The president is right not to negotiate with Republicans, but he also needs to take action himself.
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By playing up his consistent vow not to cut Social Security and Medicare, the former president hopes to put his chief 2024 GOP rival, who repeatedly voted in Congress to slash both programs, on the back foot.
The US would benefit just as much as China from a pause in hostilities, but for different reasons.
West Virginia shouldn’t be allowed to ban an FDA-approved drug. But don’t expect conservative judges to agree.
It can be hard to tell if lawmakers are getting close to a deal, but there will be signs of progress — or lack thereof.
UK Conservatives’ chairman leaves the government with no good options.
Rather than focusing on hard-fought culture wars, the nation should abandon the idea of attaching political meaning to official days off.
Japan’s prime minister is asking employers to pay workers more. He should make the market do that instead.
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Allegations of corporate fraud have done little to dent the fortune of Asia’s richest man. A better understanding of emerging markets may have resulted in a different outcome.
A rise in jingoistic nationalism has added a new element of impunity to the behavior of some corporate chiefs.
Increasingly complex rules for labeling ingredients, meant to protect consumers, are having an unintended effect in the marketplace.
A more proactive approach could maximize the benefits of a technology that still has potential.
Kyiv gets the brute firepower it needs to combat Russia, while the Israelis can upgrade to high-tech armaments to deter Iran.
Despite harrowing circumstances, its independent-minded press is still doing its best to keep officials under a magnifying glass. That’s not happening in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
Allies won’t soon forget how he held up vital assistance to Ukraine.
The country has seized the population crown from China. It shouldn’t wait as long as its rival did to prepare for the graying of its society.
Years of Beijing's bullying neighbors and “wolf warrior” diplomacy helped Washington forge security and trade alliances, but Xi Jinping seems to be wising up.
Sometimes not making a decision becomes the decision. By dithering about sending tanks to Ukraine, the German Chancellor is making the worst kind.
Nearly two years on from a brutal military coup, the country has slid into civil war. A failed state in the heart of Asia benefits no one.
The central bank governor and the market are talking at cross-purposes. It shows a country that’s both badly understood and a poor communicator.
Jeff Zients knows the executive branch well but might find dealing with Congress challenging.
It is increasingly clear how to reduce death and injury from firearms, but the political will to enact new laws is lacking.
As the party’s popularity has waned in the South and in rural areas, it has become more cohesive.
As a sign of good faith, Yemen’s Houthi rebels must clear the way for badly needed humanitarian aid.
A simplistic script, and the lack of a strong cast, have undermined US efforts to woo the world’s largest democracy.
The country still boasts a technocratic elite capable of recovering from even calamitous policy errors. How many of its neighbors can say the same?
The moderate Democrat from West Virginia has again put himself at the center of Washington’s main debate — and this time it’s Republicans who need to listen.
Bloomberg Opinion columnists share their views on how the US can adapt after the Supreme Court abolished the right to abortion last year.
Our ability to foresee and survive risks should be more than a Davos meme. And the UK should know better.
A revolution in Germans’ military outlook will only go so far, so fast. Given history, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
A war-game exercise showed heavy casualties, but ultimately a victory for the allied forces of Taipei, Washington and Tokyo.
Accidental gun violence on sets is surprisingly common, but is usually considered a tragic mistake rather than a crime.
The patchwork of state income-tax rules in the US are a problem for cross-border teleworkers and business travelers.
Ankara has been one of the most steadfast members of the alliance for seven decades, but it doesn’t want to force the alliance to make a tough choice.
There’s power in knowing when to bow out.