Featured Columns

Good riddance, Congress

You’ve been the worst legislative session ever.

A chipper White House

Obama has reasons to be upbeat.

An Oklahoma warrior

Scott Pruitt is lighting fuses in the state.

Naughty or nice?

Who deserves a lump of coal this year?

Caving to North Korea

We have sent terrorists a dangerous message.

How to fight the lone wolf

Domestic terrorism can be fed from abroad.

Obama’s new footing

With two years left, he seems free to govern.

A win for Cuba’s people

Obama’s historic opening is long overdue.

Rubio’s Cuba fury

The senator wants to block Obama’s plans.

Texas vs. free speech

The state takes on the First Amendment.

Going fuzzy on Cuba

President Obama’s vague project.

The Schumer plan

He gave Dems a lesson on the middle class.

Here’s what Cuba needs, Mr. Obama

(Enrique De La Osa / Reuters)

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    Here’s what Cuba needs, Mr. Obama

    A letter from a slain dissident’s child.

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  • Rein in the SEC

    Rein in the SEC

    The commission is rigging the game.

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  • A dose of Ayn Rand for the holidays

    A dose of Ayn Rand for the holidays

    Objecting to the ‘season of giving’.

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  • Speaking about my rape, 14 years later

    Speaking about my rape, 14 years later

    The Post’s Cairo bureau chief’s story.

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(Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

Who had the worst
year in Washington?

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

Outlook & Opinions

How will Cuba define itself now?

How will Cuba define itself now?

Seeing America as its enemy was crucial to its identity.

The Obamas’ holiday letter

The Obamas’ holiday letter

What a year it was.

Best state: Hawaii

Best state: Hawaii

Say aloha to America’s healthiest population.

Restoring Jesus’s Jewish background

Restoring Jesus’s Jewish background

James Carroll urges the Christian faithful to reexamine their beliefs about Jesus’s identity.

Five myths about gas taxes

Five myths about gas taxes

What are they for? And is it a good idea to increase them?

Sen. Menendez’s worst week

Sen. Menendez’s worst week

From outrage over Cuba to a report of favors for an Ecuadorean donor.

Book Reviews