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The reasons politicians can't work together and make tough decisions are plentiful. Distrust, suspicion and paranoia are a few of the emotions that get in the way of progress.

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 4:16pm

WASHINGTON - Whatever happened to, “He’s a nice guy, he just isn’t up to the job”?...

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 5:47pm

Charlie Hebdo, a French satire magazine, published on Wednesday cartoons that nastily mock the prophet Muhammad, and European governments immediately feared more violence like the murder and arson at U.S.

Thu, 09/20/2012 - 4:32pm

BY CAL THOMAS Tribune Media Services "How could this happen?" asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others.

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 4:41pm

BY AHMED SALAH Special to The Washington Post In the dawn of 2011, I and thousands of my fellow Egyptians took to the streets in the name of justice, equality and freedom.

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:27pm

WASHINGTON - "This time, the imbeciles have won." That was the assessment of French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy in his remembrance of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. And he wasn't just whistling "Freres Jacques.

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 4:12pm

As the deadly attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, show, sometimes armed and violent rebels who help to oust a dictatorship can later become destabilizing forces who kill with impunity.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 4:54pm

More than 2 million U.S. college students this fall will be spending a good bit of their time reviewing what they were supposed to learn in high school or even earlier. They are taking "remedial" education courses.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 5:06pm

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Fri, 08/31/2012 - 6:03pm

Mitt Romney planned to run for president as a successful businessman who would bring some hard-headed business common sense and smarts to the job of running the badly dysfunctional federal government.

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 5:19pm