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The real scandal in the resignation of Japan's foreign minister

Japan's latest political scandal, which has weakened an already reeling government, is ostensibly about foreigners giving campaign donations. But the true scandal is what the episode shows about the continuing reluctance of the Japanese to welcome or assimilate anyone...

By Fred Hiatt  | March 9, 2011; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Another moderate in Pakistan is assassinated

Shahbaz Bhatti, who was assassinated outside his home in Pakistan today, came to visit a few of us at The Post one month ago. He was soft-spoken and matter-of-fact about the dangers he faced -- and about his refusal,...

By Fred Hiatt  | March 2, 2011; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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So does Mubarak stay or go?

MUNICH -- So does Mubarak stay or go? President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have said that the transition to democracy in Egypt must begin immediately, but they have been careful not to say whether that requires...

By Fred Hiatt  | February 5, 2011; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Democracy's unlikely look

Dictatorships almost always seem impregnable, until the day they suddenly become improbable.

By Fred Hiatt  | February 4, 2011; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Meanwhile, in the other Russia...

If prosecutors charge you with a crime in Russia, you have a 0.07 percent chance of being acquitted by a judge, according to attorney Vadim Klyuvgant. Those are considerably worse odds, he says, than you would have faced in...

By Fred Hiatt  | December 3, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Campaign 2010 was ugly -- does the next one have to be?

If you felt like this year's campaign was uglier than previous ones, you were right. A stunning graphic in Sunday's New York Times shows how the percentage of negative advertising has risen steadily over the past six years, from...

By Fred Hiatt  | November 2, 2010; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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Older Entries in This Category »

A chance for democracy in Russia?, Fred Hiatt , October 19, 2010
Another question about Alvin Greene, Fred Hiatt , June 17, 2010
Why take school choice away from the poor?, Fred Hiatt , March 11, 2010
A response to bigfish2 on school vouchers, Fred Hiatt , February 10, 2010
Obama's Asian misstep, Fred Hiatt , November 23, 2009
Not enough to bend the 'curve', Fred Hiatt , October 27, 2009
What Medvedev Didn't Say, Fred Hiatt , April 1, 2009
'There Are a Lot of Reasons to Cover Losers', Fred Hiatt , September 12, 2008
Putting Words in Palin's Mouth, Fred Hiatt , September 3, 2008
Live From Denver, Fred Hiatt , August 25, 2008
Democrats Who Don't Believe in Change, Fred Hiatt , August 24, 2008
 
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