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Samuelson: Stock market turmoil and the global debt trap

Specialist Anthony Matesic works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. U.S. stocks closed out a turbulent week with another loss, giving the market its worst week since May 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (Richard Drew/AP) By Robert J....
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Gerson: Ebola challenges America’s ability to adapt

Jeff Hulbert from Annapolis, Maryland, dressed in a protective suit and mask holds a poster demanding for a halt of all flights from West Africa,as he protests outside the White House in Washington, DC on October 16, 2014. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images) By Michael Gerson...

Give Ukraine the weapons it needs for self-defense

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Editorial: We need U.S. leadership to boost a mediocre recovery

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at a press conference during the annual IMF/World Bank meetings in Washington on October 11, 2014. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) By Editorial Board October 15 at 7:45 PM IT’S NEVER wise to base...
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Meyerson: Economically, Germany is a threat to itself

Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, reacts during a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg) By Harold Meyerson Opinion writer October 15 at 8:21 PM I am a fan, as a number of my columns attest, of...
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Editorial: Lessons of Russian history must not be silenced

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Alexei Druzhinin/AP) By Editorial Board October 15 at 7:43 PM THE OLD trunk weighed more than 81 pounds. It was crammed with handwritten letters sent between 1946 and 1954 that were held together with string and rubber bands. The letters...
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Will the FCC try to tackle ‘Redskins’?

The Washington Redskins logo. (Alex Brandon/AP) By George F. Will Opinion writer October 15 at 8:05 PM Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust and it prompts judicial rebukes that enlarge freedom. So...

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...