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Patti Davis: A day bigotry lost in Maryland

America’s darkest chapters should haunt us all. They should also teach us about the cost of bigotry – the cost to our humanity, the cost to our souls.


Robert B. Reich: How blue states help red states

Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress love to demonize government handouts. But their own red-state supporters depend on these handouts. And the handouts are increasingly financed by the inhabitants of …


Dan Crenshaw: ‘SNL’ mocked my appearance. Here’s why I didn’t demand an apology.

The past couple of weeks have been unusual for me, to say the least. After a year of hard campaigning for Congress in Texas and gradually entering the public sphere, …


Jonah Goldberg: Stan Lee’s work a reflection of his times

Stan Lee, the reinventor of the comic book, died Monday at the ripe old age of 95. Comic books get a bad rap, although not nearly as bad as they …


Trudy Rubin: China’s future weapon vs. America: Its growing middle class

Whatever the outcome of the U.S.-China trade war, China’s urban middle class is set to become a major driver of the global economy. And a major force in the wider …


Megan McArdle: Populists on the left and right might want to think twice about cheering on the norms-busters

We need to actually explain why people shouldn’t say the sorts of things the president says, and why pounding on the front doors of television personalities’ homes isn’t okay.


Karen Tumulty: Does anyone love the military less than President Trump?

Nearly every day lately, President Donald Trump has found a new way to show us how little regard he has for the sacrifices of our nation’s military. The latest came …


Michael Gerson: Are we sincere about second chances?

Those of us who participated in the 2000 presidential election are getting political PTSD from the current gubernatorial and senatorial recounts in Florida. President George W. Bush was eventually declared …


David Cole: Sessions leaves a dark mark on the Justice Department

Under almost any other circumstances, the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions would be a moment for dancing in the streets. Sessions oversaw a Justice Department that systematically undermined civil …


Adam B. Schiff: Matthew Whitaker, we’re watching you

President Trump and his interim attorney general designate Matthew Whitaker should heed this warning: The new Democratic majority will protect the special counsel and the integrity of the Justice Department.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: What journalists do

You know the only thing worse than a country where journalists ask questions? A country where they don’t.


Kathleen Parker: Relief is yet to come

It wasn’t a blue trickle, but nor was it a tsunami. Rather, the midterm elections brought a gentle, purplish wave of mostly center-leaning Democrats whose profiles suggest a welcome infusion …


Can they overcome distrust?

President Trump and Congress face a mountain of unfinished business – and chances are that most of it will stay unfinished. Of course, no one knows what will happen, and …


Meaghan Mobbs: We must meet the unique needs of post-9/11 veterans

Humanity has been at peace for just 8 percent of recorded history. While the origins, causes and meanings are debatable within their own fields of study, war appears to be …


Ana Marie Cox: There’s no single lesson to be learned from Tuesday

Humans, and even political pundits, have a natural inclination to want to create patterns and narratives out of chaos, and never is that more obvious than during midterm elections, when …


Mike Pence: U.S. seeks collaboration, not control, in Indo-Pacific

Last year in Vietnam, President Donald Trump laid out the United States’ vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. Next week, on the president’s behalf, I will lead a delegation …


Joe Scarborough: That was a wave, and Trumpism lost

President Donald Trump lost on Tuesday. And it was not even close.


Martin Schram: Trump and White House press corps can both use a timeout

Hours after the post-election press conference, Donald Trump’s anger exploded anew, as his White House suddenly yanked CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House press credential. All because Trump didn’t like …


Mama Bear Moxie: High expectations often lead to disappointment

I tend to have high expectations on most everything in life. I have high expectations of myself, my husband and my kids. I have high expectations on how I think …


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 …


William P. Barr, Edwin Meese III and Michael B. Mukasey: Jeff Sessions can look back on a job well done

We are three former attorneys general who served in Republican administrations, but we share the view that Jeff Sessions, who resigned at President Donald Trump’s request on Wednesday, has been …


Dana Milbank: On Election Day, Americans began turning the tide on American politics

On Tuesday night, America stepped back from the abyss.


Randall D. Eliason: Buckle up. The Mueller investigation may once again take center stage.

When it comes to news from the office of the special counsel, it has been a quiet couple of months. It appears Robert Mueller has been abiding by the unwritten …


Jason Grumet: Whatever happened Tuesday, democracy is damaged, but not yet broken

The nation’s view of our democracy has always been a unique contradiction of cheering, wailing and disinterest. The shining city on the hill is also a swampy snake pit. The …


Robert J. Samuelson: A wasted campaign?

We’ll know soon who won the fiercely contested midterm elections, but we already know who lost: We all did. What’s been missing is any realistic engagement with the difficult issues …


Marc A. Thiessen: We survived Nixon. We’ll survive Trump.

While many seem convinced that the United States will never recover from the Donald Trump presidency, the truth is conservatism, the Republican Party and our nation survived Nixon – and …


Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Saudi Arabia still has many questions to answer about Khashoggi’s killing

The story is all too familiar: Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and a family man, entered Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 for marriage formalities. No one – …


Christine M. Flowers: Anchor babies away? Why Trump shouldn’t mess with birthright citizenship

Whenever I talk about immigration matters, I try not to let people see that tattoo on my forehead, the one with the Statue of Liberty wrapped in a copy of …


Froma Harrop: Funny how the stock market tweets come and go

Trump’s bragging tweets about the stock market will probably continue to come and go. Sophisticated investors, now as earlier, will walk past the tent.


Put on your athleisure and go to the polls

Kids these days. Sure, we’ve spent the past year Instagramming our “self-care” regimens and writing Medium posts about CBD, but we had finally begun to get some sympathy from our …