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Willis Carto, Holocaust denier and founder of Liberty Lobby, dies

By The Washington Post on Nov. 02, 2015, at 6:12 a.m.
Willis Carto, who spent decades leading an influential network of far-right organizations and whose extremist views resonated with generations of neo-Nazis, conspiracy theorists and other fringe elements, died Oct. 26. He was 89.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.

Transcript of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s remarks to Congress

By The Washington Post on March 03, 2015, at 4:57 p.m.
Thank you. (APPLAUSE) Thank you … (APPLAUSE) … Speaker of the House John Boehner, President Pro Tem Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Minority — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. I also want to acknowledge Senator, Democratic Leader Harry Reid. Harry, it’s …
The price of milk will rise sharply if lawmakers fail to pass a farm bill this month.

Milk could hit $7 a gallon in 2014 if lawmakers fail to pass farm bill

By The Washington Post on Dec. 07, 2013, at 3:37 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A gallon of milk could double in price if lawmakers don’t pass a long-delayed farm bill by the end of the year, according to agricultural experts. Milk would likely cost between $6 and $7 a gallon if a new farm bill isn’t enacted or extended, estimates the National …
Moose feed near Moosehead Lake in June.

What’s happening to all the moose?

By The Washington Post on Oct. 29, 2013, at 5:58 p.m.
Moose in the northern United States are dying in what scientists say may be the start of climate shock to the world’s boreal forests. The die-off is most dire in Minnesota, where ecologists say moose could be gone within a decade. But it extends across the southern edge of the …
Police officers search house to house for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, in a neighborhood in Watertown, Massachusetts April 19, 2013.

Pursuit of terrorists shows nation is better prepared to respond

By The Washington Post on April 20, 2013, at 12:32 p.m.
As a shootout followed by a manhunt paralyzed Boston on Friday, Americans saw on live television how potent even modest terrorist plots can be. Though the facts are still coming in, it appeared that two brothers, perhaps with accomplices, may have carried out Monday’s deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon …

US-Israeli Gap on Iran

By The Washington Post on Sept. 09, 2012, at 5:28 p.m.
The pointless kerfuffle in Charlotte over whether the Democratic Party platform would contain a reference to Jerusalem obscured the fact that the Obama administration and the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu continue to have a real and dangerous difference of opinion. The issue is not the location of Israel’s capital …

The truth about voter fraud

By The Washington Post on Aug. 16, 2012, at 2:56 p.m.
Ostensible justification for a spate of Republican-sponsored voter ID laws — which would require voters to present government-issued photo ID at the polls — has been the threat of voter fraud, specifically, in-person voter impersonation. It has seemed likely, given the absence of evidence of such crimes, that the threat …

Mr. Obama’s stand

By The Washington Post on Aug. 02, 2012, at 6:27 p.m.
It’s a measure of how low the budget debate in Washington has sunk that President Obama’s advocacy of grossly inadequate revenue increases now stands as an outpost of responsibility. Income-tax rate reductions that Congress enacted in 2001, 2003 and 2010 are scheduled to expire at the end of this year. …

The Missing Conversation

By The Washington Post on July 29, 2012, at 6:59 p.m.
The aftermath of a national tragedy generally elicits two responses. The first is the expression of collective grief, a crucial element of the healing process. The second is the question, quintessentially if not uniquely American, of what can be done to prevent such events. Katrina launched a debate about hurricane …

Tips on emulating high-fashion British

By The Washington Post on July 27, 2012, at 6:48 p.m.
Ignore Kate and her wardrobe for once, and focus instead on the impeccable tailoring of Prince William and other stylish British blokes, including the dashing Daniel Craig and Colin Firth. Do you need a queen’s ransom to achieve similar sartorial elegance? We asked two London-based experts for tips on buying …

A columnist who listened to other views

By The Washington Post on July 19, 2012, at 5:26 p.m.
William Raspberry, who died Tuesday at the age of 76, demonstrated that civility and principle can co-exist, that passion doesn’t preclude compromise and that people can hold on to their convictions without insisting that anyone who disagrees is evil. His way of stating his opinions with an understanding that they …

A threat to modern medicine

By The Washington Post on July 13, 2012, at 6:03 p.m.
One of the great medical advances of the last century, the invention of antibiotics, is at risk of being lost. Increasingly, microbes are becoming untreatable. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, warned in March of a dystopian future without these drugs. “A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, …

The crash of 2012

By The Washington Post on July 03, 2012, at 5:16 p.m.
The freak summer storm that laid waste to much of the mid-Atlantic on Friday night left chaos in its howling wake — and a mess of questions about the region’s capacity to cope with the unexpected. In Northern Virginia, where Verizon handles most 911 calls, emergency phone service simply did …

Names in the news, June 28

By The Washington Post on June 27, 2012, at 5:59 p.m.
The life of Carl Sagan now fills the tabletops of two vast rooms in the Library of Congress. The life arrived in recent weeks at the building’s loading dock on 41 pallets containing 798 boxes. Sagan famously talked about billions of stars and billions of galaxies, and it appears that he …

First Amendment be damned

By The Washington Post on June 20, 2012, at 10:26 p.m.
The residents of Middleborough, Mass., have had enough. In a state with a storied history of Puritan-inspired prohibitions, they voted 183-50 in a town meeting last week to approve a proposal that would, among other things, impose a $20 fine on public profanity, First Amendment be damned. In a town …

Ronald Reagan and the power to change history

By The Washington Post on June 10, 2012, at 5:11 p.m.
Thirty years ago today, on June 8, 1982, President Ronald Reagan delivered an address to the British Parliament that stands as one of the greatest of his presidency and a milestone in the final years of the Cold War. At a time when the Soviet Union seemed to be a …

11 things you may not know about the teenage Obama

By The Washington Post on June 10, 2012, at 4:20 p.m.
Here are 11 things you may not know about our 44th president’s adolescence in Hawaii, from David Maraniss’s new biography “Barack Obama: The Story” (Simon & Schuster). 1. He was not an A student. “… but knew what he wanted to talk about and was very good at putting it …

NATO’s blind spot

By The Washington Post on May 22, 2012, at 5:50 p.m.
NATO’s “victory” in Libya, senior U.S. officials recently wrote, was a “model intervention,” a “teachable moment.” “The first lesson is that NATO is uniquely positioned to respond quickly and effectively to international crises,” the U.S. ambassador to NATO, Ivo H. Daalder, and NATO’s supreme allied commander, Adm. James G. Stavridis, …

A count worth keeping

By The Washington Post on May 20, 2012, at 5:07 p.m.
According to Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., it is “intrusive,” “an inappropriate use of taxpayer dollars,” “unconstitutional,” and “the very picture of what’s wrong in D.C.” What manner of predatory government prompted Mr. Webster — supported by nearly all House Republicans — to issue such categorical condemnation? That intolerable federal boondoggle …

Goodbye to the Godfather

By The Washington Post on May 20, 2012, at 5:05 p.m.
Now DC is the subject, but it’s not unique. This is happenin’ round the country and it makes me freak. I wonder how things could get so out of control, and how hearts can turn so very cold. Set to the percussive rhythms of the go-go genre he pioneered, those …