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Islamic State ‘fight’

Call it “Operation Whack-A-Mole.”

Rust-belt revivalists

Their strategies won’t save Republicans.

A Clinton alternative

Bernie Sanders speaks for the activist left.

The Benghazi vortex

Congress is seriously abusing its power.

Funny and gorgeous?

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  • Funny and gorgeous?

    Funny and gorgeous?

    The plight of women in on-screen comedy.

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  • What race war?

    What race war?

    Historical purges are wrong and unnecessary.

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  • Amy Schumer’s jokes are racist

    Amy Schumer’s jokes are racist

    Don’t believe her defenders.

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  • Conduct vs. speech vs. cakes

    Conduct vs. speech vs. cakes

    “True threats”, gay marriage and bakeries.

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PostPartisan

No longer feeling like a stranger in my own country

As an African American and a gay American, I’d grown accustomed to that feeling.

Outlook & Opinions

What candidates really mean when they invoke the ‘Founding Fathers’

What candidates really mean when they invoke the ‘Founding Fathers’

Referencing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution is more about politics than patriotism.

A milestone visit to Washington by Vietnam’s Communist Party

A milestone visit to Washington by Vietnam’s Communist Party

The visit by the Communist Party general secretary reflects an evolving U.S.-Vietnam relationship.

When a Va. county closed its schools rather than admit black students

When a Va. county closed its schools rather than admit black students

Kristen Green recounts the tale of her home county, Prince Edward, after it was ordered to desegregate.

Follow-up to the revolution

Follow-up to the revolution

Joseph J. Ellis discusses four contributors to the argument-provoking U.S. Constitution.

How more female police officers would help stop police brutality

How more female police officers would help stop police brutality

They are better at defusing violent confrontations before those encounters turn deadly.

How academic efforts to boycott Israel harm our students

How academic efforts to boycott Israel harm our students

A Vassar College professor recounts her experiences when she planned a class trip to Israel.

Entering law school? Here’s what to read this summer.

Entering law school? Here’s what to read this summer.

Much of the law can be absorbed through great literature and thoughtful nonfiction.

When is freedom of speech irresponsible?

When is freedom of speech irresponsible?

David Shipler explores the delicate nuances to the American principle of free speech.

Myths about the Confederacy

Myths about the Confederacy

Our monuments and textbooks are wrong.

Who had the worst week in Washington? Donald Trump.

Who had the worst week in Washington? Donald Trump.

He’s just another rich businessman now, after remarks about Mexicans cost him a TV show and Macy’s deal.

Corporations are selling themselves with #LoveWins. We don’t have to buy it.

Corporations are selling themselves with #LoveWins. We don’t have to buy it.

Support on social media does not equal support for gay rights.

Book Reviews