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Editorial: Obama’s failing strategy in Yemen

Yemeni Shiite supporters of the Huthi movement chant slogans before dismantling part of their protest camp in Sanaa on October 16, 2014. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images) By Editorial Board October 16 at 7:40 PM PRESIDENT OBAMA cited...
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Rampell: Is sex only for rich people?

(Bigstock photo/Bigstockphoto) By Catherine Rampell Opinion writer October 16 at 8:37 PM America has decided: Sex is for rich people. Non-procreative sex in particular. How else would you explain the trap we’re laying for poor...
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Samuelson: Stock market turmoil and the global debt trap

Specialist Anthony Matesic works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. U.S. stocks closed out a turbulent week with another loss, giving the market its worst week since May 2012. (AP...

Editorial: The slow-motion conflagration around Syria

STATE DEPARTMENT officials have been warning for nearly two years that Syria’s civil war, if not brought to a prompt end, could blossom into a regional conflagration that consumes Iraq and Lebanon and threatens vital U.S....

Editorial: Climate-change response demands urgency

JUST HOW much will the Earth heat up over the next 100 or 200 years? Climate scientists are not able to predict with high certainty. They have estimated that average global temperatures will increase by 1.5 to 4.5 degrees...

Editorial: D.C. mayor’s race takes shape

A NUMBER of factors combine to make this year’s contest for D.C. mayor unusual. There is the fact that voters are not accustomed to an April 1 primary. There is the difficulty of sorting out a large field of candidates. And there...

Don’t limit the NSA’s effectiveness

Steven G. Bradbury headed the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel from 2005 to 2009 and led the legal effort to obtain initial court approval for the National Security Agency’s telephone metadata collection. Given...

Ignatius: Ben Bernanke, crisis manager

When Ben Bernanke was asked last month what historians would write about his eight-year tenure as Fed chairman, which ends Jan. 31, he gave a characteristically reticent answer: “I’ll be interested to see. I hope I live...