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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 …

Liability law hampering use of school marshals

Last spring, the Washington state Legislature created a work group to make recommendations on how to intervene and prevent mass shootings. The group includes police and prosecutors, educators, the ACLU …

Jim Morin

Cartoon for November 14.

Jim McDevitt: Sanctuary city policies are a threat to public safety

Following the horrific attacks on the United States on 9/11/2001, the president and Congress created what was known as the “9/11 Commission.” This was a bipartisan, 10-member commission whose task …

Clay Bennett

Cartoon for November 13.

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.

Clay Bennett

Cartoon for November 12.

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.

Lisa Benson

Cartoon for November 11.

Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for November 11.

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 …

Tim Campbell

Cartoon for November 11.

Joe Heller

Cartoon for November 11.

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 …

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 …

Clay Bennett

Cartoon for November 10.

Michael Ramirez

Cartoon for November 10.

Joe Scarborough: That was a wave, and Trumpism lost

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

Dr. Robert Wielgus: The wolf wars in Washington can easily be prevented

Once again, wolves in the old Profanity pack territory (OPT) are being lethally controlled by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife because of livestock depredations by wolves in the …

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

On Tuesday night, America stepped back from the abyss.

Tom Toles

Cartoon for November 8.

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 …

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 …

Joe Heller

Cartoon for November 7.

George Nethercutt: Choose wisely when selecting a leader

Leadership today is more important than ever, so choose wisely when exercising one’s franchise.