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  1. OTHER VIEWS: Medicare reform: Why it's past time to adopt it

    House Republicans have no qualms about leaving millions of low-income Americans without health coverage, as evidenced by their repeated votes to repeal Obamacare. But they're so skittish about reducing access to Medicare, the federal...

  2. DANA MILBANK: Will Israel be able to remain a democracy?

    Eleven years ago, I carried my infant daughter into a synagogue basement and plunged her tiny body, head to toe, underwater. She emerged sputtering and coughing, then wailing, and the procedure, immersion in a Jewish ritual bath called...

  3. ESTHER CEPEDA: Reading beyond the chili peppers

    The Economist's recent special report on Hispanics has stoked Latino ire with a cover featuring the stars and stripes composed of denim, stars and red hot chili peppers. The magazine is an unabashedly cheeky publication -- as likely to...

  4. OTHER VIEWS: There is no need to speed our TV reruns

    Astute television viewers know that cable networks have long crunched opening or closing credits on reruns to squeeze more time for ads into an hourlong slot. No harm, no foul, we say. But now comes disturbing word of cable mandarins...

  5. OTHER VIEWS: Keep US-Israel relationship strong

    The surprising victory of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the polls this week represents a remarkable personal triumph, making him one of the Jewish state's longest-serving leaders. Now, let the fence-mending begin -- as hard...

  6. ANN McFEATTERS: Cost of college a top priority

    High school seniors waiting for college acceptance letters, we feel your pain. But our nation has collective pain from the college process that is more worrisome. College costs too much for what students are getting and for what we as a...

  7. OTHER VIEWS: Shed light on presidential libraries

    During Sunshine Week, the annual reminder that open government is good government, Congress should shed some light on just who's funding the nation's presidential libraries. Theoretically, a president could take the oath of office on a...

  8. MICHAEL GERSON: Hillary taking Nixonian path to the White House

    The effective kickoff of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign was an act of deck clearing so breathtaking, so brazen, that it remains difficult to process. A former secretary of state summoned reporters to the United Nations, made a...

  9. OTHER VIEWS: Voting rights should not be partisan issue

    The 50th anniversary commemorations of the "Bloody Sunday" march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., have come and gone. But one of the principal achievements of the brave marchers still remains compromised. Congress needs to...

  10. DANA MILBANK: Republican budget looks like one big gimmick

    Six men in green ties took the stage in the House television studio Tuesday, and House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, a slight leprechaun of a man with silver hair and dark eyebrows, approached the microphone. "Good mor -- top o'...

  11. OTHER VIEWS: It's time now for Netanyahu the statesman

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gambled that if he could stoke enough fear among voters, he could be re-elected one more time -- and he won. Now he needs to offer voters something more. Israelis have legitimate concerns about...

  12. OTHER VIEWS: Have kids? You get a tax break

    Parenthood comes with lots of surprises. Among the largest is surely the price tag: In the U.S., each little one costs roughly $245,000 to rear, on average, not including college. Parents who undertake those costs aren't just raising the...

  13. OTHER VIEWS: Americans deserve better access to records

    Sunshine Week kicked off this year under particularly gloomy skies given debate surrounding the use of emails by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumptive favorite for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential...

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