Mad at Beltway gridlock and can’t take it anymore? Why? Paralysis (alas) is one way things are supposed to work.
Letter to readers about the Sunday Review, a new section that replaces the Week in Review.
As bombs rain down, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi plays chess with a believer in aliens. In the souk, people yearn aloud for his passing.
Since 1935, the Week in Review has been a place where a writer could do something a little different from the daily news report. Next week, the section will make another leap.
Hey, everybody: How’s that sarcastic interrogative formulation popularized by Sarah Palin working out for ya?
Jokes from TV comedy show monologues.
Some school districts are lowering the homework load, to try to reduce the pressure on students. But the competition for college admission and the stress of testing remain.
Ten years after it became standard gear in the United States Army, the beret has been replaced by the patrol cap as the default head gear for soldiers wearing combat uniforms.
The annual cost, in millions of dollars, of insuring $10 million in Greek sovereign debt for five years as of Thursday.
Senior officers in the U.S. Armed Forces have denounced the white nationalists who organized a violent rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.
A North Carolina woman who confronted a man flying a Nazi flag outside his home says she felt the need to stand up to his show of hate in the wake of violence that erupted during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.
Trump's media availability drew intense criticism from the right. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly says today may be the start of a primary movement to replace Trump. He joins O'Donnell and Jarvis DeBerry to discuss Trump's long pattern of bigoted behavior.
Lee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager participated in the sniper attacks that killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington region, will not get a new sentence in Maryland, a judge said in a ruling released Wednesday.
“They tried to kill my child to shut her up,” said Susan Bro, dwarfed by the large stage and cinema screen at the Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. The 1,200 mourners in the room rose to their feet and applauded as the mood ebbed between somber reflection, defiance and a celebration of 32-year-old Heather Heyer’s life.
A 10-year-old rape victim whose plea for an abortion was rejected by India's Supreme Court has given birth to a baby girl, a doctor said Thursday. The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was raped several times allegedly by an uncle who has since been arrested. Both the girl and her baby are doing fine," doctor Dasari Harish told AFP by phone from the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.
Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city’s historic Las Ramblas district, injuring several people. Police cordoned off the broad street and shut down its stores. Las Ramblas, a street of stalls and shops that cuts through the center of Barcelona, is one of the city’s top tourist destinations.
WASHINGTON ― Central American immigrants in the U.S. already had few ways to legally bring their children over to join them.
A Swiss hotel has sparked outrage after posting signs addressed to “Jewish guests”, warning them to shower before going swimming and that they can only use the refrigerator at certain times. “To our Jewish guests, women, men and children, please take a shower before you go swimming and…after swimming,” read the sign at the Aparthaus Paradies in Arosa, an Alpine resort village in east Switzerland. “If you break the rules I’m forced to close the swimming pool for you.” A second sign, also addressed to “our Jewish guests”, warned that they could only access the refrigerator at certain times of the day. “I hope you understand that our team does not like being disturbed all the time,” it read. Until I saw it, I didn't believe it is real. This is the sign found by a Jewish family in a Swiss hotel in Arosa. https://t.co/FmTf0lp4Kspic.twitter.com/HjeuRrcFiZ— Sacha Rojtman Dratwa (@SachaDratwa) August 14, 2017 Photographs of the signs quickly went viral on social media and sparked an official complaint from the Israeli foreign minister. The Aparthaus Paradies rushed to remove the signs and try to contain the fall out. Ruth Thomann, the hotel manager who signed the notices, said the signs were “a mistake”. "I wrote something naive on that poster,” she told the Blick newspaper. The hotel management also insisted they had not mean to be offensive. “There was no anti-Semitic intent and the signs were removed,” the hotel said. “We have no problem with Jewish guests at the hotel.” The hotel is apparently popular with ultra-Orthodox Jewish visitors because it has a reputation for accommodating their dietary restriction and rules about Shabbat, the Jewish holy day. Ms Thomann said the signs were put up because two Jewish girls had gone into the swimming pool without taking a shower. She said that Jewish families had been allowed to use a staff refrigerator to store food but that the time limits were posted so that guests were not constantly coming in and out of the staff room. One Israeli guest told Channel 2 news that staff at the hotel had been “very nice” and they were shocked when they saw the signs. “It was very strange and the sort of anti-Semitic incident we have not been exposed to before,” the guest said. Israel lodged a formal complaint with the Swiss foreign ministry over the signs. Tzipi Hotovely, the Israeli deputy foreign minister, called the incident "an anti-Semitic act of the worst and ugliest kind." שוחחתי עכשיו עם שגרירנו בשוויץ יעקב קידר, בעקבות השלטים האנטישמיים המכוערים שנתלו במלון הדירות. יש למצות את הדין עם מנהלת המלון.— Tzipi Hotovely (@TzipiHotovely) August 14, 2017 “Unfortunately, anti-Semitism in Europe is still a reality and we must make sure that the punishment for incidents such as these will serve as deterrents for those who still harbor the germ of anti-Semitism,” said Ms Hotovely. A Swiss foreign ministry spokesman said "Switzerland condemns racism, anti-Semitism and discrimination in any form." The prominent Jewish rights group, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, also voiced outrage at the incident, publishing a letter Tuesday demanding that Switzerland "close hotel of hate and penalise its management.”
Former President George H.W. Bush and former President George W. Bush, in a rare joint statement, declared Wednesday that Americans must reject “hatred in all its forms” in the aftermath of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.