When will the United States get serious about security?

Regarding the Jan. 26 front-page article “Shooting at Md. mall leaves 3 dead”: Last week while I was in Israel, my wife called me on my cellphone and asked if I heard what happened at the Mall in Columbia. I had to tell her to hold on while I passed through a metal detector on my...

Terror suspect challenges NSA surveillance program

DENVER (AP) — Using evidence obtained under the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program would violate a terror suspect’s constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure, the suspect argued Wednesday in a court document...

Ohio Bill Adds Athletic Clubs To Gym Waiver List

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bill would let school boards decide what athletic club activities would excuse high school students from physical education requirements. Current law gives districts and chartered, nonpublic schools the authority to excuse students who participate in...

Cavs’ GM On Team’s Slide: “We’re All Accountable”

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — General manager Chris Grant accepted some responsibility for the Cavaliers’ poor play and vowed to get them turned around. Grant made a rare mid-season appearance in front of the media on Wednesday to address the Cavaliers issues following two bad...

Drainage slows on highway lake formed by avalanche

A Photo released Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014, by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities is of a lone highway sign standing above the closed Richardson Highway, near Valdez, Alaska, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Two major avalanches and some smaller ones dumped...

Will: Four words in the ACA could spell its doom

Someone you probably are not familiar with has filed a suit you probably have not heard about concerning a four-word phrase you should know about. The suit could blow to smithereens something everyone has heard altogether too much about, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...

Why tech companies and the NSA diverge on Snowden

Peter Swire is a professor of law and ethics at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business. He was a member of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies and was the chief counselor for privacy in the Office...

Ignatius: With Iran, Israel, Kerry is master of the interim deal

TEL AVIV For Secretary of State John F. Kerry, diplomacy has centered on what might be called the art of the interim deal. He has tackled two of the world’s toughest issues — the Iranian nuclear program and the Israeli-Palestinian problem — and has fashioned tentative...

Editorial: Obama ignores the District’s lack of basic rights

PRESIDENT OBAMA had some stirring words in Tuesday’s State of the Union address about “justice and fairness and equality” and the importance of making those words set to paper by the nation’s founders “real for every citizen.” He also spoke about efforts to support...

Editorial: This farm bill deserves a veto

IN TWO recent speeches, his Dec. 4 oration on income inequality and his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama proclaimed his commitment to fairness and equal opportunity. In the former address, he called inequality “the defining challenge of our time”; in the...