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  1. OTHER VIEWS: Cyberthreats: Act now and shut the door

    Six years ago, the federal government's classified computer networks were infiltrated by a tiny bit of malware. A massive operation known as Buckshot Yankee was carried out to clean the networks of the intruder, and the event helped spur...

  2. TRUDY RUBIN: Pull back, before Armageddon

    While Shiites and Sunnis kill each other in Syria, an even more dangerous religious war could soon explode in Jerusalem, involving Jews, Muslims, and Christians. I refer to the mounting Israeli-Arab tensions over control of the Temple...

  3. OTHER VIEWS: Congress: Does more women equal progress?

    No matter where you are on the political spectrum, the midterm elections produced one incontrovertible fact -- there are more women in Congress than ever before. That doesn't mean it's time to break the sisterhood sweaters out of mothballs...

  4. RICH LOWRY: Saying thank you to Jonathan Gruber

    The epic search of the Greek philosopher Diogenes for an honest man is finally over. His name is Jonathan Gruber, and he is an MIT economist once known as an intellectual architect of Obamacare, although his status is being rapidly...

  5. MICHAEL GERSON: Our gathering storm

    When Abraham Lincoln first presented a version of the Emancipation Proclamation to his Cabinet, Secretary of State William Seward warned that issuing it after a defeat would look desperate. Better to wait "until the eagle of victory takes...

  6. OTHER VIEWS: FBI undermines core principle of free press

    Americans of every stripe should echo The Associated Press' recent demand that the Federal Bureau of Investigation never present its agents as journalists again. This appeal comes after the FBI acknowledged two weeks ago that one of its...

  7. OTHER VIEWS: Beyond gridlock: Delivering the Postal Service

    Of all the tasks confronting the newly elected Congress, none is more basic, in terms of plain old democratic governance, than reforming the U.S. Postal Service. This workhorse agency, which epitomizes the federal government in the daily...

  8. OTHER VIEWS: Republicans must act on immigration

    Before President Barack Obama headed to China this weekend, he sat down one more time with congressional leaders to discuss potential areas of legislative agreement. Not surprisingly, divisions quickly emerged with Republicans -- and some...

  9. OTHER VIEWS: Trying to figure out N. Korea's recent actions

    Deciphering the motives behind North Korea's behavior is inevitably a matter of guesswork. Still, it's not hard to discern a couple of reasons why the reclusive Stalinist regime would have decided to release two Americans it had sentenced...

  10. OTHER VIEWS: A new hope for compromise in Washington

    Maybe Barack Obama and Republicans who won control of the U.S. Senate will really compromise for the common good. Maybe the president and congressional leaders of both parties will emerge from their first post-election sit-down Friday all...

  11. OTHER VIEWS: Repeal employer mandate, but improve health law

    Congressional Republicans have never liked the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Come January, when they will control not only the House but also the Senate, they may finally be in a position to do something about it -- and...

  12. OTHER VIEWS: Space race needs innovation, not excess regulation

    Xcor Aerospace is offering a chauffeured ride into space for $95,000. SpaceX has an all- inclusive Mars package (round-trip, of course) for $500,000. And for half that price, Virgin Galactic will ferry people 68 miles above the Earth,...

  13. MICHAEL GERSON: Obama has not been an inclusive leader

    Barack Obama is a gifted politician. But a president is judged by the gifts he leaves behind. Following his fourth national election as party leader, Democrats are taking stock of what they have received. For Obama, there have been two...

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