Kenneth R. Fairchild

Kenneth Ray Fairchild, 72, Corinth, Miss., formerly of Bettsville, Ohio, passed away into the arms of his Lord and Savior on April 29, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Kenny was born March 21, 1942, son of the late Cecil and Neva (Blair) Fairchild. In 1970, he married Ingrid...

Meyerson: California’s bid to tax CEOs who don’t share the wealth

Last week, a committee of the California Senate not only talked about economic inequality — everybody’s doing that — but actually did something about it. By a 5-to-2 vote, it recommended to the full Senate a bill that would cut the state’s taxes on companies with...

Will: The heavy hand of the IRS seizes innocent Americans’ assets

Flint, Mich. Earnest moralists lament Americans’ distrust of government. What really is regrettable is that government does much to earn distrust, as Terry Dehko, 70, and his daughter Sandy Thomas, 41, understand. Terry, who came to Michigan from Iraq in 1970, soon did what...

‘American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light,’ by Iain Sinclair

Over the past 35 years, Sinclair has come a long way, though one could also argue that he hasn’t come far at all. Now known for his novels (“Downriver” won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize), frequent essays (many in the London Review of Books), and such studies in urban...

Dionne: NBA players who penalized Sterling should push for broader change

Donald Sterling, the now banned-for-life owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, accomplished something that might be seen as a political miracle: The racist ranting that led the National Basketball Association to oust Sterling brought President Obama and Sen. Ted Cruz together. “We...

Saintly Pope John XXIII caused much harm with Vatican II

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A ridiculous argument for war

Ian Morris’s contention that war has made the world richer and safer [“War, a necessary good,” Outlook, April 27] was abhorrent and patently ridiculous. His argument that “war made states, and states made peace” was exactly backward: States made war, while peace allowed...

For Russia, the Baltics and NATO, details matter

In his thoughtful and informative April 28 op-ed column, “A NATO wake-up call,” Jackson Diehl lent credence to the Russian fiction that the 2007 riots in Tallinn, Estonia, followed the “removal of a Soviet monument.” That’s true only in the sense that it was removed from a...
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Editorial: Rushern Baker is off to a great start leading Prince George’s County

THIS IS an election year in Maryland, and the slates of candidates for local offices are crowded in many places. A rare exception in the Washington suburbs is for the top job in Prince George’s County, where County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, a Democrat, faces no...
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Editorial: Rushern Baker is off to a great start leading Prince George’s County

THIS IS an election year in Maryland, and the slates of candidates for local offices are crowded in many places. A rare exception in the Washington suburbs is for the top job in Prince George’s County, where County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, a Democrat, faces no...