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U.S. told Ukraine to stand down as Putin invaded

As Russian President Vladimir Putin’s forces took over Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in early 2014, the interim Ukrainian government was debating whether...


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Japan's good nuclear move

The meltdown in 2011 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor terrified people in the densely packed nation of Japan, persuaded the government to close all reactors...


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Ashley Madison users can relax about the hack

Cheating on one’s partner almost inevitably ends badly for all concerned. Patrons of the recently hacked infidelity-enabling site Ashley Madison, though, need...


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Northwestern football players are not employees

Faced with a question that didn’t belong before it in the first place — are students on athletic scholarships employees of the colleges they play...


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Trump's immigration plan would wreak havoc

Editor’s note: The original headline to this story read “Trump's immigration plan would wreck havoc.” It has since been updated to...




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Congress should reject the bad Iran deal

By passing the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act with enough votes to overcome a veto, Congress ensured that it would have the opportunity to review and vote on the...


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Solving prostitution

Amnesty International adopted a resolution last week urging the worldwide decriminalization of prostitution, and D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large) was...


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Chris Christie, Rand Paul and the NSA

Debating Chris Christie is a formidable task because he's quick-witted, sharp-tongued and slightly intimidating. Those qualities helped him get the best of Rand...


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Andrew Jackson breakup is awkward for Jim Webb

The Democratic Party is breaking up with Andrew Jackson, citing irreconcilable differences over slave-owning and Indian removal. But not all Democrats are happy...


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U.S. outrageously snubs Cuban dissidents

The American flag is a powerful symbol of the country’s long and noble struggle to defend the values of freedom and democracy. When Secretary of State John...


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Outlawing prostitution Is a crime

Banning things you don't like has a long history, though not a happy one. Americans have tried banning alcohol, marijuana, pornography and homosexuality. All of...