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  1. OTHER VIEWS: Iran negotiators deserve chance to finish details

    The framework agreement announced last week between China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Iran still needs to be fleshed out, but it contains the essential elements of a pact to keep Iran from developing...

  2. OTHER VIEWS: Let's reform sentencing

    Prior to last week, President Barack Obama had granted only 21 commutations and 64 pardons for federal crimes, making him the "least merciful" of modern presidents when it comes to such petitions. He has considered and denied 782 clemency...

  3. MICHAEL GERSON: If our heroism is hopeless

    The apocalypse has been much on my mind. This is not only because Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is now more or less officially in charge of a nuclear threshold state, or because a dictator with the mentality of a spiteful teenager controls North...

  4. JOE MATHEWS: Should California become old like Florida?

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott travels to California this weekend to steal away some of our state's businesses. So why don't we return the favor by developing plans to steal away some of Florida's greatest assets -- old people? Californians like...

  5. ESTHER CEPEDA: Scholars need to spend time studying real boys

    I just finished reading "Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men," written by Dr. Leonard Sax after years of seeing sullen boys in his medical practice fail to thrive....

  6. OTHER VIEWS: Congress, not Obama, should crack down on cybercrime

    To defend Americans against cybercrime, the Obama administration has tried suing individual hackers and "naming and shaming" the countries that allegedly sponsored them. Last week the administration added a new, more powerful weapon to its...

  7. DANA MILBANK: The deniers of climate change are in full retreat

    There is no denying it: Climate-change deniers are in retreat. What began as a subtle shift away from the claim that man-made global warming is not a threat to the planet has lately turned into a stampede. The latest attempt to deny...

  8. OTHER VIEWS: Rolling Stone failure hurts effort to reform reporting of on-campus rape

    The thoroughly discredited story about an alleged University of Virginia gang rape passed off by Rolling Stone magazine as investigative journalism was neither investigative nor journalism. That was clear even before the 12,000-word...

  9. OTHER VIEWS: US contractors should disclose political spending

    President Barack Obama is currently faced with an opportunity to force government contractors to make public their campaign contributions to candidates and political parties. The way it stands now, private sector companies receive nearly...

  10. ESTHER CEPEDA: Hispanic poll turnout still lacks wallop

    We've said it before, we'll say it again: Hispanics show poorly at the polls. According to a new analysis by Latino Decisions, a Hispanic political research organization, the 2014 midterm elections -- when Republicans took control of the...

  11. OTHER VIEWS: Give-to-the-rich Carly for president?

    Trying to look on the bright side of Carly Fiorina's "higher than 90 percent" chance of running for president in 2016, at least there's this: Since she moved to Virginia a few years back, she won't be embarrassing California at every turn....

  12. OTHER VIEWS: California's farmers need no help deciding what to plant

    Farms are not exaggerated lawns. Corn, melons and almonds have more value than, say, geraniums. We found a recent reader suggestion to that effect, uh, perplexing. It could only have been written by someone with virtually no knowledge of...

  13. DANA MILBANK: The leader Democrats need is a man we know well

    Sen. Chuck Schumer introduced fellow New Yorker Loretta Lynch, the attorney general nominee, to the Senate Judiciary Committee in January as a public servant who "has earned a reputation for keeping her head down and avoiding the spotlight...

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