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  • Robert H. Mayer: 'Selma' should be start of understanding civil rights movement

    Robert H. Mayer: 'Selma' should be start of understanding civil rights movement
    The new film "Selma" depicts events surrounding a set of 1965 marches for voting rights. As a student of the modern civil rights movement, my first impulse is to describe what the movie lacks. After listening to the "Fresh Air" interview with Ava...
  • Where is the line for leaders issuing executive orders?

    If the 2010 mid-term elections were according to President Obama “a shellacking,” then it’s going to take a lot to strip away the pain of the Republican Party’s midterm election victory in 2014. For the first time in eight years,...
  • Why we honor MLK

    Why we honor MLK
    It's been half a century since hundreds of marchers, determined to secure southern blacks' right to vote, set off across the Edmund Pettus Bridge outside Selma, Ala., on their way to the state capitol in Montgomery. The demonstrators intended to present...
  • AWOL in Paris: What was Obama thinking?

    AWOL in Paris: What was Obama thinking?
     One song President Obama probably isn't singing to himself right now is "The Last Time I Saw Paris." In failing to put in an appearance at the mass street demonstration against the dark cloud of terrorism that has just visited the City of Light, he has...
  • Obama faces vile insults like no other president has

    Obama faces vile insults like no other president has
    I've been thinking lately about the persistently vituperative and insulting attacks on President Barack Obama since 2008. It is, of course, commonplace in American politics for presidents to be lambasted for their policies, their programs, their values...
  • John Lewis tells his truth about 'Selma'

    John Lewis tells his truth about 'Selma'
    The role of art in our society is not to reenact history but to offer an interpretation of human experience as seen through the eyes of the artist. The philosopher Aristotle says it best: “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of...
  • Maryland remains leader for defensive line target Austrian Robinson over Ohio State, others

    Maryland remains leader for defensive line target Austrian Robinson over Ohio State, others
    Like many other Ohio State recruiting targets, Class of 2015 New York defensive end Austrian Robinson was impressed watching as the Buckeyes beat high-powered Oregon, 42-20, Monday to win the national championship. The game was a statement for Ohio...
  • As Bill Moyers retires, we lose a friend

    As Bill Moyers retires, we lose a friend
    After more than 40 years on the air, Bill Moyers has turned off his microphone. While the longtime face of public broadcasting had threatened to retire in the past, this time he has assured us that we have heard his final farewell. His voice and regular...
  • Jonathan Zimmerman: Does every president need a library?

    Jonathan Zimmerman: Does every president need a library?
    In 1971, two years after leaving the White House, Lyndon Johnson dedicated his sleek, windowless eight-story presidential library at the University of Texas. But in the pages of The Washington Post, editorial cartoonist Herblock depicted Johnson as an...
  • In Selma, Alabama, a movie makes a town remember

    In Selma, Alabama, a movie makes a town remember
    Vera Booker recalls Bloody Sunday like it happened this week. A 29-year-old-nurse in 1965, Booker was relishing some rare time off that fraught March weekend. Then the call came. Black protesters had been beaten up by a white police force at Selma's...
  • Review: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now' by Julian E. Zelizer

    Review: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now' by Julian E. Zelizer
    In the mid-1960s, Congress passed and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a series of laws that came to be known as the Great Society, which set in motion the most transformative period of social change of the last half-century and delivered on many...