National

02/04/2016 - 1:00pm

    This is the first of two excerpts from "The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War," published this month by Princeton University Press. The second will explain the implications of all this for the next quarter century.

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01/27/2016 - 3:00pm

    "To the world, I am an attorney who had an abortion, and, to myself, I am an attorney because I had an abortion."

    So begins an unprecedented friend-of-the-court brief filed this month by 113...

01/27/2016 - 1:00pm

    When people think about how our criminal justice system tries to avoid convicting innocent people, they probably think of the second half-hour of a "Law & Order" episode: defense attorneys making motions to thwart the prosecutor, jurors furrowing their...

01/27/2016 - 11:00am

    If a private company distributed thousands of bottles of water with high levels of lead and other contaminants, lawsuits would chase it toward bankruptcy. So why should authorities in Michigan get a pass?

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01/27/2016 - 10:00am

    Last week, the Anglican Communion, the worldwide collection of national and regional churches that consider themselves Anglican or Episcopalian, suspended the U.S. Episcopal Church from full participation in the global body because of its decision to perform same-sex...

01/27/2016 - 9:00am

    I leave work early every day. I race to pick up my daughter from her high school promptly at 5 p.m. I'm never late - not even by a minute. I want to be at the door of the school before she emerges out into the U Street District. That Washington neighborhood isn't particularly dangerous...

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