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The economy is in tatters, but the country’s handling of a huge corruption case shows its democracy and judicial institutions are working.
Smoking a corncob pipe is the act of tending something that is of the land, tied to values, practices and a thought process worth preserving.
Inevitably, there will be a day when our favorite players have to walk away from the game — or, bad enough, from the team we love.
Gays and lesbians are underrepresented in many STEM fields.
The state’s high court is about to consider a case that offers a rare opportunity to make the system meaningful.
Arguments from Republican candidates who oppose a robust minimum wage make little sense.
The Ayatollah issues a new demand on the nuclear deal.
China puts on a show of military power and nationalism.
The real conservative outsider has been staging a quiet rise.
The conservative sage on the decline of intellectual debate, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and what the welfare state has done to black America.
Costumed characters and topless women have rights, but so do citizens. The city is exploring its options.
Why children with gender dysphoria should wait to transition.
A woman shown coated in dust in an iconic photo taken inside the ruined World Trade Center after the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City has died.
A vast and stubborn wildfire that has proven California's biggest this year was expected to spew smoke through the long Labor Day weekend, leaving some campgrounds empty and prompting health warnings.
Many singles meet their dates on the Internet. I prefer to meet men on the sidewalk. Parking lots, bleachers, In-N-Outs or comedy clubs work too. Maybe I've read too much metaphysics or watched too much OWN, but I believe that I can manifest the right mate by becoming completely clear about the...
The death of Steve Jobs at the age of 56 in 2010 triggered an unusually high emotional response from people - especially for a CEO. The reaction over the loss of the creative soul of Apple Inc. was more like what we would expect to see for a pop star than a titan of industry.
In an extraordinary exchange on live radio this week, Donald Trump seemed to stumble when he landed in the Middle East.
There are a thousand reasons not to go to the gym. Most of them, like lack of time or fear of being seen in spandex, are unfortunate. Here's one for the plus side: YouTube has hundreds of fitness channels to get you in shape at home. And some are pretty good. Many channels retain their grass roots,...
Volunteers at Manteno Veterans' Home near Kankakee used to answer phone calls, greet visitors and handle receptionist tasks. Dedicated union busters? That's not what was on their minds. The volunteers wanted to help veterans and their community.
Now that (a little of) the dust has settled in the Dyett High School controversy, and now that Mayor Rahm Emanuel has floated a few of the bigger items from his 2016 Chicago budget, the residents of the South and West sides deserve a repeat visit from the mayor, soon.
If there is anything presidential candidates agree on this year, it's that our government and politics are not functioning to fulfill the desires of the American people. Donald Trump proclaims that "our system is broken."
While Kim Davis, the now-famous county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, sat in jail, her deputies issued licenses to same-sex couples for the first time.
No, Carly Fiorina isn't going to be the Republican presidential nominee. But all it takes for someone to be chosen as a running mate is one nominee's whim - as John McCain proved when he selected Sarah Palin in 2008. So how does the former chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard stack up as...
LONDONPicking apart the layers of irony and hypocrisy that surround the European refugee crisis is like peeling an onion without a knife. At a train station in southern Moravia, Czech police pulled 200 refugees off a train and marked numbers on their arms. On its eastern border, Hungary is building a barbed-wire fence to keep out refugees, remarkably like the barbed wire “iron curtain” that once marked its western border. Choose whatever image you want — ships full of Jews being sent back to Nazi Europe, refugees furtively negotiating with smugglers at a bar in Casablanca — and it now has a modern twist.Read full article >>
Donald Trump has a point when he talks about the need for immigrants to learn English. “That’s how we assimilate,” he says. Which is true, as any visitor to Miami’s Little Havana has observed. You can spend an entire day in this mostly Cuban section of the city and hear nary a word of English. Many never bothered to learn English because, mainly, they didn’t have to. They’ve gotten by just fine in their tiny nation within a city. Read full article >>
Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, also is the time for The Post and other sensitivity auditors to get back on — if they will pardon the expression — the warpath against the name of the Washington Redskins. The niceness police at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have won court approval of their decision that the team’s name “may disparage” Native Americans. We have a new national passion for moral and historical hygiene, a determination to scrub away remembrances of unpleasant things, such as the name Oklahoma, which is a compound of two Choctaw words meaning “red” and “people.” Read full article >>
Often in war, attacks on intended targets can result in collateral damage. The Washington-Jerusalem clash over the Iran nuclear agreement is a case in point. The fallout is producing casualties among both supporters and opponents of the deal that can only gladden the hearts of mullahs in Tehran. Read full article >>
What Kim Davis did was troubling. What Ted Cruz did was downright alarming. Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, refused to issue marriage certificates to gay couples. She said she was operating “under God’s authority,” but she now sits in jail for ignoring federal authority.Read full article >>
Maryland regulators deserve particular praise, and more attention than they’re receiving, for their decision to set one of the most ambitious energy-efficiency targets in the nation. The Maryland Public Service Commission has directed the state’s electric utilities to keep cutting electricity usage by the equivalent of 2 percent of their retail sales every year, starting in 2020 at the latest. This target places Maryland squarely in the top five states in the United States in terms of energy efficiency policy for utilities — alongside Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Oregon. Read full article >>
Desire to help might founder on hard realities.   
With an agreement, the military option stays on the table and becomes more effective   
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Home invasion is an instrument of speech suppression in the hands of campaign finance activists.   
The late-night comics on judge's ruling in Deflategate case   
League needs a better way of adjudicating misconduct.   
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