Northbound I-75 blocked for 3 hours

NORTH BALTIMORE — Both northbound lanes of I-75 in Wood County were blocked for about three hours early Wednesday by accidents and disabled vehicles. The problems began about 4:15 a.m., between North Baltimore and Cygnet. Initial reports indicated that one or more trucks had...

Dionne: The two GOP establishments

The language commonly used to describe the battle going on inside the Republican Party is wrong and misleading. The fights this spring are not between “the grass roots” and “the establishment” but between two establishment factions spending vast sums to gain the upper hand. Their...

Will: The effect of one-party rule

CHICAGO Democracy can be cruel because elections deprive the demos of the delight of alibis and the comfort of complaining. Illinois voters have used many elections to make theirs the worst-governed state, with about $100 billion in unfunded public pension promises and $6.7...

Lane: Thomas Piketty identifies an important ill of capitalism but not its cure

The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the United States. The Allies liberated Paris 70 years ago. And, of course, it’s been 135 years since “Progress and Poverty,” by the American journalist Henry George, was published in 1879....
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Editorial: Montgomery County’s school-funding gimmickry buys a year of peace

WITH THE aid of budgetary sleight of hand, Montgomery County has papered over the latest dispute over funding between the County Council, which holds the purse strings, and the school system, which accounts for more than half of the jurisdiction’s spending. The school...
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Editorial: MERS is still a mystery virus

SAUDI ARABIA crossed a grim threshold Wednesday, announcing that the number of cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome, caused by a novel coronavirus, has exceeded 500 in the kingdom, with 157 deaths among them. The global number of MERS cases is now more than 570, with two of...
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Editorial: Partisan sabotage in the Senate unplugs a useful bill

TO THOSE who believe that the partisan warfare dominating Congress is merely the result of a healthy clash of ideas, we present to you the sad low point the Senate hit on Monday. For years, seemingly everyone in Congress has agreed that the country should waste less energy and...

White potatoes belong in a balanced diet and in the WIC program

Regarding Catherine Rampell’s May 9 Washington Forum column, “Big Potato demands taters for tots”: The Agriculture Department’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is one of the most successful tools our country has for...

Acting on climate change does not equal reduced prosperity

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Advanced Placement classes can be limiting to students

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