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The world as it is: We need a Marshall Plan for the modern era

By Bonnie Blodgett August 23, 2014, 06:00 PM

But it's not what we've had in recent decades as we worship at the free-market altar.

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The U.S. must not leave a void in Afghanistan

By Editorial, Washington Post August 24, 2014, 06:00 PM

Yet that's what the president aims to do, doubling down on failure of that action in Iraq

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Has education reform group Generation Next built a moat?

By Bill Wilson and Joe Nathan August 24, 2014, 06:00 PM

Where were teachers' representatives or charter schools at last week's rally?

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A Cargill pig operation in Arkansas is contradictory

By Jack Stewart August 24, 2014, 06:00 PM

The CEO speaks of the environment, but the feedlot threatens a national treasure.

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Bird deaths: On this, we all live in glass houses

By R.C. Baumbach August 24, 2014, 06:00 PM

The Vikings stadium will be just part of the problem, and just one building, at that.

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Will the Islamic State feel the follow-through?

By Fred Kaplan, Slate August 21, 2014, 06:30 PM

Obama has stepped up the rhetoric and has a toe in the action, but what's needed here is an awe-inspiring alliance.

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Nations must stop paying ransom to terrorists

By Editorial, Bloomberg View August 22, 2014, 06:47 PM

The U.S. and Britain have resisted, but other countries have essentially helped to fund Al-Qaida and its affiliates.

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Abortion is not a 'difficult' choice

By Janet Harris August 22, 2014, 11:27 AM

At least, it sure wasn’t for me. And saying it’s always soul-wrenching only empowers the anti-choice side.

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Don't bury Independence Party of Minnesota

By MARK JENKINS August 21, 2014, 06:30 PM

Party faces long odds and bigger, better-financed competitors, but it's not down for the count.

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Counterpoint: Racism isn't always the way it is, or was

By Michael Riddle August 21, 2014, 06:30 PM

My youth in Louisiana differed from another recent writer's in Ferguson, Mo.

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