‘The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014’ by Carlotta Gall

Journalist Carlotta Gall shreds the Pakistani general’s blueprint in her book “The Wrong Enemy” by arguing that Pakistan is “perfidious, driving the violence in Afghanistan for its own cynical, hegemonic reasons.” She writes of a Pakistan that is more an active participant...

‘The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal’ by William D. Cohan

But what does the Duke University lacrosse scandal teach us eight years later? “The Price of Silence,” an exhaustive and exhausting new book by William D. Cohan, suggests that the whole sorry mess — viewed in hindsight with the benefit of exclusive interviews and a full review of...
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‘Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero’ by Douglas Perry

History ELIOT NESS The Rise and Fall of an American Hero By Douglas Perry Viking. 335 pp. $27.95  Eliot Ness was the real thing. Working as a federal Prohibition agent, he led a bold campaign against bootleggers in Chicago and helped send Al Capone to prison. His “Untouchables”...
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Yardley: ‘An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964’ by Todd S. Purdum

There is reason to believe that we may be experiencing the first wave of a tsunami of nostalgia and sentimentality washing over the designated heavy hitters of Washington journalism. First up was Chris Matthews, he of ubiquitous television celebrity, whose “Tip and the Gipper:...

Derek Kidwell on board agenda to be Fostoria football coach

FOSTORIA — It looks like Derek Kidwell may be coming home. The former Fostoria star quarterback is on the Fostoria Community Schools school board agenda for Monday when it will vote on whether or not to hire Kidwell as head football coach. The 6 p.m. meeting will be held in the...

King: With Easter and Passover come reminders of good and evil

“Love never dies,” the Rev. James Manion preached in his Palm Sunday sermon at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in the District’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Much will come to an end; knowledge will pass away, he said. But love, Manion declared, will never fail. It was an...
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Editorial: Pr. William’s schools plead poverty in failing to offer pre-K to disadvantaged students

PRINCE WILLIAM County’s school system, with 85,000 students, is the second-largest in Virginia and among the 40 biggest in the United States; its annual budget is almost $1 billion. By contrast, the school system in Grayson County, in rural southwest Virginia, is one of the...

How to navigate the East China Sea dispute between Japan and China

Joseph Nye is a professor at Harvard and former dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Kevin Rudd was prime minister of Australia from 2007 to 2010 and again in 2013. While the world focuses on Ukraine, ships and planes from Japan and China challenge each other...

Will: Campaign speech case is regulatory overkill

Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments about this: Should a government agency, whose members are chosen by elected officials, be empowered to fine or imprison any candidate or other...

Marcus: Dartmouth president could give us all a lesson on campus behavior

If you are the proud parent of a Dartmouth student, you should send a thank-you note to President Philip Hanlon. Actually, if you are the proud parent of a college student anywhere, or one nearing college age, you should also drop Hanlon a line. Because while the stemwinder of a...