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

The cost of ignoring Russia

Eastern Europeans are making their peace with Putin, despite Obama’s claims of isolating him.

Jackson Diehl

Jackson Diehl

The hole in Obama’s strategy

Ignoring Bashar al-Assad’s regime may lead to worse consequences.

Jackson Diehl

Jackson Diehl

China’s ‘creeping invasion’

The ambitious nation takes its time targeting the global order.

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Petula Dvorak

Mani-Pedi? Many (Men) Pedi(cure)

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Watching her sons battle for equal pedicure rights

Despite herself, a mother of two boys is uncomfortable with their desire for Hot Wheels orange toenails.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

For victims of voyeurs, a terrible theft of trust

Women secretly photographed in a ritual Jewish bath or a gynecologist’s office are being violated.

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Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

The land of gotcha

Americans now have no patience for mistakes, even well-meaning ones.

Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

False victory over the deficit

When it comes to entitlement reform, as far as this administration is concerned: mission accomplished.

Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

Beyond the ‘imaginary Indians’

Our incomplete version of history masks the offensiveness of a very real slur.

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Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan

When should we use force?

The U.S. must return to a reasoned discussion of flexing our military muscle.

Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan

Beyond Mubarak 2.0

U.S. policy toward Egypt is fomenting another revolution.

Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan

Obama’s foreign policy paradox

Obama is giving the American public what it wants, but it doesn’t much like him for it.

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Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

The myth of Russian humiliation

NATO expansion did not cause Moscow’s aggression.

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

America the puppeteer

China turns to a familiar narrative to explain the Hong Kong protests.

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

Scottish vote represents a warning

Europe’s elites need to reckon with the strong desire for local control.

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Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Ben Bradlee was a leader and a friend

He edited by instinct and experience.

Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Ebola caregivers deserve a parade

Doctors, others put careers on hold to succor the sick, save lives.

Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Taking Obama’s measure

Vietnam teaches us that a president must be feared as well as admired.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

A battle for blue-collar support

Hopes of victory depend on support from working-class whites.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Democrats’ bright spot

Pennsylvania nominee for governor Tom Wolf speaks of a time when government was good.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Citizens disunited

Americans should be worried about what a precedent-shattering court decision has unleashed.

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Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

A double-edged sword

Republicans tend to fall victim to the myth of the midterm mandate.

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

America’s flawed Ebola response

We are learning some brutal lessons.

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

If not America, who?

Only the U.S. is willing and able to keep a semblance of order in the world.

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PostPartisan

David Ignatius

The instinctual greatness of Ben Bradlee

The legendary Post editor was one of nature’s aristocrats, so charismatic that he would have emerged as a leader in any town on earth.

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

Preventing terror

A small organization offers a fresh approach.

PostPartisan

David Ignatius

Remembering freewheeling energy titan Christophe de Margerie

What de Margerie liked was adventure, and he got it.

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PostPartisan

Colbert I. King

It’s not the mistake, it’s the lie

The ill-designed cover of the D.C. voters guide can be forgiven. The lie that it is was planned cannot.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

It’s promise season

D.C.’s mayoral candidates offer up a lot, but neglect the price tags.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Different countries, same heartlessness

Lives in D.C. as disrupted by violence as those in Iraq, Syria.

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Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Ebola vs. civil liberties

Viruses don’t wait, a lesson the federal government must learn now.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Bombing for show? Or for effect?

Turkey’s issues with Kurds may trump its Islamic State fight.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Why winning the Senate matters

Regaining the Senate would finally give the GOP the opportunity to demonstrate its capacity to govern.

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Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

‘Patient Zero’ goes public

Monica Lewinsky reemerges to talk about cyberbullying.

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

A campaign with no answers

Candidates keep voters guessing what they will do when in office.

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

The virus you should worry about

Panic about Ebola won’t help anyone, but getting a flu shot just might.

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Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

Germany’s threat to itself

The fiscal policies of the German government have begun to threaten their own economy.

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

The vanishing pay raise

As workers’ power declined, so did their paychecks.

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

The U.S. lets trade undermine justice

How every major trade pact since Ronald Reagan has undermined labor and environmental protections.

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Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Young black gay men find acceptance, help in a Md. church

The Rev. Tony Lee offers a refuge to street gang members who are finding jobs and moving past violence.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Does it have to be on video to get us to do the right thing?

Sadly, what grabs our attention and moves us to act is often the graphic and grotesque.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Spay Kitty? Not a hairball’s chance in you-know-where.

Our 2-year-old cat’s not truly content unless she’s spayed, we’re told. But why risk personality changes?

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Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

Defending bears and wolves

Ballot measures seek to protect wildlife.

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

The unanswered question

Alison Lundergan Grimes took a defensible position but now is paying the price for it.

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

Words from the unwise

Obama conveys a lack of involvement that is disconcerting and potentially dangerous.

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Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

Tune out market noise

Despite skittish moments, the economy is looking healthier.

Rampage

Catherine Rampell

The sex ed gap

The amount of mistrust, misinformation and old-wives’-taling about birth control among the less educated is astounding.

Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

Is sex only for rich people?

America seems intent on restricting family planning only to the well-to-do.

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

The potential for Ebola terrorism

If terrorists were to turn Ebola into a crude terror weapon, we could be in for a Dark Winter indeed.

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Obama’s ‘blizzard of lies’

The president’s pattern of deceit is stunning.

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Obama ignores his former CIA director’s warning

Leon Panetta’s criticism on Iraq also applies to Afghanistan.

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George F. Will

George F. Will

The fictitious ‘war on women’

Mark Udall’s overheated rhetoric in a bid for reelection is not exciting voters in Colorado.

George F. Will

George F. Will

Will the FCC try to tackle ‘Redskins’?

A petition calls on regulators to become the language police.

George F. Will

George F. Will

Cleaning up competition

Supreme Court has a chance to bring liberty to teeth whitening.

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Charles Lane

Charles Lane

A not-so-simple fix for the economy

The IMF’s proposal to jump-start the global economy through infrastructure comes with risks.

Charles Lane

Charles Lane

Gay marriage’s quiet triumph

It has escaped the backlash that still plagues Roe v. Wade.

Charles Lane

Charles Lane

The Secret Service’s scandalous history

A dash of context for the agency’s travails.

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Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Both top candidates for District mayor have serious flaws

D.C. voters’ hard choice: Bowser’s cautious, mediocre record, or Catania’s combative approach?

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Fairfax shows little outrage over police shooting of Geer

COLUMN | Fairfax shouldn’t let police off the hook for shooting John Geer because it’s politically convenient.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Wasteful highway project was McDonnell’s other debacle

McDonnell’s other big scandal: Bum deal on ‘Road for Nobody’ cost Virginia taxpayers $300 million.

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Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

Meet the one Democrat who is not running from Obama

In Georgia, Michelle Nunn is showing authenticity and courage.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

Obama, the pariah president

Even Democrats are distancing themselves from him.

PostPartisan

Dana Milbank

A public dispute between NIH officials over Ebola

The problem with Anthony Fauci cutting off his superior at the knees is that it will be used by the NIH’s critics to justify continuing to squeeze spending at the agency.

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Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

Wall Street attempts to navigate the era of ‘Yellen put’

A recent side effect of the Fed chair’s policies has been the dumping of stocks, commodities and junk bonds.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

Surgery sheds light on out-of-network pricing

Insurer’s rate for tendon surgery was set below the amount Medicare pays, and the calculation used is shrouded.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

How market fundamentalists got it all wrong

Edward Kleinbard and Jeff Madrick offer differing views to debunk the belief in the market-guided fixes.

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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

CANCELED - Eugene Robinson Live

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

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson Live

Eugene Robinson discussed his latest columns and political news.

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Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

A global debt trap

Do high borrowing and low economic growth explain recent stock market turmoil?

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Women join the top 1%

Economic inequality is becoming more gender-neutral.

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Why the world economy sputters

There are three pervasive problems that foster pessimism.

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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

The GOP wrecking crew

A Republican-controlled Congress would be catastrophic.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

A life raft in N.C.

Incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan (D) is getting some help from a populist mobilization effort.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Still trying to bring Wall Street to justice

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman keeps fighting the banks.

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Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

A can-do strategy for Syria

The president should dial back his rhetoric for dealing with the Islamic State.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

Let’s be honest: Islam has a problem right now

But here’s what Bill Maher and Sam Harris get wrong.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

China, trapped in transition

What we are seeing in Hong Kong may be an expected, if long-delayed, crisis fueled by economic growth.

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