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Measles revival enough to make my ears ache

We who were harmed or threatened by polio are having trouble understanding a new generation of well-intentioned but uninformed parents who don’...

Say hello to another select crew of reader columnists

We look for writers who examine the world through a magnifying glass, who convey the quirks, comedies and tragedies of their own lives and the lives...

Reader columnist Karin Leeburg Larsen

Why serious people discount Fox News

In America, it has come to seem normal that a major news organization functions as the propaganda arm of an extremist political ideology.

How did Islam come to this?

The flood of petrodollars meant the Saudis could invest in institutions that create extreme and conservative religious leaders.

A member of the Muslim community of Madrid holds a sign reading "Islam is love" during a gathering Jan. 11 to honor the 17 victims who died during three days of bloodshed in Paris.

Abolish West Point - and the other service academies, too

They are indulgences that taxpayers, who fund them, can no longer afford. They've outlived their use, and it's time to shut them down.

President Barack Obama and Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., superintendent at the U.S. Military Academy, stand for the national anthem during a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the academy, May 28, 2014, in West Point, N.Y.