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Gerson: Turning our backs on Syrian atrocities

GRAPHIC CONTENT A wounded boy lies on bed as he is treated at a makeshift hospital following reported shelling by Syrian government forces on the central market of the rebel-held city of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus, on July 30, 2014. The war in Syria has killed more...
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Zakaria: The rise of Putinism

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The meeting focused on measures to encourage Russian companies to pull their assets back from offshores. The United States and the European...
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Obama does not accept war for what it is

A man passes a van after two people were killed in it in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Israel said Thursday it has called up another 16,000 reservists, allowing it to potentially widen its Gaza operation against the territory’s Hamas rulers...
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Krauthammer: Clueless in Gaza

alestinian Hamas supporters shout slogans against Israel during a protest to support Hamas and against the Israeli attack to Gaza strip in the west bank city of Nablus, 31 July 2014. Two weeks after starting its ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, Israel has mobilized 16,000 more...
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Robinson: Give Kerry a break for his efforts at an Israel-Gaza cease-fire

US Secretary of State John Kerry. (Str/EPA) By Eugene Robinson Opinion writer July 31 at 8:33 PM Secretary of State John Kerry was right to push this week for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza. All outside parties should do everything they can to end a war in which both Israel and...
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McCarthy: The immigrants of a century ago and my dad, their lawyer

Undated photo of a group of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island in New York. They are waiting in line to begin immigration proceedings. About 16 million people came through Ellis Island from 1892 to 1924. (AP Photo/AP) By Colman McCarthy July 25 at 8:20 PM Colman McCarthy is a...
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Preventing a massacre in North Korea’s gulags

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Kcna/Reuters) By Roberta Cohen July 25 at 8:20 PM Roberta Cohen is co-chair of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea. Since the U.N. Commission of Inquiry issued its report on North Korea in February, U.N. bodies, human rights...
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The Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab need our help now — or never

(Jacquelyn Martin/ASSOCIATED PRESS) By Angus Phillips July 25 at 8:20 PM The writer is a former sports columnist for The Post. Two years ago, you could pretty much bank on it: Leave the dock at 5:30 or 6 a.m. and be back by 9 with a bushel or so of scrappy male crabs. Then it was...
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The United States must extend its visa program for Afghan and Iraqi refugees

KOST, AFGHANISTAN- July 2: Refugees wait in line for food and shelter in Khost Province, Afghanistan, July 2, 2014. (Photo by Kevin Sieff/ The Washington Post) (Kevin Sieff/The Washington Post) By Ryan Crocker July 25 at 8:20 PM Ryan Crocker, a former ambassador to Afghanistan...
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Editorial: A new Border Patrol chief signals he is ready to end a culture of impunity

U.S. Border Patrol agents work in a field near Carrizzo Springs, Texas. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg) By Editorial Board July 25 at 8:06 PM FOLLOWING MONTHS of damning disclosures about the use of deadly force by Border Patrol agents, Department of Homeland Security officials tightened...