Featured Columns

Two governors on trial

Lessons on criminalizing political behavior.

Crafting a Ukraine policy

How to deter Vladi­mir Putin.

Fair representation

There’s a better way to choose House members.

Those left behind

What fuels the rage in Ferguson.

He’s no Jack Kemp

Rand Paul’s shady history with African Americans.

A new anti-Semitism

Israel is held to an impossible standard.

Hiding in plain sight

The governor scandals that have gone unnoticed .

Prosperity: No panacea

In this post-euphoric time, let’s be realistic.

Ignoring history

The U.S. has done little to stop the Islamic State.

The general’s funeral

A fitting coda to a dozen years of war.

Schwartz rises again

She proves she’s no empty suit.

In a stew over inversions

The tax fight shows the frivolity of politicians.

I’m a cop. Don’t challenge me.

  • I’m a cop. Don’t challenge me.

    I’m a cop. Don’t challenge me.

    That is, if you don’t want to get hurt.

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  • On Ferguson, Obama is limited

    On Ferguson, Obama is limited

    People should temper their expectations.

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  • Police cameras can only go so far

    Police cameras can only go so far

    What matters more is ensuring proper use.

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  • My husband became a woman

    My husband became a woman

    Our marriage is stronger than ever.

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Outlook & Opinions

The wider Mideast war

The wider Mideast war

Will the U.S. fight for a Middle East where minorities can thrive?

5 myths about presidential vacations

5 myths about presidential vacations

OUTLOOK | You would think that one thing Americans could agree on is that the president could use a day off.

Yazidis on my mind

Yazidis on my mind

A memorable visit offers a glimpse of what a modern Middle Eastern society could look like.

Best state: New Hampshire

Best state: New Hampshire

Other states make more wine, but this is the No. 1 place to drink it.

David Gregory’s worst week

David Gregory’s worst week

He’s leaving “Meet the Press” — and NBC — after a ratings decline.

The unwritten Ebola story

The unwritten Ebola story

Much has been misconstrued about one of the American doctors who has the virus.

A mind is a terrible thing to waste at Yale

A mind is a terrible thing to waste at Yale

In “Excellent Sheep,” William Deresiewicz laments the “entitled mediocrity” of the Ivy League

How the U.S. can still help Libya

How the U.S. can still help Libya

The situation is dire, but it’s not too late to turn things around.

After Ferguson, ‘The Talk’

After Ferguson, ‘The Talk’

A poem inspired by the events in a Missouri town.

The Middle East identity crisis

The Middle East identity crisis

Arabs must decide for themselves what kind of countries they want.

Book Reviews