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  • Space buffs hope to reawaken old NASA probe

    WASHINGTON — When NASA launched a space-weather probe called ISEE-3 in 1978, Jimmy Carter was president, the Commodores' "Three Times a Lady" topped the charts and sci-fi fans had seen only one "Star Wars" movie: the original. Thirty-six years and...
  • Why putting photos on Social Security cards won't save voting rights

    Why putting photos on Social Security cards won't save voting rights
    A certain William Wachtel, the co-founder of WhyTuesday, an election reform group chaired by former UN Ambassador Andrew Young, wrote me over the weekend to complain that I treated Young harshly by criticizing his proposal to require Social Security to...
  • Good thug, bad thug

    You know the technique. In police work, it's called good cop, bad cop. A couple of detectives team up to work on a suspect. The good cop wants to be our suspect's friend, offering all kinds of inducements if he'll do as the cops say -- like provide...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'The City of Conversation'

    Two gripping political dramas in the same season? How positively civilized. Bryan Cranston's rip-roaring portrayal of LBJ in "All the Way" epitomizes Washington power politics in play on the highest level of government. In what might be a companion piece,...
  • Does the term 'apartheid' fit Israel? Of course it does.

     Does the term 'apartheid' fit Israel? Of course it does.
    The storm of controversy after Secretary of State John F. Kerry's warning that Israel risked becoming an "apartheid state" reminded us once again that facts, data and the apparently tedious details of international law often seem to have little bearing on...
  • Super Street winner Randy Akers continues to hold his own against Langley Speedway's younger drivers

    These days, NASCAR is all atwitter — in thought and on smartphones — about the crop of young drivers moving up the ranks. Meanwhile, there are a few older guys getting it done to less fanfare. Guys like Randy Akers, who won the Super...
  • Gloria Molina endorses Solis to succeed her as county supervisor

    Gloria Molina endorses Solis to succeed her as county supervisor
    Standing outside a center for foster kids awaiting placement Thursday, Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina endorsed former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to be her successor. Offering one of the more prized endorsements in the race, Molina...
  • At Howard County Chinese School, a celebration of culture and roots

    At Howard County Chinese School, a celebration of culture and roots
    As the nation observes Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May, students and staff at a scholastic program in Columbia can boast that they highlight Chinese heritage year round. Each Sunday, they gather at Howard Community College in Columbia for...
  • Egypt, international groups weigh value of observers for election

    Egypt's presidential vote next week presents a quandary for both international observer groups and the military-backed interim government. To Egyptian authorities, the mere presence of prestigious outside observers gives the balloting a much-desired...
  • Jesse Winchester dies at 69; singer and songwriter

    Jesse Winchester dies at 69; singer and songwriter
    Jesse Winchester, 69, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Canada after dodging the Vietnam War and who went on to write songs covered by Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez, died of bladder cancer Friday at his home in Charlottesville,...
  • Biden's got the chops [Commentary]

    Biden's got the chops [Commentary]
    One of the enduring misperceptions of American politics is that the vice presidency is a steppingstone to the presidency. Of the 47 men who have held the office, only four were elected to the Oval Office as sitting standbys: Adams, Jefferson, Van Buren...