James Downie
Opinions Editor

James Downie is The Washington Post’s Digital Opinions Editor. He previously wrote for The New Republic and Foreign Policy magazine.

Latest by James Downie

The most vile op-ed you will read about Gaza

The most vile op-ed you will read about Gaza

A Wall Street Journal op-ed somehow manages to echo Osama bin Laden.

Oklahoma’s horrible ‘botched execution’

Oklahoma’s horrible ‘botched execution’

As abhorrent as Clayton Lockett’s crime was, his horrific death is the latest example of why the death penalty has no place in the United States.

Republicans’ latest debt-ceiling farce

Republicans’ latest debt-ceiling farce

The self-proclaimed party of fiscal responsibility plans to demand the debt ceiling not be raised unless the federal government spends an additional $8 billion.

Pope Francis’s stinging critique of capitalism

Pope Francis’s stinging critique of capitalism

The first major document of his papacy continues his emphasis on social and economic equality.