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  1. OTHER VIEWS: Fed chief has some advice for Rand Paul

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen mostly succeeded in her attempt to be vague about Fed policy in her semiannual appearance before Congress on Tuesday. On one issue, however, she was unequivocal -- and correct: A congressional audit of...

  2. OTHER VIEWS: Venezuela and Cuba: Partners in repression

    Last week, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro paid a visit to Havana and met with Raul and Fidel Castro, who have been his patrons and who helped to install him in power after the death of Hugo Chavez. Maduro's political situation is...

  3. OTHER VIEWS: Gas tax plan should spread to more states

    A political development of actual importance is occurring in Iowa this month: Democrats and Republicans are proposing to increase the state's gas tax. Not only is this a rational way to raise revenue to repair bridges and roads, it's also...

  4. MICHAEL GERSON: Seeing the fragility of life's greatest gift

    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- At a health center here, a young woman is in the recovery room after a cesarean section. A nurse takes the newborn to a table for cleanup. We (a group organized by the Center for Strategic and International...

  5. ESTHER CEPEDA: Migrants pay a heavy toll

    Like all migrants, the estimated 5 million blacks from the Deep South who moved north during the Great Migration were seeking a better life. Many of them found it -- but got fewer years of it in the process. This previously unknown...

  6. OTHER VIEWS: Oil train safety standards are way off track

    Residents near Mount Carbon, W.Va., heard a "big boom" last Monday, an explosion so forceful that it resulted in a fireball hundreds of feet high and sounded like a massive bomb exploding. Days later, toppled tank cars from a derailed...

  7. DANA MILBANK: Holy schnikes! Jeb Bush badly flubs his speech

    Jeb Bush was mere seconds into his speech Wednesday informing the world that he's his "own man," and not his brother or his dad, when he did something reminiscent of both. He flubbed his line. "We definitely no longer inspire fear in our...

  8. OTHER VIEWS: Russia marches on in eastern Ukraine

    Vladimir Putin's latest victory in Ukraine is turning into a rout. Having already induced Western leaders to endorse a peace plan that virtually guarantees continued Russian control over parts of two provinces, the Russian ruler ordered a...

  9. OTHER VIEWS: Mideast nations key to stopping terror act

    If the goal of the "braintrust" of the rogue jihadists calling themselves the Islamic State is to alienate and outrage most of the world's governments through repeated gruesome acts of terror, it's working. The actions are drawing in more...

  10. MICHAEL GERSON: Taming the govt 'Leviathan by proxy'

    For the six years of the Obama presidency, or perhaps the last 35 years since Ronald Reagan's election, American politics has been dominated by a debate on the size and role of the federal government. This argument, while intense and...

  11. OTHER VIEWS: A West Coast ports pact is long past due

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez arrived in California this week to help revive stalled contract talks between international shipping companies and the dockworkers union, a stalemate that has nearly paralyzed West Coast ports. Let's hope Perez...

  12. DANA MILBANK: Clinton rebrands Obama's frat house as her own

    The 2016 campaign has acquired an unexpected storyline in its early stages: All Madam President's Men. As Hillary Clinton begins to staff her nascent presidential campaign, a paradox has emerged. When she ran in 2008, she played down her...

  13. OTHER VIEWS: Immigration policy is now at an impasse

    To think, as we do, that President Obama overstepped his authority by shielding more than 4 million illegal immigrants from deportation, with no assent from Congress, does not mean that a federal judge should have license to invalidate the...

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