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  • A cheap shot at Republicans

    Re "Hate without end," Opinion, April 17 The groups named by Peter Gottschalk as being responsible for widespread hate in this century are "right-wing politicians, conservative donors and professional Islamophobes." He does not have to come right out...
  • Dump the immigrant detainee quota

     Dump the immigrant detainee quota
    One of the more peculiar provisions in U.S. immigration law is the little-known requirement that 34,000 potential deportees be held in federal detention centers each night. The reason for this is murky; the original language was written into the federal...
  • Essie Mae Washington-Williams dies at 87; black daughter of segregationist Strom Thurmond

    Essie Mae Washington-Williams dies at 87; black daughter of segregationist Strom Thurmond
    A week before Christmas in 2003, a retired Los Angeles schoolteacher stood before a phalanx of news cameras and 250 reporters in a South Carolina ballroom and declared, "I am Essie Mae Washington-Williams, and at last I am completely free." After more...
  • Reel Critics: J. Edgar misses the forest for the trees

    Few figures in America ever hold serious political power for half a century. Senators Strom Thurmond and Robert Byrd, as well as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, are among the few who did. But no one held as much power as J. Edgar Hoover did as...
  • Force congressmen to retire at 75?

    Force congressmen to retire at 75?
    Sen. Frank Lautenberg died Tuesday at age 89, the Senate’s oldest member. He had missed most Senate votes since late 2012 because of declining health -- but managed to make it into the Capitol to vote for Gina McCarthy as secretary of...
  • Gabrielle Giffords' not the first sickbed-to-Capitol Hill vote

     
    It was high drama on Capitol Hill –- and I don’t mean about the debt-ceiling debate, for which "low" is a more apt adjective. I mean the startling appearance in the House of Representatives of one of its honorable members,......
  • Dick Cheney memoir 'In My Time' already making waves

     
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney tells it his way in the memoir "In My Time" to be released next week....
  • Term Limits

     
    I’m a term limits guy. I know the arguments against them: “We have term limits – they’re called elections!” “All that turnover would deprive us of legislative experience.” “With term limits and constant...
  • Danation: The Health and Happiness Show

    Huzzah! After a last-minute vote in the wee hours of Monday morning, one that followed the last-minute appeal of Republican Sen. Tom Coburn that God smite some Democratic senator, so they wouldn’t have the 60 votes they needed, the Senate voted to...
  • Review: 'Body of War'

    On Sept. 13, 2001, after watching footage of President Bush brandishing his bullhorn atop the rubble of the World Trade Center, Tomas Young, a 22-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., enlisted in the Army. He thought he'd be sent to Afghanistan to smoke the...
  • Frank Beamer's contract a keeper for Virginia Tech and the coach

    Frank Beamer's contract a keeper for Virginia Tech and the coach
    As he schmoozed — few, if any, do it better — at the Virginia High School Coaches' Association clinics this summer in Hampton, I asked Virginia Tech recruiting coordinator Jim Cavanaugh how much longer he thought Frank Beamer would coach the...