Ole Miss frat suspended, noose suspects kicked out

The James Meredith statue is seen on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, Miss., Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. A $25,000 reward is available for information leading to the arrest of two men involved in sullying the statue early Sunday, Feb. 16. (AP Photo/The Daily...

More African Americans need to participate in clinical trials

David Satcher is honorary chairman of the African American Network Against Alzheimer’s and a former surgeon general of the United States. Every February our society measures its progress in the march toward equality as part of Black History Month. But seldom do we discuss...

Egypt can stop its spiral toward radicalization

Emad Shahin is a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center and editor in chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics. He is on sabbatical from American University in Cairo. Egypt is spiraling toward instability and radicalization. Since last summer’s...

FBI Probe Conn. House GOP, Direct Mail Vendors

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — FBI subpoenas show investigators are reviewing any contracts and correspondence between the Connecticut House Republicans and direct mail companies. The subpoenas were released Friday by the GOP caucus. They show investigators are also seeking documents...

FBI Probe Conn. House GOP, Direct Mail Vendors

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — FBI subpoenas show investigators are reviewing any contracts and correspondence between the Connecticut House Republicans and direct mail companies. The subpoenas were released Friday by the GOP caucus. They show investigators are also seeking documents...

Judge: Gay couples can wed sooner in Ill. county

Charlie Gurion, center, and David Wilk hold up their marriage license as Cook County Clerk David Orr, left looks on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Chicago. Same-sex couples in Illinois’ largest county began receiving marriage licenses immediately after a federal judge’s...

At the Corcoran, a history of big mistakes

David C. Levy, president of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, was president and director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art and Design from 1991 to 2005. The deal struck this past week for the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University to...

Parker: Sex after drinking and the war on men

We’ve heard much about the Republican war on women. Exhaustingly. Lately, we’ve also heard about the war on men. The war on men-on-women-on-men . . . or something, as MSNBC’s Alex Wagner described it recently, gained fresh traction with a controversial column by...

King: Dishonoring Bethune’s legacy

“During National African American History Month, we honor the men and women at the heart of this journey . . . I call upon public officials . . . to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.” — President Obama’s 2014 African American History...

Ignatius: The internationalism of the heartland

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, was trying to explain recently why her state has remained “internationalist” in its soul, even as it shares the national anger about Iraq and Afghanistan. In Minnesota, she says, “internationalism is not just tolerated, it’s...