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End the college application inflation

Bowie State University students during the school’s 2013 graduation ceremony. (Chip Somodevilla/GETTY IMAGES) By Glenn Kessler April 17 at 8:13 PM Glenn Kessler writes the Fact Checker column for The Post. As the father of a high school senior who suffered this spring...
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Welcome to the alternate universe of faux democracy

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, center, holds talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, and Pakistan’i President Asif Ali Zardari during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit outside Yekaterinburg, Russia, in 2009. (Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters) By...

When did America forget that it’s America?

By Natan Sharansky April 17 at 8:23 PM Natan Sharansky, a human rights activist and former political prisoner in the Soviet Union, is chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel. On a number of occasions during the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the Israeli...
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‘Words Without Music’: A look inside Philip Glass’s creative genius

By Sudip Bose April 17 at 11:12 AM The 2015-16 season of the Washington National Opera, announced not long ago, will include several enduring and popular works, Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” and Richard Wagner’s “Ring” cycle among them. Usually, one production in any...
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Editorial: Iraq is calling for backup

Iraqi Prime Minster Haidar al-Abadi. (Ali Al-Saadi/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) By Editorial Board April 16 at 8:39 PM THE OBAMA administration took the occasion of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi’s visit to Washington this week to boast about the progress...
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Editorial: Are Medicare improvements finally on the horizon?

A bipartisan bill, signed by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) revamps how physicians will be paid. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press) By Editorial Board April 16 at 8:31 PM WE DON’T quite share Capitol Hill’s sense of joyful...
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Rampell: Passing the buck and hurting the poor

Protesters calling for an expansion to Medicaid in Atlanta in January 2014. (David Goldman/Associated Press) By Catherine Rampell Opinion writer April 16 at 8:16 PM Not “It.” That’s the message of Chris Christie’s — and Congress’s — allegedly bold but...
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It’s had some military success, but the Islamic State is no existential threat

By Rosa Brooks April 16 at 4:15 PM Rosa Brooks is a senior fellow at New America and a law professor at Georgetown University. From 2009 to 2011, she served as a senior adviser to the undersecretary of defense for policy. ISIS The State of Terror By Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger...
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‘Sustainability’ gone mad on college campuses

An oil well pump jack near Denver. (Rick Wilking/Reuters) By George F. Will Opinion writer April 15 at 8:05 PM Syracuse University alumni are new additions to the lengthening list of people who can stop contributing to their alma maters. The university has succumbed — after, one...
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Dionne: Rubio’s familiar fountain of youth

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), speaking at the Heritage Foundation on April 15. (Win Mcnamee/Getty Images) By E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion writer April 15 at 8:04 PM In all of rock-and-roll history, one of the most misguided if entirely memorable lines came in an otherwise excellent 1965...