Krauthammer: Stop kicking Canada around

Fixated as we Americans are on Canada’s three most attention-getting exports — polar vortexes, Alberta clippers and the antics of Toronto’s addled mayor — we’ve somewhat overlooked a major feature of Canada’s current relations with the United States:...

Gerson: Our complex president

There have always been two not entirely consistent elements of Barack Obama’s powerful political appeal: his aspirational ambition and his personal sense of complexity and limits. The aspirational — the promise of transcending our national divisions, resetting our relations...

Egypt’s evolving governance is no ‘democratic transition’

Michele Dunne is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where Thomas Carothers is vice president for studies. In the half-year since the Egyptian military ousted President Mohamed Morsi, U.S. officials from President Obama on down have repeatedly...

Telling the truth on achievement gaps improves education

Arne Duncan is U.S. secretary of education. In education, it sometimes takes courage to do what ought to be common sense. That’s a key lesson from several recent national and international assessments of U.S. education. These include the 2013 National Assessment of...

Robinson: It took two to tango

It strikes me as illogical, sexist and just plain wrong to blame former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell’s ruinous legal woes on his wife, Maureen. She may be the one with the champagne taste, but he sipped the bubbly, too — knowing that the family budget barely had room...

Marcus: In Virginia, not politics as usual

Politics is a business of back-scratching. The teller window at the political favor bank is open 24/7 for deposits and withdrawals. You raise bundles; I appoint you to an ambassadorship. You offer your private jet or vacation home; I speak at your corporate headquarters, touting...

4 first-timers voted to start NBA All-Star game

AP Photo/Matt Strasen NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry, Kevin Love, Paul George and Kyrie Irving were voted NBA All-Stars Thursday, putting four first-time starters in the Feb. 16 game in New Orleans. Kobe Bryant was elected by fans to his 16th All-Star game, second-most in...

2 women accuse former teacher of sexual abuse

In this Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 photo, a woman who wanted to be identified by her first name, Jamie, speaks at a news conference in front of Alhambra High School in Alhambra, Calif., where Andrea Cardosa last worked as vice principal of student services. Police in Riverside,...

Study: Climbing income ladder hasn’t grown harder

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young Americans from low-income families are as likely to move into the ranks of the affluent today as those born in the 1970s, according to a report by several top academic experts on inequality. The study, published this week by the National Bureau of...

Governor makes stop in Findlay

Coffee with a hint of the economy and a little bit of job creation. All three topics were up for discussion when Gov. John Kasich greeted supporters at Coffee Amici in downtown Findlay on Thursday. “I’m not here to speak, I’m here to hang out,” Kasich said upon...