Supporters of boycott of Israel’s academic institutions ignore history

In his Jan. 26 op-ed, “A caution to Israel ,” Vijay Prashad praised the American Studies Association’s (ASA) resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions, but he did not quote from it. One claim in the ASA resolution is that Israel’s policies “negatively impact...

Virginia’s voters were sucker-punched by Mr. Herring’s stand on same-sex marriage

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Being anti-Hillary Clinton isn’t being anti-woman

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Vacuuming the smog? That dog won’t hunt.

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Torture compromised integrity of the United States

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Why Russians feel adrift in a post-Soviet world

David Greene is a co-host of NPR’s “Morning Edition.” His book “Midnight in Siberia: A Journey Into the Heart of Russia” is due out this fall. Galina Kulakova, who grew up milking cows on a collective farm in the Soviet Union, left Japan with a fistful of gold. The fierce,...

I’m black. I’m a guy. And I’m obsessed with figure skating.

Robert Samuels is a reporter on The Washington Post’s Local staff. He’ll be blogging for The Post about figure skating during the Sochi Olympics at washingtonpost.com/olympics. Sometimes, I wonder what it would be like to be a football fan. No one questions your...

Marie L. Scherger

Marie L. Scherger, 93, of New Riegel, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at St. Catherine’s Care Center, Fostoria. She was born September 12, 1920 in New Riegel to A. G. and Catherine (Reinhart) Schalk. She married James M. Scherger November 30, 1940 at St....

Dog license deadline Friday, tags now available online

Friday is the deadline to purchase dog tags in Hancock County without penalty. The 2014 dog license is $20 per dog until midnight Friday. After the deadline, the fee increases to $40 per dog. A new feature on the Hancock County auditor’s website will allow pet owners to purchase...

Gerson: Obama’s thin agenda

Crafting a State of the Union address often raises an internal debate at the White House: When should a president dispute a negative judgment by the public and when should he cede it and promise better? According to some polls, about 60 percent of Americans disapprove of...