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...

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...

Editorial: The Obama administration refuses to break its silence on Egypt’s repression

Mother of Egyptian Moustafa Yousri shouts against the court after her son was sentenced among 21 people, including prominent activists to prison terms over an unauthorized street protest in 2013, at a Cairo court, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. (Amr Nabil/AP) By Editorial Board...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...