| May 20, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Well, that didn't take long.
Just as several genuine scandals cast the Obama administration in an unfavorable light, Republicans in Congress are already overreaching — with hyperbolic comparisons to Watergate, calls for special prosecutors,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:15 AM
As we approach the 48th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, this historic civil rights legislation remains an essential protection against the discrimination that still threatens Americans' right to vote. Congress needs to move swiftly to restore the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:39 AM
So Attorney General Eric Holder can't stand the fact that Texas is going to require voter ID ("Congress must fix Voting Rights Act," July 29). I really don't see anything wrong with that. You need ID to buy cough medicine at the drug store, to get into an...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A major problem in the United States is not that there are too many whistle-blowers. Rather, there are too few.
Where were the whistle-blowers when the CIA was operating secret prisons; conducting torture and abuse; and kidnapping individuals off the...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 11:23 AM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was right to tell the National Urban League last month that despite a Supreme Court ruling in July striking down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the Justice Department will still seek to block Texas and other...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:12 PM
— In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Attorney General Eric H. Holder's plan to reduce overcrowding in federal prisons by instructing federal prosecutors to stop invoking mandatory minimum sentences against low-level, nonviolent drug offenders was a welcome, if overdue, announcement. The...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder announced recently that the United States' practice of locking up so many of its citizens has to stop. News outlets almost uniformly reported that Mr. Holder was drastically limiting the application of mandatory minimum...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals." The committee's chairman, Republican...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:10 PM
A federal judge reluctantly handed down what she called an "extremely severe and harsh" life sentence without parole Tuesday to a 47-year-old heroin dealer convicted of trafficking the drug from New York to Baltimore.
District Judge Catherine C. Blake...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Members of the Carroll County chapter of the NAACP joined tens of thousands Saturday at the National Mall - at the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial - in Washington to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington....
| Sep 2, 2013
Bowing to changing times and admittedly limited prosecutorial resources, the Justice Department announced last week it would not seek to block state laws legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use. The declaration represented a major reversal...