Leave the foam alone in Montgomery County

January 23 at 5:46 PM Regarding the Jan. 21 Metro digest item “Montgomery bans foam containers”: First it was plastic shopping bags. Now it’s foam containers. It’s wonderful that the Montgomery County Council is so worried about my coffee being too hot that it wants...

Taking on Mr. Morrissey

January 23 at 5:45 PM Virginia House Minority Leader David J. Toscano (D-Charlottesville) lamented the legal troubles involving Del. Joseph D. Morrissey (I-Henrico) but said, “You have to afford presumption of innocence” [“Morrissey, serving jail time, is indicted again,” Metro,...

Mr. Burr’s Guantanamo games

January 23 at 5:46 PM On one of his first days as chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) touted a bill to block closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison [“GOP senators want to curb Guantanamo releases,” news, Jan. 14]. When terrorists attack, he...

Washington team’s name debate should have ended a long time ago

January 23 at 5:45 PM The Jan. 22 editorial “ ‘We cannot be silent’ ” said that the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which promotes diversity in the National Football League, evoked the NFL’s move toward “respect and dignity” as it condemned the name of Washington’s...

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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A life of the greatest man in World War II

By Robert B. Mitchell January 23 at 4:03 PM GEORGE MARSHALL A Biography By Debi and Irwin Unger with Stanley Hirshson Harper. 552 pp. $35 Harry Truman called George Catlett Marshall “the greatest man of World War II.” Winston Churchill heralded him as the “Organizer of Victory.”...
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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...