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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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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...

Freedom fighters, not terrorists

March 27 at 6:11 PM Regarding Daniel Kurtzer’s March 15 review of Bruce Hoffman’s book “Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947” [“Terrorism’s role in the founding of the Jewish state,” Book World]: In contrasting the Jewish underground with...

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...
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In Yemen, the Middle East’s cold war could get hot

Saudi warplanes targeted Iranian-backed militants in Yemen this week, as part of an effort to check Tehran’s influence in the region. (Nabeel Quaiti/Reuters) By Yochi Dreazen March 27 at 3:37 PM Yochi Dreazen is managing editor for news at Foreign Policy. Saudi Arabia has...
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Krauthammer: The GOP racing form: First edition

Attendee Adam Gabbatt holds photos of possible presidential candidates at the Conservative Political Action Conference last month. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) By Charles Krauthammer Opinion writer March 26 at 8:38 PM With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to...