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May 12, 2012

NYT Global Update: Presidential Candidate Out to Show Egypt It Needs Him Back on the Inside

Global Update



Presidential Candidate Out to Show Egypt It Needs Him Back on the Inside

By KAREEM FAHIM
Amr Moussa, a foreign minister under Hosni Mubarak, is running on experience and tolerance in a country that threw out the establishment.
DealBook

Loss Stains JPMorgan's Chief, One of Banking's Top Risk Managers

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG
The company's loss is a rare misstep by Jamie Dimon, who prides himself on having his fingers on the pulse of his 270,000-employee company.

Greek Leader Will Attempt to Broker a Coalition

By NIKI KITSANTONIS
Greece's president will start negotiations on Sunday to form a coalition government in a last-ditch effort to avoid new elections and further political turmoil.
Travel

Slide Show: Worshiping in Vietnam

Inside an ornate temple where the Cao Dai faithful gather.
Opinion

Op-Ed Contributors

Critical Threshold in the Iran Crisis

By HOSSEIN MOUSAVIAN and KAVEH AFRASIABI
Only prudent diplomacy by both sides can produce positive results at the Iran nuclear talks in Baghdad.
WORLD

A New Amenity May Show Up on Some London Roofs for the Olympics: Missiles

By SARAH LYALL
The British Ministry of Defense has notified residents of some buildings that it might install air-defense systems on roofs to protect the Olympics.

Leftist Party's Rise Upends Greek Political Order

By RACHEL DONADIO
Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the party Syriza, hopes to ride a tide of anti-austerity sentiment to break from four decades of ossified two-party government in Greece.
BUSINESS
Degrees of Debt

A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

By ANDREW MARTIN and ANDREW W. LEHREN
Nearly everyone pursuing a bachelor's degree is borrowing money, and as prices soar, a college degree often comes with an unprecedented financial burden.
DealBook

In JPMorgan Chase Trading Bet, Its Confidence Yields to Loss

By BEN PROTESS, ANDREW ROSS SORKIN, MARK SCOTT and NATHANIEL POPPER
The company's loss is a stark reminder that the banking system remains vulnerable to market shocks and has heightened concerns that big banks continue to make risky financial bets that could threaten the economy.
DealBook

A Shock From JPMorgan Is New Fodder for Reformers

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion trading loss could aid supporters of tighter industry regulation as they fight a last-ditch battle with the banks over new federal rules.
TECHNOLOGY

A Revamping of Bing in the Battle for Search Engine Supremacy

By NICK WINGFIELD
A Microsoft-Facebook alliance plans an overhaul of Bing in an effort to loosen Google's grip on the search engine market.
Bits Blog

Why Is Everyone Focused on Zuckerberg's Hoodie?

By SOMINI SENGUPTA
Over the last two days, there has been a great deal of mud-slinging and hand-wringing about the significance of what Mark Zuckerberg, 27, the chief of executive of Facebook, wore when he went courting would-be investors in New York. Why the fascination and why did some take offense?
Bits Blog

A Facebook Founder Renounces His U.S. Citizenship

By QUENTIN HARDY
Unfriending the I.R.S.? A Facebook co-founder decamps to tax-friendlier shores, but Eduardo Saverin's spokesman says it isn't about the money. When you are investing in lots of countries, apparently, it's better in Singapore.
SPORTS

A Dodgers Fan in Pinstripes in Postwar Japan

By C. J. HOPPIN
When C. J. Hoppin was 13, living with his family in Japan, he was briefly a bat boy for the Yankees, who were on a six-week tour of the Pacific islands.

In Manchester, Supremacy in English Game Is Poised to Move Across Town

By ANDREW DAS
For the first time since 1968, Manchester United's crosstown rival, Manchester City, is poised to plant its flag atop English soccer by winning its first Premier League title.

Coming Home to Formula One's Human Factor

By BRAD SPURGEON
As the European portion of the Formula One series gets underway this weekend with the Spanish Grand Prix, drivers will begin putting in office time at team bases.
U.S. NEWS

Budget Cuts Hurt a State's Response to Whooping Cough

By KIRK JOHNSON
Efforts in Washington State to address a resurgent childhood ailment have been hobbled by years of recession-induced cutbacks that have hollowed out public health departments.

Wooing Evangelicals, and Treading Lightly on Marriage

By ASHLEY PARKER
Mitt Romney spoke of family and faith in a commencement address at Liberty University, a Christian institution where some students expressed distrust of the Mormon faith.

Obama and Biden Honor Officers in Ceremony

By JACKIE CALMES
President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. appeared together for the first time after a week of tension over the issue of same-sex marriage.
OPINION
Op-Ed Contributor

Diagnosing the D.S.M.

By ALLEN FRANCES
The time has come for us to admit that psychiatric diagnosis is too important to be left exclusively in the hands of psychiatrists.
Op-Ed Columnist

Mean Boys

By CHARLES M. BLOW
A Washington Post article this week that described a high-school-aged Mitt Romney doing some menacing things was disturbing.
Op-Ed Columnist

The Anatomy of a Jokester

By GAIL COLLINS
People, should we really be going back to a politician's high school days? Stuff from high school shouldn't count, except to help show a pattern of lifelong fun.

The Washington Post May 12, 2012 Headlines

The Washington Post

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
Obama’s gay marriage endorsement mobilizes Christian conservatives
Pastors in several swing states are readying sermons and activist groups have begun laying plans for get-out-the-vote efforts centered on same-sex marriage.
(By Dan Eggen and Sandhya Somashekhar)

JPMorgan losses reignite Wall Street’s clash with lawmakers
Senior lawmakers seized on the news that the bank had lost $2 billion on risky bets as evidence that more regulation is needed
(By Zachary A. Goldfarb)

In blind activist’s village, only fear can enter
Ever since Chen Guangcheng fled to Beijing, the reign of trepidation has expanded beyond his hometown of Dongshigu to at least three other close-knit enclaves in the eastern province of Shandong. Chen, who is continuing to recover from intestinal problems and broken bones, said he is filled with worry about his extended family and is waiting for Chinese authorities to fulfill their pledges to permit him and his wife and children to leave for the United States.
(By Keith B. Richburg)

Young evangelicals split over faith, Romney
Republican candidate’s upcoming address at Libery University shows divisions in evangelical camp.
(By Krissah Thompson)

Afghan forces show defiance in dealing with U.S.
Afghan commanders have declined more than a dozen operations, highlighting shift to greater autonomy as NATO draws down.
(By Kevin Sieff)

NATION
U.S. to resume some military sales to Bahrain
The decision to lift the restrictions brought some criticism because of concerns about human rights in Bahrain.
( by Karen DeYoung , The Washington Post)

Rep. McKeon, Panetta at odds over defense spending plan
The argument between the House Armed Services Committee chairman and the defense secretary previews the budget fight to come.
( by Walter Pincus , The Washington Post)

Pentagon to expand cybersecurity program for defense contractors
Partnership aims to protect defense firms’ computer networks against data theft by foreign adversaries.
( by Ellen Nakashima , The Washington Post)

Obama’s embrace of gay marriage makes for a spiritual Mother’s Day
In embracing same-sex marriage, President Obama gave hope to the millions of nontraditional families by implicitly asserting that using the Bible as a literal handbook for raising children is insensible and wrong.
( by Lisa Miller , The Washington Post)



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METRO
‘Opportunity to marshal our ... strength’
The Rev. Cathy Tibbetts discusses what’s ahead for The Falls Church (Episcopal).
( by the Rev. Cathy Tibbetts , The Washington Post)

Congregation must begin again
The Rev. John Yates of The Falls Church discusses congregation’s plans for the days ahead.
( by the Rev. John Yates , The Washington Post)

Washington’s season of sunny days
The brightest 80 days of the year are here and the days will get longer until the summer solstice, June 20.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)

Allen unruffled in GOP Senate debate
Republican challengers fail to rattle the frontrunner Friday in the second of three debates.
( by Anita Kumar , The Washington Post)

D.C. eyes neighborhood admissions preference for public charter schools
The idea drew mixed reviews from school leaders, some of whom were concerned it would diminish their autonomy.
( by Bill Turque , The Washington Post)

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POLITICS
Allen unruffled in GOP Senate debate
Republican challengers fail to rattle the frontrunner Friday in the second of three debates.
( by Anita Kumar , The Washington Post)

Obama’s gay marriage endorsement mobilizes Christian conservatives
Pastors in several swing states are readying sermons and activist groups have begun laying plans for get-out-the-vote efforts centered on same-sex marriage.
( by Dan Eggen and Sandhya Somashekhar , The Washington Post)

Young evangelicals split over faith, Romney
Republican candidate’s upcoming address at Libery University shows divisions in evangelical camp.
( by Krissah Thompson in LYNCHBURG, Va. , The Washington Post)

Obama touts mortgage aid program, urges Congress to expand it
President Obama announced a spike in the number of Americans taking advantage of federal programs that let them refinance their loans, and urged Congress to expand the program.
( by Amy Gardner , The Washington Post)

Maryland will seek federal backing for Montgomery County bus line
Gov. Martin O’Malley moved to seek federal backing for a rapid-transit bus system to connect the surging population and technology corridor along Interstate 270 to the Metro system.
( by Aaron C. Davis , The Washington Post)

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STYLE
Suspicious minds
A reader wants to know when a close friendship crosses the line into emotional infidelity.
(, The Washington Post)

After 30 years, Chili Peppers are less fiery but still fierce
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, now in their 30th year as a band, no longer seem all that outrageous. There were some hints of the quartet’s crazy old ways, however, at Verizon Center on Thursday.
( by Dave McKenna Special to The Washington Post , The Washington Post)

A soaring set
Spiritualized brings the energy of church music to the 9:30 Club.
( by Aaron Leitko , The Washington Post)

Emotion and drama in music at Phillips Collection
Dutch composer Michel van der Aa is all gesture, emotion and drama. He and four International Contemporary Ensemble members gave a convincing argument for the power of his musical ideas.
( by Joan Reinthaler , The Washington Post)

@Work Advice: With ‘friends’ like these ...
Facebook, LinkedIn and privacy at work: Karla Miller on the online networking paradox.
(, The Washington Post)

More Style: Culture, Arts, Ideas & More - The Washington Post


SPORTS
TV and radio listings: May 12
TV and radio listings: May 12
(, The Washington Post)

Broad Run makes headway in Va. AAA
GIRLS’ SOCCER | A powerhouse in AA girls’ soccer before moving up a classification, the Spartans have gained confidence and earned the second seed in the Cedar Run District.
( by James Wagner , The Washington Post)

Calverton downs Middleburg
BOYS’ LAX | Junior Stephen Goff scores six goals to help Calverton close its historic season with an MILL title.
( by Eric Detweiler , The Washington Post)

Harper gets 10 stitches in Nationals’ victory
The rookie cuts himself above the eye while taking out his frustration during an off night, but says he’s fine after victory over Reds.
( by Adam Kilgore , The Washington Post)

Johnson hits winning homer
Former National Nick Johnson’s two-run homer in the seventh gives the Orioles a win over Tampa Bay in the opener of a three-game series.
( by Eduardo A. Encina , The Washington Post)

More Sports: Sports News, Scores, Analysis, Schedules & More - The Washington Post


WORLD
U.S. to resume some military sales to Bahrain
The decision to lift the restrictions brought some criticism because of concerns about human rights in Bahrain.
( by Karen DeYoung , The Washington Post)

Rep. McKeon, Panetta at odds over defense spending plan
The argument between the House Armed Services Committee chairman and the defense secretary previews the budget fight to come.
( by Walter Pincus , The Washington Post)

Pentagon to expand cybersecurity program for defense contractors
Partnership aims to protect defense firms’ computer networks against data theft by foreign adversaries.
( by Ellen Nakashima , The Washington Post)

Culture war looms as Israel pledges to end ultra-Orthodox military exemptions
Military exemptions for ultra-Orthodox religious students have fueled resentment among Israel’s secular majority.
( by Karin Brulliard , The Washington Post)

Indian intelligence goof irks Pakistan
India’s intelligence agency sparked outrage and ridicule this week after it listed ordinary Pakistani shopkeepers as terrorists.
( by Rama Lakshmi , The Washington Post)

More World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post


LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Carolyn Hax Live (Friday, May 11)
Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions and comments about the strange train we call life.
(, vForum)

Five myths about gay marriage
Jonathan Rauch discusses fact and fiction behind gay marriage.
(, vForum)

Obama on gay marriage: Why now?
Bradley Hirschfield discussed gay marriage, Obama's decision to support it and other ethical issues in the news.
(, vForum)

Panda Matchmaker
Panda cub depends on perfect panda mates
(, vForum)

The Bandersnatch Cummberbundery debate: Lisa de Moraes Live
Post TV columnist Lisa de Moraes discusses the recent debate over her awarding the nickname "Bandersnatch Cummberbundery."
(, vForum)

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TECHNOLOGY
Facebook co-founder Saverin gives up U.S. citizenship
Eduardo Saverin is now a resident of Singapore, a move that will likely reduce his taxes when the company goes public.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Facebook IPO: ‘Expectations on Facebook are way too high’

(, The Washington Post)

Would you pay to promote a Facebook post?
Facebook is testing a feature that would promote a user’s post on the news feed, for a fee.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Apple may finally replace Google Maps in iOS 6
It's no big secret that Apple wants to get away from its dependency on Google Maps in iOS.
( by Nathan Ingraham | The Verge , theverge.com)

SocialCode hires Digg employees
SocialCode, a Washington Post Co. subsidiary that focuses on social media advertising, lures staff from Digg.com.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

More Technology News - The Washington Post


EDITORIAL
All the wrong reasons for Whole Foods project

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A John Edwards wake-up call

(, The Washington Post)

Fooled once by President Obama

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BUSINESS
The Republicans’ elephant in the room: Themselves
COLUMN | If you think polarization is the main problem in Washington today, then perhaps your beef is largely with the Republicans.
(, The Washington Post)

JPMorgan losses reignite Wall Street’s clash with lawmakers
Senior lawmakers seized on the news that the bank had lost $2 billion on risky bets as evidence that more regulation is needed
( by Zachary A. Goldfarb , The Washington Post)

Facebook co-founder Saverin gives up U.S. citizenship
Eduardo Saverin is now a resident of Singapore, a move that will likely reduce his taxes when the company goes public.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Facebook IPO: ‘Expectations on Facebook are way too high’

(, The Washington Post)

JPMorgan’s Drew Embraced Risk Before ‘Egregious’ Trade Loss
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Investment Officer Ina R. Drew, head of the unit responsible for a $2 billion trading loss, built a 30-year career at the largest U.S. bank by embracing risk and avoiding the spotlight.
( by Max Abelson Bloomberg News , Bloomberg)

More Business News, Financial News, Business Headlines & Analysis - The Washington Post

NYT Today's Headlines - May 12, 2012




TOP NEWS

JPMorgan Sought Loophole on Risky Trading

By EDWARD WYATT
JPMorgan Chase fought for the ability for banks to make big bets in their portfolios, including some of the types of trading that led to the $2 billion loss now rocking the bank.

Iran Presses for Official to Be Next Leader of Shiites

By TIM ARANGO
Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi would extend Iran's influence over the Iraqi people and Shiite Muslims everywhere if he were to succeed Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

In North Carolina, Beliefs Clash on Marriage Law

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
Many people were surprised that the vote on same-sex marriage in North Carolina was so decisive, but the state's political inconsistencies include a long tradition of social conservatism.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"The argument that financial institutions do not need the new rules to help them avoid the irresponsible actions that led to the crisis of 2008 is at least $2 billion harder to make today."
REPRESENTATIVE BARNEY FRANK, Democrat of Massachusetts, after JPMorgan Chase's announcement of a trading loss.

Arts

Slide Show: A Radio Talent Turned TV Talent Judge

Howard Stern, the controversial but popular radio host, will join NBC's popular summer competition, "America's Got Talent," as its latest judge.
Opinion
Pyramid Power, Over Me
Opinionator

Pyramid Power, Over Me

Living on the edge as a celebrity contestant on "The $25,000 Pyramid."
WORLD

Murdoch Confidante Recalls Chummy Ties With British Leaders

By SARAH LYALL
Rebekah Brooks's appearance on Friday before an inquiry into press ethics offered a glimpse into the relationship between political power and the press in Britain.

Election Impasse in Greece Could Force a New Vote

By RACHEL DONADIO and NIKI KITSANTONIS
Greek political leaders appeared unable to break a deadlock left by inconclusive general elections last Sunday, suggesting that a second round of polls may be inevitable.

Algerian Election Results Draw Disbelief

By ADAM NOSSITER
The announcement on Friday was at odds both with analysts' predictions and the experience of Algeria's neighbors in the wake of last year's Arab Spring.
U.S.

Finding a Match, and a Mission: Helping Blacks Survive Cancer

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
Seun Adebiyi launched Nigeria's national bone-marrow registry, a potential lifesaver for black cancer patients, after experiencing firsthand the difficulty of finding donors for those of African descent.

Addiction Diagnoses May Rise Under Guideline Changes

By IAN URBINA
Revisions to a major psychiatric manual would expand recognized addiction symptoms, which could pose huge consequences for insurers and taxpayers.

Guilty Verdict in Murder Case That Involved Singer's Family

By MONICA DAVEY
The former brother-in-law of the actress and singer Jennifer Hudson was convicted on Friday of murdering her mother, brother and young nephew.
POLITICS

Romney's Adversarial View of Russia Stirs Debate

By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
Many Democrats, some Republicans and the Russians themselves suggest that Mitt Romney is stuck in a cold war mind-set.

Obama Returns to Topic of Economic Recovery

By JACKIE CALMES
President Obama spoke on Friday with homeowners in Nevada who have benefited from mortgage refinancing policies his administration introduced last year.
Common Sense

Gay Marriage Bans May Come at a Price

By JAMES B. STEWART
As North Carolina voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage this week, executives and business professors were silent on the issue; some say the state may regret the outcome.
BUSINESS
DealBook

In JPMorgan Chase Trading Bet, Its Confidence Yields to Loss

By BEN PROTESS, ANDREW ROSS SORKIN, MARK SCOTT and NATHANIEL POPPER
The company's loss is a stark reminder that the banking system remains vulnerable to market shocks and has heightened concerns that big banks continue to make risky financial bets that could threaten the economy.
DealBook

Loss Stains JPMorgan's Chief, One of Banking's Top Risk Managers

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG
The company's loss is a rare misstep by Jamie Dimon, who prides himself on having his fingers on the pulse of his 270,000-employee company.

As Dewey Collapses, Partners and Retirees Face Big Financial Losses

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD
All past and present partners could lose pensions, and recent partners will probably lose investments in the firm and could be forced to return salaries as the firm closes.
TECHNOLOGY

A Revamping of Bing in the Battle for Search Engine Supremacy

By NICK WINGFIELD
A Microsoft-Facebook alliance plans an overhaul of Bing in an effort to loosen Google's grip on the search engine market.
Bits Blog

Why Is Everyone Focused on Zuckerberg's Hoodie?

By SOMINI SENGUPTA
Over the last two days, there has been a great deal of mud-slinging and hand-wringing about the significance of what Mark Zuckerberg, 27, the chief of executive of Facebook, wore when he went courting would-be investors in New York. Why the fascination and why did some take offense?
Bits Blog

A Facebook Founder Renounces His U.S. Citizenship

By QUENTIN HARDY
Unfriending the I.R.S.? A Facebook co-founder decamps to tax-friendlier shores, but Eduardo Saverin's spokesman says it isn't about the money. When you are investing in lots of countries, apparently, it's better in Singapore.
SPORTS
Yankees 6, Mariners 2

Ibanez's Homer Assures That Montero's Blast Doesn't Haunt Yankees

By ZACH BERMAN
Raul Ibanez's three-run homer in the sixth canceled out Jesus Montero's solo shot in the top of the inning and helped back a solid outing from Hiroki Kuroda.

In Heart of Mariners Lineup, a Reminder to the Yankees

By DAVID WALDSTEIN
Jesus Montero returned to the Bronx for the first time since the Yankees dealt their top hitting prospect to Seattle for two pitchers who are currently on the disabled list.
Marlins 6, Mets 5

Scoring Two Against Francisco, Marlins One-Up the Mets' Comeback

By ANDREW KEH
The Mets rallied from a 3-0 deficit to take the lead into the ninth, but then the Marlins struck against closer Frank Francisco.
ARTS
Dance Review

Pretty Works That Are New, but Not All That Modern

By ALASTAIR MACAULAY
The New York City Ballet's spring gala offered premieres by Peter Martins and Benjamin Millepied, and a return of Balanchine's "Symphony in C."
Critic's Notebook

The Mother of All Bad TV Moms

By NEIL GENZLINGER
You know all the things that have been wrong with young people for the past half-century? They can be traced to a single sitcom moment and a single sitcom matriarch.
Exhibition Review

Cryptic Calendar and the People Who Made It

By EDWARD ROTHSTEIN
"Maya 2012: Lords of Time" at the Penn Museum explores the culture of the Maya, who thrived in a classic period from A.D. 250 to 900 in southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and El Salvador.
NEW YORK / REGION

Bloomberg Among Critics of Prosecutor in Brooklyn

By RAY RIVERA and SHARON OTTERMAN
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and leading mayoral candidates rebuked Charles J. Hynes, the Brooklyn district attorney, for his handling of sex-abuse cases in the ultra-Orthodox community.

City Unveils Locations of Bike-Share Stations

By MATT FLEGENHEIMER
Every few blocks throughout Midtown and Lower Manhattan, and in parts of Brooklyn and Queens, New Yorkers will have access to a new alternative for public travel.

$12 Million to Help Cuomo Came From Just 20 Donors

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and THOMAS KAPLAN
The Committee to Save New York, an advocacy group, spent millions to advance Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's agenda last year, but most of the money came from a small number of wealthy donors.
TRAVEL

Paradise Lost: A Mother-Daughter Spring Break

By ALESSANDRA STANLEY
A private island. A luxury resort. An opportunity for quality bonding time. What could possibly go wrong?

5 Tips for Traveling With Your Mother

By EMMA SPECTER
A daughter's 5-step program for dealing with probing questions, outfit commentary and sleeping discrepancies.

36 Hours in Hyderabad, India

By SHIVANI VORA
This 400-year-old city offers seductive history, fiery food, wallet-friendly jewelry and a dynamic high-tech scene.
EDITORIALS
Editorial

JPMorgan Chase's $2 Billion Loss

The lesson of JPMorgan's stunning $2 billion trading loss is that the banks haven't learned their lesson, and neither have the politicians.
Editorial

Who Speaks for the Children?

Religious leaders in Brooklyn's ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities must ensure that molesters are brought to justice.
Editorial

The Struggle to Vote

The Republican Party continues to try to disenfranchise voters. Just look at what one Georgia congressman tried to do this week.
OP-ED
Op-Ed Contributor

Diagnosing the D.S.M.

By ALLEN FRANCES
The time has come for us to admit that psychiatric diagnosis is too important to be left exclusively in the hands of psychiatrists.
Op-Ed Columnist

Mean Boys

By CHARLES M. BLOW
A Washington Post article this week that described a high-school-aged Mitt Romney doing some menacing things was disturbing.
Op-Ed Columnist

The Anatomy of a Jokester

By GAIL COLLINS
People, should we really be going back to a politician's high school days? Stuff from high school shouldn't count, except to help show a pattern of lifelong fun.
ON THIS DAY
On May 12, 1943, during World War II, Axis forces in North Africa surrendered.