| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Saying that the CIA engaged in activities that were "a stain on our values and our history," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) defended the release of an Intelligence Committee report exposing abuses of its interrogation program as an essential step to...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Their previous contests inspired graphic artists to imagine Disney characters as cast members of "Orange Is the New Black" or to dream up the best uses for North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un's hair. Now Alec Lynch and Adam Arbolino, co-founders of...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:09 PM
To the editor: The University of California system needs a secure and predictable funding stream. The approved 5% annual tuition increases each of the next five years would meet that need. ("In widely opposed move, UC regents set to hike tuition up to 5%...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:18 AM
I had been an intern in the Washington Post's Style section for barely two weeks when I spotted Ben Bradlee standing in a hallway, reading some notices on a bulletin board at the edge of the newsroom. Flush with excitement at being at the paper and...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Sony's "Fury" arrives in theaters Friday with critical approval and positive box office predictions. As for awards, the WWII drama's outstanding artisan work could enlist it in this year's race.
Writer-director David Ayer and his team -- including...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A gaggle of D.C. VIPs including Vice President Joe Biden turned out for the world preem of Sony's "Fury" at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum Wednesday night (15).
Wisely avoiding the red carpet scrum outside, Biden and Second Lady Jill slipped quietly into the...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:31 PM
What happens when an American plan for limited war against the Islamic State meets the savage reality of combat, as happened this week when the extremists pounded Kurdish fighters just inside Syria's border with Turkey? The cry rose in Washington and...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:55 PM
As a United States-led coalition launched military strikes against the Islamic State group Tuesday, professors at local universities with experience in foreign policy and defense weighed in on the volatile situation in the Middle East.
The U.S. and five...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:14 PM
When he heads to the United Nations this week, President Obama will try to rally the world around military operations against Sunni extremists in Iraq, without invoking his predecessor's similar effort, which failed before the global body 11 years ago....
| Sep 17, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will be the top-of-show guest this week on "Real Time With Bill Maher."
Matthew Segal, co-founder and president of OurTime.org, will be the mid-show guest. Our Time, a membership group, promotes the civic and...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 1:45 PM
With a cool breeze blowing on Fort McHenry, about 30 Army honor guard soldiers stood at attention for 15 minutes while holding a large U.S. flag decorated with 15 stars.
When the fort's morning gun blasted at 9 a.m., dozens of soldiers, politicians...