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Ignatius: David Ignatius: In his final two years, Obama breaks out his changeup

President Barack Obama. (Doug Mills / Pool/EPA) By David Ignatius Opinion writer December 18 at 8:25 PM The nadir for President Obama’s foreign policy probably came in April. His Republican critics were calling him “weak” and “indecisive” after Russia’s invasion of...
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Krauthammer: How to fight the lone wolf

Pakistani human rights activists light lamps as they take part in a protest in Karachi on December 18, 2014, against the attack by Taliban militants on an army-run school in Peshawar. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) By Charles Krauthammer Opinion writer December 18 at 8:33 PM The...
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Editorial: McAuliffe takes aim at guns with modest proposals in Virginia

Shane Farren, of Ashby Arms, processes the paperwork on a Smith & Wesson revolver for a customer on Wednesday at the Harrisonburg, Va., Gun Shop, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (Jason Lenhart/AP) By Editorial Board December 18 at 7:34 PM POLLS HAVE shown repeatedly that...
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Editorial: Peru’s climate talks conclude without a big accord in reach

Peruvian Minister of Environment Manuel Pulgar-Vidal (L), shaking hands with Peruvian Foreign Affairs Minister, Gonzalo Gutierrez (C) during the plenary session of the 20th UN Climate Change Conference COP20 held in the city of Lima, Peru, 13 December 2014. (Cop20 Handout/EPA) By...

Give the president a break

December 18 at 5:22 PM The Dec. 14 Outlook article “President Obama, you had the worst year in Washington. Again” had it all wrong. Look at this month’s labor report, see how the Affordable Care Act and outcome-based payments are changing health care, pay attention to...

The corrupt sugar trade

December 18 at 5:22 PM Sugar subsidies do distort the market, but not as Carolyn Cheney, chairwoman of the American Sugar Alliance, mentioned in her Dec. 15 letter. According to Ms. Cheney, sugar producers are among the world’s most efficient, and that’s why the...

Fighting not only discrimination but also oppressive social policy

December 18 at 5:21 PM No matter the legal niceties, the police killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice took the lives of young males who deserved better and exposed festering problems in our criminal justice system. The Dec. 13 march on Washington was long overdue...

Taking the high road on I-66

December 18 at 5:22 PM Regarding the Dec. 13 Metro article “Va. looking at fixes for I-66 congestion inside Beltway”: The long-term issue in expanding Interstate 66 is the limited right of way, especially through Arlington. In Los Angeles and other densely populated areas,...
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Editorial: North Korea’s intimidation of Hollywood cannot go unanswered

James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in the canceled file “The Interview.” (Ed Araquel/Columbia Pictures via Associated Press) By Editorial Board December 18 at 3:22 PM THE CYBERATTACK on Sony Pictures Entertainment has taken an even more disturbing turn. First it...
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Robinson: A win for Cuba’s people

By Eugene Robinson Opinion writer December 18 at 11:06 AM President Obama’s historic opening to Cuba is long overdue — and has a chance of hastening the Castro dictatorship’s demise. Critics of the accord should explain why they believe a policy that has failed...