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Fight Putin With Fire

Feb. 13, 2018 6:25 p.m. ET The Central Intelligence Agency has reported that Moscow is preparing to interfere in November’s midterm elections. On the theory that the best defense is a good offense, why shouldn’t Washington consider launching a cyberoffensive against the Kremlin? A targeted onslaught could disrupt the stability of Vladimir Putin’s regime. Russia …

Americans Want Big Government

Feb. 13, 2018 6:29 p.m. ET In a well-functioning democracy, the people articulate their desires and grievances, and their elected officials shape these sentiments into sustainable policies. With this division of labor between citizens and representatives, democracy can be both responsive and responsible. Like the citizens of many other democracies, Americans have recently signaled that …

Uranium One Is a Curious Case

President Obama sought better relations with Russia, in keeping with the policy of presidents at least since FDR. He acceded in 2010 to a Russian government desire to acquire a company whose assets included a Nevada uranium mine on the widely accepted grounds that economic interdependence helps relations stay on a productive path. And, by …

Trump and the Dreamers

Feb. 13, 2018 6:40 p.m. ET Senators are debating immigration this week in a way the Senate was intended to function—with open debate and amendments. Imagine that. No one knows how it will turn out, but this is the best chance the U.S. has in years to break the right-left stalemate, if both parties are …

Russian Meddling This Election

‘I’ll be back,” said Arnold Schwarzenegger in “The Terminator.” Now Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats says the Russians will be back to meddle in and disrupt the midterm elections this fall. “The 2018 U.S. midterm elections are a potential target for Russian influence operations,” Mr. Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday. Noting that …