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Editorial: A silver lining at U-Va.

Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo speaks during a news conference on March 23. (Melody Robbins/Associated Press) By Editorial Board March 28 at 6:53 PM INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION by Charlottesville police found no “substantive basis” to support the Rolling Stone account...
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Editorial: Texas license plates, revenue and speech

A sample of the proposed Texas plate before the Supreme Court. (Texas Department of Motor Vehicles/via Associated Press) By Editorial Board March 28 at 6:52 PM WHEN YOU look at the specialty license plate on the car in front of you, who do you think is communicating a message —...

Editorial: Do not abandon No Child Left Behind

By Editorial Board March 28 at 6:53 PM U.S. EDUCATION officials in February had some modestly good news to announce: the nation’s high school graduation rate had inched up to a historic high. This month came even more encouraging news: Those rates have improved for all...
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Parker: A monster in the cockpit of the Germanwings airliner

In this 2009 photo, Andreas Lubitz competes at the Airportrun in Hamburg, Germany. (Michael Mueller/Associated pressP) By Kathleen Parker Opinion writer March 27 at 8:07 PM The apparently intentional downing of a Germanwings airliner by the co-pilot has us riveted, as commercial...
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Editorial: A reward for Iran’s noncompliance

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani last year. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) By Editorial Board March 27 at 8:51 PM AS THE Obama administration pushes to complete an agreement-in-principle with Iran on its nuclear program by Tuesday, it has done little to soothe concerns that it is...
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Stop the ‘barrel bombs’ in Syria

Smoke billows from the scene of a reported barrel bomb attack in Aleppo on March 5. (Zein Al-Rifai/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) By Raed al Saleh March 27 at 9:21 PM Raed al Saleh is head of the Syrian Civil Defense. No words can adequately describe what it is like to...
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Editorial: Balancing the tuition scales at U-Va.

Students walk past the Alderman Library on the University of Virginia campus. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) By Editorial Board March 27 at 8:52 PM FOR ALL the recent cutbacks in state funding of higher education, and the tuition increases that followed, in-state tuition at a flagship...

The stigma of crack addiction

March 27 at 6:13 PM The March 13 front-page article “A seven-year search for justice” devastatingly revealed the absence of empathy and responsibility among law enforcement and other representatives of the justice system supposedly there to protect an 11-year-old and others. What...

No respect for wrestling on the sports page

March 27 at 6:12 PM The 2015 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships were among the most dramatic in recent memory, a tournament loaded with heartbreaks and heroics. There were Cinderella ascensions to the finals, dominant performances by returning medalists, overtime wins and...

Instead of respect, St. Patrick gets ridicule

March 27 at 6:12 PM Satire and sarcasm are standard tools of the opinion writing trade. However, Dana Milbank overstepped the line from drollery to denigration in his March 18 op-ed column, “A fanciful GOP budget,” when he used St. Patrick’s Day as a prop to lampoon House...