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Left is Suppressing Free Speech and That’s Wrong: Zakaria

The rise of nationalism and growing autocracy around the globe in recent years has led to observations that the world is facing a "democratic recession."  The previous global expansion of democratic values has slowed globally while some countries that once str...
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Beneath the Surface Risks Lurk for US: Zakaria

It's easy to get mesmerized by the daily news cycle focused on President Trump's unpredictable behavior, says Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria. The twin dramas of journalist Bob Woodward's explosive new...

Negotiate With Taliban to End Afghan War: Zakaria

Recent news reports on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan have raised the possibility of future direct talks with the Taliban aimed at reaching a peace accord and allowing for the withdrawal of American troops from t...

The Syrian War as Told Through the Photographer’s Eyes

Seven years ago, during the Arab spring, the people of Syria peacefully protested the government of President Bashar al-Assad and asked for democratic reforms. Assad responded to the protests with violence, triggering a brutal civil war that continues today...

Trump’s Nationalism Won’t Turn Back the Clock

While "Make America Great Again" may be a powerful political slogan for our times, Washington Post economics columnist Robert J. Samuelson says, it misrepresents the past and ignores the forces that drive the w...

Et Tu, George Will? A Debate on Abandoning the GOP

For more than four decades, George Will represented the voice of conservative thought, through his Washington Post column and television appearances. But, the tenure of Donald Trump in the White House may have ...
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Legendary Conservative Voice Charles Krauthammer, 68, Dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from "Great Society" Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald Trump, di...

Zakaria: Dems Face a Hard Sell in November

Democrats remain optimistic about their chances for retaking the House of Representatives in November's mid-term elections. The party's successes in last week's California primary election have buoyed their hop...

Zakaria: Trump’s Deals Are Spin, Not Wins

Nearly 500 days into his presidency, Donald Trump has yet to demonstrate he is the master dealmaker he purports to be, says Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria. He observes in his May 25 opinion piece, ...

China is Already Powerful. What Happens When a Strongman Rules?

This week, China's national legislative body will likely vote to allow President Xi Jinping to remain in power - possibly for life.  A change to the country's constitution would remove presidential term limits that have been in place there since 1982. Those...