Featured Columns

The GOP wrecking crew

Much to fear if the party takes control of Congress.

Obama, the pariah

Even Democrats are distancing themselves.

Give them a parade

Doctors treating Ebola deserve praise.

A stirring call to action

Elizabeth Warren makes a powerful case.

GOP midterm dilemma

Republicans and the myth of the midterm mandate.

Ebola’s terror potential

Islamist extremists could turn Ebola into a weapon.

The land of gotcha

Americans have no patience for mistakes.

A blue-collar imperative

Votes from working-class whites may be crucial.

Politicizing Ebola

The NIH is under attack for speaking the truth.

Campaign without answers

Candidates are disrepecting voters.

A Russian myth

Humiliation didn’t cause Moscow’s aggression.

The fake ‘war on women’

Mark Udall’s overheated rhetoric.

Tune out market noise

(Richard Drew / AP)

  • Tune out market noise

    Tune out market noise

    The economy is looking healthier.

    http://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_296w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2014/10/20/Editorial-Opinion/Images/Market_Mood_Swings-0e275-4960.jpg 296 213
  •  A national plan to beat Ebola

    A national plan to beat Ebola

    My staff successfully treated Ebola patients.

    http://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_296w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2014/10/20/Editorial-Opinion/Images/2014-09-24T050049Z_01_TOR401_RTRIDSP_3_HEALTH-EBOLA-USA-HOSPITALS.jpg 296 211
  • An Ebola smackdown at NIH

    An Ebola smackdown at NIH

    Anthony Fauci vs. Francis Collins.

    http://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_296w/WashingtonPost/Content/Blogs/post-partisan/201410/Images/04430492.jpg 296 196
  • Don’t reward Cuba

    Don’t reward Cuba

    The Castro regime denies freedom to citizens.

    http://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_296w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2011/05/05/Obituaries/Advance/Images/castro-001.JPG 296 204

Outlook & Opinions

How to cover the Islamic State

How to cover the Islamic State

Risks include kidnapping and death.

Gary Webb didn’t have proof

Gary Webb didn’t have proof

Despite what a new movie says about the reporter who linked the CIA and crack.

Obama and me

Obama and me

Can you tell these memoirs apart?

5 myths about the Secret Service

5 myths about the Secret Service

Are its standards high enough?

Best state: Maine

Best state: Maine

Two studies give its hospitals high marks for safety and patient care.

‘Fearbola’ reminds me of the AIDS panic

‘Fearbola’ reminds me of the AIDS panic

Misinformation is spreading faster than the virus itself.

Is the Vatican evolving?

Is the Vatican evolving?

Not the way politicians do.

How women gained control of pregnancy

How women gained control of pregnancy

Jonathan Eig explores the medical and cultural journey toward the creation of the birth-control pill.

The CDC’s worst week

The CDC’s worst week

The health agency seems surprised by each Ebola development.

Begin your end-of-life conversation

Begin your end-of-life conversation

The story of Brittany Murphy, who is choosing to end her life, should spark a dialogue with your loved ones.

Book Reviews