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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Bloviating ignoramus’ edition

Does George W. Bush think that his mother was the greatest first lady ever?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Unanimous appeals court ruling: DOMA unconstitutional

This is the first time an appeals court has struck down any part of the discriminatory 1996 law.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:53 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 05/31/2012

When Republicans attack on health care

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:25 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Christie could teach Romney about leadership

Christie stands by his openly gay nominee for the state supreme court.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:39 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Falling at the pump: gas prices and GOP credibility

Chart of gas prices shows the limit of taking pleasure at pain at the pump.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 05/30/2012

PostScript: Milbank and doubts about unicorns

Readers respond to his column about Romney’s birth certificate.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:49 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 05/30/2012

I'll take obstruction for $500, Alex

The problem of judicial vacancies has become a question on “Jeopardy.”

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:42 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/30/2012

The Romney-Trump-Nugent-Limbaugh ticket

At what point does he show himself to be a leader of not just his party but of the country?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Romney, Trump and the birtherism nonsense

Why the candidate hasn’t told his monied friend to take a hike.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:54 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Syria: The blood of future massacres is on Russia's hands

The blood of future massacres is on Russia's hands.

By David Ignatius  |  09:25 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, Russia

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 05/29/2012

One more thing about Obama, Jacob and race

Post-racial America is where unicorns live.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:21 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 05/29/2012

PostScript: Dan Quayle, Murphy Brown and reader responses

How Hollywood and the government interact with single moms.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:53 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Jefferson, our ‘barbarous ancestors’ and marriage

We’re a long way off from freeing ourselves from ‘the regimen of [our] barbarous ancestors.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/29/2012

David Brooks and our Hamilton argument

Alexander Hamilton, the tea party, and our future.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 05/29/2012

A partisan outrage against the troops

Those who really support the troops should be praising that consensus, not trying to undermine it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:55 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Is Mitt Romney morally bankrupt?

The only thing Romney stands up for is what’s good for Mitt Romney.

By Colbert I. King  |  01:24 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Can Greece muddle through (again)?

And why hasn’t there been a massive run on its banks?

By Robert J. Samuelson  |  12:26 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  greece bank run, greece run on banks, greece euro exit, greece drachma, greece national currency, greece panic, greece bank holiday, Alexis Tsipras, Greece eurozone

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Romney wants to be president at all costs

At what price does Mitt Romney put political ambition aside to do or say the right thing?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:00 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 05/28/2012

A rare look inside al-Qaeda’s Yemen operations

A new “Frontline” documentary walks dangerous, compelling ground.

By David Ignatius  |  03:57 PM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 05/25/2012

This week in bad fashion: Thomas Gore’s hat

This week in bad fashion.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:09 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 05/25/2012

PostScript: Dionne and conservatism gone wild

Readers respond to a suggestion that the right has lost its way.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:41 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 05/25/2012

Another conservative defector denounces the movement

Michael Fumento joins the growing list of people who’ve had it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:36 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 05/25/2012

A debt of gratitude to Etan Patz’s parents

What I owe Etan Patz’s parents.

By Jo-Ann Armao  |  10:34 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Nauseating’ edition

What cranky opinion did Alan Simpson add this week to his long list of acerbic assessments?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 05/24/2012

PostScript: George Will, Elizabeth Warren and identity politics

Commenters are agreed: This is a problem for Elizabeth Warren.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:08 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Unserious: The GOP and the Pentagon

Is there a rift growing between conseratives and the U.S. military?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:03 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 05/24/2012

EXCLUSIVE: Support grows for Maryland’s same-sex marriage law

A new poll shows a major swing in favor of same-sex marriage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:48 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Photo speaks volumes about Obama and race

A request to touch the president’s hair yields a powerful image.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Pair of lawn shears beats President Obama in Arkansas, Kentucky, West Virginia

‘At least those shears won’t raise my gas prices.’

By Stephen Stromberg  |  07:36 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Governors want Washington to do its job

The political paralysis and poisonous partisanship in Washington have destructive effects in the states.

By Fred Hiatt  |  04:42 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 05/23/2012

PostScript: Parker’s commenters and politics at its filthiest

Readers wonder if the Supreme Court is already swayed.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:03 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 05/23/2012

The Obama effect: Marriage equality gains ground

The Post-ABC News poll shows there might be an Obama effect on attitudes toward same-sex marriage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:41 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Paul Who? Republican Senate candidates aren't running on Ryan plan

Republican Senate candidates aren't running on Ryan plan.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:02 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Obama’s Southern problem is no surprise

An electoral vote map run by the New York Times in December 2008 predicted the problem Obama faces today.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:38 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Three ‘nauseating’ political missteps

Cory Booker and James Clyburn spoke poorly. What Donna Dewitt did was just plain dumb.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:30 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Romney feigns outrage at visa for Castro’s niece

Campaign blasts White House for issuing visa to Fidel Castro’s niece for gay rights conference in San Francisco.

By Lee Hockstader  |  08:10 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 05/22/2012

PostScript: New birther conspiracies born from an editorial

Readers ask what The Post is really up to.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:22 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Here comes the Ron Paul Party

A new group takes over some Republican structures. How will the GOP respond to its wacky platforms?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:56 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 05/22/2012

The Occupy movement is going nowhere

If it doesn’t get involved in the political process, it will never transition from protest to power.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:58 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Did the Catholic organizations have to sue over the health care mandate?

Lawsuits against contraception mandate are both unsurprising and unfortunate.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  06:07 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 05/21/2012

The killing of Trayvon Martin: Documents shed more light but not much clarity

New documents shed more light on what happened the evening of Feb. 26 but not much clarity.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:30 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 05/21/2012

PostScript: Samuelson and capitalism on trial [Updated]

Readers respond to Samuelson’s column.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:14 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 05/21/2012

The history of the spring presidential campaign (and why you should ignore it)

The history of presidential contests in the spring (and why you should ignore them.)

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:40 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Romney’s misfire on the Chen case

Criticism of Obama shows he’s over his head on foreign policy.

By Colbert I. King  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Thinking Afghan unthinkables

Betting at the NATO summit.

By David Ignatius  |  10:40 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, NATO, Chicago Summit, Obama, Karzai

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 05/20/2012

Obama leads on marriage equality, the NAACP and others follow

When leaders lead, especially on social issues that demand the end of an injustice or the expansion of liberty, people will follow.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 05/19/2012

Is Mitt Romney too ‘narrow’ in his view of America?

I disagree with my colleague Colbert King.

By Michael Gerson  |  11:20 AM ET, 05/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 05/18/2012

What Americans Elect supporters could learn from the marriage fight

Coalition-building remains the key.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:24 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 05/18/2012

PostScript: Krauthammer and Obama’s clash with himself

Can Obama hold two apparently contrary views?

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:03 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Republicans upset at the oil industry?!?

Apparently it’s been too nice to President Obama.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:48 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 05/18/2012

This week in bad fashion: Obama’s brown suit

Folks, it’s Friday. My brain hurts. So I’m starting a periodic new feature called “This week in bad fashion.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:34 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 05/18/2012

The Summit of Irrelevance

Five bad things about this vestige of neo-colonialism.

By David Ignatius  |  11:41 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  G8, Obama, Germany, France, Russia, Putin

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln’ edition

Who put the president on the couch this week?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 05/17/2012

More answers in the killing of Trayvon Martin

Trying to make sense of what happened the night George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:22 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 05/17/2012

The killing of Trayvon Martin: Shoddy police work

Another gasp-worthy read on the front page of the New York Times.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:00 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 05/17/2012

PostScript: Will, college loans and bipartisanship

Readers respond to his column on bipartisanship.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:53 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 05/17/2012

The recess appointments worked

The Senate finally gets moving on Fed board nominees.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:35 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/17/2012

As expected, ‘The Defeat of Barack Hussein Obama’

First evidence of how far the right will go to unseat President Obama.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012,

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 05/16/2012

The deficit and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Putting the actual costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan added to the nation’s sea of red-ink.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:28 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 05/16/2012

The real record on entitlements

Only one party is willing to compromise.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:58 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 05/16/2012

PostScript: Rubin and a ‘war on women’

Highlights from reader comments and a response from Rubin.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:18 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/16/2012

President Obama, Republicans perpetuate the ‘clean coal’ farce

The president’s all-interest-groups-get-paid-off energy strategy.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Reports on Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman don’t answer one key question [Corrected]

“Who was the aggressor?” That question is not answered by reports of Trayvon’s autopsy or Zimmerman’s medical report.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:45 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Hanky-panky? Viva la difference

The French yawn, Americans fume over adulterous affairs.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Faint glimmers of hope on the economy

Two polls and Commerce Department data show that people are feeling a little better about the economy.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:20 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 05/15/2012

PostScript: Milbank’s ‘first female president’

Readers respond to Milbank’s column.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:11 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 05/15/2012

A specious lawsuit against the filibuster

A federal lawsuit is a distraction from making the Senate work better

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:17 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 05/15/2012

The real lesson from JPMorgan

The story line is exaggerated and wrong.

By Robert J. Samuelson  |  01:58 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/15/2012

Reaction to Newsweek’s ‘gay’ Obama cover: Death of the metaphor

Negative reaction to Newsweek’s cover says a lot about how gay men and lesbians are viewed.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Calling Obama the first gay president seems about right

Newsweek’s rhetorical connection between gays and Obama seems about right.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:15 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Ron Paul's campaign goes inactive. Sort of.

The libertarian probably still will push for votes on a few platform issues.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:28 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 05/14/2012

PostScript: E.J. Dionne’s refusal to quit the church

Highlights from reader comments and a response from Dionne.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:58 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Obama’s Bain ad hits on tale of two visions of America

Obama’s Bain ads attack Romney’s exclusivity.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:30 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Why marriage equality matters

Two charts illustrate the added costs same-sex couples must bear just to hold their families together.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:03 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 05/11/2012

What Harry Reid should do next (on Senate reform)

Time to threaten going nuclear.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:00 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Mitt Romney’s ‘hijinks’ was and is bullying

What he’s alleged to have done in the 1960s happens to kids all over the country today.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:15 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Romney’s troubling reaction to the bullying story

Refusing to own up to bullying incident.

By Ruth Marcus  |  09:43 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Obama’s marriage statement shows much has changed since 2004

Even the GOP shows ambivalence on same-sex marriage.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  09:22 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Evolved’ edition

Who believes that being vice president is “kind of like being first lady”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Romney’s too-cute apology

His prep school bullying may no longer matter, but how he handles now does.

By Richard Cohen  |  07:49 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 05/10/2012

What the Senate outlook says about Senate reform

My plea to reform advocates is simple: Get ready now.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:17 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 05/10/2012

O’Malley: Obama’s gay-marriage stance will help in Maryland

Gov. O’Malley calls Obama’s support a “significant advancing of our cause.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:37 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 05/10/2012

No celebration for this lesbian

Rights should be granted to us because we are human beings.

By Lauren Taylor  |  10:59 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Obama’s public support of same-sex marriage was always the plan

President Obama had come to his new position, and there was no way to keep ducking.

By Ruth Marcus  |  06:32 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 05/09/2012

On gay marriage, Obama’s words finally match his deeds

His words finally match his deeds.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:58 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 05/09/2012

A historic moment, but one with little electoral effect

This is a smaller political moment than a cultural one.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:46 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/09/2012

‘Losing forward’ with North Carolina’s Amendment One

‘Losing forward’ with North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Will Obama’s ‘evolution’ on same-sex marriage be televised?

Perhaps today will be the day the president stands upright to declare his support for marriage equality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Romney and the Hispanic vote

Republicans don’t need to win the Hispanic vote; they just need to prevent a Hispanic landslide for Obama.

By Lee Hockstader  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 05/08/2012

What the White House forgot to mention about that student loan rate hike

What the White House forgot to mention about that rate hike.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  06:41 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 05/08/2012

North Carolina Amendment One vote: What to watch for

What to watch for tonight in the vote on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:45 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 05/08/2012

That Old, Old Senate update

More than just partisanship and ideology are on the line in today’s Indiana Senate primary.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:09 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 05/08/2012

The allure of fracking

Ken Salazar opens up more federal lands to drilling.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  03:04 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Don’t blame blacks for Obama’s reticence on same-sex marriage (Updated)

These folks are sticking with Obama no matter what.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:22 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 05/07/2012

No comparison between Obama and Romney on same-sex marriage

There’s no comparison between the two men on the issue of marriage equality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:43 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Nullification and the Fed

Republican holds on current nominees are massively irresponsible.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:24 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 05/07/2012

#DemocracyLives? Readers respond.

Are gay rights and Occupy D.C. good examples?

By Fred Hiatt  |  04:44 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Obama’s stance on same-sex marriage is looking cowardly

Obama’s stance on same-sex marriage is looking cowardly

By Ruth Marcus  |  04:33 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Obama should repeat after Arne Duncan: ‘Yes, I do’ on gay marriage

Arne Duncan gave a straightforward answer. When will the president?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:46 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 05/07/2012

And then there’s Democracy...

In today’s column, I mentioned practically every opinion journal in the world except one.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  01:41 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 05/06/2012

Obama should follow Biden’s lead on same-sex marriage

His words need to catch up with his actions.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:35 PM ET, 05/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elecxtion 2012

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 05/04/2012

The pointless fight over Ryan's short-term budget

In the long term, it’s all going away.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:19 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Grenell mess shows Romney still fighting for nomination

The Richard Grenell mess shows he's still trying to woo wary social conservatives.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:46 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/04/2012

More mush from wimpy Romney

His explanation for Richard Grenell’s departure only makes him look weak.

By Ruth Marcus  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Friday's p-Op quiz: ‘$1K tee’ edition

Who did two Wasington insiders say was to blame for the dysfunction in Washington and Congress?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:10 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Osama bin Laden didn’t escape subordinates’ criticism

Osama bin Laden’s subordinates didn’t hesitate to criticize or disagree with him.

By David Ignatius  |  08:35 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Romney fights for Chen Guangcheng but not Richard Grenell

Supportive words for a Chinese dissident but not for a qualified spokesperson run out of his campaign because he’s openly gay.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:25 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Department of Wrong Answers (Media Hype Division)

New biography has little to do with choice voters will make in November.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:06 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 05/03/2012

About Ann Romney’s $1K tee

Not since Seinfeld’s ‘puffy shirt’ has there been this much talk about a top on television.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:28 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Yes, the Democrats have become more liberal

But that conclusion contains plenty of caveats.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:33 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Obama: Finally a commander in chief

In Afghanistan visit, he sounded like the military’s advocate and leader.

By David Ignatius  |  11:53 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Afghanistan, surge, commander, exit

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Father Tom Reese vs. Paul Ryan (and Stephen Colbert)

A look at why the Ryan budget rankles so many.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  11:22 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Afghanistan speech a good night’s work for Obama

Tonight’s address showcased American commitment.

By Michael Gerson  |  10:05 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Richard Grenell is out at Romney campaign

He chose power over principle to take the Romney gig. Now he has neither.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:05 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Elizabeth Warren’s needless ‘Native American’ problem

She needs to stop acting like being part Native American is a problem.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:30 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Endorsement season is over

Who cares if Romney met with Michael Bloomberg?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:09 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Japan summit? What Japan summit?

Japanese prime ministers come and go. One just came and went from Washington.

By Fred Hiatt  |  12:20 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 05/01/2012

We have to support Chinese dissidents

The U.S. must back Chen and all other Chinese activists.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  11:12 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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