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The country’s choices narrow. Peace? Or annexation?
A visible and empowered gay community offers hope that other freedoms will take root.
Yes, Virginia, there is a way to resist utilitarian rationality.
Conversations aren’t confidential. Spontaneity is ill-advised. This is bigger than Sony. We’re all exposed and diminished.
Who knew animals could be so helpful in psychotherapy?
In this holiday season, let’s take a moment to celebrate those who share the transformative opportunity of an education.
Financial sanctions squeezed the North before and could again.
Thousands pack the services of the evangelical Redeemer Presbyterian Church, most of them single and under 35.
North Korea is only the latest villain feeding off the company’s vulnerability.
Supply and demand seem to be elusive concepts.
Bank regulators won’t tell MetLife how to avoid being a ‘systemic’ risk.
The state’s attorney general is attempting to silence a foundation that educates Americans on free markets.
Six months ago, President Obama's foreign policy looked stymied. Negotiations with Israel and the Palestinians were at a dead end. Russia was gaining ground in eastern Ukraine. U.S. efforts to end the war in Syria were ineffective. A new extremist army, Islamic State, was marching into Iraq.
The Sony hack and the demise of "The Interview" have people howling about appeasement, corporate shenanigans and Kim Jong Un's private life. What will happen next? What should have happened already? And how will it ripple through Hollywood, Washington and even North Korea? Here are four...
Symbols matter, which is why it's important to acknowledge that our truest national emblem isn't an eagle or a dollar sign or even a handgun, though each will have its proponents.
Among the endless stream of bad news in the media, every now and then something occurs that it is so horrendous that it stops us in our tracks. That has happened once again with Tuesday's massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Among the victims: 132 children who died — many of them...
Americans find ourselves in a period — arguably, the first in our nation's history — when our unease about being in nature is coming to outweigh our desire for it. We have a growing intolerance for inconvenience, a feeling well captured by the suburban fifth-grader who memorably...
Ukraine is now strong enough to seize the initiative to create a lasting cease-fire in its Donbas Rust Belt, currently occupied by Russia and its proxies. And Russia may be weak enough to be receptive. It is in Kiev's interest to do so. A state of permanent war with Russia would damage...
The death penalty has had a long run in America, but that run may not last forever. Though it's not on life support, it's definitely in serious condition. A form of punishment that was once widely used and highly popular has lost much of its allure.
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As South Korea buckles under the enormous financial pressure of hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee recently made a practical suggestion: Move some events to other nations.
Two years ago, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned that the United States faced the threat of cyberattacks from technologically sophisticated foes who could one day unleash chaos and death via the Internet.
As The Washington Post's Cairo bureau chief, I live and work with the risk of sexual violence all around me. I've covered war and political turmoil in the Middle East for the past seven years, spending five of those in Cairo, where sexual harassment is an almost daily experience. When I was...
Excerpted from "Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America," by Linda Tirado:
“He’s making a list, checking it twice, going to find out who’s naughty or nice . . .”Santa Claus does not, of course, need any help in deciding among the deserving and undeserving this holiday season. But with Christmas only days away and the North Pole toy shop backed up with orders, here are, in the spirit of the season, a few suggestions to help St. Nick complete his lists so he and his reindeer can get on their way, and on time.Read full article >>
OKLAHOMA CITYScott Pruitt enjoyed owning a Class AAA baseball team here, but he is having as much fun as Oklahoma’s attorney general — and as one of the Obama administration’s most tenacious tormentors. The second existential challenge to the Affordable Care Act began here. Read full article >>
After a grueling year that cost Democrats the Senate majority, the mood at the White House is remarkably chipper. The hyper-competitive president put post-election points on the board with an executive action on immigration, a historic overhaul of Cuba policy and a spending bill that, while flawed, managed to fund administration priorities and provide a year of certainty.Read full article >>
Trivia question: What governor signed the first legislation in Maryland to boost solar energy from a cottage industry to a major business in the state? Was it liberal Democrat Parris Glendening? Current Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat? Or conservative Republican Robert Ehrlich?Read full article >>
Duane is an eloquent 19-year-old who enjoys discussing world history and Russian literature. He has taught himself to count in multiple foreign languages and hopes to be an ambassador someday.This is not your typical teen — or youth inmate. He immersed himself in liberal arts while serving a sentence at Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center in Virginia. He plans to go to college, sharing with fellow residents at a Beaumont event that “this place is not the end for us.”Read full article >>
The 113th Congress this week went the way of the dodo — literally.The lawmakers of the 2013-2014 legislative session finally put themselves out of their misery but not before Harry Reid’s Senate passed one final piece of legislation: S. Res. 564, marking “the centennial of the passenger pigeon extinction.”Read full article >>
Canceling 'The Interview' is about more than Sony and artistic expression.   
Movie only reinforces limited narrative North Koreans hear from their government.   
The late-night comics on last-minute preparations and travel for the holidays   
In wake of Garner and Brown, discussion should also focus on racial bias in schools.   
In the face of threats to Rushdie over his book, industry refused to be intimidated.   
It's not the music or Facebook page that's a draw; it's responsibility and community   
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