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

Stubbornly wrong

To correct foreign policy mistakes, Obama must first admit them.

Jackson Diehl

Jackson Diehl

Flouting the U.S.

Nations large and small know there is no price to pay.

Jackson Diehl

Jackson Diehl

In Gaza, a familiar war

A better strategy involves a deal between Israel, Abbas and Hamas.

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Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

A casino isn’t likely to make a better Baltimore

A city shouldn’t bet on building a sunny future on the backs of the elderly, poor and desperate.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Why I let my children walk to the corner store

We’ve sanctioned criminalization of childhood independence by arresting parents who let kids play unguarded.

Petula Dvorak, Nia-Malika Henderson and Kimberly Kindy

Magnitude-6.0 quake rattles California wine country

About 120 are hurt as early-morning shaking shatters wine glasses and gives Napa’s vital industry a scare.

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Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

Could America accept another FDR?

Even a great president had his foibles. How tolerant would voters today be of them?

Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

A dangerous retreat

We’re seeing the effects of U.S. disengagement.

Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

Needed: A new team

Obama’s White House is in need of a shake-up.

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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

War in Europe

Hysterical? No, now is the time to see what is happening and to prepare.

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

Giving NATO a wakeup call

Obama has the power to revitalize the Western alliance.

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

An end to McPeace?

Russia’s food sanctions set back globalization.

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Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

The new face of evil

The Islamic State is an evil beyond understanding.

Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Israel’s stain of success

Holding the country to an impossible standard is a form of anti-Semitism.

PostPartisan

Richard Cohen

Justin Bieber buys his way out of jail

It would have been a good lesson for all the Beliebers of the world to have seen Justin Bieber in the courtroom and to witness him led away in cuffs.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Eye on governors races

In 2014, voters may decide that rage has limits and that government has work to do.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Obamacare, unlabeled

Polls suggest that Americans have warmed to the particulars of the Affordable Care Act, if not its moniker.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Ferguson divides us less than we think

A broad national dialogue about race is still possible.

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Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

The menace of anti-Semitism

Although some would like it to be so, Israel cannot be reduced to a David-and-Goliath tale.

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

Too detached to lead?

The traits that aided Obama’s rise are not sufficient to the moment.

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

No time to lead from behind

If the goal is the destruction of the Islamic State, a few things must happen.

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David Ignatius

David Ignatius

Saudi challenges

The kingdom has internal issues to deal with as it faces the threat of the Islamic State.

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

Vacation time is over

Now the president must get down to the business of governing.

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

The new battle against evil

Obama is on the right course in fighting the Islamic State.

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Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

A debt to D.C.

What does a corrupt politician owe home-rule defenders?

PostPartisan

Colbert I. King

Are Obama’s aides freelancing about the Islamic State?

Either they are putting the president on the spot about the Islamist group, or they are doing his bidding.

PostPartisan

Colbert I. King

Another broken promise on Relisha Rudd report

The city’s review of what agencies did, and didn’t do, for the missing 8-year-old is still being reviewed by lawyers, five months later.

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Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Lower corporate tax rates. Now.

Obama should be taking the lead in reforming the tax code.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

A battle against barbarism

The real objective of U.S. airstrikes is stopping the worst people on earth.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

What Hillary got right

Obama’s foreign policy lacks strategic thinking.

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Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

Sexism in the Senate

Incidents, as described in a new book, aren’t surprising but aren’t destined to repeat themselves.

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

Terror is just a click away

Now ordinary people, too, bear the responsibility of deciding whether to publish horrifying images.

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

A legacy in question

The focus of Obama’s remaining tenure must be on eradicating the Islamic State.

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Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

Owner-take-all

Companies are devoting nearly all their profits to shareholders, leaving next to nothing for employees.

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

More than wages

Economic inequality needs to be addressed.

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

A champion for illiberalism

Hungary’s prime minister isn’t impressed by the liberal democracies of the West.

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Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Taking charge of community crime prevention

Forum makes the case for full participation in the justice system by the black commmunity.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Ferguson waits for the arc of moral justice to bend its way

At the Martin Luther King Memorial, quotes about ending racial injustice resonate as protests rage in Missouri.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ won’t change the system

Protesters are using symbols instead of doing the work required for African Americans to protect themselves.

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Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

Cantor lost the ground game

Let’s not read too much into the tea leaves about his defeat.

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

Armed and dead

Eliminating guns isn’t the answer, but scrutiny is.

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

A farewell to friends

A lesson about death: Life is too short not to stay in touch.

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Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

The one fight to have before your wedding

Married women deserve their own names on the invitation.

Rampage

Catherine Rampell

In marriages, what happens in Vegas may not stay in Vegas

A new report says that “the more sexual partners a woman had had before marriage, the less happy she reported her marriage to be.” Here are some ways to interpret that finding.

Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

The bug in the pipeline

The diversity problem in tech starts long before the recruiting process.

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

Obama’s blind spot

The president plays down the threat posed by the Islamic State.

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Ignoring the lessons of Auschwitz

The world’s democracies have done little to stop the Islamic State.

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Warsaw tragedy repeats

We see the West’s betrayal in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine.

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George F. Will

George F. Will

Paul Ryan’s way forward

The one-time vice president candidate rethinks “makers” and “takers.”

George F. Will

George F. Will

Shaping the U.S. Navy

Cascading dangers are compelling Americans to think afresh about foreign policy.

George F. Will

George F. Will

In defense of the defenders

Is the Criminal Justice Act, which provides for legal defense for the indigent, a failure?

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Charles Lane

Charles Lane

Obama’s wedge issue

The president’s penchant for playing golf may be less a diversion than an obsession.

Charles Lane

Charles Lane

A president unfazed

Uncharismatic though it may be, Obama’s response so far to Ferguson is apt.

Charles Lane

Charles Lane

Taxing consumption

There’s a better solution than “lower rates, broader base.”

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Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

‘Bureaucratic nightmare’ with D.C. health exchange

Even a Harvard-educated lawyer can’t overcome delays at District’s health insurance Web site.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Pity the poor, misunderstood ex-Va. governor? No way!

Bob McDonnell’s plea for sympathy at corruption trial is riddled by rationalizations, contradictions.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

For 3 Salvadoran teens, a flight from barbarism

Salvadoran youths’ horrific story of violence at home shows why they deserve U.S. protection.

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Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

America’s real ice bucket challenge

The coming fiscal disaster has crept into the short-term.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

An anti-immigration group’s imaginary scapegoats

A mayor’s tale of woe doesn’t quite add up.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

A general’s funeral is a fitting coda to a dozen years of war

General Harold Greene’s burial was about as much ceremony as we’re going to get.

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Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

People analytics: ‘Moneyball’ for human resources

Hot new area in human resource management aims to bring “big data” to corporate hiring and promotion.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

Financial industry just not vested in wider savings plans

The concept of Automatic IRAs to help prepare Americans for retirement faces some challenges

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

Debunking conventional wisdom about conventions

Steven Pearlstein column: Why the convention center arms race is a contest no city can win.

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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

Have we gone to war again?

Some questions on the Islamic State for President Obama and Congress.

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.

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Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Elderly get wealthier

Some hidden good news about wealth inequality.

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Do Dems do it better? Nope.

What looks like a partisan trend in the economy actually shows how today’s policies create long-term ripples.

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Prosperity: No panacea

In this post-euphoric time, let’s be realistic.

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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 threat to a free press

From Ferguson to the White House, journalists are under fire.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Fair representation

We need a fairer system for choosing House members.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Stopping corporate inversion

The president may act if Congress can’t close a loophole that helps companies evade taxes.

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Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

A second Sunni Awakening?

Winning the trust of local Sunnis is key to fighting the Islamic State.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

The fantasy of Middle East moderates

Nations are trapped between dictatorships and opposition groups.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

Global success stories

India, Mexico and Indonesia hold bright futures.

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