Featured Columns

Calling the question

Obama’s opponents disregard the facts.

Climate realities

Is the U.S.-China deal a practical triumph?

Marion Barry’s final call

A chapter in D.C. history closes.

Immigration paradox

Could Obama’s edict spur comprehensive reform?

An immigration memo

The significance of the OLC’s opinion.

Recalling a Rockefeller

How his ‘dervish energy’ shaped New York.

The lessons of 1963

A reflection on Kennedy’s assassination.

The climate pact swindle

China is getting a 16-year pass on emissions.

A democratic failure

Obama’s immigration order is a confession.

Cosby’s stony silence

Was I having a jolly time with a serial rapist?

America’s advantages

Why the U.S. still has a bright future.

A mission for Jeb Bush

Prove an argument with the far right.

Marion Barry, gifted politician

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    Marion Barry, gifted politician

    An admired leader, a complicated man.

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  • Alone in Kurdistan

    Alone in Kurdistan

    The Iraqi government leaves Kurds exposed.

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  • Overvaluing college

    Overvaluing college

    Is higher education really for everyone?

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  • TV sex gets hotter -- and smarter

    TV sex gets hotter -- and smarter

    Television’s sexual revolution.

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Outlook & Opinions

Sen. Landrieu’s worst week

Sen. Landrieu’s worst week

She pinned her runoff campaign on a Keystone pipeline bill. It failed.

How the age of digital warfare began

How the age of digital warfare began

Kim Zetter traces the famed Stuxnet digital attack in Iran.

No good options on Syria

No good options on Syria

Obama should consider creating a buffer for the Syrian opposition.

A right to be forgotten — and forgiven

A right to be forgotten — and forgiven

The Internet punishes relentlessly.

The grown-ups’ table

The grown-ups’ table

Thanksgiving is a rare holiday that isn’t focused on kids.

Countering Russia and China

Countering Russia and China

These two countries threaten world order.

I spent 105 days in an Iranian jail

I spent 105 days in an Iranian jail

A new movie stirred memories of my own imprisonment.

Germany’s shared prosperity

Germany’s shared prosperity

To be successful, a competitive and thriving Europe is essential.

A game plan for humanity

A game plan for humanity

With too many priorities, the U.N. risks succeeding at none.

Best states in America

Best states in America

Minnesota and North Carolina, for their turkeys.

The ‘Beyond Gridlock’ editorial series

An ongoing series about all the policy areas where the two parties could produce results in the next Congress.

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