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A CIA program that went too far

December 15 at 5:17 PM Near the end of his Dec. 12 op-ed column, “A travesty of a report,” condemning the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” Charles Krauthammer stated: “A nation attacked is not a laboratory...

Policing that works

December 15 at 5:17 PM This month, op-ed columnists Eugene Robinson [“The capital crime of being black ,” Dec. 5] and George F. Will [“Eric Garner, criminalized to death,” Dec. 11] have criticized police departments for using “broken windows” policing to apprehend people for...

D.C. Public Schools should not have fired Wilson High principal

December 15 at 5:17 PM D.C. Public Schools officials could not be doing more harm to our schools if they tried. The latest example is the firing of Wilson High School’s highly regarded principal, Peter Cahall [“Wilson High principal calls loss of his job ‘capricious,’...

A pro-Main Street policy

December 15 at 5:17 PM The Dec. 12 front-page article “Democrats’ Warren wing sends message” referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and her supporters as “the populist anti-Wall Street faction” of the congressional Democrats. This characterization is misleading and...
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Rubin: The art of (never) compromising

By Jennifer Rubin December 15 at 11:30 AM Most of the talk about Republican gadfly Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) in the last few days concerned his role in forcing a delay on passage of the $1.1 trillion spending bill. He was slapped down on his “point of order” by a 74-22 vote,...

Samuelson: Health spending — under control?

By Robert J. Samuelson December 14 at 7:54 PM Has the monster of exploding health costs finally been slain? After five years of slow spending growth, it’s tempting to think so. This would be a momentous development, because rising health spending has had damaging side...

vanden Heuvel: Many struggling to breathe amid rampant injustice

By Katrina vanden Heuvel December 9 at 9:34 AM As I write, New York City is witnessing its fifth day of demonstrations after a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the Eric Garner killing. Those demonstrations followed on the protests across...

Thiessen: Waterboarding’s role in identifying a terrorist

By Marc A. Thiessen December 8 at 11:27 AM Before outgoing Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) releases her $40 million partisan report claiming that nothing of value came from CIA interrogations, she might want to save herself some embarrassment...
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Milbank: The New Republic is dead, thanks to its owner

Chris Hughes (L), co-founder of Facebook, listens to a question at the Charles Schwab IMPACT 2010 conference in Boston, Massachusetts October 28, 2010. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES – Tags: SCI TECH BUSINESS HEADSHOT) (ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS) By Dana Milbank Opinion...
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Cohen: Will Japan’s habit of rewriting its history affect its future?

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister and president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), gestures as he speaks during an election campaign rally in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg) By Richard Cohen Opinion writer December 8 at 8:03 PM Japan...