Featured Columns

A case for term limits

Maybe Congress will act while they can.

Scandalous Service

A dash of context for the agency’s travails.

Scott Brown twists truth

Attacking Jeanee Shaheen on the Islamic State.

Obama and Netanyahu

Another awkward meeting.

Learning from Lehman

The risks of letting financial institutions fail.

A Secret Service debacle

Julia Pierson’s crucial mistake.

Holder’s awkward exit

Why finding a replacement will be especially tough.

The silly ‘war on women’

The selective outrage on women’s rights.

The Syria challenge

How do we unify the “moderate opposition”?

Congress derelicts duty

Lawmakers duck and cover on Syria vote.

The most desirable trait

Women want a spouse with a “steady job.”

Get the authorization

Obama needs to call back Congress.

Confirmation dysfunction

(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

  • Confirmation dysfunction

    Confirmation dysfunction

    A block on ambassadors helps no one.

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  • An MSNBC host’s dose of sexism

    An MSNBC host’s dose of sexism

    Mika Brzezinski wonders about Julia Pierson.

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  • Julia Pierson’s right choice

    Julia Pierson’s right choice

    A first step in repairing the Secret Service.

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  • Letting trade undermine justice

    Letting trade undermine justice

    Germany finally stands up to the U.S.

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Outlook & Opinions

An abuse victim’s wish

An abuse victim’s wish

A domestic violence survivor says you might save a friend’s life by caring enough not to avert your eyes.

The public court of matrimony

The public court of matrimony

States, not courts, should decide what marriage is.

Deterring Russia

Deterring Russia

NATO, U.S. must persuade Putin that they will support a Ukrainian fight against further invasion.

MARC madness: The mayors of D.C., Baltimore talk about October baseball

MARC madness: The mayors of D.C., Baltimore talk about October baseball

Supposedly, there’s only a 6 percent chance of a Nats-O’s World Series. But that hasn’t dampened the buzz.

Reforming Mexico

Reforming Mexico

The Mexican president talks about the economy, immigration and security.

A multiethnic Israel

A multiethnic Israel

The nation must stop defining itself as a Jewish state.

Criminals’ mobile shields

Criminals’ mobile shields

Phone encryption threatens public safety.

American mentors in Iraq

American mentors in Iraq

Why the U.S. might need boots on the ground to destroy the Islamic State.

Newswomen battling for supremacy

Newswomen battling for supremacy

Sheila Weller goes behind the news in the worlds of Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour.

Best state: West Virginia

Best state: West Virginia

It’s done the most to get more of its residents to buckle up.

Book Reviews