The visual evidence of race relations

January 23 at 2:59 PM The Jan. 19 editorial “Martin Luther King Day, 2015” suggested that “If cameras had been everywhere, as they are now, perhaps things would have been different” after Reconstruction, and we would not have had the “horrifying spectacles” of barbaric lynchings...

Committing spiritual offense

January 23 at 2:58 PM According to Executive Editor Martin Baron, The Post’s “policy has been to avoid publication of material that is pointedly, deliberately or needlessly offensive to members of religious groups” [“Charlie’s latest cover becomes a first for Post,”...
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Review: ‘Group f.64,’ by Mary Street Alinder celebrates photography’s revolutionaries

“Golden Gate Before the Bridge” by Ansel Adams (Copyright 2014 Mary Street Alinder. Reprinted by permission of Bloomsbury/Copyright 2014 Mary Street Alinder. Reprinted by permission of Bloomsbury) By Sibbie O’Sullivan January 23 at 12:30 PM Every great artistic change is a...
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Gerson: The fight for the middle class

Diana Meza-Ehlert watches as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address with her son Lucas, left, and daughter Anais, right, at their home Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in San Diego. (Gregory Bull/AP) By Michael Gerson Opinion writer January 22 at 7:56 PM When you...

Editorial: Yemen’s turmoil exposes Mr. Obama’s crumbling ‘partners’ strategy

Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi expressed readiness to accept Houthi demands for power-sharing after two days of battle. By Editorial Board January 22 at 2:33 PM IN DEVOTING 250 of the 6,800 words of his State of the Union address to the fight against “viole...

Strengthening the FHA

January 21 at 5:14 PM Regarding the Jan. 17 editorial “A return to risky behavior”: During the economic crisis, the Federal Housing Administration stepped up to stabilize the housing market, preventing home prices from dropping another 25 percent, according to independent...

The wage freeze

January 21 at 5:14 PM Regarding Robert J. Samuelson’s Jan. 19 op-ed column, “Why wages lag”: A component of weak pricing in the labor market is that labor is less important in providing companies with fundamental goods and services. Automation and efficiencies have changed...

On a smoky Metro train, passengers looked out for each other

January 21 at 5:13 PM Regarding the Jan. 19 Metro article “Variety of factors shaped stranded Metro riders’ behavior”: I was on the Yellow Line Metro train that was stranded in a smoky tunnel near L’Enfant Plaza last week. While we were trapped, passengers and Metro...

Free speech and religion at Duke

January 21 at 5:13 PM Regarding Steven Petrow’s Jan. 19 op-ed, “Knowledge, religion, vitriol”: Duke University’s motto is “knowledge and religion.” Note which comes first. Duke should promote the study of religion, not the exercise of it. Thus, Duke should promote...
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Editorial: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine should cause much more than a hiccup in relations

A local man looks at the craters from the shells at the central street of Debaltsevo, Donetsk area, Ukraine, 20 January 2015. (Anastasia Vlasova/EPA) By Editorial Board January 21 at 7:41 PM EUROPEAN FOREIGN ministers met Monday to consider proposals for resuming diplomatic...