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Phil Angelides: Wall Street never learned its lesson

Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers brought the American economy to its knees, many are asking an obvious question: When will the next financial crisis hit? If one …


Marc A. Thiessen: Democrats like to talk about Trump breaking norms. Now Obama is.

Democrats like to talk about all the hallowed presidential norms that Donald Trump is breaking. But now it is Barack Obama who is breaking presidential norms with his self-serving foray …


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for September 16.


Trudy Rubin: Mideast peace ‘deal of century’ eludes Trump, 25 years after Oslo Accords

Twenty-five years ago this week I stood on the White House lawn and watched the famous handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, as President …


Rich Lowry: The blue-collar recovery

The economic recovery is really beginning to reach into Trump country.


Molly Roberts: It’s finally Google’s day of reckoning

If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu – and if you have a seat but don’t sit in it, you may be in …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for September 15.


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for September 15.


Tom Toles

Cartoon for September 14.


Kathleen Parker: Things left behind

When Florence finishes with us, human need necessarily will displace the longing for our lost things. But in their stead, we may rejoice in the beauty of the human spirit, …


Dana Milbank: An unstoppable Florence meets an immovable Washington

After last year’s Hurrican Maria debacle, let’s pray FEMA has healed itself and is now up to the task of dealing with Hurricane Florence – despite the inaction of a …


Michael Gerson: A passion for social justice is inseparable from the Christian gospel

It is neither realistic nor fair to ignore the current damage of mass incarceration and failed educational institutions on minority groups. Repentance is in order – along with a passion …


Dr. Bob Lutz: Every month should represent community-wide effort to address suicide

While September is National Suicide Prevention Month, every month should represent our community-wide effort to address this issue.


Dr. Bill Dienst: Dysfunctional aspects of the U.S. health care ‘system,’ and possible solutions

A Medicare for All system combined with a tithing would align patients, insurers and providers toward providing good care while being more cost-conscious. It would motivate all of us to …


Tom Toles

Cartoon for September 12.


Max Boot: Protest is as American as football. Why doesn’t Trump get it?

The tang of fall is nearly in the air. The summer is all but over. Football season is here. Are you ready for some … culture war? This …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for September 11.


Dan Dunne: Don’t let feds roll back efficient car standards

I urge Gov. Inslee to respond to the federal assault on cleaner cars by ensuring Washington has a business environment that draws on the imagination of inventors like Edison and …


Robert J. Samuelson: Why we don’t prepare for the future

America relies on crises. We hope that they don’t occur and pretend that they’re not inevitable, whatever they might be.


Rick Hegdahl: Thanks for keeping our service members first

Thank you, Rep. Adam Smith and Sen. Maria Cantwell for following in Sen. McCain’s footsteps by exhibiting true bipartisanship and ensuring that the National Defense Authorization Act remains focused only …


Tim Campbell

Cartoon for September 10.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for September 10.


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for September 10.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for September 10.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: A corporation takes a risk to support a man who gave up his career for justice

Colin Kaepernick risked his career to make us see. Now Nike risks its bottom line to support him.


Joe Heller

Cartoon for September 9.


Marc A. Thiessen: To the New York Times op-ed writer: If you can’t serve honorably, don’t serve at all

The anonymous author of the New York Times op-ed declares that he and his co-conspirators are being “unsung heroes” fighting on the inside to “preserve our democratic institutions.” In fact, …


Michael Gerson: We are a superpower run by a simpleton

If you prick Donald Trump, does he not explode? If you stroke him, does he not purr?


Tom Toles

Cartoon for September 8.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for September 8.