Will: Doubts over Common Core

Viewed from Washington, which often is the last to learn about important developments, opposition to the Common Core State Standards Initiative still seems as small as the biblical cloud that ariseth out of the sea, no larger than a man’s hand. Soon, however, this education...

Ignatius: America’s energy boom

For decades, Americans have talked about “energy policy” as if it were the political equivalent of a migraine. The phrase connoted pain — in ever-rising gas prices, costly government schemes and dependence on imports from precarious Middle East regimes. But recent developments...

Suspect’s family ‘heartbroken’ over NM shooting

Troy Tucker, center of Roswell, N.M., holds his daughters Emily Tucker, left age 10, and Hannah Tucker, right age 12, during a community prayer vigil for the victims of the Berrendo Middle School shooting in Roswell, N.M., Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Pat...

Company in W.Va. chemical spill cited at 2nd site

FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, file photo, workers,left, inspect an area outside a retaining wall around storage tanks where a chemical leaked into the Elk River at Freedom Industries storage facility in Charleston, W.Va. Department of Environmental Protection...

Editorial: The District needs to tackle election reform

THE CROWDED field of candidates for D.C. mayor opens up the possibility that the winner of the upcoming Democratic primary will have less than a majority of votes. Perhaps as little as 30 percent of the total vote could spell victory. Obviously, that would not be ideal. More...

Editorial: Thailand’s anti-democracy protests should provoke a harsh rebuke from the U.S.

POPULAR DEMONSTRATIONS against democracy are becoming an unfortunate trend in developing countries where elections have challenged long-established elites. The latest case is Thailand, where thousands of people took to the streets Monday to demand that the country’s freely...

SFC crash firefighters saw girl before hitting her

FILE – In this undated photo, Ye Meng Yuan poses for photos in a classroom in Jiangshan city in China’s Zhejiang province. Video footage from a firefighter’s helmet camera following the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco shows fire...

Court upholds conviction of Michael Jackson doctor

AP Photo/Reed Saxon LOS ANGELES (AP) — An appellate court on Wednesday unanimously upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson’s doctor, determining there was substantial evidence of his guilt presented at trial. The ruling by the California 2nd...

Nothing common about motherhood

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Maryland’s domestic violence and divorce laws should be updated in tandem

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