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  1. OTHER VIEWS: Netanyahu invite endangers Iran negotiations

    With Congress's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session on March 3, the fight between President Barack Obama and his opponents on Capitol Hill over policy toward Iran has taken a bizarre turn....

  2. DANA MILBANK: The GOP's bait-and-switch on abortion

    As President Obama prepared on Tuesday to lay out his economic agenda in his State of the Union address, House Republicans were moving ahead with an agenda of their own. Just two weeks into the new Congress, they voted Tuesday afternoon...

  3. OTHER VIEWS: US, India should let China help to end Afghan war

    However much they extol the virtues of cooperation, U.S. officials remain wary of China's spreading influence in Asia. President Barack Obama issued the latest warning in his State of the Union speech Tuesday. In one area, however, the U.S...

  4. OTHER VIEWS: US partner against terrorism on brink of collapse

    Yemen is home to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, a group that last week claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. The United States military and CIA work closely with Yemen's government in the fight against...

  5. MICHAEL GERSON: The fight for the middle class

    When you strip away all the layers of cockiness, preachiness and delusion in President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address, you find more cockiness, preachiness and delusion underneath. This was most obvious in the brief and buried...

  6. OTHER VIEWS: On achievable goals, Obama missed mark

    As candidate, and then again as president, Barack Obama promised to restore healthy middle-class prosperity lost during the worst economic crisis in generations. It is the right focus and one that he revisited as the centerpiece of...

  7. OTHER VIEWS: Don't scale back US visa waiver program

    Even before the murderous rampage by Islamist extremists in Paris this month, some members of Congress were sounding alarm bells about Islamic State militants using Western passports to enter the United States. Now they may be even more...

  8. DANA MILBANK: Obama's speech was oddly quiet about terror

    In 1938, Winston Churchill published "While England Slept," about Britain's failure to prepare for the Nazi threat. Let's hope that, when the history of this moment is written, the 2015 State of the Union address will not be retold under...

  9. Defending free speech while fighting terrorism

    Francois Hollande, France's much- derided president, has found his voice in response to last week's terrorist attacks. Unfortunately, the French government has yet to strike the right balance. The three police officers killed last week...

  10. MICHAEL GERSON: Does 'fine tuning' reveal design of the divine?

    The biographer Eric Metaxas recently made waves by arguing that modern science increasingly "makes the case for God." Writing in The Wall Street Journal, he framed some rather weak arguments about planetary science, claiming that the...

  11. OTHER VIEWS: Methane rules make fracking boom better

    In President Barack Obama's fight against climate-changing emissions, carbon dioxide has so far been the chief target -- and methane has been given a pass. So the president's promise this week to finally create new rules that would cut...

  12. OTHER VIEWS: Deciding the future of the US Postal Service

    Any time an official retires after devoting 40 years of honorable public service to a single institution, it's an occasion for thanks and respect. And it's an occasion to listen carefully to what that veteran has to say upon his departure....

  13. OTHER VIEWS: This is a moment to engage N. Korea

    Kim Jong Un's recent cyber-shenanigans only add to the list of reasons for the U.S. to isolate the North Korean regime: its growing nuclear arsenal, its increasingly sophisticated ballistic missiles, its appalling brutalization of its...

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