Editorial: ‘Bonus depreciation’ is an unnecessary subsidy in a flawed tax bill

By Editorial Board December 17 at 7:59 PM THE BEST that can be said for the “tax extenders” bill, approved in the waning days of the 113th Congress, is that it could have been much worse. After the November election, House and Senate leaders attempted to make all 55...
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Editorial: In crafting her administration, Ms. Bowser is off to a good start

FILE – In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser, speaks to reporters during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The coming special election to fill the D.C. Council seat of Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser will be the first to test...
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Dionne: The Schumer prescription for 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 10: Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news conference to discuss U.S. President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration, on Capitol Hill, December 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) By E.J. Dionne Jr....
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Lane: On Cuba, Obama abandons a clear position for a vague project

Cuban President Raul Castro listens during the opening of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit, in Havana, on December 8, 2014. (YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images) By Charles Lane Opinion writer December 17 at 7:51 PM The U.S. embargo on Cuba — or what’s left of it after...
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Editorial: The Obama administration extends the Castro regime in Cuba a bailout it doesn’t deserve

Anti-Castro activists protest in Little Havana in Miami, Florida December 17, 2014. News on Wednesday that the United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half century rippled through the...

An airport with many neighbors

December 17 at 5:15 PM “First came the airpark . . .” is the response often proffered when neighbors complain about the Montgomery County Airpark [“Suburban sprawl swallowed airpark,” front page, Dec. 15]. Many seem to neglect the fact that it was the airport that brought jet...

Ride services drive regulators crazy

December 17 at 5:15 PM It isn’t Uber’s powerful lobbyists who are responsible for jurisdictions across the country, including Montgomery County, rethinking taxi regulations [“Uber’s aggressive tactics push change,” front page, Dec. 14]. Uber and Lyft are turning...

An unhealthy D.C. contract

December 16 at 5:55 PM The D.C. Council will vote Wednesday on a large and vital contract for medical care in the D.C. Jail. Accepting the contract would be a serious mistake. Corizon, the for-profit company selected by the District government, has faced allegations of serious...

The wrong view on torture

December 16 at 5:55 PM Regarding the Dec. 15 news article “Officials from Bush administration bash Senate’s CIA report”: Perhaps I was naive when I took an oath as an infantry lieutenant to protect and defend the Constitution and to think that part of what being a U.S. Army...

Add good taste to her résumé

December 16 at 5:55 PM The Dec. 14 Washington Post Magazine article on Martine Rothblatt, “The genius of Silver Spring,” ably sketched the surface of the life and accomplishments of an extremely gifted and multifaceted individual. It missed any reference, though, of her excellent...