Featured Columns

Prepare for war

Why its not a hysterical idea.

Sexism in the Senate

Sadly, these incidents aren’t surprising.

An ice bucket challenge

A chilling fiscal disaster is close at hand in the U.S.

A debt to D.C.

What does a corrupt politician owe supporters?

Reduce the tax rates

Obama should lead on tax code reform. Now.

A justified pre-wedding fight

Why erase married women’s first names?

Fighting Islamic State

Winning the trust of local Sunnis is key.

Are we at war again?

Some questions for Obama and Congress.

Saudi Arabia’s dilemma

Can the kingdom help fight the Islamic State?

For workers, it’s a sucker’s game

Shareholders get the lion’s share of profits.

Obama’s wedge issue

It’s easy for golfing to become an obsession.

Tea party pushback?

Why the the 2014 governor races will be key.

Paul Ryan’s way forward

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  • Paul Ryan’s way forward

    Paul Ryan’s way forward

    He rethinks the “makers” and “takers” idea.

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  • The missing marches

    The missing marches

    Why don’t Muslims protest the Islamic State?

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  • White rage in Ferguson, Mo.

    White rage in Ferguson, Mo.

    The underlying anger that goes unnoticed.

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  • I took pictures of my daughters

    I took pictures of my daughters

    But a man thought I was exploiting them.

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Outlook & Opinions

One child at a time

One child at a time

At-risk students need more help from us, not Washington.

Policing the wrong way

Policing the wrong way

How to rebuild trust with the black community.

More workers, better government

More workers, better government

How hiring 1 million more bureaucrats could solve some of Washington’s ills.

Feminism through the generations

Feminism through the generations

Three scholars explore the evolution and future of the U.S. women’s movement in “Feminism Unfinished.”

Sen. Mary Landrieu’s worst week

Sen. Mary Landrieu’s worst week

Questions about where she lives could complicate her reelection bid.

After the anti-rape nail polish

After the anti-rape nail polish

Some better ideas for accessories.

Robert Bork’s ‘monstrosity’

Robert Bork’s ‘monstrosity’

Thirty years ago, the conservative judge thought little of the idea that Congress could sue the president.

My ethical fantasy football team

My ethical fantasy football team

Can you put together a football team of good guys — or is it just a fantasy?

Five myths about California’s drought

Five myths about California’s drought

Why hoping for El Niño won’t do much good.

Best state: New York

Best state: New York

This Labor Day, its labor unions remain strong.

Book Reviews