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 RSS  |  Updated: 12:01 AM, PDT, May 05
Joel Conarroe, a former president of PEN, and the novelist Paul Theroux write about the PEN American Center’s award.
We are sick of the sleaziness that serves as everyday business in the state capital.
Those who yearn for a more peaceful New York City should pause to honor Officer Moore’s sacrifice.
It still ranks students. It doesn’t assess learning.
Readers respond to news and opinion articles about the developments in Baltimore.
Candidates new and not-so-new are making claims that border on the ridiculous.
Western writers abandon their support for free speech.
Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina enrich the presidential field.
A creative legal challenge to union power over employee benefits.
Technology is changing the game for small investors. Here’s hoping that regulation doesn’t derail progress.
Government-induced dependency is the problem—and it’s one with a long history.
I pay $.002—two-tenths of a cent—per gallon. Hike the price and raise my incentive to conserve.
World War II battle: An article in the May 3 Section A about the search for Japanese soldiers' remains from World War II's battle of Peleliu incorrectly included quotation marks in this sentence: A few days before they arrived, the government of Palau agreed to excavate a tiny cave hacked into...
The "Fight of the Century" has ignited a battle between cable giants and upstart live-streaming apps.
Blake Griffin provided everything the Clippers usually receive from Chris Paul.
What's more amazing than the Clippers winning a playoff game with Chris Paul on one leg?
Seattle 3, Angels 2
Kevin McHale ripped through the core of his entire Houston Rockets team, his language succinctly getting to the point.
Some people worry that civilization will end in a global-warming cauldron. Others in nuclear annihilation. Or too many people overwhelming the planet.
The 160-year-old governor's mansion in Springfield is a wreck, and a perfect symbol for Illinois. (Motto: The Fixer-Upper State.)
Gov. Bruce Rauner has decided that allowing Illinois municipalities to declare bankruptcy is an important tool to minimize union influence and membership rates in the state.
Bass reverberates through the auditorium floor as a heavily bearded worship leader pauses to invite the congregation, bathed in the light of two giant screens, to tweet using #JesusLives. The scent of freshly brewed coffee wafts in from the lobby, where you can order macchiatos and purchase mugs...
Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson have made their presidential candidacies official.
No more pencils, no more books. No more teachers' dirty looks.
The first two steps toward uplifting young black men are simple: Stop killing them and stop locking them in prison for nonviolent offenses.Subsequent steps are harder, but no real progress can be made until the basic right to life and liberty is secured. If anything positive is to come of Freddie Gray’s death and the Baltimore rioting that ensued, let it be a new and clear-eyed focus on these fundamental issues of daily life for millions of Americans.Read full article >>
Rick Perlstein prefaces his book “Nixonland” by noting that in 1964 Lyndon Johnson, the liberal Democrat, won one of the biggest landslides in American history. Eight years later, Richard Nixon, the conservative Republican, won a similar landslide. What had happened in the intervening years? Quite a bit, actually — and some of it is happening right now. Hillary Clinton, take note. Read full article >>
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage.These days, with the proliferation of niche dating apps and sexting platforms, there’s no shortage of innovations to help secure the first milestone in that sequence. But while romance may still blossom, the other two signposts seem to be in short supply. And the dearth of the last one — childbearing — may have ominous consequences for the economy.Read full article >>
Police and prisons are the successful answer to a rather narrow question: Can overwhelming force and routine incarceration bring temporary order to impoverished and isolated urban communities? Baltimore in the early 2000s answers in the affirmative. By 2005, a city of about 600,000 people recorded more than 100,000 arrests. Violent crime declined (for this and other reasons). In the process, however, the local government undertook a comprehensive level of police supervision.Read full article >>
Ben Carson, who formally announced his run for the presidency Monday, is a brilliant surgeon, gifted storyteller and charismatic speaker. But modesty is not among his talents. The retired Johns Hopkins professor’s launch video, nearly five minutes long, positions the aspiring Republican presidential nominee right alongside Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. Read full article >>
Martin O’Malley (D) says he plans to announce his presidential campaign in Baltimore. Perhaps he’ll used a burned-out police car or a looted storefront as his backdrop. The former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor tried to blame last week’s unrest on structural problems in our economy, outsourcing and a failure to invest in infrastructure. Nice try. The fact is, O’Malley and the Democrats own Baltimore and the disaster it has become. As one resident who met O’Malley at an inner-city food drive last week put it, “He’s walking into the aftermath of his legacy.”Read full article >>
Hillary should put the charity's work on ice during her presidential campaign.   
We are proud to work here.   
On average, 21 top female CEOs paid $18.8 million during their most recent fiscal year.   
'Charlie Hebdo' critics bend or ignore the reality of facts when facts challenge story lines.   
His death is a small part of the decades-old human tragedy crying out for help.   
Watch our favorite late-night jokes about Sen. Bernie Sanders jumping into the 2016 race.   
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