Editorial: Holder, Duncan move to end discriminatory discipline in schools

THE BEHAVIOR might be exactly the same — mouthing off to a teacher, cursing another student, getting into a shoving match — but, for students of color, the outcome is far more likely than for their white peers to result in punishments that will see them suspended,...

Serving the nation should be its own reward

In his Jan. 6 letter, “Pay worthy of the hardships,” retired Army Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan wrote, “If military pay and benefits are the same as those of civilians, there is little incentive to join an organization with the inherent risks of military life.”...

A proper priority expressed through popularity

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Reports of the demise of human rights were exaggerated

While gross abuses of human rights continue in far too many places, it is nonsense to say, as Stephen Hopgood did [“Human rights are not negotiable,” Outlook, Jan. 5] that “the ground of human rights in crumbling beneath us.” In fact, the response to these...

Bipartisanship doesn’t exist in Richmond

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Fallujah’s fate is tied to U.S. resolve

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Categorizing Snowden

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Applebaum: Anne Applebaum: What paths will Ukraine and India take to change?

LONDON In the first week of the new year, in two very different parts of the globe, the citizens of two very different democracies were struggling with a very similar problem: how to reform a corrupt but legitimately elected political elite. Anne Applebaum Applebaum writes a...

Hiatt: Obama’s Afghanistan strategy was the start of a foreign policy transformation

President Obama’s ambivalence about his own Afghanistan strategy, described in a memoir by former defense secretary Bob Gates, should come as no surprise. After all, when Obama went to West Point in 2009 to announce a surge of troops, he also announced a date for their...

D.C.’s firefighters don’t belong on the beat

“Grave concerns” for the safety of its members could lead the D.C. Fire Fighters Association Local 36 to file a grievance with the Public Employee Relations Board, following Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s (D) decision to use unarmed firefighters to combat crime in the...