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John McCain slams Dick Durbin for playing race card in Lynch vote

By S.A. Miller - The Washington Times

Sen. John McCain on Thursday scolded Senate Democratic Whip Richard J. Durbin for accusing Republicans of making Loretta Lynch "sit on the back of the bus" by delaying a confirmation vote on her nomination for attorney general, which could make her the first black female to serve as American's top cop. Published March 19, 2015

Recent Stories

In this Nov. 1, 2011, file photo, Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia speaks during the opening session at the London Cyberspace Conference in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file pool)

Wikipedia, others suing NSA over mass-surveillance program

- The Washington Times

A collection of civil-liberties and free-speech advocates, including the popular Wikipedia site, announced Tuesday they are suing the National Security Agency over its broad surveillance of U.S. Internet traffic, in part based on information gleaned from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. speaks Wednesday about the Justice Department's findings related to two investigations in Ferguson, Missouri. The Justice Department will not prosecute a former police officer involved in a fatal shooting, but the government released a scathing report that faulted the city for racial bias. (Associated Press)

Civil rights violations hard to prove to Justice Department

- The Washington Times

Neither police officer Darren Wilson in Missouri nor neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Florida was indicted on civil rights violations in their shootings of unarmed young black men, bringing into question why the Justice Department investigated in the first place and whether the bar is set too high to convict on such statutes.

Recent Opinion Columns

Image of Justice Department Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

ORRIN G. HATCH: Why the rush to a new attorney general?

President Obama's nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder Jr. as attorney general is an opportunity to refurbish the tarnished image of both the Senate and the Department of Justice.

Unarmed police are sitting ducks

- The Washington Times

David Grosso, a freshman at-large council member, wants members of the Metropolitan Police Department to serve but not protect. He wants to take their guns away, and he wants us to participate in a love-in of the '60s and '70s variety. Mr. Grosso must be having flashbacks from innocently being in the vicinity of second-hand reefer smoke.