Rampell: The bluster imbalance

Maybe women are not sufficiently full of themselves. But let’s not coach them to be full of something else, either. Read the rash of corporate self-help books and articles lately unleashed upon the world’s white-collar women — such as “The Confidence Code” and “Lean...

Robinson: Heads need to roll at the VA

Finally, an authentic scandal: incompetence and deception at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Given what we know so far, more heads need to roll — and a criminal investigation should be launched. Republicans have accused the Obama administration of so many faux scandals that...

Gerson: The Holocaust is not a he-said, she-said debate

Several years ago, I attended the bar mitzvah of a friend’s son. Uniquely in my experience — and, I’d bet, most people’s experience — all of the boy’s four grandparents were Holocaust survivors. In the middle of the ceremony, one grandfather interrupte...

Cohen: Love and ‘The Normal Heart’

Eddie called himself a private detective, although all he really did was repossess cars. He would show up around 4 p.m. at the cafe where I worked after school, have his usual cup of coffee and tell me a thing or two about what we used to call “real life.” One day he told me how...

Oregon Ruling Marks 13th Straight Gay Marriage Win

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge threw out Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban Monday, marking the 13th consecutive legal victory for gay marriage advocates since last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned part of a federal ban. U.S. District Judge Michael...
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Thailand’s army declares martial law

Thai anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban is greeted by his supporters during a march in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, May 19, 2014. Earlier this month, the country’s political crisis deepened after the Constitutional Court removed caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck...

Editorial: D.C. officials need a hand from the Hill on budget autonomy

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Editorial: Commencement protests make a mockery of academic freedom

ON MONDAY, reporters scrutinized the commencement ceremony at Wake Forest University, where Jill Abramson, the recently ousted New York Times executive editor, delivered a modest address. But to our minds, the bigger news this graduation season has been the large number of...
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4 major phone carriers providing text-to-911

FILE–In this April 18, 2012, file photo, David Tucker, executive director of Vermont’s Enhanced 911 Board, holds a smart phone in Montpelier, Vt. Tucker says the state is the first in the country where customers of the four major wireless carriers can send text...

Judge Strikes Down Oregon Gay Marriage Ban

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday struck down Oregon’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage, saying it is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said the ban unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples and ordered the state not to...