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The Petraeus deal: Sharing top-secret documents calls for prison time

Retired U.S. Army general and former CIA chief David H. Petraeus appears on his way to receiving light punishment.


Unintelligent design: Partisan House districts tie the hands of voters

The Supreme Court has a chance to make sure voters have a real say in electing Congress.



Blowing smoke: Restrictions on e-cigarettes are long overdue

Electronic cigarettes, introduced five years ago, are hawked as a healthier alternative to smoking.



 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday.

Divisive speech: The fallout on Netanyahu will come soon enough

The more significant returns will come in shortly, with the Israeli elections and the fate of the draft Iranian accord later this month.



Backward step: The Senate’s better open records plan needs a fix

The Legislature is poised to make improvements to the law and must not undercut openness by using careless and imprecise language.



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David Shribman



David M. Shribman: Barry Goldwater, a conservative icon cast in bronze

Principled but willing to listen, he returns to a Capitol where rivals no longer are respected.


 

Reg Henry



Reg Henry: Best sight for travelers is the grandkids

As some gray-haired readers will recognize, the loneliness of the long-distance grandparent is rooted in a sad fact.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: What’s in a stray word? A needless distraction

Last week, I referred to “the lunatic left,” which some interpreted as the entire left-wing, rather than those who persist in angry slander.


 

Diana Nelson Jones



Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Police tensions serve as starting topic in Pittsburgh

Relationships between the police and African-American communities need to go beyond conversations and marches.


 

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