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  • L.A. and N.Y.: Two new mayors but two different agendas

    L.A. and N.Y.: Two new mayors but two different agendas
    New York and Los Angeles have a lot in common. Each city suffers from income polarization, a shrinking middle class and a vast low-wage service sector. Each is heavily Democratic and is home to an effective labor-liberal political alliance. Each elected a...
  • Obama's reversal of fortune

    Obama's reversal of fortune
    When it comes to his healthcare law, President Obama faces a political version of what insurance folks call "adverse selection": All the bad news is sticking to him and most of the good news is sticking to someone else. Adverse selection, as we've...
  • Robert Gates' failure of duty

    Robert Gates' failure of duty
    In a dozen years of war, Americans have grown used to improvised explosive devices. The detonations have rocked the streets of Kabul and Baghdad — and also of Washington. Only, in Washington, the bombshells appear in print. The latest domestic...
  • Edward Snowden, in shades of gray

     Edward Snowden, in shades of gray
    Is Edward Snowden a whistle-blower or a traitor? Debate over the renegade computer technician who leaked thousands of secret National Security Agency documents is too often reduced to that deceptively simple choice. But it's the wrong way to pose...
  • Neighborhood Watchers should act more like Gladys Kravitz than Travis Bickle

    Neighborhood Watchers should act more like Gladys Kravitz than Travis Bickle
    Seven months into the job, Sanford police Chief Cecil Smith still is learning the lay of the land. Last week, however, he learned something else: In the digital age, threats — real or imagined — to gun rights go viral faster than a...
  • Bill Gates: The world is better than ever

    Bill Gates: The world is better than ever
    Bill Gates wants you to feel much better about the future of mankind. Things are looking up, he says, way up. "By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been," Gates wrote in his annual letter chronicling the work of the Bill & Melinda...
  • Edward Snowden's weasel ways

    Granting Edward Snowden clemency, as many have urged, would send a terrible message to other potential whistle-blowers. Yes, he may have sparked an important national privacy debate, but he did so through reprehensible actions that harmed national...
  • The tea party grows up

    Ever since a wave of conservative insurgents arrived in Washington after the congressional election of 2010, Congress has careened from one tea party-inspired fiscal crisis to another, from the debt-ceiling showdown of 2011 to last year's 16-day...
  • John Lennon, Steve Jobs and more to be featured on US stamps

    During the next few years the U.S. Postal Service will be releasing several pop culture-related stamps featuring icons like John Lennon, Steve Jobs and even Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Washington Post is reporting. None of the stamp designs have...
  • Local Voices: Jan. 16 edition

    Local Voices: Jan. 16 edition
    Letters to the editor from Waukegan, Libertyville, Deerfield and Lake Forest. One's own self-defense This letter is in response to the letter from Michelle Lowy, who found the story on people training to carry concealed firearms to be "extremely...
  • Jon Stewart plays 'Racist or Not Racist' with Key and Peele

    Jon Stewart plays 'Racist or Not Racist' with Key and Peele
    Was that kid in a Ku Klux Klan outfit at Halloween racist or not racist? What about that Washington Post column by Richard Cohen talking about people with "conventional views" suppressing the urge to vomit when they see New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio...