Featured Columns

Bernie Sanders’s fury

The senator is right to be outraged.

Season of excess

From the State of the Union to the Super Bowl.

Dartmouth vs. hard liquor

A new plan to fight underage drinking.

Black history’s heroes

Beyond Dr. King and Rosa Parks.

Returning to the norm

Jew-hatred is back in Europe.

Positive foreign policy

The strategic importance of Obama’s India trip.

Boehner’s blunder

Inviting Netanyahu to speak was a mistake.

An invasion of outrage

America’s overheated political rhetoric.

Audit the Fed?

Sen. Rand Paul’s bill is a bad idea.

A trade breakthrough

Realignments form in Asia and Europe.

Bud Selig’s legacy

The baseball commissioner is retiring.

She’s not Eric Holder

GOP’s case against Loretta Lynch falls apart.

The North American century

(John Sommers II / BLOOMBERG)

  • The North American century

    The North American century

    The U.S. is well positioned for the future.

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  • Assad is still too delusional

    Assad is still too delusional

    The U.S. can’t count on his good faith.

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  • 5 myths about Super Bowl ads

    5 myths about Super Bowl ads

    Yes, they are worth the money.

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  • Vicious killers under the radar

    Vicious killers under the radar

    Why don’t we care about Boko Haram?

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Outlook & Opinions

Democrats should go to Philadelphia

Democrats should go to Philadelphia

The city is the backdrop the party needs for their 2016 convention.

Why your team can do no wrong

Why your team can do no wrong

The NFL’s DeflateGate and the psychology of sports fandom.

How American is your team?

How American is your team?

Football teams with centrist fans are more likely to win the Super Bowl.

Watching my father vanish

Watching my father vanish

The grief and helplessness of dementia.

The trouble with eyewitnesses

The trouble with eyewitnesses

They aren’t as reliable as you might think.

The joys — and benefits — of touch

The joys — and benefits — of touch

David J. Linden shows why touching is good for babies, apes and athletes.

Sorority culture and campus rape

Sorority culture and campus rape

Don’t blame the sisters. Blame the institutions’ skewed values.

The first step toward an Iran deal

The first step toward an Iran deal

Obama should stop the concessions and work with Congress.

Beyond the ‘Selma’ controversy

Beyond the ‘Selma’ controversy

Our government always lags behind an originating movement.

How Russia props up Putin in polls

How Russia props up Putin in polls

Applying closer scrutiny to his approval ratings is critical.

Thermostat wars

Thermostat wars

How cooling the planet could heat up world conflict.

The NWS’s worst week

The NWS’s worst week

Predictions of a historic storm turned out to be hyperbole.

PostPartisan

Mitt Romney made the right decision to sit out 2016

By bowing out today, Romney becomes a statesman of his party rather than a punch line for comedians.

(Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

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year in Washington?

President Obama wins, again. Also check out the runners-up.

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