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The Washington Post | Opinions

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  Harold Meyerson Blame the base Why Republicans are dissing the 2012 race. Dana Milbank Lost in thought In politics, deep and complex thinkers such as Obama can seem adrift. David Ignatius From pol to policy guy? Obama’s national security adviser faces an Arab Spring challenge. Ruth Marcus Trump’s circus act The unserious candidate is spouting serious nonsense. Katrina vanden Heuvel Obama’s albatross The Afghan war could upend his reelection strategy. Tom Toles Click on the image for the full-size cartoon Ann Telnaes Click on the image to watch the animation Post Partisan King and Spalding’s error Jonathan Capehart The law firm compounded a mistake by dumping a client. Gas prices: fraud, or just supply and demand? Stephen Stromberg President Obama says that neither Washington nor Wall Street is p

The washington Post | Opinions

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Friday, March 25, 2011 Eugene Robinson Libya’s fog of war The U.S. seems to think Gaddafi must go. So where’s the plan for that? Charles Krauthammer Professor Obama’s war The diplomacy and the paperwork look great. The results, not so much. Michael Gerson Food for thought Who will go hungry as agricultural aid to other nations decreases? Charles Blahous With friends like these. . . Social Security as we know it may be doomed — by its strongest supporters. David B. Rivkin Jr. and and Lee A. Casey Obama’s military rights U.S. airstrikes in Libya have not violated the Constitution’s divisions of war powers. Michael Bennet No child left behind We in the Senate should approach education reform as though our children were in failing schools. Sally C. Pipes Obamacare, Part II A proposed expansion of Massachusetts’ health-care system spells trouble for the U.

The Washington Post Opinions: China's Naval Mystery

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Thursday, March 17, 2011   George F. Will China’s naval mystery George F. Will 7:50 PM ET What kind of force and purpose should the U.S. Navy be ready for? David Ignatius Collision over Bahrain David Ignatius 7:48 PM ET A high-stakes battle over democracy, oil and Iranian influence in the Persian Gulf. Dana Milbank Afraid of Czar Warren? Dana Milbank 7:10 PM ET Just how powerful is the prof tapped to head the new Consumer Financial Protection bureau? Arne Duncan The real March madness Arne Duncan 7:47 PM ET Too many NCAA tournament teams fail to graduate even half of their players. Scott Walker Wisconsin’s benefits bargain Scott Walker 8:11 PM ET The state’s Republican governor argues that the budget reform plan he signed into law on Friday is more generous than what President Obama offers federal employees. Matt Miller Big words, little action on schools Matt Miller 12:23 P