Indians put end to losing streak

CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley homered and drove in three runs, Carlos Santana also homered and the Cleveland Indians broke a six-game losing streak with a 12-5 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Cleveland’s struggling offense, which scored 13 runs on...

NAACP clouded by Sterling slur

By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP offered the same thing for Clippers owner Donald Sterling and civil rights advocate Leon Jenkins — an opportunity for image rehabilitation. Sterling, a big-name...
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Editorial: Endorsement: Isiah Leggett for Montgomery County executive

THE THREE-WAY Democratic primary contest for Montgomery County executive is a rare race among rival candidates whose competence, commitment and honesty are all beyond doubt. Former county executive Douglas Duncan, whose achievements in office a decade ago are visible today in...
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Editorial: South Sudan is on the ‘verge of catastrophe’

IN THE violence and misery caused by the civil war in South Sudan, a very faint ray of light appeared this week. Since December, the nascent nation has been torn apart by armed conflict between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and the rebel leader and former vice president...

Will: Obamacare’s doom

If the president wants to witness a refutation of his assertion that the survival of the Affordable Care Act is assured, come Thursday he should stroll the 13 blocks from his office to the nation’s second-most important court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. There he can...

Senate filibuster reform would benefit both parties, whether in power now or later

Richard A. Arenberg, who worked on Senate and House staffs for 34 years, is co-author of “Defending the Filibuster: The Soul of the Senate.” He is an adjunct professor at Brown University. There is a good case to be made for structural changes to the Senate. Clearly, the chamber...

Clapper’s gag order could hurt intelligence analysts more than journalists

Henri J. Barkey is a professor of international relations at Lehigh University. The recent directive from Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. essentially banning contacts between members of the intelligence community and the media has been criticized for...

Africa is on the rise, and we need to help make sure it continues

John F. Kerry is secretary of state. The best untold story of the last decade may be the story of Africa. Real income has increased more than 30 percent , reversing two decades of decline. Seven of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies are in Africa, and GDP is expected...

Will: Obamacare’s doom

If the president wants to witness a refutation of his assertion that the survival of the Affordable Care Act is assured, come Thursday he should stroll the 13 blocks from his office to the nation’s second-most important court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. There he can...

Senate filibuster reform would benefit both parties, whether in power now or later

Richard A. Arenberg, who worked on Senate and House staffs for 34 years, is co-author of “Defending the Filibuster: The Soul of the Senate.” He is an adjunct professor at Brown University. There is a good case to be made for structural changes to the Senate. Clearly, the chamber...