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App reviews: Typic Kids, Merlin Bird ID

App reviews: Typic Kids, Merlin Bird ID

Trick-out your pics; find an eye in the sky.

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Another voice: Clearer rules for cleaner water

Another voice: Clearer rules for cleaner water

EPA's plan would expand the scope of Clean Water Act regulation.

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We need a 'good jobs' president

We need a 'good jobs' president

Obama should use executive order to reward companies who pay living wage.

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Dinner with the first lady, at well-sculpted arm's length

Dinner with the first lady, at well-sculpted arm's length

WASHINGTON — It's true what they say about Michelle Obama. She has amazing arms. I saw this up close when she unfurled her bare right limb in front of me Thursday night, while the two of us were doing tapas in Washington at the jumping Barcelona restaurant on 14th Street NW.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax

Advice from Carolyn Hax

Stop tiptoeing around issues with high-school friend, children. 

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Kenneth Harney: A tracker for housing-price trends

Kenneth Harney: A tracker for housing-price trends

The first "house specific" monitors for consumers will soon be available nationwide.

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Syrian involvement throws fuel to fire

Syrian involvement throws fuel to fire

Complexity of Washington's task seen in American attitude toward Islamic State.

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'Begin Again' misses too many notes

'Begin Again' misses too many notes

A songwriter's chance encounter with a record label exec blossoms into more.

July 09, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…
New on DVD

New on DVD

Jason Bateman plays a despicable misanthrope in "Bad Words," now on DVD.

July 09, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…
Dana Milbank: GOP Senate could help

Dana Milbank: GOP Senate could help

Various scenarios are possible if Republicans win big in November.

July 09, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…
Refinancing program could save some $200 a month

Refinancing program could save some $200 a month

More than 20,000 homeowners in Arizona remain eligible for federal HARP refinancing.

July 09, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…
A challenge, not a catastrophe

A challenge, not a catastrophe

Revealing of 2.9 million inconsistencies by the inspector general is a positive step. 

July 09, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…

Divided states of Obama in precarious position

President remains a highly polarizing figure, as approval ratings remain low.

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App review: Elevate

App review: Elevate

Elevate: Stretching your brain.

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In space, no one can hear deja vu

In space, no one can hear deja vu

If you guide your hopes to a slightly lower orbit, CBS’ futuristic summer series “Extant,” starring Oscar-winner Halle Berry and premiering Wednesday night, isn’t the space disaster one might have feared — especially if you supply your own oxygen in the form of harmless mockery.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for July 4

Advice from Carolyn Hax for July 4

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

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US should work to ease rising tension in Middle East

U.S. should push for restraint to avoid more Middle East conflict.

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Debunking popular misconceptions about American independence

Some Independence Day history we think we know is just plain false.

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Fighting back on maternity discrimination

Fighting back on maternity discrimination

Lenders, mortgage insurers allegedly delay or deny loan applications for pregnant borrowers.

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Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

July 03, 2014 11:07 am

After court's 'Hobby Lobby' decision, Congress should act

Congressional action may be only way to thwart Hobby Lobby ruling.

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Michael Gerson: Obama needs clear path in Iraq

The summary moment of Barack Obama’s foreign policy came in August 2013 during a consequential stroll.

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Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax

June 30, 2014 3:03 pm

OMG! What not to say when a friend has cancer

While I'm away, readers give the advice. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax

Advice from Carolyn Hax

Two years ago my adult daughter was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

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Fareed Zakaria: Hillary's really hard choice

Fareed Zakaria: Hillary's really hard choice

An interesting look at what we can learn from history.

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'Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon' — Sex, drugs and canonization

 Mike Myers' directorial debut feels like elaborate repayment for entertainment manager's help

June 26, 2014 12:28 pmLoading…

Gerson: Arrogant IRS shows no respect for democracy

The scandal-ridden IRS has undermined our trust in the American way.

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Fareed Zakaria: Plan B in Middle East should be enclave strategy

Can Iraq hold together? It’s worth examining what is happening in that country through a broader prism.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for June 20

Hi, Carolyn: About a year ago I developed a crush on a female friend, whose boyfriend I also know independently of her. I suspect the attraction was mutual but we never acted on it.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for June 15

Dear Carolyn: I am a generally happy, young teenage boy. I have recently been upset with my mother, because I feel she has been unfriendly. Whenever I ask her if I can do something, she replies that I have to mow the lawn first, or pull weeds out of the garden. I make simple requests, but it…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for June 13

Dear Carolyn: My husband and I have been together 12 years. His mother is mentally, emotionally and verbally abusive.

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Fareed Zakaria: Who lost Iraq? Let’s start with al-Maliki

It is becoming increasingly likely that Iraq has reached a turning point. The forces hostile to the government have grown stronger, better equipped and more organized.

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Michael Gerson: Smokestack rule hurts Democrats' quest to keep Senate

As a presidential candidate in 2007, Barack Obama told historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, “I have no desire to be one of those presidents who are just on the list — you see their pictures lined up on the wall. I really want to be a president who makes a difference.”

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Fareed Zakaria: The perils of leaning forward in a complex world

The controversy over Bowe Bergdahl has largely obscured what should have been an important initiative by the Obama administration.

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Michael Gerson: Conservatives remaking themselves as ‘Reformicons’

Parallel to the rise of the tea party — with less attention but more potential influence — has been a gathering movement of reform conservatives whom my colleague E.J. Dionne Jr., in an essay in the journal Democracy, dubs “Reformicons.”

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UKRAINE-CANDY

UKRAINE-CANDY

A separatist publicity stunt turned into a mob Sunday when militants passed out candy made by Ukraine president-elect.

June 01, 2014 3:53 pm

Advice from Carolyn Hax for June 1

Hi, Carolyn: I'm a dad with two grown daughters ages 33 and 35. Both have graduate degrees, are gainfully employed, live on their own, and are in what seem to be healthy relationships. My wife and I feel blessed and are very proud of them.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for May 30

HELLO, CAROLYN: My question is, when is spanking a child OK? 

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Fareed Zakaria: Strong leadership involves patience and conciliation

‘Because of unsure and indecisive leadership in the field of foreign policy, questions are being raised on all sides,” the writer declared, adding that the administration was “plagued by a Hamlet-like psychosis which seems to paralyze it every time decisive action is required.”

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Neighborhood turf war pits gardeners against active kids

DEAR CAROLYN: My neighborhood has one small traffic island on a busy street, to calm traffic and prevent accidents. Our town maintains traffic islands as public green space with the help of community volunteer gardeners.

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Michael Gerson: Why the VA scandal sticks

Why do some political scandals stick while others fade? The level of media obsession seems to rise and fall as mysteriously as the stock market. On Benghazi, sell. Hold on the IRS audits. On the Veterans Affairs scandal, buy, buy, buy.

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Michael Gerson: Children should be taught the truth about Holocaust

Several years ago, I attended the bar mitzvah of a friend’s son. Uniquely in my experience — and, I’d bet, most people’s experience — all of the boy’s four grandparents were Holocaust survivors. In the middle of the ceremony, one grandfather interrupted: “I have something to say.” He recalle…

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Michael Gerson: Our disconnected working class

Much about the future health of the republic depends on Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam being wrong. Given the track record of Harvard social scientists, this might appear a reasonable bet. But in this case, Putnam’s diligence and thoughtfulness make for very bad news.

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Michael Gerson: The incompatibility of science and ideology

Americans have something of a science problem. They swallow, for example, about $28 billion worth of vitamins each year, even though the Annals of Internal Medicine recently concluded that “most supplements do not prevent chronic disease or death, their use is not justified, and they …should…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for May 11

Dear Carolyn: So eight years ago, my best friend of 15 years — my maid of honor — basically told me, via email, no less, two months before wedding, that she had other plans on my wedding day. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for May 2

I'm a 21-year-old currently studying abroad at a great distance from my parents. I love my parents very much, and, as a result, we communicate frequently. During college, I would call my mother four or so times a week, but with the time difference, communication here is limited to email. I h…

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Michael Gerson: GOP must offer innovative solutions for education

In one of the lower policy points during the 2012 Republican primary campaign, Rick Santorum told a tea party group, “President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob.”

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CAROLYN HAX COLUMN

When my husband and I first started talking about having a baby, he confessed that he is terrified and needed time to get used to the idea. Together, he and I picked a date on the calendar and agreed that would be the day I stopped taking my birth control pills, but that I wouldn't make a hu…

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She wants another baby but hubby says no

I want to consider having a third child. My husband is adamantly opposed. Indeed, our second was an oops. I've kind of been in denial about the depths of his opposition, but really I know he's not going to change his mind. So how do I (a) forgive my husband for not wanting a third, because I…

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