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The West can deter Putin only if Germany does its part
The new government in Berlin needs to show that it takes deterrence seriously
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Merrick Garland’s Texas lawsuit shows the war on democracy is succeeding
The same Supreme Court that took away Justice's ability to fight voter discrimination will rule on its suit. Good luck with that.
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The media has given Republicans a free pass on assaulting democracy
Democrats need to take the gloves off.
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Sticking to their gums
Areas with the highest vaccinations have death rates far below the national average.
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What I never got to say to Fred Hiatt
He was great boss — but also so much more than that.
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Selected writings of Fred Hiatt, 1996-2021
His topics ranged broadly, but if there was one theme that dominated, it was his fierce commitment to protecting human rights and safeguarding democracy, at home and abroad.
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Charles Blow's memoir is now an operatic masterpiece
Two years ago, renowned trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard turned "Fire Shut Up in My Bones," the memoir of New York Times columnist Charles Blow, into an opera that debuted in St. Louis. But in September 2021, "Fire Shut Up in My Bones" made history as the first opera by a Black composer to be performed at the Met.
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At Ukrainian border, Putin stands on the edge of a precipice
President Biden has offered the Russian president an exit path from invasion. Will he have the wisdom to take it?
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Biden’s billions for homelessness will be wasted unless used wisely
The Senate should strip the House's Build Back Better bill of its money for affordable housing and homelessness aid unless it is accompanied by explicit language on who gets to spend it and how.
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Fred Hiatt deserves to be remembered long after he is gone
He saw that in well-functioning democracy, trusted gatekeepers — nongovernmental organizations, independent courts, a free press — stand watch at the portals of authority and influence.
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The viability of ‘Roe v. Wade’ in a new Supreme Court era
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Forget the sugar plums
A cartoon by Michael de Adder.
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Yes, the 2017 tax cuts helped working-class Americans. But conservatives should be honest about how.
The expanded child tax credits were crucial to helping working Americans.
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No, the Constitution is not ‘neutral’ on abortion
The Constitution protects the individual against the tyranny of the majority. The Supreme Court should support that in regard to abortion.
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Tough-on-drugs policies have failed. Supervised injection sites will save lives.
To prevent needless deaths, more U.S. cities should follow New York's example.
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The solution to remote learning woes is not more remote learning
The last thing American children need is more time on Zoom.
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How Biden can enlist insurance companies to get covid-19 tests to all Americans
He can also help realign health care to prioritize prevention in the process.
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The U.S. boycott of the Genocide Olympics is only a start
The whole world must deny China the glittering display its regime craves.
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Maryland Democrats’ race to the bottom
Democrats are pushing to lock in their electoral advantage with their own gerrymandered redistricting plan.
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Fred Hiatt led with wisdom, wit and a transfixing whisper
He had faith that a true marketplace of ideas would fill with customers.
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The U.S. can’t wait to perfect its democracy at home before championing democracy abroad
China and Russia don’t want the United States to practice 'value-based diplomacy.' So that’s precisely what we should do.
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Fred Hiatt was a bulwark against the culture of contempt
He was always genuinely interested in points of view he did not share — and in sharing those points of view with Post readers.
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Will abortion play a factor in 2022 voting? Ask Eugene Robinson.
Robinson's Q&A with readers starts at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Submit your questions now.
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The White backlash focused on schools is only growing
Start with some race panic, add in some sex panic, and you've got yourself a formula for victory.
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It’s time to let Russia know once and for all that Ukraine is off limits
An attack against Ukraine would devastating to the European order.
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A GOP lawyer issues a frantic warning to his own party about Trump and 2024
Unfortunately, that warning may go unheeded, and Trump is the reason why.
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Preparing for the democracy summit: Biden needs to start at home
Biden can lead abroad, if he leads at home.
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