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3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: A hero’s long journey to hallowed ground

(image) With relatives attending, the remains of Marine Pvt. Harry K. Tye, 21, of Orinoco, Ky., are borne to his grave at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday. Tye was buried 74 years after he was killed during the Battle of Tarawa, one of the bloodiest...



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: In West Virginia, hard knocks

(image) Tyler Wells, 18, tries to get back on his feet during the Rough N Rowdy Brawl in Welch, W.Va., this month. The event, an annual highlight in a region impoverished by the closure of coal mines, draws dozens of untrained boxers fighting for a chance to...



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: In GOP legislatures, pressure to act on health care
topeka, kan. — State lawmakers in this deep-red state on Tuesday did what a year ago would have been unthinkable: They voted to expand Medicaid under the health-care law that Republicans here have railed against for years. Among them was Sen. Barbara...



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: Beside the vice president stands a ‘prayer warrior’

(image) During the first of Vice President Pence’s two unsuccessful races for Congress, he rode a single-speed bicycle more than 250 miles around his district, much of it accompanied by his wife, Karen, along for the journey. During their time in the Indiana...



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: O∞cials sought to block Yates
The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying in the House investigation of possible links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s campaign, according to letters provided to The Washington...



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: New fear for Iraqi, Syrian civilians
mosul, iraq — A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting without sufficient...



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: Congress pulls plug on Internet protections
Congress sent proposed legislation to President Trump on Tuesday that wipes away landmark online privacy protections, the first salvo in what is likely to become a significant reworking of the rules governing Internet access in an era of Republican...



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: An education bill
that Maryland’s governor vowed to veto passed both chambers.



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: Despite President Trump’s
order rolling back greenhouse gas rules at the federal level, state and local officials are still clamping down on carbon emissions.



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: Lead’s legacy
The neurotoxin alters the trajectory of children’s lives, affecting them for years after exposure, a study said.



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: The E.U. divorce
As Britain begins its breakup with the European Union, other member nations fear the aftershocks.



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: The house mouse
evolved alongside the first humans to build semi-permanent homes 15,000 years ago, researchers found.



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: Let go of leggings
On a plane, dress for the strangers whose personal space you invade, writes critic Robin Givhan.



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: William McPherson,
84, was a Pulitzer Prizewinning critic who chronicled his decline into poverty.



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: She traps feral cats
in the District so they can be neutered and farmed out to people bothered by rodents.



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: Sen. Claire McCaskill
demanded information from top opioid makers.



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: The Scottish
Parliament voted to seek a new independence referendum.



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: More online ads, less privacy?
Internet users can expect changes if the measure is approved.



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: House Russia probe on hold
Committee chairman wants FBI, NSA chiefs to testify again.



3/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: D.C. police
have started expanding their civilian cadet corps.



3/29/2017: NEWS: Huge tracks mark dinosaurs’ presence in Australia
More than 100 million years ago, on a muddy stretch of land that is now Australia, nearly two dozen species of dinosaur once roamed. There were duck-billed ornithopods, which left long, threetoed tracks in their wake. Heavy armored dinosaurs pressed...



3/29/2017: NEWS: Washington Post Live
Newsmakers, experts and emerging voices discuss pressing issues of the day onstage and on the record. Programs will be streamed live. All events require preregistration. Visit wapo.st/ postlive for the latest schedule and to learn more. Executive...



3/29/2017: NEWS: Washington Post iPad app
We bring you a richly designed reading experience — a replica of the printed newspaper, along with a 14-day archive, more than 40 comic strips, all Post blogs and real-time social media. The app gives you video, photo galleries, new search...



3/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Court gives approval to Flint water-pipe deal
A federal judge approved a deal Tuesday to replace water lines at 18,000 homes in Flint, Mich., marking a permanent remedy for the disastrous decision in 2014 to draw water from a river without treating it to prevent lead contamination. Flint will be...



3/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: A demonstrator uses a raft

(image) to visualize the plight of refugees during a march Tuesday outside the Trump Building on Wall Street as part of a protest against the Trump administration’s refugee ban.



3/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Building hit by fatal blaze lacked fire safety
Inspectors discovered that a building in a rundown neighborhood of Oakland lacked fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in every apartment and a working sprinkler system just three days before a blaze erupted and killed four low-income...



3/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Man released pending deportation hearing
A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the United States illegally as children can be released from custody pending his deportation...



3/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Deportation, from the other side

(image) stewart detention center, lumpkin, ga. — In a tiny hearing room at one of the country’s most remote and unforgiving immigration courts, Elena Albamonte walked right past the table she had used for years as the government’s highest-ranking prosecutor...



3/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: States and cities set their own climate-change agendas

(image) Jim Brainard is a Republican mayor in a Republican city in a Republican state. But that hasn’t stopped him from taking aggressive steps in recent years to combat climate change and become more energy efficient. During his tenure, Carmel, Ind., has...



3/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: GAO to analyze cost, security measures of Trump’s stays at Mar-a-Lago
A government watchdog agency, the Government Accountability Office, has agreed to review the costs and security precautions associated with President Trump’s travel and stays at Mar-a-Lago after a request for an inquiry from leading Democrats on...



3/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: ‘Regret’ after climate order

(image) President Trump’s executive order rolling back President Barack Obama’s anti-global-warming measures stopped short of withdrawal from the historic Paris climate accord — but still raised concerns Tuesday about whether the United States will do its...



3/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: 3 accused of naturalization fraud
When Yousif Al Mashhadani came to the United States as a refugee in 2008, he told officials he had been kidnapped in his native Iraq because of his anticorruption efforts and wanted to come to America for his own safety. Now, prosecutors in the...



3/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Trump’s short-term budget plans hit wall on Hill

(image) President Trump wants Congress to add defense funding and money for a new wall along the Mexican border in a near-term spending bill intended to keep the government open past April 28, but Capitol Hill Republicans signaled they will reject the idea to...



3/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Asia analyst pressured to withdraw from job at Pentagon-funded center
Patrick Cronin, a widely respected Asia analyst who had been selected to run a Pentagon-funded think tank, turned down the position under pressure because he had signed a letter last year opposing President Trump’s candidacy, according to U.S....



3/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: High court tosses Texas’s gauges for mental ability of death-row inmates

(image) The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out the standards Texas used to decide that a convicted murderer was not intellectually disabled and thus eligible for execution, continuing a trend of the justices narrowing how states can make such...



3/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Deportation case hinges on attorney’s bad advice
Everyone agrees that Jae Lee pleaded guilty to a drug charge and now faces deportation to South Korea because of bad lawyering. The Tennessee restaurateur, who came to the United States as a child in 1982, was told that if he took the plea he would...



3/29/2017: THE WORLD: The token American journalist on Russian state TV

(image) MOSCOW — I’m standing in a glistening TV studio that evokes “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” crossbred with “Fox NFL Sunday.” The stage is a large, brightly lit clock face that occasionally flashes random, live-action video images. Metallic shards of...



3/29/2017: THE WORLD: Police killing spurs protest from China

(image) Chinese immigrants and China’s government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France’s Asian community. Protesters gathered Tuesday in northeast Paris for a second day of...



3/29/2017: THE WORLD: Kim Jong Nam’s body still said to be at morgue
Malaysia’s health minister said Tuesday that the body of Kim Jong Nam is still in the country, six weeks after the exiled half brother of North Korea’s leader was poisoned in Kuala Lumpur. Subramaniam Sathasivam made the announcement as rumors swirled...



3/29/2017: THE WORLD: Authorities say bodies of 2 U.N. experts found
Villagers in Congo discovered the remains of two U.N. investigators and a Congolese interpreter who disappeared this month in an area engulfed in a violent uprising, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Michael Sharp, an American, and Zaida Catalan, a...



3/29/2017: THE WORLD: Former Taiwanese president acquitted in leaks case:
Ma Yingjeou, Taiwan’s China-friendly former president, was found not guilty of libel and leaking confidential information in a case involving suspected influence peddling by a powerful lawmaker. The charges stemmed from a 2013 lawsuit alleging that the...



3/29/2017: THE WORLD: Trump, Palestinian cause high on agenda of annual Arab League summit
sweimeh, jordan — Faced with multiple crises and wary of President Trump’s approach toward the Middle East, leaders of a divided Arab world hope to forge common positions on the region’s most pressing concerns when they meet Wednesday for their annual...



3/29/2017: THE WORLD: Two years after a killing that shocked Afghans, outrage fades

(image) From the steps of the old, blue-domed shrine, if you look past the families feeding pigeons on the plaza below and the lines of clogged traffic beyond, you can glimpse the stark, white stone monument two blocks away, rising from a platform next to the...



3/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Ford’s investment in Michigan has Trump cheering

(image) Even before Ford unveiled plans Tuesday to spend $1.2 billion modernizing assembly plants and building a data center in Michigan, President Trump took to Twitter to herald the forthcoming announcement as an example of “car companies coming back to the...



3/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Tax cuts are easy. Tax reform, and not losing revenue, is the tough part.
President Trump is about two weeks away from discovering how complicated tax reform can be. It was always going to be difficult, but, as we’ll get to in a minute, it got a lot more so after the GOP’s seven-year quest to repeal and replace Obamacare...



3/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: ALSO IN BUSINESS U.S. consumer confidence
climbed to its highest level in more than 16 years last month. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 125.6 in March from 116.1 in February, the best reading since December 2000. The index measures both consumers’...



3/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Chris Gove, president of SaltWater Brewery,

(image) works among the company's fermentation tanks in Delray Beach, Fla., on Tuesday. The company has created Edible Six-Pack Rings, made with the byproducts of the beer-making process. The brewery is in the process of finalizing the patents for the...



3/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: ‘Deep subprime’ auto loans on the rise
About a third of the risky car loans that are bundled into bonds are considered “deep subprime,” a level that has surged since 2010 and is translating to higher delinquencies on the loans, according to Morgan Stanley. Consumers are falling behind on...



3/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Agency: Wells Fargo fails lending test
A federal bank regulator has flunked Wells Fargo on a national scorecard for community lending, the bank said Tuesday, as it tries to repair its reputation after a phonyaccounts scandal. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency deemed Wells Fargo...



3/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: The U.S. goods
trade deficit narrowed sharply in February, and inventories increased, the government reported Tuesday. The Commerce Department said in its advance economic indicators report that the goods deficit fell 5.9 percent to $64.8 billion last month as a...



3/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Amazon is testing
a grocery pickup service in Seattle. The Amazon Fresh Pickup service is open to only Amazon employees. Eventually, however, members of Amazon’s Prime loyalty program will be able to order groceries online and drive to a pickup location, where crews...



3/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: When judging athletes for blowing their money, remember your own mistakes
As I watch the young men hustle on the basketball court during March Madness and make what seem like impossible threepoint shots, part of me is thinking, “Ka-ching!” And just as quickly, I wonder how many of those young men, a few of whom eventually...



3/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Connecting the delta

(image) Laborers work on a bridge network that will link Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai, three major urban areas on China’s Pearl River Delta. Construction on the project, which was supposed to be done in 2016 and will consist of bridges and tunnels, could be...



3/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Trump’s childhood home flips for big gain
It’s a deal that would make the president proud: A New York investor made a $750,000 profit on Donald Trump’s childhood home, flipping it for a 54 percent premium in a matter of weeks. Real estate investor Michael Davis bought the five-bedroom,...



3/29/2017: POWERPOST: Pair of reports by OPM can help prepare workers for layoffs, unpaid leaves
Two reports issued by the Office of Personnel Management are designed to help agencies prepare for employee layoffs, a.k.a reductions in force (RIFs) and compulsory unpaid leaves. Layoffs are likely if President Trump’s proposed $54 billion cut in the...



3/29/2017: POWERPOST: Trump signs bill eliminating worker safety rule
President Trump signed a bill Monday that killed an Obama-era worker safety rule that required businesses competing for large federal contracts to disclose and correct serious safety violations and breaches of other labor laws. The Senate voted this...



3/29/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: How to keep Trump honest on Obamacare

(image) “Enforce 1402! Enforce 1402!” That’s what those who want to head off President Trump’s sore-loser vow to let the Affordable Care Act “explode” should be chanting — perhaps at rallies in front of the Department of Health and Human Services. True, it’s...



3/29/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: On climate, it’s up to us now
President Trump is a man on a mission, or, perhaps better yet, a man on a rampage to reverse President Barack Obama’s climate legacy and his substantial achievements in confronting the global threat of climate change. Unfortunately, that rampage is...



3/29/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: Dear GOP: Don’t give up on health-care reform yet
President Trump’s young administration is not yet at a crossroads, but finger-pointing over the nowtabled Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — will only help the Democrats’ presidential nominee in 2020....



3/29/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: Republicans are risking their majority
Two months does not make a presidency or define a Congress. But unless the current trajectory is reversed, the Trump administration faces a difficult midterm that could undo its agenda and put House gavels and subpoena power in Democratic hands. It is...



3/29/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: The ready-made tax proposal
IN THE wake of the failure by Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the White House to get an Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill off the ground, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sounded an optimistic note about President Trump’s next big project, tax...



3/29/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: A reckless climate reversal
UNDER PRESIDENT Barack Obama’s leadership, the world finally began addressing one of the greatest challenges human beings have ever faced, a multi-generational struggle to keep the planet temperate and accommodating to human life. President Trump’s...



3/29/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: Embracing hypocrisy, feeding hatred
DID THE former chief of the FBI’s Washington field office pander to terrorist sympathizers? How about former members of Congress of both parties from Northern Virginia, or the current chairman of Virginia’s Republican Party? Absurd, right? Yet that is...



3/29/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: The dog problem
I am troubled by the fact that Debby Ng and Joel Berger presented their data on dogs in a “Cujo”-like scenario that would lead us all to believe that we will soon be overtaken and destroyed by marauding canines [“When man’s best friend turns foe,”...



3/29/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: Prioritizing student learning in Maryland
The March 24 editorial “Student success shouldn’t come second” rightfully pointed out that there seem to be two groups of people who do not believe that the No. 1 mission should be student success, and those are Maryland’s Democratic-controlled General...



3/29/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: A failure on North Korea
The March 23 editorial “Give North Korea the Iran treatment” continued the general practice of claiming that North Korea failed to fulfill its commitments, when it was the United States that failed to do so in the two most promising negotiations to...



3/29/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: Mr. Ryan’s to blame
Dan Balz’s March 26 Sunday Take column, “Time for the White House to reassess its approach,” and Paul Kane’s @PKCapitol piece the same day, “Amid the GOP’s health-care bill debacle, a spectrum of dissension emerges,” attributed the Republicans’...



3/29/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: Pope Francis’s bright example
John Gehring’s March 25 Religion essay, “What I saw at a conservative Catholic gathering in Trump’s hotel,” painted a dark picture of conservative Catholics willing to ignore the president’s harmful, divisive and xenophobic rhetoric in exchange for his...



3/29/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: Brexit’s moment of truth

(image) Nine months after its dramatic referendum, Britain is finally demanding formal negotiations on exiting the European Union. Much has changed in the interim. At the time of the June vote, the cohesion of the West appeared to be in jeopardy; Britain...



3/29/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: Ryan gambled on Trump. This is his reward.
This, Mr. Speaker, is what you get for embracing Donald Trump. When Paul D. Ryan, after a long Hamlet routine, decided to get behind Trump last year, he took a calculated risk that the erratic presidential candidate could become a vessel for the...



3/29/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: What Trump still doesn’t get
As the White House reboots for Trump 2.0 after a largely unsuccessful first two months, one lesson should be obvious: The radical, polarizing politics of the campaign trail don’t work well in governing the country. The United States isn’t Russia or...



3/29/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: The emperor’s empty raiment
Though Republicans profess to despise Big Government, especially the federal kind, it seems that what they really don’t like is Democracy — and indeed prefer a monarchy. Yes, yes, the czarina sighed, signaling her weariness with the palace historian’s...



3/29/2017: METRO: 74 years after his war, Marine is home

(image) David Tincher never knew his great-uncle Harry Tye, but he had vivid memories of his grandmother gazing at the picture on her mantel of the big brother who never came home from the war. “Every year at Christmas and his birthday, she would cry about...



3/29/2017: METRO: Perriello catches up to Northam in Va. poll
Former Virginia congressman Tom Perriello is gaining ground and is tied with Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, according to a survey released Tuesday, while Republican Ed Gillespie is expanding his lead. Perriello and...



3/29/2017: METRO: Suspect in artist’s killing arrested
A man arrested in the stabbing death of an artist who was found tied up in her basement apartment on Capitol Hill did not know the victim, according to D.C. police, while court documents suggest she may have been targeted in a robbery. The suspect, El...



3/29/2017: METRO: Residents struggle with police trust, missing girls
During a community meeting on missing children in the District, acting D.C. police chief Peter Newsham tried to address concerns among some residents that children were being abducted by child-sex traffickers. “A lot of people think [sex trafficking]...



3/29/2017: METRO: Search continues in teen’s slaying

(image) Police are still searching for the person who fatally shot a 15-yearold just a few hundred feet from his home in Landover, Md. Days after the slaying of Dennis Taylor, friends and family gathered for a candlelight vigil Monday around a memorial of...



3/29/2017: METRO: Watt? Free Tickets to Son Volt on April 11 at 9:30 Club
“Son Volt doesn’t try anything fancy on [new album] Notes In Blue, nor does it need to. It simply puts the spotlight on the frontman [Jay Farrar] and lets him knock every one of the songs high into the stormy skies and right out of the park.” (American...



3/29/2017: METRO: Catchy Tune: Free Tickets to the The Everly Brothers Experience on April 27 at The Birchmere
Wake Up Little Susie for brothers Zachary and Dylan Zmed, who will celebrate the genetic intimacy ever present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil Everly, whose hits and classics inspired artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Simon &...



3/29/2017: METRO: About how many wines are stocked in A. Litteri, an Italian food store in the District?
(Hint: The NE store is the subject of Dave McIntyre’s column in today’s Food section.)



3/29/2017: METRO: Silver Spring’s penguins return after a very long migration

(image) Every March, hundreds of thousands of mighty emperor penguins return to the pack ice of Antarctica to breed. Last week, after a 12-year absence, the penguins finally returned to Silver Spring, Md. They’d been gone since 2005, when a massive mural...



3/29/2017: METRO: Immigration agents arrest father of suspect in school rape case
Federal immigration agents in Maryland arrested the father of an 18-year-old charged in a high-profile high school rape case, saying they had reviewed the father’s immigration history and determined that he was in the country illegally. The father,...



3/29/2017: METRO: No charges for officers in shooting
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday said D.C. police officers were acting in self-defense in June when they fatally shot a Northeast man brandishing a BB gun that prosecutors say resembled an authentic firearm. After an investigation, prosecutors said no...



3/29/2017: METRO: Elrich is set to run for county executive
Montgomery County Council member Marc Elrich (D-At Large) has officially launched his widely expected campaign for county executive, promising to bring his brand of liberal community activism to the office. Elrich, 67, is the second formal entrant...



3/29/2017: METRO: Man with ‘detonator’ held near White House
A man was arrested Tuesday morning near 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW after he told police he had a “nuclear bomb detonator,” officials said. Jean Paul Gamarra, 40, of no fixed address, went to an officer in the 1500 block of Pennsylvania...



3/29/2017: METRO: One slain, another wounded in SE
A man was fatally shot and another was wounded Tuesday in Southeast Washington, police said. The shooting occurred about 4 p.m. at Alabama Avenue and Stanton Road, police said.



3/29/2017: METRO: McAuliffe goes harder on Trump

(image) richmond — When President Trump took office, Gov. Terry McAuliffe managed to sound surprisingly conciliatory. McAuliffe (D), who had gone all out to elect his old friend Hillary Clinton, said he has known Trump for 20 years and could do business with...



3/29/2017: METRO: Police: In video, man is shot during knife attack
Montgomery County police officials said Tuesday that footage from a body-camera worn by an officer shows that he fatally shot a 28-year-old man who lunged at him with a knife. The officer, Matthew McGowan, late Monday night fired multiple rounds at...



3/29/2017: METRO: S. Africa activist fought apartheid

(image) Ahmed Kathrada, an antiapartheid activist who spent 26 years in prison with Nelson Mandela and later served as a leader and a voice of conscience of the African National Congress, died March 28 at a hospital in Johannesburg. He was 87. His nonprofit...



3/29/2017: METRO: Rugby player became prominent British writer

(image) David Storey, one of Britain’s leading dramatists as well as a Booker Prize-winning novelist whose autobiographical “This Sporting Life,” about a rugby player’s struggle to escape his working- class origins, was made into an acclaimed film, died March...



3/29/2017: METRO: Montgomery prosecutors drop murder charges in Wheaton mall stabbings
The surveillance video shows a man wearing a hoodie, holding a large knife, in the area where two men were stabbed to death in a mall in Wheaton, Md. The problem — according to a defense lawyer involved in the case who watched the video — is that...



3/29/2017: OBITUARIES: Austria’s first Golden Globe recipient

(image) Christine Kaufmann, an Austrian-born actress who became the country’s first Golden Globe winner and was married to Hollywood star Tony Curtis in the 1960s, has died. She was 72. Ms. Kaufmann died in Munich of complications from leukemia, her...



3/29/2017: STYLE: The buzz about aging

(image) Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have had decades to study for their roles as confidantes on Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie.” They’ve been friends since the late 1970s, and they collaborated on 1980’s “9 to 5” with Dolly Parton. As Grace and Frankie, Fonda...



3/29/2017: STYLE: Seeing life’s valley of ashes with fresh eyes

(image) At a crucial moment in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel “The Great Gatsby,” when Nick says, “You can’t repeat the past,” Gatsby instantly disagrees: “‘Can’t repeat the past?’ he cried incredulously. ‘Why of course you can!’ ” Whether you should is...



3/29/2017: STYLE: No signals where news and opinion intersect
In an interview with broadcast journalist Ted Koppel that instantly went viral on Sunday, Fox News host Sean Hannity offered this reply to Koppel’s claim that opinionated programs such as Hannity’s have deepened political polarization: “We have to give...



3/29/2017: STYLE: Alex Jones issues one sorry excuse for an apology
A heartfelt apology can be a beautiful step toward healing. Alex Jones’s “Pizzagate” apology doesn’t come close. For one thing, the motivation seems to spring from his wallet, not the depths of his heart. Its timing strongly suggests that he wanted...



3/29/2017: THE RELIABLE SOURCE: A very public figure talks to kids about ‘Hidden Figures,’ and STEM

(image) At a “Getting Excited About STEM” event for local school kids at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on Tuesday morning, Ivanka Trump needed no introduction. Or at least she didn’t get one. The powerful first daughter was announced to the crowd...



3/29/2017: THE RELIABLE SOURCE: First lady names White House aide as communications director

(image) Melania Trump didn’t have to look far to find her communications director: She has hired White House deputy press secretary Stephanie Grisham for the high-profile job, the first lady’s office announced Monday. Grisham was an early hire of now-...



3/29/2017: THE RELIABLE SOURCE: I have an idea for a new business model for Trump: Adult diapers. They could be called Trumpers to help with all the leaks.”
— Jane Fonda’s lightbulb moment during an interview with “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert on Monday night. The actress, who appeared alongside her “Grace and Frankie” co-star Lily Tomlin, added that, as a vocal opponent to the Vietnam War in the 1970s,...



3/29/2017: THE RELIABLE SOURCE: So that the music will never die

(image) Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow,” N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton” and the 1971 debut broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered” are among the recordings set to be included on the National Recording Registry, the Library of Congress announced...