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Cygnet man sentenced for threatening NB Schools

A letter writer who called himself “The Olde Bastard” threatened in September to blow up North Baltimore Schools. He mailed a similar note to village police a few days later. That second letter carried the trace imprint of his signature: Dwight W. Bower. Bower, 58, of Cygnet, was...
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Editorial: Hamas is playing a dangerous game with Gazan lives

By Editorial Board July 15 at 8:21 PM SO FAR Hamas’s military campaign against Israel has been a dismal failure. Thanks in part to Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system, some 1,200 rockets fired at Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities have caused only one Israeli...
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Milbank: When Darrell Issa goes fishing

By Dana Milbank Opinion writer July 15 at 8:23 PM Darrell Issa is about to reach a regrettable milestone. The California Republican is one summons away from issuing his 100th subpoena since becoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee in 2011 — all of...
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Ignatius: Obama’s foreign policy inertia

By David Ignatius Opinion writer July 15 at 8:24 PM When Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. says that the Islamic State that has taken root in Iraq and Syria poses a “deadly” threat and that he has “extreme, extreme concern” about its bomb-makers, that sounds like an emergency....
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Marcus: Sarah Palin is right about impeaching President Obama

By Ruth Marcus Columnist July 15 at 8:26 PM Sarah Palin is right about impeaching President Obama. No, not that the president should be impeached. But Palin is correct in arguing that, for those who assert that Obama has grievously abused his executive authority, impeachment is...

U.S. needs a discussion on when, not whether, to use force

By Robert Kagan July 15 at 8:50 PM Robert Kagan is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He writes a monthly foreign affairs column for The Post. Was the Iraq war the greatest strategic error in recent decades, as some pundits have suggested recently? The simple answer is...
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Editorial: Leesburg police and Target shouldn’t give a pass to a shoplifting suspect with a badge

By Editorial Board July 15 at 8:17 PM DOES TARGET, a major retailer, have a policy of protecting shoplifters at its stores if they happen to carry a badge and a gun? And do police in Leesburg, where one Target store is located, have a similar policy? Those questions arise from a...

The District is working to close D.C. General

July 15 at 5:46 PM Regarding the July 13 front-page article “D.C. shelter a danger zone to many who live there”: Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) and other members of his administration have been crystal clear that D.C. General — like any aging, large-scale emergency shelter — is not an...

Proposing laws is Congress’s job, not the president’s

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Austin has long been a place for cinephiles

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