Editorial: This time the left scuttles a viable alternative to Fannie and Freddie

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Editorial: Rescuing the kidnapped girls should be only a first step for Nigeria to counter Boko Haram

THOUGH IT is easily derided as superficial, the social media campaign in support of about 300 girls who were abducted in Nigeria is producing results. The Ni­ger­ian government has been shamed into accepting intelligence and advisers from the United States, Britain and Israel,...

By serving alcohol, Starbucks risks losing key customers: recovering substance abusers

Greg Williams, who has been in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse for more than 12 years, wrote and produced the documentary “The Anonymous People.” Recently Starbucks announced it would expand its offerings and start selling alcoholic drinks in the evening in thousands of its...

Ignatius: A nightmare group in Syria could target the U.S.

The chamber of horrors of the Syrian civil war has spawned a terrorist group so extreme that it has been rejected even by al-Qaeda — and this toxic group is now establishing a safe haven in the city of Raqqah in northern Syria that could soon be used to attack foreign targets....

Parker: Bill Maher speaks his mind, unfortunately

When my neighbor gleefully reported that Bill Maher had dedicated a searing monologue to me for a column I wrote about the Donald Sterling/Cliven Bundy rants, my first thought was, Nah . If I tussled with everybody who tossed a brick through the window, I’d never get the...

Marcus: Marco Rubio’s changing climate

“I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it,” said Sen. Marco Rubio. Thus did the Florida Republican undermine his other assertion, to ABC’s Jonathan Karl: that he is prepared to be...

Insulting a president on foreign soil

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Catholics see the Devil actively at work

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Metro’s paper tickets leave room for improvement

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Public prayer and its effect on those who hear a different spiritual voice

Fredericka Wall, at the end of her May 12 letter on public prayer, “When in Greece . . .,” said, “If some folks don’t like what they do in Greece, they can move to Rome or to Timbuktu.” I grant that the majority in Greece, N.Y., and in some other localities favor public...