Is Marion Barry getting a free ride at the D.C. DMV?

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NASA can warn us of the dangers of a coronal ejection, but it can’t make us act

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How to make war on grade inflation

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Medicaid expansion also has a cost

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Five myths about presidential vacations

Even when President Obama is on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, he still has to attend to the duties of the Oval Office. Lawrence Knutson, author of “Away from the White House: Presidential Escapes, Retreats, and Vacations,” gives a look back at the origin of...
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The coming disintegration of Iraq

Iraq has experienced civil strife and sectarian violence since 2003, when this cemetery worker in Baghdad returned a casket to storage, to be used again. (Yuri Kozyrev/Yuri Kozyrev /NOOR/Redux) By Joel Rayburn August 15 at 3:54 PM Army Col. Joel Rayburn, a senior research fellow...
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The coming disintegration of Iraq

Iraq has experienced civil strife and sectarian violence since 2003, when this cemetery worker in Baghdad returned a casket to storage, to be used again. (Yuri Kozyrev/Yuri Kozyrev /NOOR/Redux) By Joel Rayburn August 15 at 3:54 PM Army Col. Joel Rayburn, a senior research fellow...
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Who had the worst week in Washington? David Gregory.

David Gregory, left, speaks with Tom Brokaw during a 2008 taping of “Meet the Press” at the NBC studios in Washington, D.C. Starting Sept. 7, Chuck Todd will take over as moderator of “Meet the Press.” (Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press) By Chris Cillizza Reporter August...
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Who had the worst week in Washington? David Gregory.

David Gregory, left, speaks with Tom Brokaw during a 2008 taping of “Meet the Press” at the NBC studios in Washington, D.C. Starting Sept. 7, Chuck Todd will take over as moderator of “Meet the Press.” (Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press) By Chris Cillizza Reporter August...
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Book review: ‘Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir,’ by Robert Timberg

By Matt Gallagher August 15 at 5:05 PM In “The Best and the Brightest,” David Halberstam’s classic account of the origins of the Vietnam War, the author recounts a 1961 conversation between Vice President-elect Lyndon Johnson and Sam Rayburn, the speaker of the House....