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Anonymous Book Describes Volatile, Incompetent Trump

WASHINGTON — A forthcoming book by an anonymous author identified only as "a senior official in the Trump administration" describes President Donald Trump as volatile, incompetent and unfit to be commander in chief, according to excerpts published Thursday by ...
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UN Expert: Saudi Arabia Undermined Khashoggi Probe

GENEVA — A U.N. human rights expert said Thursday that Saudi Arabia undermined Turkey's efforts to investigate the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which she described as a "brutal and premeditated killing"...

Zakaria: Assessing George Bush and WASP Culture

Memorials marking the passing of former president George H.W. Bush have prompted commentators to reflect on the American establishment of old. Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria is among them. In his Dec. 6 post, Zakaria notes that Bush was a produ...
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Zakaria: America’s Dangerous Retreat on Trade

President Donald Trump has made plenty of waves with his approach to trade and the effect are rippling across the globe. Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria says that poses risks for the world's economi...
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Saudis Insist Missing Post Contributor Left Turkey Consulate

ISTANBUL — Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul insisted Thursday that a missing Saudi contributor to The Washington Post left its building before disappearing, directly contradicting Turkish officials who say they believe the writer is still inside. "The c...

Right and Left Both Attack Merit-Based Society: Zakaria

Before merit-based systems became a dominant force in the way most modern societies are organized, individual advancement was determined largely by one's connection to those in power. In that era, Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria says, "people moved...