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Marcus: Blocking the nomination of Debo Adegbile is a ‘travesty’ in the Senate

For Republicans to block one of President Obama’s nominees is dog-bites-man non-news. For members of the president’s party to defect is more notable. And for Democrats to worry more about their political hides than a nominee’s fitness for service — as happened...

King: Jeffrey Thompson’s day of reckoning nears

Jeffrey E. Thompson, the now-fallen captain of the government-contracting scheme, long had the pleasure of playing the big shot, tooling around town like Lady Bountiful, conspicuously and benevolently shelling out other people’s money. For years, Thompson lived high on the...

Ohio Attorney General Taken To Cincinnati Hospital

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he fell ill during a speaking engagement in Cincinnati and has been taken to a hospital to be evaluated. A statement from the office on Friday said DeWine was taken to the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati as...
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Former TV academy president Hank Rieger dies

AP Photo/Craig Mathew LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family members say the former president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has died in Oceanside, Calif. Henry “Hank” Rieger was 95. He died on Wednesday. In his 40 years with the TV academy, Rieger also...

Jews do not read the Old Testament

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An act perpetrated by terrorists

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A pain that transcends generations

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Virginia’s prisons chief showed troubling indifference to a death

WHEN HE was hired in 2010 to run Virginia’s prison system, Harold W. Clarke arrived with a quarter-century of experience, including top jobs in three other states. That’s why it’s so disturbing that Mr. Clarke, as head of the Massachusetts prison system the year...
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Editorial: Stop stalling on the Affordable Care Act

THE OBAMA administration this week announced that it is again rewriting some of the Affordable Care Act’s rules, offering yet another extension for noncompliant health-insurance plans. The decision is not justifiable: It’s time to implement this law fully. Senior...
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Editorial: The West must resist Mr. Putin’s gambits in Ukraine

THE UNITED States and its allies have responded to Russia’s invasion of Crimea with a flurry of diplomacy aimed at persuading Moscow to accept negotiation and an eventual compromise, with a gently escalating sequence of sanctions as the alternative. Vladi­mir Putin’s...