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America's other drug war

Philip Klein | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Winston Churchill famously described an appeaser as "one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." Today, in a very different context, his remark captures the plight of the American...

Broken culture, risky reforms leave unethical VA execs on public payroll

Mark Flatten | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Nobody at the Department of Veterans Affairs linked to phony appointment logs or patient deaths has been fired, despite a hastily passed new law designed to make it easier to oust corrupt and inept...

Women hold the keys in Senate races

Rebecca Berg | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Joni Ernst could be the first woman to represent Iowa in Congress, but she'll need to convince women voters to support her first.

After Ferguson, interest in demilitarizing police has 'exploded'

Susan Crabtree | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Johnson spent his August and early September working with Republicans to try to win their support and talked with the Washington Examiner about the experience.

Fears grow about oil tanker shortage

Zack Colman | Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Thousands of railcars must be upgraded or demoted under proposed safety standards.

What's in a name? Potentially, a lot of unhelpful baggage

Rebecca Berg | Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

For a presidential candidate, being the heir to a political legacy can be a great boon, a heavy burden, or both.

How the GOP got this way

Michael Barone | Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Today's Republicans are largely united in opposition to the policies of the Obama administration, but they disagree on tactics.

Back to bad schools

Michael Q. McShane | Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

The world children are being prepared for in school is fundamentally different from the one that awaits them after graduation.

Obama's delusions dispelled? Well, we can hope for change

Michael Barone | Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

This is not what President Obama expected for his presidency. The world was not supposed to fall apart.

Dianne Feinstein denounced treachery, torture and spying on Congress

Susan Crabtree | Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

The oldest serving senator in one of the upper chamber's most-demanding jobs, she can afford to be independent and doesn't have to worry about re-election if she decides to run again.