Washington

In Fiscal Talks, It's Groundhog Day
December 20, 2012

Yes, the House Republican caucus is still crazy.

Susan Rice Isn’t Going Quietly
December 20, 2012

BY THE TIME Susan Rice withdrew her name from the running for secretary of state earlier this month, she had emerged in the media as one of Washington’s most nefarious personalities.

Are Democrats Reverting to Wimps?
December 19, 2012

In negotiations over the fiscal cliff and the filibuster, Democrats revert to their natural state: wimpy.

Meet John Lott, the Man Who Wants to Arm America's Teachers
December 19, 2012

He claims to be a rigorous academic. He's not.

Don't Let Chuck Hagel's Hardline Israel Critics Sink His Nomination
December 18, 2012

The former Republican senator deserves a fair shot to become the next Secretary of Defense.

Martin Baron's Plan to Save The Washington Post
December 17, 2012

D.C. changed, but the Washington Post didn't. Can Metro coverage save it now?

What Those Glowing Obits Didn't Tell You About Joe Allbritton
December 14, 2012

The banking and media magnate's dealings with corrupt dictators.

Recognizing Disaster: Please, Mr. President, Don’t Intervene in Syria
December 14, 2012

When it comes to the grueling civil war in Syria, it's been a while since the relevant question was whether the regime of Bashar Assad would fall. It's only a matter of time until it does. The more pressing policy choice has been whether the United States would actively hasten its demise.

Soak the Middle Class! In Praise of Higher Taxes on Everybody
December 13, 2012

There’s a great fiscal debate in Washington, and George W. Bush is winning it. In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on a pledge not to reverse Bush’s tax cuts for the bottom 98 percent of taxpayers, a promise he has worked hard to honor. That locked in 80 percent of the Bush-era revenue losses. During the current negotiations, Obama’s initial offer includes $1.6 billion in new revenue over 10 years, which would leave intact about 60 percent of Bush’s tax cuts.

Universities and Charities: A Lobby Like Any Other
December 12, 2012

Charities and universities have every right to pursue their self-interest in the fiscal cliff debate. But let's recognize it for what it is.

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