Featured Columns

Stop taking democracy for granted

Americans forget our luck.

Regaining trust in Iraq

Tribal leaders need U.S. support.

Cuba derangement

Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have been exposed.

Joy without piety

Christmas teaches us about humility.

A heartless policy

Don’t criminalize families of American hostages.

The best stats of 2014

Behind every good number is a good story.

Elizabeth Warren’s war

The senator’s fight with “the Wall Street view”.

A scandal in U.S. prisons

The mentally ill don’t get the help they need.

Inglorious hackers

You hack us, we’ll hack you back?

Blood on whose hands?

N.Y. cops’ execution was the work of one man.

A conservative gadfly

Larry Klayman is losing again.

Black, white and blue

Police and protestors need common ground.

‘Black’ vs. ‘African-American’

(Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)

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    ‘Black’ vs. ‘African-American’

    How racial labels become landmines.

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  • How to fight the next outbreak

    How to fight the next outbreak

    What Ebola's spread teaches us.

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    A new police code of conduct

    Instead of limiting force, try banning it.

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  • Stopping the flow of corruption

    Stopping the flow of corruption

    How the U.S. can fight it worldwide.

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Is Hillary Clinton growing distant from her own party?

Hillary Clinton is not a good fit for the “Elizabeth Warren wing” of today’s Democratic Party.

(Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

Who had the worst
year in Washington?

President Obama wins, again. Also check out the runners-up.

Outlook & Opinions

Schools’ December dilemma

Schools’ December dilemma

To celebrate or not to celebrate religious holidays?

The damage Rolling Stone has done

The damage Rolling Stone has done

Editor Will Dana needs to resign from the magazine.

How will Cuba define itself now?

How will Cuba define itself now?

Seeing America as its enemy was crucial to its identity.

The Obamas’ holiday letter

The Obamas’ holiday letter

What a year it was.

Best state: Hawaii

Best state: Hawaii

Say aloha to America’s healthiest population.

Here’s what Cuba needs, Obama

Here’s what Cuba needs, Obama

A letter from a slain dissident’s child.

Restoring Jesus’s Jewish background

Restoring Jesus’s Jewish background

James Carroll urges Christians to reexamine Jesus’s identity.

Calming our racial outrage

Calming our racial outrage

Congress should work together to mend our justice systems.

Five myths about gas taxes

Five myths about gas taxes

What are they for? And is it a good idea to increase them?

Sen. Menendez’s worst week

Sen. Menendez’s worst week

From outrage over Cuba to a report of favors for an Ecuadorean donor.

Book Reviews