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EDITORIAL: No More Vacancies on the D.C. Council

We hope the council will closely examine the state of police-community relations, consider developing a citizens' review board with real teeth and pressure the Metropolitan Police Department to stop D.C.’s version of "stop-and-frisk."

EDITORIAL: As America's Infrastructure Crumbles, Congress Diddles

We do not yet know the specific reason or reasons why the Amtrak commuter train heading to New York last week crashed. Yet what the crash just north of Philadelphia has done is cast light on another problem that has ...

EDITORIAL: Helping Hands at Howard University

The recent decision by Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick to solicit the financial assistance of Howard University alumni to help prospective graduates is one we applaud.

EDITORIAL: Of Body Cams and Transparency

For the last two to three years, cellphone cameras and other devices have begun to transform the terrain on which police officers deal with people of color in this country.

EDITORIAL: Justice at Last?

Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby's decision to bring charges against the six police officers implicated in Freddie Gray's death has helped quell the anger and resentment that fueled the looting and burning that rocked Baltimore last week.

EDITORIAL: When Will This Madness End?

In an incident that has become depressingly familiar, Baltimore is now the latest American city struggling with the fallout from the death of yet another black man at the hands of the police.

EDITORIAL: Dialogue or Discord

Loretta Lynch, the nation’s first African-American woman attorney general, said she plans to set a new tone during her tenure, indicating her intention to improve police morale and find common ground between law enforcement and black and brown communities. She ...

EDITORIAL: Another Questionable Death in Fairfax County Custody

The Fairfax County Police Department is facing additional scrutiny with the death Sunday of a 37-year-old woman who was hit at least four times with a stun gun.

EDITORIAL: We Still Need to Bring Back Our Girls

It has been more than a year since the militant jihadi group Boko Haram stormed an all-girls secondary school and kidnapped about 300 girls in Chibok, northern Nigeria.

EDITORIAL: D.C. Nabs Midsummer Classic

Commissioner of Major League Baseball Rob Manfred has thrilled Washington, the Washington Nationals and baseball lovers here with the news that Washington, D.C., will host the 2018 All-Star Game.

EDITORIAL: The Obama-Jamaica Lovefest

The Jamaican diaspora community, as well of those who live in the tiny island nation, are still buzzing after President Barack Obama's visit on April 9.

EDITORIAL: Iran Nuclear Agreement on the Horizon

President Barack Obama is basking in the glow of success after what several senior administration officials characterized on Friday as tough and sometimes intense negotiations that have produced the framework for a comprehensive nuclear deal.

EDITORIAL: Bowser and Racine Butt Heads

Mayor Muriel Bowser finds herself at odds with her Attorney General Karl Racine over a bill she submitted to the city council that he asserts would significantly diminish his role and ability to represent D.C. residents interests.

EDITORIAL: Indiana in the Spotlight for the Wrong Reason

D.C. Council member David Grosso joined a growing group of critics in the political sphere Monday who moved to punish the state of Indiana in response to a bill passed last week that is largely believed to discriminate against gay ...

EDITORIAL: Loretta Lynch Deserves to be Confirmed

It's been more than 160 days that Loretta Lynch, Brooklyn's top prosecutor, has languished, waiting for the Senate to confirm her.

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