Featured Columns

Reid’s likely successor

Chuck Schumer is what Democrats need.

Too much democracy

The U.S. envies what Lee Kwan Yew achieved.

It could be worse

Our Mideast strategy is inconsistent but wise.

The right side of history

Correcting the economics of discrimination.

Don’t dismiss Cruz

The ‘Republican Obama’ has a lot in his favor.

Obama’s next quake

He’s set the stage for a foreign policy legacy.

The Senate pugilist

The upside to Harry Reid’s approach.

Partners in posturing

Lawmakers need a real budget debate.

A monster in the cockpit

Who, really, is in control of our planes?

The end of insularity?

Finally, a good sign from the White House.

Clinton memory lane

Here come new opportunities for scandal.

A rigged treaty

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  • A rigged treaty

    A rigged treaty

    The TPP will help the rich, not consumers.

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  • A rare bird

    A rare bird

    The Pelosi-Boehner Medicare compromise.

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  • 5 questions on Indiana’s new law

    5 questions on Indiana’s new law

    Why it’s such a big issue.

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  • Danger in states across the U.S.

    Danger in states across the U.S.

    Apple’s CEO on discriminatory new laws.

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Outlook & Opinions

The United States should recognize the state of Palestine

The United States should recognize the state of Palestine

It’s the best way to achieve peace and further U.S. interests.

Stop the ‘barrel bombs’

Stop the ‘barrel bombs’

These horrible weapons are used in civilian areas in Syria.

Demanding universities to divest is often bad policy

Demanding universities to divest is often bad policy

Pulling investments may be a poor substitute for more consequential choices.

Despite Citizens United, elections aren’t a good investment for corporations

Despite <i>Citizens United</i>, elections aren’t a good investment for corporations

Five years after the ruling, lobbying is still the preferred path to influence.

Shame was brutal for Monica Lewinsky. But it can also be a force for good.

Shame was brutal for Monica Lewinsky. But it can also be a force for good.

Three new books explore the history, consequences and possibilities of shaming.

Best state: Oklahoma

Best state: Oklahoma

Already tired of the 2016 campaign? Here’s a place to escape politics.

In Yemen, the Middle East’s cold war could get hot

In Yemen, the Middle East’s cold war could get hot

Rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran are fueling conflicts across the region.

Aid for hundreds of thousands of displaced Nigerians is running out

Aid for hundreds of thousands of displaced Nigerians is running out

National and international aid is nowhere close to enough to help those fleeing Boko Haram.

Five myths about Ted Cruz

Five myths about Ted Cruz

Anti-establishment? Not really.

Who had the worst week in Washington? The Carlson brothers.

Who had the worst week in Washington? The Carlson brothers.

Being decent is both easy and important.

Book Reviews