Featured Columns

The most desirable trait

Women want a spouse with a “steady job.”

Get the authorization

Obama needs to call back Congress.

A better side of America

A wounded soldier brings a community together.

He’s no longer in denial

Two cheers for Obama’s U.N. speech.

Obama eats his words

The president takes back his rhetoric of retreat.

Let’s export U.S. oil

Doing so will lead to long-term benefits.

Holder and RFK’s legacy

Similar views, half a century apart.

A strategic hole

Ignoring Assad has consequences in Syria.

She gave up on life

Mourning the loss of a woman I didn’t even know.

The Iowa battle

So much for the “war on women” trope.

Setting a deadline on life

Advice for someone who hopes to die at 75.

Evangelicals’ discord

Resentment isn’t very Christian.

Hong Kong’s democracy doomed?

(Vincent Yu / AP)

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    Hong Kong’s democracy doomed?

    Protesters may impact Beijing’s thinking.

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    Avoiding George Patton’s bigotry

    Bill O’Reilly ignores his anti-Semitism.

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    ‘Italy needs a radical change’

    A discussion with the Italian Prime Minister.

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  • White House insecurity

    White House insecurity

    Doubts arise about the Secret Service.

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The Secret Service doesn’t inspire confidence it can protect the Obamas

“It took the Secret Service four days to realize that shots had hit the White House residence ... .“

Outlook & Opinions

An abuse victim’s wish

An abuse victim’s wish

A domestic violence survivor says you might save a friend’s life by caring enough not to avert your eyes.

The public court of matrimony

The public court of matrimony

States, not courts, should decide what marriage is.

Deterring Russia

Deterring Russia

NATO, U.S. must persuade Putin that they will support a Ukrainian fight against further invasion.

MARC madness: The mayors of D.C., Baltimore talk about October baseball

MARC madness: The mayors of D.C., Baltimore talk about October baseball

Supposedly, there’s only a 6 percent chance of a Nats-O’s World Series. But that hasn’t dampened the buzz.

Reforming Mexico

Reforming Mexico

The Mexican president talks about the economy, immigration and security.

A multiethnic Israel

A multiethnic Israel

The nation must stop defining itself as a Jewish state.

Criminals’ mobile shields

Criminals’ mobile shields

Phone encryption threatens public safety.

American mentors in Iraq

American mentors in Iraq

Why the U.S. might need boots on the ground to destroy the Islamic State.

Newswomen battling for supremacy

Newswomen battling for supremacy

Sheila Weller goes behind the news in the worlds of Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour.

Best state: West Virginia

Best state: West Virginia

It’s done the most to get more of its residents to buckle up.

Book Reviews