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[Doyle McManus] Trump deserves some credit for Islamic State successes

While Washington has been absorbed in battles over health care and incipient scandals, a real war is escalating sharply in Syria and Iraq: the one against the Islamic State group. Without much publ...

Updated : 2017.04.02 17:45

[Leonid Bershidsky] The Ukrainian argument for Scottish independence

Now that the UK has formally triggered Brexit and the Scottish Parliament has voted in favor of seeking a second independence referendum, the battle lines are drawn. The Scottish nationalists led by ...

Updated : 2017.04.02 17:45

[Solomon Jones] Our pollution masks will be greater than ones Chinese wear

When President Trump signed a new executive order seeking to curb the enforcement of regulations on climate change, he said it was in an effort to save American jobs in the coal industry. In realit...

Updated : 2017.04.02 17:44

[Joshua J. Whitfield] The danger of post-Christian America

“Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot,” said Alexis de Tocqueville, the great political philosopher and observer of our young democracy. Impressed by religion in early American li...

Updated : 2017.04.02 17:44

[Other View] Stuck in Syria: US forces are in middle of Turk-Kurd tension

There are still many questions pending — including the one of why the United States is involved — in the long, drawn-out campaign by various forces to take Raqqa, considered the Islamic State group c...

Updated : 2017.04.02 17:44

[Silvio Laccetti] America needs champions of sci-tech

With March Madness nearing its end, the nation will soon be able to switch its focus to scores of a different type — those resulting from various state-level and national high school achievement test...

Updated : 2017.04.02 17:44

[Other view] Trump brawl was politics at its worst

It is a sad indictment on the decline of discourse in this country when a rally in support of the president of the United States devolves into a brawl. But that is what happened in Huntington Beach, ...

Updated : 2017.03.31 16:23

[Shelley Goldberg] Conditions for Trump’s coal ambitions

Both cheap and abundant, coal is perhaps the least sexy of commodities — unless you live in a coal-producing state like Wyoming or West Virginia, where the industry is a big employer. From a global ...

Updated : 2017.03.31 16:14

[Jesse Walker] Story on Russia ties: Credible or kooky?

How do you tell a plausible charge from a fevered fantasy? As allegations drip, drip about President Donald Trump’s purported ties with Russia, most news consumers will want to keep an open mind abou...

Updated : 2017.03.31 16:09

[David Ignatius] Trump is now the CEO of a very public company

WASHINGTON -- As the White House reboots for “Trump 2.0” after a largely unsuccessful first two months, one lesson should be obvious: The radical, polarizing politics of the campaign trail don’t w...

Updated : 2017.03.30 17:41

[Other View] Make Brexit about mending, not destroying

The UK has formally served notice that it’s quitting the European Union. Beyond a doubt, this decision was a grave mistake -- but it’s done, and now Britain and its European partners need to arrange ...

Updated : 2017.03.30 17:41

[Trudy Rubin] What if Le Pen wins?

BRUSSELS — For months, the conventional wisdom in Europe has been that the extreme right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen could not win the French presidency in April-May elections. But, as I ...

Updated : 2017.03.30 17:41

[Leonid Bershidsky] The yellow rubber duck is a potent protest symbol

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic was in Moscow when protesters carrying images of a yellow rubber duck marched against top-level corruption. What he saw was a global ducky conspiracy. “I don...

Updated : 2017.03.30 17:40

[Judith Matloff] Forget fighter jets, we need mules

President Donald Trump has called our military “a disaster,” and he wants to remake it with a $54 billion increase in defense spending. He imagines the cash infusion will go toward big ships, aircraf...

Updated : 2017.03.30 17:40

[Christopher Balding] China should learn the golden rule

China appears to be thriving in the age of Trump. Faced with a protectionist US administration in Washington, Communist Party leaders have improbably recast themselves as champions of globalization, ...

Updated : 2017.03.30 17:40