The U.S. is supporting oppression in Egypt

Ahmed Maher founded the April 6 Youth Movement that advocated freedom and democracy in Egypt and an end to the regime of Hosni Mubarak. Egyptian media outlets have been circulating the news that the U.S. Congress passed a law that would allow the Obama administration to continue...

Paying the price for frat boy antics

Amanda Bennett is a journalist and a co-founder of the Bloomberg Women’s Project. Not long ago, I was part of a small group vetting candidates for a once-in-a-lifetime kind of job. Our research turned up example after example of one contender’s dismissiveness toward...

Punctuating skepticism of parents’ fear

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Paul Brown was the founding member of the club of title-winning football coaches

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The power of looking and feeling good

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Dark talents at Georgetown dinner parties

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Will: President Obama’s magic words and numbers

Barack Obama, the first president shaped by the celebratory culture in which every child who plays soccer gets a trophy and the first whose campaign speeches were his qualification for the office, perhaps should not be blamed for thinking that saying things is tantamount to...

King: Go after prostitutes’ Dons, too

Who in the hell is Don? Sure, there are other things in this brief and transitory life that would also be nice to know, such as: Why does the D.C. mayoral race at times resemble a contest for student council president? Is disparate treatment of black D.C. youths the real reason...

Ignatius: John Kerry, a secretary on a mission

Secretary of State John Kerry was trying to choose his words carefully in talking about his negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran and a “framework agreement” between Israelis and Palestinians. As recent experience has shown, one loose statement from Kerry — say,...

Editorial: The Maryland elections board shouldn’t create an unfair competition

IT WAS curious enough when Maryland’s State Board of Elections decided in December that Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown’s gubernatorial campaign could, in effect, ignore state rules barring fundraising by state officials while the General Assembly is in session. It decreed...