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  • Sure, you have to work in retirement. But look on the bright side...

    Sure, you have to work in retirement. But look on the bright side...
    It may not feel this way to the millions of Americans who can’t afford to retire, but there’s an economic upside to delaying retirement. As people are forced to work longer in life, they’ll generate additional tax revenue that could...
  • The great U.S.-Israel rift that isn't

    In recent weeks, the media have had a field day reporting on a so-called rift in the U.S.-Israel relationship over the nuclear negotiations with Iran. The story makes for great headlines, but it's poor analysis. Despite the heated rhetoric, the pillars...
  • No more Mr. Nice Putin

     No more Mr. Nice Putin
    Vladimir Putin has been on his best behavior as the Sochi Olympic Games approach. He has granted amnesty to prisoners and political opponents, downplayed Russia's anti-gay law, lifted a blanket prohibition on demonstrations at Sochi and acted the...
  • Why 9/11 can happen again

     Why 9/11 can happen again
    In February 2001, a bipartisan federal commission on which we served warned that terrorists would acquire weapons of mass destruction and mass disruption. "Attacks against American citizens on American soil, possibly causing heavy casualties, are likely...
  • What Americans should fear in cyberspace

     What Americans should fear in cyberspace
    A recent Pew poll found that Americans are more afraid of a cyber attack than they are of Iranian nuclear weapons, the rise of China or climate change. Such fears are not only out of proportion to risk; if they take hold, they could threaten the...
  • Why was Bo Xilai smiling?

    Why was Bo Xilai smiling?
    The sentencing of disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai to life in prison struck a blow against one of the greatest existential threats to Communist Party rule since Tiananmen Square. In addition to handing President Xi Jinping a victory in his campaign...
  • Obamacare's next hurdle

    One of these weeks, now that the Obama administration has recruited a SWAT team of computer whizzes, Healthcare.gov will recover from its shambolic debut and turn into, well, just another website. After all, it's only a website, and websites can be fixed....
  • It's time for the Redskins to find a new name [Commentary]

    It's time for the Redskins to find a new name [Commentary]
    Those of us living in and around D.C. — not just those of us, like me, who actually root for Baltimore's teams over Washington's — should follow the lead of our good neighbors to the north and realize that there can be life after a change of...
  • U.S. military intervention, done right, could boost African stability

     U.S. military intervention, done right, could boost African stability
    For decades, one golden rule has guided America's military involvement in Africa: Stay out. Generally speaking, the reason was a sense that the strategic stakes did not justify the risk. When we deviated from this rule, we often learned lessons the hard...
  • New Iran sanctions could push U.S. toward war, White House warns

    WASHINGTON -- The White House warned Congress on Tuesday that slapping new sanctions on Iran could sink international negotiations to curb Tehran’s nuclear program and send America on a “march to war.” In the latest ratcheting up of...
  • Obama's speech to focus on income inequality and social mobility

    In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama will try to recharge his presidency by discussing the expansive divide between rich and poor in America. It's a crucial issue, and one with no easy solutions. Obama is expected to...