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<br>Lisa Benson/Washington Post Writers Group

GOP inadvertently benefiting Obamacare

If they want to repeal, replace or merely fix Obamacare, Senate Republicans now have no choice but to try to legislate piecemeal changes the old-fashioned way — with hearings, open debate and even a measure of bipartisanship.

DeVos right to revisit campus sexual assault guidance

There’s no denying that sexual assault on campus was historically underreported and largely unaddressed, but that is no longer the case. The pendulum has swung too far in the other direction.

Even the best generals can only do so much

Relying on generals to determine questions of war and peace creates unrealistic — and troubling — expectations for those same generals to craft policy and oversee, unchecked, a military that was intentionally designed to follow the command of a civilian.


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US position on the poles still carries weight

Melting polar ice is revealing enormous mineral deposits previously unavailable. That is changing political dynamics both within and between nations.


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Liu’s death marks dark times for dissent in China

Dissent and critical expression have been chilled, and it seems increasingly clear that Chinese officials aren’t bothered by censure from abroad.


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US disrespecting wartime allies who served at great risk

Nine years ago, Taliban insurgents attacked me and my squad during a routine mission in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province. Those insurgents would have killed us had it not been for Janis Shenwary, our Afghan translator, who shot and killed two of them.

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Iraqi Kurds want US to play divorce lawyer

But Baghdad opposes talk of secession, and with the United States committed to a one-Iraq policy, it’s going to be an uphill fight.


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Sky’s no longer the limit for Air Force

Only the United States has the capacity to be, as retired Adm. Gary Roughead and Kori Schake say in a Brookings Institution study, “guarantors of the global commons — the seaways and airways, and now the cyber conduits.”


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Congress achieves bipartisan failure on Obamacare

At this moment, however, neither party looks likely to take responsibility for its own failures, much less for fixing the problem.

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When repeal and replace becomes regroup

It wasn’t quite a wicked-witch-is-dead Munchkin happy dance, but the white noise of foregone conclusions drowned out Republicans’ relatively muted regret over their failure to repeal and replace Obamacare.


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Is quiet persuasion more effective than shouting?

If a political narrative is repeated often enough, backed by a chorus of cheerleaders, it’s very hard to rebut directly.


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Meeting with a Russian isn’t smart, but it’s not a crime

Criminalizing all dumb moves in political campaigns would effectively eviscerate the First Amendment.


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Terrorism threat posed by ISIS isn’t going away

The fall of Mosul and Raqqa won’t solve the problem that led to ISIS’ rise: the misrule of Sunni Muslim areas by governments in Baghdad and Damascus.

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