Yardley: ‘After I’m Gone’ by Laura Lippman

In an author’s note at the end of this thoughtful and engaging novel — her 20th work of fiction— Laura Lippman reports that her husband urged her to “write a novel inspired by Julian Salsbury, the head of a large gambling operation in Baltimore” in the 1970s who w...

‘A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin: The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer’ b y Scott Andrew Selby

History A SERIAL KILLER IN NAZI BERLIN The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer By Scott Andrew Selby Berkley. 254 pp. $26.95 It seems absurd to read about Nazis trying to nab a serial killer in wartime Berlin when they were murdering people by the millions, but it did...

‘The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America’ by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld

Amy Chua is no stranger to controversy. Her 2011 manifesto for the superiority of Chinese-style parenting, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” shocked and outraged many readers. Some of the techniques Chua used with her daughters — referring to them as “garbage” or refusing to...

The GOP should welcome the freedom the health-care law provides workers

Regarding the Feb. 5 front-page article “New fuel for the health-law fight”: Citing a Congressional Budget Office report that projects that more than 2 million Americans will reduce their hours or quit working because of new health benefits available under the Affordable Care...

The GOP should welcome the freedom the health-care law provides workers

Regarding the Feb. 5 front-page article “New fuel for the health-law fight”: Citing a Congressional Budget Office report that projects that more than 2 million Americans will reduce their hours or quit working because of new health benefits available under the Affordable Care...

Silver Spring school’s dance policy doesn’t make the grade

Regarding the Feb. 4 Metro article “Dance for those who get top grades raises concern”: As a parent and an educator, I am appalled by the dance policy at Silver Spring’s Eastern Middle School. It publicly shames students who do not get straight A’s, and it reinforces...

The George Washington National Forest is no place for fracking

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An Olympic dream for the District

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‘Dark Invasion 1915: the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America By Howard Blum

‘How’s the book?” my daughter asked when I was reading “Dark Invasion.” “It’s okay,” I replied. “But it’s more like a crime novel than a history book.” (Harper) – ‘Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in...

Latta unchallenged in May primary

There will be no primary election for the 5th Congressional District, as U.S. Rep. Robert Latta, R-Bowling Green, begins his campaign for reelection. However, Latta will face two challengers in November. Latta, along with Democrat Robert Fry of Toledo, and Libertarian Eric...