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The growing pains in the e-cigarette industry suggest a mix of cautious optimism and deep frustration among executives.
Our nuclear weapons need routine fixes and alert forces, and some sensible rethinking.
The package of reforms for the Port Authority — a bistate feat — awaits the signatures of Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie.
It will take vigilance to ensure that the old, abusive system is replaced by a more humane one.
The United States is not immune to the economic malaise abroad.
The man who created Spirit of America talks about persuading generals that private donors could help U.S. troops win over local allies around the world.
OPEC feels the squeeze from the U.S. shale boom.
France, Germany and others shell out millions to terrorists, ensuring more kidnappings and bankrolling violence.
A plan backed by big banks and their regulators gets a vote.
A judge rules that all benefits are forever, no matter the public cost.
Competition is making even non-charter schools do better in New York. Yet the city still is undermining school choice.
Gloria Molina came to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 1991 after a federal court threw out the previous year's election and ordered a new one for a new district, drawn with boundaries that gave Latinos something closer to a proportionate share of representation. It was a landmark...
Half a century ago Ralph Nader published “Unsafe at Any Speed,” which warned of the hazards built into the Chevrolet Corvair. Today, General Motors' safety record is still being justly vilified, most recently for an ignition defect blamed for at least 33 deaths. And a new report...
It's a holiday weekend, you're entertaining relatives from Topeka, Kan., and since no sightseeing trip would be complete without a viewing of the Hollywood sign, you look up directions. But if you're using Google, MapQuest or most GPS systems, you'll be routed to the Griffith Park...
At a time when we are reflecting on the lessons from the Cold War amid growing concern about the current U.S.-Russia relationship, we should be looking ahead to anticipate how changes in technology and geopolitics create new challenges to peace and stability among the world's major powers.
The nature of this page — of all editorial pages, really — is that much space is devoted to criticism, to identifying and illuminating the flaws of legislation or legislators, candidates or ideas. By way of respite, we like to devote our Thanksgiving space to acknowledging the...
Of the original 102 Pilgrims who arrived in North America aboard the Mayflower in the fall of 1620, only about half survived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving, in November 1621. The rest perished through starvation and lack of shelter. The survivors gave thanks to God for a plentiful harvest....
In April of my freshman year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a woman bolted past me at the front door of my residence hall, her cellphone at her ear, trying to force words through deep, pained sobs.
On Thursday, hundreds of millions of Americans risked obesity, heart disease and indigestion by eating large quantities of food with no precise knowledge of the caloric content. If many of them felt regret on Friday, it was not because they were duped into overeating by the absence of...
Goodbye, Chuck Hagel: We hardly knew ye!
If you're the parent of a college student (or preparing to be), you need to read Rolling Stone's jarring account of a fraternity house gang rape at the University of Virginia.
Tens of thousands of Illinois residents will sign up for coverage under Obamacare over the next few months. Many of them wouldn't be able to afford the insurance without a federal subsidy to help pay the premiums.
On Dec. 11, an Apple-1 computer that co-founder Steve Jobs sold out of his parents' Los Altos garage in 1976 hits the auction block. Christie's auction officials expect the bidding to reach more than $500,000. The computer's original price tag: $600.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. — Newton’s Third Law of Motion America’s Newtonian Constitution might again function according to Madisonian expectations if a provoked Congress regains its spine and self-respect, thereby returning our constitutional architecture to equipoise. But this is more to be hoped for than expected. Even without this, however, the institutional vandalism of Barack Obama’s executive unilateralism still might be a net national benefit. It will be if the Republicans’ 2016 presidential nominee responds to Obama’s serial provocations by promising a return to democratic etiquette grounded in presidential self-restraint. Read full article >>
LONDON If you are reading this article on the Internet, stop afterward and think about it. Then scroll to the bottom and read the commentary. If there isn’t any, try a Web site that allows comments, preferably one that is very political. Then recheck your views. Read full article >>
Two obstacles stand in the way of getting Reginald Latson, autistic and with an IQ of 69, out of the solitary confinement in which he’s been held for most of the past year and into the treatment facility that he needs. Read full article >>
My 102-year-old mother-in-law, Henryne Walker Stewart Goode, whom we buried a week ago at the Walker family cemetery in Okolona, Miss., often told an unforgettable story at our kitchen table. She attended Okolona College, where she was taught English and public speaking by James Raspberry, the father of my late Post colleague, William Raspberry. At one time, in my mother-in-law’s telling, animals on the school’s farm were falling victim to some invading marauder. A school employee discovered the culprit — a dog — and shot it. But the white farmer who owned the dog retaliated, turning up at the school to shoot the employee to death and threaten the school’s president. The school’s president was forced to flee, my mother-in-law said, but nothing happened to the white farmer. That said all we needed to know about Deep South justice of her youth. Read full article >>
With the legalization of marijuana by District voters this month, the fun begins for some, and pitfalls begin for others. As the kinks are worked out before the distribution and sales arrangements are unveiled, we can look at what we have gotten ourselves into. Read full article >>
The prosecution of Charles Severance, who was indicted in Alexandria on charges related to three fatal shootings, has renewed the debate over cameras in the courtroom. The judge has signaled that television cameras will likely be allowed, identifying them as “no more disruptive than that clock up on the wall.” Read full article >>
The Supreme Court is finally getting schooled in hip-hop. Music is not a threat to safety.   
Once a fledgling industry, the Net now permeates daily life. It certainly doesn't need special treatment.   
It has long been a national policy to promote the deployment and use of broadband Internet access.   
An objective criteria is needed to pick top teams.   
Activities for all fraternities at U.Va. are suspended through Jan. 9 after rape allegations.   
If Republicans want a 2016 win, Congress can't live without Obama.   
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