The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause everyone should oppose

A police woman removes a woman protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Capitol Hill in Washington January 27, 2015. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) By Elizabeth Warren February 25 at 8:38 PM Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, represents Massachusetts in the Senate. The United...

Lane: From Nicaragua to the Arab Spring, sowing seeds of a counterrevolution

Nicaragua’s President, Daniel Ortega (L), shaking hands with Russian Defense Minister, general Sergey Shoigu (R), during a meeting at the Sandinista Front Secretary, Managua, Nicaragua, on 12 February 2015. (Cesar Pérez / Nicaragua Presidency Handout/EPA) By Charles Lane...

Editorial: On immigration policy, the GOP is out of touch with the rest of America

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., right, meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) By Editorial Board February 25 at 7:20 PM CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS are so busy this...

Hypocrisy in war

February 25 at 5:21 PM The Feb. 22 front-page article “Defined by 38 seconds,” about the shortened life of a Marine Corps sniper who faced scrutiny over a video showing him and other Marines urinating on Taliban fighters’ bodies, made my blood boil at the hypocrisy and...

Save species by planting local

February 25 at 5:21 PM Daniel Rubinoff’s Feb. 22 Sunday Opinion commentary, “The butterfly effect,” on efforts to save the monarch, made a good case for expanding our focus to include “less well-known insects that are truly close to extinction.” Homeowners, businesses,...

A necessary evil for stray animals

February 25 at 5:21 PM Regarding the Feb. 24 Metro article “Shelter bill could affect PETA site ”: There are fates worse than death, and a lonely life sentence in a barren cage in a no-kill shelter must be one of them. If I were a homeless dog or cat, abandoned and left to fend...

Editorial: In their opposition to legal pot in D.C., House Republicans blow more smoke

Melvin Clay of the DC Cannabis Campaign holds a sign urging voters to legalize marijuana, Washington, in this November 4, 2014 file photo. (Gary Cameron/Reuters) By Editorial Board February 25 at 7:04 PM AMID ALL the uncertainties surrounding the legalization of marijuana in...

How cold is it? Cold enough to freeze Niagara Falls

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a stunning sight: Niagara Falls, the world’s most famous waterfall, apparently frozen in place. The icy spectacle, brought on by weeks of severe cold, has drawn a steady flow of intrepid tourists. But is it really frozen? Not exactly. Here’s a brief...

Milbank: Harry Reid takes the stage in the DHS fiasco

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, center, with Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington, from left, Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, Reid, and Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday,...
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vanden Heuvel: A national cry for criminal justice reform

By Katrina vanden Heuvel February 24 at 9:02 AM On the heels of the Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Trayvon Martin tragedies — and in light of more recent injustices like the fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed Mexican national whom Pasco, Wash., police officers...