Time to tackle unfinished business in criminal justice reform

By Eric H. Holder Jr. February 27 at 11:46 AM The writer is attorney general of the United States. Today, a rare consensus has emerged in favor of reforming our federal drug sentencing laws. This presents a historic opportunity to improve the fairness of our criminal justice...

Why I won’t be attending Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech in Congress

In this Feb. 8, 2015, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office. (Sebastian Scheiner/AP) By Betty McCollum February 26 at 8:08 PM Betty McCollum, a Democrat, represents Minnesota’s 4th District in the...

Meyerson: Airline passengers are paying the price so that investors can profit

A Southwest Airlines jet comes in to land at Lindbergh Field in San Diego, California. (Mike Blake/Reuters) By Harold Meyerson Opinion writer February 26 at 8:12 PM In 2008, the New York Times’ great (and now former) labor reporter Steven Greenhouse authored a book titl...

Rampell: If you want to know who gets health-care handouts, look in the mirror

(Daniel Acker/BLOOMBERG) By Catherine Rampell Opinion writer February 26 at 8:09 PM Next week, the Supreme Court will hear a case that threatens to ax the subsidies millions of Americans receive for health insurance purchased on Obamacare’s federally run exchanges. And a...

Defining ‘special forces’

February 26 at 5:10 PM Regarding the Feb. 25 Fed Page article “VA chief apologizes for false claim ”: I was a junior reserve Navy Seabee officer from 1958 to 1962. I was stationed at the naval air station in Puerto Rico when the 82nd Airborne Division, in which Veterans Affairs...

Replacing Obamacare with something better

February 26 at 5:12 PM E.J. Dionne Jr.’s Feb. 23 op-ed column, “We’d miss Obamacare,” argued that it would be a great setback for our country if the Supreme Court were to rule that subsidies on federal health-insurance exchanges are not allowed. He presumed that...

Barred by a size bias

February 26 at 5:12 PM If I’m not mistaken, sexism and big voice have not been limited exclusively to overweight sopranos [“A voice big enough to survive sexism,” Book World, Feb. 22]. The talented and immensely popular tenor Mario Lanza was denied movie roles because...

The debate over parenting styles

February 26 at 5:13 PM I read recently in The Post about accusations of parental neglect against a couple who allowed their two children (one of whom was 10) to walk home through a familiar neighborhood from a park a mile away. I felt the hoopla was unfair, and it chilled me. In...

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is out to emancipate the Land of Lincoln

Illinois governor Bruce Rauner at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) By George F. Will Opinion writer February 25 at 9:07 PM CHICAGO The most portentous election of 2014, which gave the...