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Extinguishing the flame at the Olympics

Sally Jenkins’s Feb. 8 front-page column, “A heart-seizing place of deep complexities,” on the startling gaps between the Sochi Olympics and Russia’s underserved population, made a number of good points that were echoed in news coverage of the Games. But now that the...

For the love of the Strat

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A plea for healthy recipes

Regarding the Feb. 19 Food article “My family stack, elevated,” is The Post trying to kill us? One serving of Scratch Pancakes, which amounts to two 6-inch pancakes, contains 18 grams of fat, half of one’s daily cholesterol and 450 calories. And who has one serving of...

The rewards of hard work

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Making educated bets

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The pervasiveness of stereotyping

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Yardley: ‘ I Am Abraham: A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War’ b y Jerome Charyn

The prodigious Jerome Charyn is at it again. Now almost 77 years old, he continues to publish a book a year, give or take a day or two, and the range of his almost 50 titles is as wide, deep and unpredictable as are Charyn and his apparently limitless interests. “I Am Abraham”...
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‘Mad As Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies’ by Dave Itzkoff

It’s a declaration that has invaded the American psyche. First bellowed by the fictional newscaster Howard Beale in the 1976 movie “Network,” “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore” has been used countless times to capture the churning...

Until Virginia expands Medicaid, people will suffer needlessly

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Offering thanks to John Dingell

Regarding David Maraniss’s Feb. 26 op-ed, “The man of the House”: Master legislator John D. Dingell (D) has ably represented the 12th District of Michigan for more than 58 years, but his accomplishments reach far beyond his district. One of his lesser-known achievements...