Featured Columns

Pay them to vote?

A perfectly awful idea out of Los Angeles.

Plagued by corruption

D.C. has more than finances to worry about.

A two-year gridlock?

Two ideas on how to move forward.

Why D.C. is broken

Lawmakers simply don’t trust each other.

The jihadi logic

The U.S. must make the Islamic State pay.

Repeating our mistakes

James Clapper’s revelations on the Islamic State.

India’s honeymoon phase

The Indian prime minister may be losing steam.

A path to escalation?

Our Islamic State strategy may risk “mission creep.”

Our schools aren’t getting worse

Actually, public education is improving.

A Benghazi plot twist

Republican Trey Gowdy plays it straight.

Defying the Constitution

Obama is singlehandedly dragging us into war.

For love of Scotland

Why Scots will likely stay part of Great Britain.

Scottish vote represents a warning

(Luke Macgregor / Reuters)

  • Scottish vote represents a warning

    Scottish vote represents a warning

    Europe’s elites need to be paying attention.

    http://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_296w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2014/09/19/Editorial-Opinion/Images/2014-09-19T141359Z_01_LON101_RTRIDSP_3_SCOTLAND-INDEPENDENCE-4429.jpg 296 204
  • How the GOP lost its empathy

    How the GOP lost its empathy

    Will the party return to its progressive roots?

    http://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_296w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2014/09/19/Production/Outlook/Images/GOP_FINAL_Cropped.jpg 296 246
  • Credible conspiracy theorists

    Credible conspiracy theorists

    Questioning JFK’s assassination is not crazy.

    http://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_296w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2013/11/12/Local/Images/JN1_6905a1384272379.jpg 296 203
  • Five myths about the NFL

    Five myths about the NFL

    From concussions to arrests to socialism.

    http://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_296w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2013/08/29/Production/WashingtonPost/Images/Patriots_Lions_Football-00a9c.jpg 296 197

Outlook & Opinions

Christianity in Iraq is finished

Christianity in Iraq is finished

Time to face the truth and help the refugees.

The wrong reaction to Ebola

The wrong reaction to Ebola

Yes, there is an Ebola crisis, but the West is ignoring the story of Africans.

Five myths about the NFL

Five myths about the NFL

From concussions to arrests to socialism.

‘The West Wing’ changed me

‘The West Wing’ changed me

Fifteen years after it began, the show still has an impact on people.

Joe Biden’s worst week

Joe Biden’s worst week

Four gaffes in four days? Even for the vice president, that’s impressive.

How the GOP lost its empathy

How the GOP lost its empathy

Will the party return to its progressive roots?

A delay of climate change

A delay of climate change

Trees offer a way to soak up carbon until we get serious about finding long-term solutions.

Iran remains our biggest challenge

Iran remains our biggest challenge

The U.S. should not align with a regime so opposed to our ideals.

The drone that started it all

The drone that started it all

Richard Whittle traces the history of the Predator drone from its slow beginnings to its ultimate success.

Sturm und drang

Sturm und drang

The burden, and blessing, of my German heritage.

Best state: Montana

Best state: Montana

Experts say its tax system is the nation’s fairest.

Credible conspiracy theorists

Credible conspiracy theorists

Questioning JFK’s assassination is not crazy.

PostPartisan

The Democratic Party chair talks too much

Debbie Wasserman Schultz should be focused on fundraising and campaign operations, not promoting herself above the party.

Book Reviews