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Jennifer Rubin: ‘Red America’ not looking so red right now

Less than two years ago, the conventional wisdom told us that President Donald Trump had transformed the political map: GOP strongholds in the South had joined with gains in the …


Froma Harrop: Sometimes voters just want competence

In our highly polarized era, we too often judge election results from the confines of partisan politics. That’s not nearly as useful on the state and local levels, where elected …


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for September 19.


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for September 19.


Michael Gerson: Kavanaugh nomination now hangs by thinnest of strings

It is difficult to comment on an unfolding news story, but this one demands it. It is hard to write about someone you know and like, especially concerning matters of …


Tim Campbell

Cartoon for September 18.


Charlene L. Fu And Curtis S. Chin: China is stealing American intellectual property. Trump’s tariffs are a chance to stop it

Whatever else one might think of President Donald Trump’s actions, he is confronting China about its unfair trade practices and theft of American intellectual property when too many others shy …


Clay Bennett

Cartoon for September 17.


Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for September 17.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Woodward sets off alarm for America

On Tuesday, Bob Woodward finally came through.


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for September 17.


Jim Morin

Cartoon for September 17.


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.


Lisa Brown: Americans need student debt relief

What does it say about our nation’s priorities when we make it easier to refinance a car loan than a student loan? Hard to believe, but it is true. I …


Edmund O. Schweitzer III: The challenges and opportunities of immigration

Let’s ‘de-politicize’ immigration. After all, we share the common heart Emma Lazarus shared with us all.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Student debt is a threat to economic prosperity

The increasing cost of higher education and debt burden our students face upon graduation is a growing threat to economic prosperity and success.


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 …


Joe Heller

Cartoon for September 15.


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 …


Rich Lowry: The blue-collar recovery

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


Lisa Benson

Cartoon for September 15.


Tom Toles

Cartoon for September 14.


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 …


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, …


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.