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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...
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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...

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...