Robert J. Samuelson / Politics

Deflation in Europe?

WASHINGTON -- Mario Draghi can't get no respect. The head of the European Central Bank is routinely criticized for being too timid in stimulating Europe's weak economy. The ECB -- Europe's equivalent of America's Federal Reserve -- is widely ...

Horror and Honor

WASHINGTON -- The first Memorial Day -- then called Decoration Day -- was celebrated May 30, 1868, three years after the end of the Civil War to honor the Union dead. Compared to a national population of 31.4 million in 1860, the Civil War dead, ...