Editorial: Spending bill is a modest achievement, but at least Congress got the job done

By Editorial Board December 15 at 7:35 PM BOTH HOUSES of Congress have voted to send the $1.1 trillion “Cromnibus” spending bill to President Obama, and the president has promised to sign the measure, though it’s not an easy creature to like. The massive bill represents a...

A CIA program that went too far

December 15 at 5:17 PM Near the end of his Dec. 12 op-ed column, “A travesty of a report,” condemning the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” Charles Krauthammer stated: “A nation attacked is not a laboratory...

Policing that works

December 15 at 5:17 PM This month, op-ed columnists Eugene Robinson [“The capital crime of being black ,” Dec. 5] and George F. Will [“Eric Garner, criminalized to death,” Dec. 11] have criticized police departments for using “broken windows” policing to apprehend people for...

D.C. Public Schools should not have fired Wilson High principal

December 15 at 5:17 PM D.C. Public Schools officials could not be doing more harm to our schools if they tried. The latest example is the firing of Wilson High School’s highly regarded principal, Peter Cahall [“Wilson High principal calls loss of his job ‘capricious,’...

A pro-Main Street policy

December 15 at 5:17 PM The Dec. 12 front-page article “Democrats’ Warren wing sends message” referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and her supporters as “the populist anti-Wall Street faction” of the congressional Democrats. This characterization is misleading and...
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Rubin: The art of (never) compromising

By Jennifer Rubin December 15 at 11:30 AM Most of the talk about Republican gadfly Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) in the last few days concerned his role in forcing a delay on passage of the $1.1 trillion spending bill. He was slapped down on his “point of order” by a 74-22 vote,...

Samuelson: Health spending — under control?

By Robert J. Samuelson December 14 at 7:54 PM Has the monster of exploding health costs finally been slain? After five years of slow spending growth, it’s tempting to think so. This would be a momentous development, because rising health spending has had damaging side...

vanden Heuvel: Many struggling to breathe amid rampant injustice

By Katrina vanden Heuvel December 9 at 9:34 AM As I write, New York City is witnessing its fifth day of demonstrations after a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the Eric Garner killing. Those demonstrations followed on the protests across...

Thiessen: Waterboarding’s role in identifying a terrorist

By Marc A. Thiessen December 8 at 11:27 AM Before outgoing Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) releases her $40 million partisan report claiming that nothing of value came from CIA interrogations, she might want to save herself some embarrassment...
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Milbank: The New Republic is dead, thanks to its owner

Chris Hughes (L), co-founder of Facebook, listens to a question at the Charles Schwab IMPACT 2010 conference in Boston, Massachusetts October 28, 2010. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES – Tags: SCI TECH BUSINESS HEADSHOT) (ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS) By Dana Milbank Opinion...