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Marc A. Thiessen: The Kavanaugh debacle cost the Democrats the Senate

Brett Kavanaugh must have been smiling as the returns came in on Election Day, because it is now clear that the Democrats’ campaign to destroy him will go down as …


Kathleen Parker: 2018 midterms: He vs. she

Slowly but inevitably, the two major political parties have become the party of women and the party of men – guess which is which – so that the 2018 midterms …


Ramesh Ponnuru: Angry liberals have no one to blame but themselves

The existence of mirror-image thinking among conservatives doesn’t prove that the progressives’ complaints are wrong. But there are two mistakes that dissatisfied Democrats should avoid making.


Michael Gerson: The Kavanaugh coverage exposed cracks in journalism’s foundation

In the recent Supreme Court nomination showdown, American institutions underwent a stress test. And in the media’s coverage, we saw the political equivalent of the collapse of Lehman Bros.


Cal Thomas: Susan Collins’ finest hour

In a speech announcing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, reminded me of some of the great orators of the past. Her …


Jonathan Bernstein: Kavanaugh’s confirmation shows Republicans’ brutal politics

The big two lessons of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination and confirmation are that U.S. politics right now is party politics – and that the Republican Party has fully absorbed the style …


David Von Drehle: I’m all Kavanaughed out. So let’s talk about baseball.

I’m all Kavanaughed out. I hope some good will come of these past few weeks. Perhaps American men now have a better understanding of how common and how damaging sexual …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 3:39 p.m.

Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to Supreme Court, quickly sworn in

Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice Saturday night after the bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed him. The Senate vote delivered an election-season triumph to President …


Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s new, tantalizing claim about Kavanaugh shows what utter madness this is

What is utterly crazy here is that we have no way of evaluating any claims made about the FBI investigation into claims against Brett Kavanaugh either way, because we are …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers talks Kavanaugh, refugees and human trafficking during stop at Lutheran Community Services

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers met with the director of Lutheran Community Services, the Spokane-based nonprofit providing support for refugees and victims of sexual assault, on Friday morning, as the Trump …


Max Boot: Kavanaugh’s confirmation is a mindless exercise in party loyalty - and we’re all the losers

The swing votes in the Senate on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation – Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va. – …


Mark A. Perry: The Brett Kavanaugh I know

The Brett Kavanaugh I’ve known since 1991 is a good and decent man, a principled and disciplined jurist, and a rigorous and careful thinker. His nomination reflects the unparalleled record …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Kavanaugh confirmation all but sure after long, bitter fight

After weeks of shocking accusations, hardball politics and rowdy Capitol protests, a pair of wavering senators declared Friday they will back Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, all but guaranteeing the …


Ellen DeGeneres on abuse survivors’ testimony: ‘I am furious at people who don’t believe it’

With the upcoming anniversary of the #MeToo movement and the testimony of California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford dominating the cultural conversation, beloved daytime host Ellen DeGeneres has opened up …


Fareed Zakaria: The real victim of the Kavanaugh mess

The most consequential casualty of the recent confirmation battle is not Christine Blasey Ford or Brett Kavanaugh. It is the Supreme Court and, thus, American democracy.


In Mississippi, Trump mocks Ford’s claims against Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Trump’s Supreme Court nominee …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: The Republicans put on quite a show

Give the Republicans credit: They worked hard to create the appearance of enlightened compassion. Meaning, of course, Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing into claims by psychology professor Dr. Christine Blasey …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Gov. candidate Jordan expects ‘women will be attacked’ by restrictive policies if Kavanaugh is confirmed

Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan said Friday she is worried about the state’s protections for women and minorities, especially if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme …


Jennifer Rubin: Why Brett Kavanaugh should not be confirmed

There are many reasons for rejecting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Here are a few.


Marc A. Thiessen: Brett Kavanaugh fights back

Whether our democracy is permanently altered depends on whether the Senate rejects this campaign of character assassination and confirms Brett Kavanaugh. We’ll find out the answer shortly.


David Von Drehle: America, we are on our own

If the United States’ worst enemies had schemed to design a more divisive, more demoralizing, more hurtful episode than the hearings on Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court, they could …


Jonathan Capehart: Hell hath no fury like an entitled white man denied

I can understand why Brett Kavanaugh erupted with anger. It was the lack of humility and decorum and contrition that canceled any human emotion I could have had for him …


Many women line up in support of Kavanaugh pick

As the Senate is divided on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, so too are women across the country.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 12:49 p.m.

Quiet start to Supreme Court term amid tumult over Kavanaugh

Americans watched Thursday’s high court nomination hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh with rapt attention. On Monday, the court will begin its new term with the crack of the marshal’s gavel …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

Trump agrees to FBI probe of Kavanaugh, bows to Flake, Dems

Reversing course, President Donald Trump bowed to Democrats’ demands Friday for a deeper FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Republican Sen. Jeff Flake balked at voting for …


Ruth Marcus: Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony was devastating

Thursday’s session in the Senate Judiciary Committee reaffirmed the unrivaled and compelling power of personal testimony, not only in providing information but in assessing competing narratives.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Washington, Idaho legislators react to Ford’s and Kavanaugh’s testimonies

Following on the heels of Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings into allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, local legislators were prompt in offering their own reactions.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Spokane students track Kavanaugh hearings, but at a distance

National media outlets lent their full attention to the emotional, and at time combative, testimony emerging in Washington, D.C. Thursday during hearings into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past and …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Washington Supreme Court candidates Nathan Choi, Steve Gonzalez debate Kavanaugh, campaign finance

In their first public forum for Washington Supreme Court – a forum that at times delved into the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh – Justice …


Charles Lane: Judiciary endangered by partisan politics

No matter how the fight over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court ends, the lesson of it is already clear: The court is too important. The Senate confirmation …