
off

Book reivew: ‘Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy,’ by Christopher Hill

A worker repairs a war-shattered building in Sarajevo’s suburb of Dobrinja. Christopher Hill served as an aide to Richard Holbrooke during the Bosnian peace talks. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters) By Glenn Kessler November 21 at 1:30 PM OUTPOST Life on the Frontlines of American...

Book review: ‘A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps,’ by Chris West

The popular Elvis stamp got collectors all shook up. (U.S. Postal Service) By Dennis Drabelle November 21 at 1:25 PM History A HISTORY OF AMERICA IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS By Chris West Picador. 336 pp. $28 During the Civil War, Andrew Jackson became the fourth person to be...

Havel lived as if he were free

November 21 at 5:24 PM Our nation correctly honors the contributions of Václav Havel on the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in the former Czechoslovakia [“Are Czechs giving up on moral responsibility?” op-ed, Nov. 17]. However, most people are unaware...

Some action on climate change is better than nothing

November 21 at 5:24 PM Charles Krauthammer, in his Nov. 21 op-ed column, “The climate pact swindle,” indicated that the agreement between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping was worthless because it didn’t require China to start reducing greenhouse gas...
off

Five myths about Pope Francis

Pope Francis, shown here in St. Peter’s Square, will make his first visit to the United States next year. (Franco Origlia/Getty Images) By Maryann Cusimano Love November 21 at 5:40 PM Maryann Cusimano Love is a professor of international relations in the politics department...
off

Book review: ‘Countdown to Zero Day,’ on the first digital weapon, by Kim Zetter

By Dina Temple-Raston November 21 at 5:47 PM COUNTDOWN TO ZERO DAY Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon By Kim Zetter Crown. 433 pp. $25 Dina Temple-Raston is the counterterrorism correspondent at NPR. She has written four books and just returned from...
off

Editorial: On Velvet Revolution’s anniversary, a reinforced commitment to democracy

A bust of Vaclav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic in on display following an unveiling and dedication ceremony in National Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (Susan Walsh/AP) By Editorial Board November 21 at 7:53 PM THE 25TH...
off

The United Nations needs a shorter, stronger game plan for humanity

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the 67th session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. (Mary Altaffer/AP) By Bjorn Lomborg November 21 at 8:16 PM Bjorn Lomborg is director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. What should...