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Dionne: Why Democrats aren’t getting credit for the economy

By E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion writer October 5 at 7:57 PM As Ken Burns’s superb documentary on the Roosevelts reminded us, “Happy Days Are Here Again” is one of the most evocative anthems in the history of the Democratic Party. You have to ask: Why aren’t the Democrats,...
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Robinson: We’ve reached the inevitable tipping point on gay marriage

Jennifer Hasler (L) and Karina Tittjung show off their marriage license at the Oklahoma County courthouse in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma October 6, 2014. (Nick Oxford/Reuters) By Eugene Robinson Opinion writer October 6 at 8:16 PM By deciding not to decide, the Supreme Court may have...
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Gerson: Ethical choices surround a potential Ebola vaccine

Relatives pray over a weak Siata Johnson, 23, who was waiting to enter the Ebola treatment center at the Island Hospital on October 6, 2014 on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. (John Moore/Getty Images) By Michael Gerson Opinion writer October 6 at 8:17 PM Here is what...

Invest in infrastructure that pays for itself

By Lawrence Summers October 7 at 7:57 AM The writer is a professor at and past president of Harvard University. He was treasury secretary from 1999 to 2001 and economic adviser to President Obama from 2009 through 2010. It has been joked that the letters IMF stand for “it’s...
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Rampell: Why you haven’t gotten a pay-raise

(Spencer Platt/Getty Images) By Catherine Rampell Opinion writer October 6 at 8:23 PM Why haven’t you gotten a raise? In the past few years, corporate profits have climbed ever higher. Legions of unemployed people are now finding gainful employment, with joblessness finally...
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PostEverything: The umbrella revolution won’t give Hong Kong democracy. Protesters should stop calling for it.

By Eric X. Li October 6 at 1:01 AM Eric X. Li is a venture capitalist and political scientist in Shanghai. Protesters in Hong Kong on Oct. 4. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) HONG KONG — The prevailing media narrative about the Hong Kong protest — namely that the citizens are...
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vanden Heuvel: Eric Schneiderman is still seeking justice for the financial crisis

Eric Schneiderman, attorney general for New York, speaks at a news conference in Buffalo, New York, U.S., on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. (Brendan Bannon/BLOOMBERG) By Katrina vanden Heuvel October 7 at 9:49 AM After six years in office, departing Attorney General Eric Holder will...

Blocking Mr. Obama’s agenda

October 6 at 5:31 PM Charles Krauthammer, in his Oct. 3 op-ed column, “Why winning the Senate matters,” wrote proudly about the “power of no,” which he advanced as key to blocking President Obama’s ideological agenda since 2010. “And Republicans should not apologize f...

Criticism of India on climate change is hypocritical

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Government shouldn’t be afraid of transparency

October 6 at 5:30 PM Jason Grumet argued in “Government wilting from the sunshine” [Washington Forum, Oct. 2] that transparency measures such as open meetings and records laws have a “dark side,” one that is presumably responsible for the 77 percent of Americans who do not trust...