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.

Blog

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

A lonely fight against the Islamic State

The Iraqi government’s problems leave Kurds feeling exposed.

Jackson Diehl

Jackson Diehl

Obama’s bet on Iran

The president hopes “direct diplomacy” will finally yield results.

Jackson Diehl

Jackson Diehl

Tunisia, a democratic anomaly

The North African country has taken progressive steps forward since the Arab revolutions began.

Archive

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

In Barry, a potent symbol of a D.C. that no longer exists

Chocolate City has given way to Two Washingtons and worsening disparities.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Bill Cosby and my dad: A bond now broken

My dad waited on Bill Cosby and adored him. He’s heartbroken now.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

In the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, a moment of moral clarity

Leaders from both parties paused to honor Czech leader Vaclav Havel, then returned to their bickering.

Archive

Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

Rationalizing Putin

As Russia keeps advancing in Ukraine, Washington continues to say its policy is working.

Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

College handouts to the rich

A model of low tuition and low financial aid at state schools benefits those who don’t need the help.

Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

The land of gotcha

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

Archive

Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan

Our record with rebels

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

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.

Archive

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

Is Germany ready to lead?

Support for a “greater world role” is higher than it used to be, but still not overwhelming.

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

‘We are here’

Jews celebrate their survival in Poland.

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

The myth of Russian humiliation

NATO expansion did not cause Moscow’s aggression.

Archive

Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Real men don’t rape

Where in God’s name were the men on the University of Virginia campus?

PostPartisan

Richard Cohen

The smart, and stupid, Marion Barry

Before he became the man I knew, there was a better, smarter, Marion Barry.

Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

What if Martin Luther King Jr. had been exposed?

The media’s self-indulgent examination of politicians’ character does the country no favors.

Archive

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Obama tells Republicans their free ride is over

No wonder the GOP is so angry with the president.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

A mission for Jeb Bush

His task is to prove an argument with the far right.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

A can-do approach

Obama takes the initiative in post-election Washington.

Archive

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

Obama’s immigration order redefines the debate

Even a weakened chief executive has the ability to reshape the debate on a political issue.

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

On immigration, a democratic failure

President Obama has given up on politics.

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

Challenging the faithful

Pope Francis has chosen to emphasize the most subversive aspects of Christian belief.

Archive

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

Iran’s impasse

Nuclear negotiations are hung up between Tehran and the West and between factions within Iran.

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

The Islamic State’s terrifying strategy

The jihadists’ campaign of intimidating Sunni tribes is thwarting Obama’s plans for a national guard.

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

Climate change: A moral issue?

A new novel makes the case for how to view climate change.

Archive

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

We may never see anyone like Marion Barry ever again

His life was an unforgettable period in D.C.’s history.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

The lessons of 1963

Today’s Washington should take a page from how the nation reacted to Kennedy’s assassination.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Clear the corruption in the District

Root out the illegal activity, but let’s wrap up the probe of D.C. politicians.

Archive

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

The climate pact swindle

The Obama-Xi agreement is a one-sided deal in which China gets a 16-year pass.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer: The Gruber Confession

A 2013 video is vindication of the charge that Obamacare was sold on a pack of lies.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Seize the day, control the agenda

After the Democratic loss, the GOP has an opportunity, not a mandate.

Archive

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

The Ferguson case is still an enigma

Transcripts suggest that conflicting accounts support the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict.

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

Letting us in on the immigration secret

A White House move to release the Office of Legal Counsel opinion on immigration is significant.

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

A slippery slope on immigration

What happens when there is a GOP president?

Archive

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

Obama calculates the human cost of deportations

Obama considers the damage done to families split by deportation.

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

Economic downfall

The Democrats’ lack of a message cost them the midterms.

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

Why the Democrats lost

The party failed to deliver broadly shared prosperity as it used to.

Archive

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Barry credited God with sparing his life despite failings

The former mayor was known for being honest about his shortcomings, even his own dishonesty.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

D.C.’s Barry Farm plan falls far short of a tribute

Scrap the mixed-income housing proposal and give Barry Farm residents a role in the community’s rebirth.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Barry Farm initiative is a familiar con game

The District’s plan to redevelop the complex has led to little more than the dispersal of poor black residents.

Archive

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

The online torching of Bill Cosby

As the public rushes to condemn the comedian over rape allegations, a question should arise: Who’s next?

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

Refocusing on family

Pope Francis’s appeal to young people.

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

A mandate for trust

The obfuscations have added up during this presidency.

Archive

Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

Developing a new app-titude

Chicago kids learn computer science.

Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

How the anti-tax push harms government

It’s time to reward politicians who raise revenue the old-fashioned way.

Rampage

Catherine Rampell

Who hates millennials the most?

Gen-Xers, generally speaking. At least according to some survey data about whether young people can be described as “entitled,” “selfish,” “responsible” and “hard-working.“

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

Blog

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.

Blog

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Obama’s immigration ploy

The president is acting only to provoke the GOP.

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Thanks, Jonathan Gruber

Obamacare architect reveals some key deceptions.

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Lessons from the states

Senate Republicans should take note of GOP governance in the heartland.

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George F. Will

George F. Will

Recalling Nelson Rockefeller

New York’s fate has shown what can happen when a politician shapes society to his will.

George F. Will

George F. Will

Wisconsin’s schoolyard bully

The Justice Department attacks school choice with a perverse legal theory.

George F. Will

George F. Will

A Nazi’s warped idealism

German philosopher Bettina Stangneth chips away at an Adolf Eichmann facade.

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Charles Lane

Charles Lane

Liberals are violating their principles on Keystone

To block the pipeline, liberals are copping out.

Charles Lane

Charles Lane

A new Berlin Wall

Germany’s rigidity threatens to destabilize the world economy.

PostPartisan

Charles Lane

What the AP U.S. History fight in Colorado is really about

Teachers unions saw an opportunity and pounced.

Archive

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Who was the D.C. area’s biggest turkey of 2014?

My fifth annual ‘Turkeys of the Year’ recognize foolishness and ineptitude in the Washington region.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Streetcar’s demise will deepen divide between 2 Arlingtons

COLUMN | Defeat of streetcars sends a message to poorer Arlington residents: Just ride the bus.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Election results say ‘whoa’ to key transit lines for suburbs

COLUMN | After elections, the Purple Line and Columbia Pike Streetcar might be in danger.

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Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

Bob McCulloch’s pathetic prosecution of Darren Wilson

The St. Louis County prosecutor made a joke of the grand jury proceedings.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

Obama is turning into George W. Bush

Chuck Hagel’s departure is a cruel echo of history.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

How Republicans can poke back at Obama

Could Obama’s edict spur comprehensive reform?

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Wonkblog

Steven Pearlstein

Democrats only have themselves to blame for upcoming losses

They’re headed for trouble in Tuesday’s election because they’ve run away from what they stand for.

On Leadership

Steven Pearlstein

Remembering Ben Bradlee’s leadership

He trusted his gut on the big things, didn’t bother with the little ones and wouldn’t spend a lot of time second-guessing himself on either.

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.

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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.

Blog

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

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.

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

CANCELED - Eugene Robinson Live

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

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Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Our giant welfare state

We should be more honest about our hybrid system.

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Climate realities

The U.S.-China agreement is more a political triumph than a practical one.

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Politics and prosperity

Have we reached the twilight of democratic capitalism?

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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 Ukraine calamity

The West must rethink the cost of intervention.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Strides toward justice

There is growing support for reform of the U.S. criminal justice system.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Republicans’ reckoning

The GOP wins control of Congress, but remains far from a mandate.

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Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria: America’s inherent advantages

Why this country is faring better than many other major world economies.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria: China’s growing clout

The nation is trying to redraw the international system in Asia.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

Think jobs, not debt

All our policies must focus on boosting employment.

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