off

Ignatius: Shinzo Abe’s optimistic vision

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks in Tokyo. (Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press) By David Ignatius Opinion writer March 26 at 8:35 PM TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he wants to restore “animal spirits” in the long-moribund Japanese economy. That kind of muscular talk...
off

Editorial: Finally, a ‘more delightful’ MLK Library

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. (James M. Thresher/The Washington Post) By Editorial Board March 26 at 7:24 PM THE QUESTION of what to do with the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library has vexed the District for a decade. When he was mayor, Anthony A. Williams (D)...
off

Editorial: The Mideast breakdown was a long time in building

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Dan Balilty/Associated Press) By Editorial Board March 26 at 7:46 PM PRESIDENT OBAMA’S assessment this week of the prospects for Middle East peace was sobering but realistic. For now, he said, “there still does not appear to be a...
off

Editorial: The weed that wasn’t

A marijuana leaf. (Anthony Bolante/REUTERS) By Editorial Board March 26 at 7:36 PM THE NEWS is full of instances in which deficits in common sense produce bad outcomes. But rarely is the deficit so clear, or the outcome so wretched, as in the case of a sixth-grade boy in Bedford...
off

Editorial: Keeping them safe from gay marriage

A rally supporting the Texas marriage amendment in Austin on Wednesday. (Tamir Kalifa/Associated Press) By Editorial Board March 26 at 7:32 PM ALARMED AT the prospect that the Supreme Court will sanction same-sex marriage in every state, conservative state lawmakers are...
off

Editorial: Finally, a ‘more delightful’ MLK Library

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. (James M. Thresher/The Washington Post) By Editorial Board March 26 at 7:24 PM THE QUESTION of what to do with the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library has vexed the District for a decade. When he was mayor, Anthony A. Williams (D)...
off

Meyerson: A campaign finance idea whose time has come

Supporters of campaign finance reform rally outside the U.S. Capitol in September 2014 . (Win Mcnamee/Getty Images) By Harold Meyerson Opinion writer March 25 at 8:07 PM “The need for collecting large campaign funds would vanish if Congress provided an appropriation for the...
off

Lane: Do special license plates convey an official stamp of authority?

A sample of the proposed Texas plate before the Supreme Court this week. ( Texas Department of Motor Vehicles /Associated Press) By Charles Lane Opinion writer March 25 at 8:06 PM The right to free speech means nothing if not the right to express ideas that other people might...
off

How income inequality benefits everybody

In a 2010 file photo, Steve Jobs, then Apple’s chief executive, holds a new iPhone. (Paul Sakuma/Associated Press) By George F. Will Opinion writer March 25 at 8:06 PM Every day the Chinese go to work, Americans get a raise: Chinese workers, many earning each day about what...

Dionne: What Ted Cruz knows about the battle for 2016

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) in Des Moines on March 7. (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press) By E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion writer March 25 at 8:05 PM Sen. Ted Cruz is a decided underdog for the Republican presidential nomination, but he understands where his opening lies. And this, in...