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Editorial: CVS’s smart shift away from tobacco

IN MUCH of the discussion about smoking and health, the emphasis has been on action by government or society — higher excise taxes, stronger regulation, more public education campaigns. The recent surgeon general’s report, marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1964...
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Editorial: The CBO report does not show the new health-care law is failing

THE AFFORDABLE Care Act (ACA) was oversold. A brief glance at the Congressional Budget Office’s latest analysis, which is all many observers seem to be giving it, reveals that. But a fair look at what the nonpartisan experts released this week also shows that the law still...

Obama has earned his poor marks on the merits, not race

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In Glen Echo, an ungodley payment

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No child left without basic resources

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Debating the Boston bomber’s future

I hope that Tom Frye’s description of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s time in prison — one that “has no meaning, no joy, no hope of accomplishment” — doesn’t come true [“Death is too good for Boston bomber,” letters, Feb. 6]. What the accused Boston Marathon bomber...

Metro beats driving for the morning commute

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Argentina’s economy is on the right course

The vehement critique of the Argentine government in the Jan. 31 editorial “Argentina’s crisis” mischaracterized Argentina’s process of economic growth with social inclusion. Furthermore, its poor assessment of the historic Community of Latin American and Caribbean...

Driving off into the sunset? Va. says it’s fine

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How much do sex differences matter in sports?

David Epstein is the author of “The Sports Gene.” The Russian men’s ski jump coach offered a chilly welcome to the athletes who will be competing in the debut of the women’s event at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday. “I’m not a fan of women’s ski jumping,”...