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E.J. Dionne: Smart, caring, irascible, Mario Cuomo was one of a kind

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015
NEW YORK — There will never be another politician like Mario Cuomo, a man shaped by a different age.
 

Charles Krauthammer: U.S. missed chance to bring about real change in Cuba

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
There’s an old Cold War joke — pre-pantyhose — that to defeat communism we should empty our B-52 bombers of nuclear weapons and instead drop nylons over the Soviet Union.
 

George Will: Corker the senator to watch in 2015

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015
Standing at the intersection of three foreign policy crises and a perennial constitutional tension, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., incoming chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, may be the senator who matters most in 2015.
 

Remembering when the bluebirds flew

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015
At 92, well past my expected lifespan, I now view New Year’s Eve through the rear mirror of memories.
 

Reasonable gun control would help protect police, public

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015
The murder of two police officers in Brooklyn just days before Christmas was both shocking and horribly saddening.
 

Joe Conason: Republicans must stop making excuses for extremists

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
The unsavory story of Rep. Steve Scalise, Louisiana Republican and House majority whip, should serve as a clear warning to the leaders of the Republican Party.
 

Joe Conason: Republicans must stop making excuses for extremists

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
The unsavory story of Rep. Steve Scalise, Louisiana Republican and House majority whip, should serve as a clear warning to the leaders of the Republican Party.
 

Jerry Newcombe: Has the American Dream come to an end? Not so fast

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
Last month, a professor of economics at the University of California, Davis made some headlines by basically asserting that there is no American dream. It’s a myth.
 

Eugene Robinson: 2016 hopefuls must adapt campaigns to Obama successes

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
Uh-oh. Now that the economy is doing well, what are Republicans — especially those running for president — going to complain about? And what are Democrats willing to celebrate?
 

Michael Gerson: Parties might not be better off going outside mainstream

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
One outcome of and proof for ideological polarization is the way it has made stalwarts appear like centrists.
 

E.J. Dionne: Save the loudest outrages for the most serious issues

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014
Meg Greenfield, the late Washington Post editorial page editor, counseled against writing in “High C” all the time.
 

Jamie Stiehm: Peacemakers continue to fly, despite evil

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
A young dove of peace with dreams in her eyes almost got shot down.
 

George Will: Jeb Bush still has many challenges, critics to overcome

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
In 1968, a singularly traumatic year — assassinations, urban riots, 16,899 Americans killed in Vietnam — Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the ebullient Minnesotan, said his presidential campaign was about “the politics of joy.” This was considered infelicitous.
 

Linda Chavez: Time of year to balance the old and new

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
The week between Christmas and New Year’s used to be one of my favorites.
 

Charter schools are a losing cause

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
The title of a Jonathan Zimmerman essay in the New York Review of Books poses the provocative question: “Why Is American Teaching So Bad?”
 
 

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