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Veterans could bring discipline to Congress

Forty years ago, military veterans made up roughly three-quarters of Congress. By 2017, the proportion had dwindled to fewer than one in five. The number of veterans on Capitol Hill will dip slightly again next year, because of retirements — but...

 

Opinion: Trump drug price plan a refreshing change

President Donald Trump has announced his first potentially strong action against America’s inordinate prescription drug prices — the first that could meaningfully lower Medicare drug spending. The idea is to narrow the gap between U.S. prices...

 

Indictment exposes poor self-policing

Whether or not U.S. Rep. Chris Collins engaged in insider trading, as federal prosecutors allege, his indictment last week exposes what a poor job Congress has done to guard against such transgressions. Collins, a New York Republican, is accused of...

 

Latin America, US can agree on Venezuela

Having driven his country and its once-rich oil industry into a ditch, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is now pushing for snap elections that would allow him to lock in another term. The U.S. can halt Venezuela’s slide toward autocracy, if it...

 

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