The U.S. hypocrisy over Russia’s anti-gay laws

Ian Ayres and William Eskridge are law professors at Yale University. Controversy over a Russian law that prohibits advocacy of homosexuality threatens to overshadow athletic competition at the upcoming Sochi Olympics. Thoughtful world leaders, including President Obama, have...

Taking the fight to end human trafficking to the federal, state and local levels

Amy Klobuchar is a Democratic senator from Minnesota and authored the Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act. Cindy McCain is co-chair of the Arizona governor’s task force on human trafficking. Joy Friedman was 15 years old when she was first sold for sex. A pimp found...

Parker: The hard knocks of pro football

President Obama’s imaginary son is back in town, and this time he can’t play football. Dad says so. And Mom probably would, too. On this point, we three could smoke a peace pipe. The president’s remarks come from the continuing gift of his interview with New...

Will: A progressive battle in upstate New York

“There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stage coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.” — Washington Irving Rep. Chris Gibson has tested Irving’s...

Ignatius: In the West Bank, pride has become bitterness

HALHUL, West Bank Hoping to understand the current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in human terms, I paid a visit last week to a Palestinian farmer named Hammadeh Kashkeesh, whom I first met 32 years ago. The encounter reminded me of the pain at the heart of this dispute and of...

Break the link between terrorism funding and poaching

Johan Bergenas is deputy director of the Managing Across Boundaries Initiative at the Stimson Center, a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank that studies peace and security challenges around the world. Monica Medina is a former special assistant to U.S. defense secretaries Leon...

Entrenching gender stereotypes

Succumbing to the worst tendencies of “third-wave” feminism, Joan C. Williams [“Sexist boss? Try gender judo,” Outlook, Jan. 26] ironically proved that we are hardly enjoying a so-called “post-feminist” age. Williams, an academic focused on gender in the workplace, exhorted...

Bundle up those pets

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Celebrating the shooter, not the victims

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A forehand into the net

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