5 counties have Level 1 weather alerts

Thanks to slushy and slippery roads, Hancock County and four nearby counties remain under a Level 1 weather alert today. Also under a Level 1 alert are Henry, Seneca, Putnam and Wood counties. An alert warns motorists that roadways are hazardous, and suggests they drive with...

A diplomatic insurance policy against Iran

Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A diplomatic breakthrough resulting in a peaceful and verifiable termination of Iran’s nuclear weapons program is the preferred outcome of the Obama administration’s...

Clamp down on illegal fishing to curb human trafficking

Mark P. Lagon is a professor at Georgetown University and an adjunct senior fellow for human rights at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was U.S. ambassador at large for human trafficking from 2007 to 2009. If most people think human trafficking is all about sexual...

Gerson: New tactics for a renewed War on Poverty

Assessing the outcome of the War on Poverty — announced 50 years ago — has always been complicated by the hopes it initially inspired. After his election in 1964, Lyndon Johnson proclaimed that Americans were living in “the most hopeful times since Christ was...

Robinson: Chris Christie is not the victim

You know a politician is having a bad day when he has to stand before a news conference and plead, “I am who I am, but I am not a bully.” Frankly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was unconvincing on that score Thursday as he attempted to contain a widening...

Krauthammer: How to fight academic bigotry

For decades, the American Studies Association labored in well-deserved obscurity. No longer. It has now made a name for itself by voting to boycott Israeli universities, accusing them of denying academic and human rights to Palestinians. Given that Israel has a profoundly...

Shinzo Abe risks ties with China in tribute to war criminals

Cui Tiankai is China’s ambassador to the United States. He was China’s ambassador to Japan from 2007 to 2009. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent homage at the Yasukuni war shrine deeply disturbed people in China and much of Asia. The dispute surrounding...
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Editorial: Vincent Gray apologized, but he still needs to come clean on his 2010 campaign

DAYS BEFORE the official launch of his reelection bid, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) offered his first public apology for the events that sullied his 2010 campaign. Good that the mayor finally recognized the need for contrition for the corruption that accompanied his election to...
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Editorial: Holder, Duncan move to end discriminatory discipline in schools

THE BEHAVIOR might be exactly the same — mouthing off to a teacher, cursing another student, getting into a shoving match — but, for students of color, the outcome is far more likely than for their white peers to result in punishments that will see them suspended,...
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Editorial: New Jersey’s bridge scandal has consequences for U.S. politics

BIZARRE AND outrageous as it is, the notion that political appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey engineered a huge traffic jam to get even with a local mayor would not normally dominate national news. What sets apart the multiday backup in September in Fort...