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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:45pm
    Congress has a duty -- to itself and the country -- to debate and authorize President Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Failing to do so would be bad practice and a worse precedent.  ...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:44pm
    When Roger Goodell was growing up here, he had the best possible example of moral leadership. His father, a moderate New York Republican appointed by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller to Bobby Kennedy's Senate seat after the assassination...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:44pm
    As our children were growing up, one of their playmates was a girl named Jessica. Our kids would disappear with Jessica to make forts, build a treehouse and share dreams. We were always concerned because - there's no polite way...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:43pm
    No, Apple. This time you have gone too far.     You may have made an Apple Watch, but for once, I must say: I do not want what you have to offer. I will not bite the apple, serpent!     You may have...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:42pm
    There are three things in life that you should never do ambivalently: get married, buy a house or go to war. Alas, we're about to do No. 3. Should we?     President Barack Obama clearly took this decision to lead...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:42pm
    It seems like yesterday. And yet, so much was different.     My kids were little. I still felt young. We were all so naive.     Oh, of course we knew  the world was a dangerous place, in which...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:41pm
    It is rare for a politician to publicly deride efforts to boost voter turnout. It is seen as a taboo in a country that prides itself on its democratic ideals. Yet, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie last week slammed efforts to simplify...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:40pm
    The strategy President Obama has laid out to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new Middle East terrorist peril reveals him as a man divided between combating the immediate threat and persevering in his determination get...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:40pm
    In 2006, the year that Roger Goodell was named commissioner of the NFL, the Washington Redskins were the most valuable team in football, according to Forbes magazine, with a valuation of $1.4 billion. Washington's revenue that...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:40pm
    Does seeing the punch to Janay Rice's face matter? Oh, yes, said domestic violence advocates, who think that the elevator video has the power to change everything.     "It's been happening since the...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:39pm
    With millions of students returning to school - both K-12 and college - this is a good time to review the intriguing results of some research that Gallup did over the past year, exploring the linkages between education and long-term...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:39pm
    Election season! Tension mounts! Longtime public servants are aware that the least little slip and they could be out the door. Forced, like ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, to labor in the sweatshops of the investment...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:33pm
    Another one of those old sayings frequently mentioned that I grew up in the South with is "A wise man sometimes changes his mind; a fool never does." I place President Obama in that first part by his postponing action on...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:32pm
    On Wednesday evening, just before the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that have shaped modern American history, President  Barack Obama gave a speech that outlined a plan for fighting the Islamic State extremist...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:30pm
    Whether President Barack Obama's plan to combat the Islamic State actually degrades and destroys the organization may take years to determine, but the debate in the coming weeks over that policy will tell us whether America can...
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