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Iran's Ailing Hostages

Environmental activist Kavous Seyed Emami, a dual Canadian-Iranian citizen, became the latest victim of Iran’s government last week when he died in Evin Prison under suspicious circumstances. An ailing American may be next on the regime’s death list. The 63-year-old Seyed Emami was a founder of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, which works to preserve …

Trump's Style Is His Substance

You hear it all the time from Trump supporters: “I like a lot of what he’s done, especially the judges and tax cuts. But I wish he’d stop tweeting and picking fights. I wish he acted more presidential and stopped insulting reporters, entertainers, senators, foreign leaders and Gold Star families.” Sounds right, seems smart. Yet …

At Least Congress Isn't at Fisticuffs

Feb. 14, 2018 7:04 p.m. ET If you think American politics is confrontational and ugly today, here’s some context. Feb. 15 is the 220th anniversary of the first brawl in the House. The seed of the fight was planted weeks earlier when Democratic-Republican Rep. Matthew Lyon of Vermont questioned the Connecticut delegation’s competence and Federalist …

The Inflation Surge

New Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell can thank predecessor Janet Yellen for another parting gift: rising prices. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that consumer inflation rose 0.5% in January, or 2.1% over the past year, a bigger spike than most economists predicted. The markets reacted better than expected with stocks rising after early losses. But …