Achenblog

Joel Achenbach

Charge! Ulysses S. Grant may be making a comeback

Once derided as a butcher and failed president, U.S. Grant is getting more respect from historians

Achenblog

Joel Achenbach

Spacewalking is never a stroll in the park

One giant leap out the airlock: You go first.

Achenblog

Joel Achenbach

Time change (Part 1)

Someone invented a sundial, and it’s been all downhill ever since.

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PostPartisan

Jonathan Capehart

Cliven Bundy: ‘Negro,’ please

“I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton....“

PostPartisan

Jonathan Capehart

Overcoming Obama’s kryptonite with the black vote

African Americans are key to ensuring Democrats’ victory in 2014.

PostPartisan

Jonathan Capehart

Protesting Uganda’s anti-gay law

I love it when the hateful decisions of governments meet good old American democracy.

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Jackson Diehl

Jackson Diehl

Netanyahu’s dicey bet

The Israeli prime minister’s speech to Congress may help his reelection bid while complicating U.S. relations.

Jackson Diehl

Jackson Diehl

A businessman learns from a bad investment in Putin

Bill Browder learned the hard way about dealing with Vladi­mir Putin.

Jackson Diehl

Jackson Diehl

Fed up on foreign policy

More Democrats voice concerns about Obama’s approach.

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Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Did Relisha Rudd’s disappearance do anything to help homeless children?

A year after the 8-year-old vanished, the old D.C. General Hospital where she lived is still a shameful place for families.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

A mom in a minivan goes in search of a D.C. pot party

Is the nation’s capital too uptight to toke up after legalization?

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Don’t take away our kids’ cookies and cupcakes: Bake sales have value

Yes, kids are getting chunkier. But school bake sales aren’t the problem. In fact, they can teach key lessons.

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PostPartisan

Fred Hiatt

With Boris Nemtsov’s murder, Russians lose a champion of democracy

Though Nemtsov is hardly the first opponent of Vladimir Putin to be murdered, this one comes as a particular shock.

Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

Obama’s credibility gap

The president’s past assurances fell short.

Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

Science that is hard to swallow

The public splits with scientists over their safety.

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Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan

Netanyahu’s speech to Congress will carry a hefty price

Inviting the Israeli prime minister to address lawmakers on Iran sets a bad precedent.

Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan

Five reasons Netanyahu should not address Congress

Despite the GOP’s invitation to speak, it would be highly inappropriate for him to accept.

Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan

Our record with rebels

Foreign policy ‘failures’ can guide today’s decisions.

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Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

Germany’s central role

There is a danger in its leading part in the Greece and Ukraine crises.

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

The long view with Russia

It’s too late to stop Novorossiya in Ukraine, but the West must create a strategy for dealing with Putin.

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

Greece’s bid for more control follows a similar push across Europe

There is a new division beyond isolationists and integrationists.

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Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

The U.S.-Israel special relationship is in danger

Benjamin Netanyahu has made matters worse.

PostPartisan

Richard Cohen

Bill O’Reilly deserves a medal for his combat confabulations

The FOX loudmouth does not know the difference between an urban dustup and actual combat.

Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

The dangers of labeling terrorism

We need to think carefully about what is to be gained by using the term ‘Islamic terrorism.’

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E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Republicans say ‘yes’ to being the party of ‘no’

The GOP does not appear to have “had enough” of being the reactionary party, if CPAC was an indication.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Can Rahm Emanuel save himself?

Chicago voters sent their mayor a message.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Taking Obamacare for granted

Affordable Care Act critics ignore the law’s wins, including at least 10 million fewer uninsured Americans.

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Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

Africa’s perverse incentives

Nations like Tanzania must maintain investments in health care rather than rely on foreign donations.

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

Scott Walker and questioning Obama’s faith

The son of a pastor may have thought he was being clever, but his words are problematic.

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

In much of the world, the survival of newborns is never taken for granted

Child mortality is down in Tanzania and elsewhere; now it is time to focus on maternal and infant deaths.

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David Ignatius

David Ignatius

America is the ally that Egypt needs

The United States should aid the nation, which is key for Middle East stability.

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

A compelling argument on Iran

The likely deal with Iran won’t be perfect, but it still holds potential for making the Middle East safer.

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

Why Netanyahu broke publicly with Obama over Iran

Israel’s minister of intelligence outlines his government’s concerns about a nuclear deal.

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Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

The right fight, but the wrong reason

The District needs to assert its rights with Congress, I just wish it wasn’t over pot.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Catching up with the Middle East

A chance to get the players and motivations straight as the region melts down.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Yarrow Mamout, the slave who became a Georgetown financier

His story and perhaps his body remain buried in Georgetown.

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Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

The fatal flaw in the Iran deal

The United States is on the brink of an epic capitulation to Iran.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Abolish the filibuster

The GOP should finish what the Democrats started and direct the blame to Harry Reid.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Crusaders and appeasers

The president’s reaction to a world in turmoil is alarmingly passive.

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Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

Context is key

Supreme Court conservatives should evaluate the whole law.

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

Afghanistan’s quietly forceful first lady

Rula Ghani is a soft-spoken voice for change who refrains from pushing too hard against cultural norms.

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

The miseducation of Scott Walker

The Wisconsin governor doesn’t see the value of a college degree.

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Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

Airline passengers are paying the price so that investors can profit

The shrinking space allotted to most air travellers serves as a vivid example of corporate priorities.

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

Netanyahu’s curious GOP connection

Israel’s prime minister has allied himself with the political party that most American Jews reject.

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

Lessons from Germany on sharing worker-management power

It’s time for an ‘all of the above and then some’ strategy for workers, the U.S. labor secretary says.

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Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

D.C. cannot shy away from teaching boys about August Wilson, and anger

A school for boys of color would ease a dialogue about the world around them, of which the playwright wrote.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

The bizarre atmospherics of The Post’s weather-blog commenters

When readers chime in on the snow, it’s all sunshine. Who can explain this outlandish Internet behavior?

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Rebuilding equity in Prince George’s will take some work

A town-hall meeting for homeowners laid out hard lessons about race and market capitalism.

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Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

Is Twitter really America’s conscience?

The reaction to Sean Penn’s Oscars quip reveals a social media force too focused on political correctness.

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

Answering the atrocities of ISIS

Quelling the Islamic State’s barbarity will take wisdom and a coalition of the civilized world.

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

Why did Brian Williams do it?

His career rests on one question: Will the public ever trust him again?

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Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

Why McDonald’s is hurting

Being a bad corporate citizen has damaged the fast-food giant.

Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

If you want to know who gets health-care handouts, look in the mirror

Most Americans are unaware of the government subsidies that support their insurance coverage.

Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

Obama doesn’t have to say he loves us

Rudy Giuliani’s recent comments point to an absurd need for presidential coddling of the public.

Right Turn

Jennifer Rubin

Will Pence run?

There may be a new dark horse for 2016.

Right Turn

Jennifer Rubin

A GOP comeback in Virginia?

Virginia’s Republican Party still has a pulse.

Right Turn

Jennifer Rubin

The right-wing rip off artists

Some get rich off inciting anger

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The Plum Line

Greg Sargent

Scott Brown’s Obamacare repeal follies

In a new interview, he says he supports the law’s goals.

The Plum Line

Greg Sargent

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

The Plum Line

Greg Sargent

Open Thread

All yours.

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Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Don’t fire Boehner

He’s just trying to navigate an unwinnable situation.

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Don’t just ‘counter’ violent extremists. Defeat them.

The White House’s softness alone won’t do the job.

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Obama’s weak and unnecessary war authorization

The lack of congressional approval isn’t holding him back in fighting the Islamic State.

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George F. Will

George F. Will

The Supreme Court gets to decide what makes a legislature

Arizona’s redistricting commission oversteps the Constitution.

George F. Will

George F. Will

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is out to emancipate the Land of Lincoln

If he can change the way this troubled state does business, there’s hope for the rest of the nation.

George F. Will

George F. Will

Twitter can’t tame terrorism

Social media is the wrong battlefield to take on the Islamic State.

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PostPartisan

The irony of Scott Walker

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker drew a standing ovation at CPAC, but there was one massive glitch.

Charles Lane

Charles Lane

From Nicaragua to the Arab Spring, sowing seeds of a counterrevolution

Twenty-five years after the ouster of the Sandinistas, democracy is once again on its heels.

Charles Lane

Charles Lane

Science, with a side order of humility

News on cholesterol-rich foods underscores the hazards of letting “science” dictate policy.

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Robert McCartney, Aaron C. Davis and Mike DeBonis

D.C. mayor’s deal with pot backers led to a low-key success

Bowser’s defiance of GOP congressmen on pot yields high-profile success — for now.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Metro failed to notify fire officials that radio alarms weren’t working

Friction with regional chiefs adds to questions on how nearly $1 billion in federal grants has been used.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

3 final insights about Washington region as columnist bids farewell to punditry

As Robert McCartney returns to reporting, a few final takeaways drawn from more than 500 columns.

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Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

AIPAC pummels Obama

Benjamin Netanyahu is exploiting a partisan rift in American politics.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

Jeb Bush, CPAC piñata

Conservatives show the former Florida governor no mercy.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

John Boehner, waiting for the punch

The speaker is leading from behind as the DHS deadline looms and conservatives crack their knuckles.

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Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

At the glimmering edge of good sense

The brawl over Emerald Cay, paradise to the 1 percent, is a parable of American capitalism gone wrong

Wonkblog

Steven Pearlstein

To quash the tea party once and for all, Democrats should publicly back John Boehner

It might be the last best hope for bipartisan cooperation.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

As economy grows and market soars, it’s time to raise the minimum wage

COLUMN | A small bump in pay can lead to big returns, and would be a step toward restoring social capital.

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ComPost

Alexandra Petri

Naptime has been canceled

First they came for the kindergarten show . . .

ComPost

Alexandra Petri

‘Capital’ is this summer’s hot best-seller about bondage and millionaires

Some tips for surviving the inevitable conversations.

ComPost

Alexandra Petri

Cliven Bundy’s disgusting views should not be news

But they are.

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Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson Live

Live chat with Eugene Robinson about his latest columns and political news.

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Boehner’s sorry spectacle

As of now, the speaker will be remembered as a befuddled hack.

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

A necessary deal with Iran

Given the alternatives, negotiating with Iran is prudent but it doesn’t mean sanctions are off the table.

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Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

The ‘next America’ is now

The electorate is less white, older and less dominated by any one generation.

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Family-friendly politics

Will the 2016 contenders take note of those who are struggling to balance family and job demands?

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

The middle-class hurdle

Productivity’s slow growth is the real challenge.

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PostPartisan

Stephen Stromberg

Obama shouldn’t rewrite history on the Keystone XL oil pipeline

The president can’t blame his dilemma on Republicans.

PostPartisan

Stephen Stromberg

Affirmative action guessing game

Where is the Supreme Court? It’s still not so clear.

PostPartisan

Stephen Stromberg

Edward Snowden’s cowardice on Russian TV

The Edward Snowden leaks were not wholly contemptible, unlike Edward Snowden himself.

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Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Republicans’ fake ‘growth agenda’

Higher interest rates, continued trade deficits and more financial speculation won’t grow our economy.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

A national cry for criminal justice reform

Too many Americans are being held in jail while awaiting trial at a high cost to individuals and society.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Europe’s ideologues of austerity stand in way of reforms

Their policies have failed disastrously.

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Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

An ideological war America must watch, not fight

The battle against radical Islam must be led by Muslims.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

The limits of the ‘Islamic’ label

Why the Islamic State exists, and who joins.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

How to ensure that Russia will stick to the Ukrainian cease-fire deal

The fear of economic sanctions, not military aid to Kiev, may be what keeps Vladimir Putin in line.

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