The Federal Reserve’s stagnant economic policy

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Thiessen: Obama’s ‘blizzard of lies’

By Marc A. Thiessen October 13 at 11:12 AM In 1996, the late, great New York Times columnist William Safire published a column, “Blizzard of lies,” in which he laid out a series of falsehoods by Hillary Rodham Clinton and declared “Americans of all political persuasions are...

America’s shrinking access to abortion

Anti-abortion and abortion activists stand side by side in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, in Washington, Monday, during a rally against Roe v. Wade on the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) By Nancy Northup October 10 at 7:54 PM Nancy...

Deficit anxiety is not the answer. Here’s what America needs to do

By John Podesta October 9 at 2:52 PM John Podesta is counselor to President Obama. After a hard road and steady progress, the economic recovery is picking up steam. The unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent in September, the lowest level since July 2008. Exports are up. Factories...
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The key to keeping cyberspace safe? An international accord.

(Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) By James Andrew Lewis October 7 at 9:53 PM When Americans think about cybersecurity, they tend to focus on symptoms rather than causes — it’s a symptom when almost every month a major company is hacked and millions of personal...
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The culture wars are back, and this time, everyone can win

By Alyssa Rosenberg October 8 at 8:00 AM L: Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown in 1992. (AP Photo/CBS TV) R: Media critic Anita Sarkeesian in 2013. (Photo by Alex Lazara) The last culture war, often pitting movement conservatives figures against artists, was fought over whether...

Samuelson: The new era of muddle-nomics

By Robert J. Samuelson October 5 at 7:55 PM I have been reading Martin Wolf’s “The Shifts and the Shocks,” a detailed analysis of the 2008-2009 financial crisis and its aftermath. Wolf is the chief economic columnist of the Financial Times, an English paper with a global...

Engineering improvements for the world

By Lina Nilsson and Shankar Sastry October 5 at 7:55 PM Lina Nilsson is the innovation director of University of California at Berkeley’s Blum Center for Developing Economies. Shankar Sastry is dean of Berkeley’s School of Engineering and director of the Blum Center....
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Hiatt: Obama’s false victory over the deficit

By Fred Hiatt Editorial page editor October 5 at 7:56 PM “Afunny thing happened on the way to entitlement explosion,” senior White House adviser John Podesta tweeted last week, appending a chart that showed the federal deficit shrinking and the rate of health cost growth slowing....
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Dionne: Why Democrats aren’t getting credit for the economy

By E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion writer October 5 at 7:57 PM As Ken Burns’s superb documentary on the Roosevelts reminded us, “Happy Days Are Here Again” is one of the most evocative anthems in the history of the Democratic Party. You have to ask: Why aren’t the Democrats,...