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Christine M. Flowers: The hypocrisy of #MeToo and female solidarity

Squelching the idea that women could never be abusers.


Froma Harrop: Mothers who do too much

Here’s a true story about a fine woman with an advanced degree whom I will not name for obvious reasons.


Jeff Danziger

Cartoon for Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.


Guest opinion: Why we need a Space Force

Space has been a hotly contested domain for decades. I can personally attest to this: While I was commander of the International Space Station in 2015, we had to maneuver …


Michael Gerson: There is, again, a cancer on the presidency

Whatever day you are reading this, it is June 1973 in Washington. A lawyer close to the president has turned decisively and damagingly against him. Testifying before a Senate committee …


Guest opinion: Those payments to mistresses were unseemly, but that doesn’t mean they were illegal

If a candidate for public office decided to settle a private lawsuit to get it out of the news before Election Day, would that be a campaign expenditure? If a …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.


Dana Milbank: GOP turns to toilets to suppress more black voters

It warms the heart to see the newfound concern that Georgia has for its disabled residents.


Guest opinion: Editorials defending the press are a nice start – here’s where to go next

Last Thursday, in a show of unity, hundreds of American newspapers published editorials celebrating the press as a pillar of American democracy and defending journalists against President Donald Trump’s attacks. …


Rich Lowry: The immortal Indianapolis

The worst disaster in the history of the United States Navy only began with the sinking of the USS Indianapolis.


Jim Morin

Cartoon for Aug. 22, 2018.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.


Robert Samuelson: Will what happens in Turkey stay in Turkey?

The pertinent and unanswerable question about Turkey is whether the country’s present economic turmoil is an isolated event, mostly confined to Turkey itself, or whether it portends a larger economic …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: A great moment in black history

And now here’s this week’s episode of Great Moments in Black History.


Washington Post: Finally, a truer accounting of Maria’s toll

(Editor’s note: The following editorial appeared in Monday’s Washington Post). In July, the Puerto Rican government released a draft report that acknowledged what local organizations, independent studies and common sense …


Tim Campbell

Cartoon for Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.


Outside View: Clear-cutting forests won’t solve California’s wildfire problem

Now nearly everyone, it seems, is in favor of more “forest management” to reduce fuel for California’s record wildfires. But there is a big difference between clearing overgrown brush and …


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for Aug. 19, 2018.


Kathleen Parker: It’s a dog-eat-dog White House

No sooner had I ordered the 2011 book “Less Than Human” for a late-summer read than President Trump called Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog” and a “lowlife.” Those two slurs …


Jim Morin

Cartoon for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.


Marc A. Thiessen: Cardinal Wuerl must go

In 1972, Pope Paul VI warned that “the smoke of Satan has entered the Church of God.” We see that smoke throughout the report from a Pennsylvania grand jury, which …


Rich Lowry: The Turkish hostage crisis

It’s never a good idea to negotiate with a hostage-taker, but when it’s a NATO ally, there isn’t much choice.


Froma Harrop: Good Republicans must vote for Democrats

The most memorable campaign event I attended in 2016 was a rally for John Kasich in Rhode Island. The participants seemed the cream of the middle class – many old-fashioned …


Guest Opinion: Spokane cannot afford the City Council’s energy mandate

In October 2017, a group of activists formed a “work group” to draft a proposal mandating that the City of Spokane source 100 percent of our energy from renewables by …


Christine M. Flowers: Channeling sorrow and anger after reading the clergy abuse report

Oh my God, I am heartily sorry, for having offended thee And I detest, all my sins, because I dread


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Lisa Benson

Cartoon for Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018.


Guest Opinion: Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke’s real scandals

The media risk getting the story of Ryan Zinke’s record as Interior secretary wrong. A recent Huffington Post article headlined “Stinky Zinke” describes a slimy trail of scandal Zinke has …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.


What would Jesus do? Clean house in the Catholic Church.

“Anyone who welcomes one little child like this in my name welcomes me,” said Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. “But anyone who is the downfall of one of these …


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.