Local reporting thrives in high schools

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Keeping the employer contribution for tipped employees in line

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Reston’s unsung hero

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Caveats for cultural critiques

Tom Toles’s March 27 cartoon, depicting a plutocrat ascending the steps of a temple to perform human sacrifice to the gods of the almighty dollar, was unfair to the pre-Columbian priests who actually performed human sacrifice. The only interest of those priests was...

The co-star who went unmentioned

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The solution to money in politics

Michael Kinsley is a columnist for Vanity Fair. On Thursday, the day after the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, The Post and the New York Times between them carried eight separate print articles about the ruling. McCutcheon is the...
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Marcus: The real danger behind the ‘McCutcheon’ ruling

There is more than one way to demolish a wall, physical or legal. Go at it with a bulldozer, or weaken its foundations and await the collapse. When it comes to undermining the structure of modern campaign finance law, Chief Justice John Roberts has done it both ways. The 2010...

Will: A tax reformer’s uphill push

The Sisyphean task of tax reform should be tried only by someone who will not flinch from igniting some highly flammable people — those who believe that whatever wrinkle in the tax code benefits them is an eternal entitlement. Tax reform’s Senate champion is Ron Wyden, the...

Solitary confinement’s mockery of human rights

Mary E. Buser worked in the mental health field on Rikers Island from 1995 to 2000.. She co-founded the Samaritans of New York suicide prevention hotline, which she directed from 1984 to 1990. New York state recently announced reforms to the practice of solitary confinement in...

Parker: Democrats try to make the Koch brothers the new face of the GOP

Rush Limbaugh can relax. The popular “demon of the right” has been replaced at least through the midterms by the Koch brothers, Charles and David. Who? Exactly. Though cable and online news junkies know the names, the vast majority of Americans probably have no idea who the Kochs...