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New global warming report may be the most dire

By Editorial, Washington Post April 16, 2014, 06:32 PM

The world is heading in the wrong direction, and countries should begin mitigation now.

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In elite America, a serious moral defect

By Ross Douthat, New York Times April 16, 2014, 06:22 PM

Places like Brandeis and Mozilla proclaim “diversity,” but can’t — or won’t — admit their biases.

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Counterpoint: No sprinklers — they're costly and unneeded

By Rod Helm and Shawn Nelson April 16, 2014, 06:21 PM

Most other states have rejected this burdensome mandate for new homes, and we urge Minnesota to follow suit.

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Is Obama cooking the books for Obamacare?

By Megan McArdle April 16, 2014, 11:42 AM

Of all the moments to stop keeping tabs on who's insured and who's not, this is the worst (or maybe...

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If Walker can go back to school, anybody can

By An Editorial, The Wisconsin State Journal April 16, 2014, 11:42 AM

He's proof a college dropout can make good, but also a reminder that it's never too late to finish what...

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U.S. debt is growing more slowly, but for how long?

By Editorial, Washington Post April 15, 2014, 06:12 PM

Dozens of temporary tax cuts are set to expire, but Congress will surely re-enact some of them.

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My close brush with hate in 1980s America

By Robert Satloff April 15, 2014, 05:53 PM

The accused Kansas City shooter, then running a paramilitary training camp in North Carolina, did not receive me warmly, to say the least.

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Inside the minds of America's war veterans

By Andrew J. Bacevich April 15, 2014, 05:53 PM

They’re proud of campaigns this country didn’t win. Even the demons of Vietnam are being exorcised. This can be taken too far.

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An election in Afghanistan: Is this not a glass half-full?

By Matthew D. Putnam April 15, 2014, 05:53 PM

The citizens there have voted. The rest of us can choose (or not) to be invested in their courage.

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Spying: It's not all cloak-and-dagger, you know

By Aki Peritz April 15, 2014, 11:42 AM

The real work is much more banal than that depicted on the TV show "The Americans."

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