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

In Gaza, a familiar war

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

Jackson Diehl

Jackson Diehl

Obama’s ‘unity’ mirage in Iraq

Only a regional coalition can defeat the emerging Islamic State.

Jackson Diehl

Jackson Diehl

A solitary voice against Putin

For opposing the Russian leader’s agenda, Ilya Ponomarev has been labeled a ‘national traitor.’

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Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Here’s Jonnie: Cue the rapt gaze from Maureen McDonnell

The former first lady’s supposed crush is a sad act to help her and her husband avoid jail time.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

A Marine mom seeks terrible details of son’s death in Iraq

To expand a ballet memorializing her son, Amy Wolfe of Manassas is interviewing Colin’s comrades.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Free Va. medical clinic shows the misery that shouldn’t be

Virginia lawmakers could have helped some of the thousands who flock to the Wise County Fairgrounds.

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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.

Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

Familiar Russian playbook

The modern parallels to Russian attacks on Boris Pasternak.

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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

Russia buys its way in

To gain influence in the E.U., Moscow targets politically connected firms.

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

The end of Russia’s fairy tale

The battle in Ukraine is now a “real war.”

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

Welcome to Free Kiev

It’s become an intellectual refuge for those fleeing Moscow.

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Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Blaming the victims

The world exonerates the criminals for attacking Israel.

Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Israel’s fight continues

Since 1948, the Jewish state has fought for its existence.

PostPartisan

Richard Cohen

Carrying a gun into a congressional building, as the Founders intended

Members of Congress who are in the thrall of the National Rifle Association would appreciate how wonderful it would be to have a chamber of armed men and women.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

A GOP that cried wolf

Demands to impeach the president have become routine. Now what?

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Ryan’s stale ideas

His latest anti-poverty proposal again falls short.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Will Flight 17 sober us up?

Obama’s foes make every foreign policy issue about him.

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Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

Turning our backs on atrocities

Impunity encourages future horrors in Syria.

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

The political cast of mind

As Democrats are bereft of ideas, GOP is the party of reform.

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

A serious popcorn movie

The philosophical message of ‘The Giver’ transcends the genre of teen literature

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David Ignatius

David Ignatius

The Islamic State’s challenge

President Obama faces a dangerous, festering menace he didn’t anticipate.

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

John Kerry’s big blunder

His short-term push for a cease-fire in Gaza is a colossal mistake.

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

Reason for hope

The world’s in chaos, but because of John Kerry the outlook in Afghanistan and Iran is better.

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Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Can Catania build bridges?

He has the experience to be mayor, but his diplomatic skill is an open question.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Bowser’s bright future

The D.C. mayor’s race is hers to lose.

PostPartisan

Colbert I. King

GOP congressman beats up on the District over marijuana

Rep. Andy Harris should pay more attention to criminals cultivating pot on federal land out West.

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Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Clueless in Gaza

John Kerry has legitimized Hamas’s criminality.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

The vacant presidency

Obama seems to believe in his strategy of passivity.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Moral clarity in Gaza

Hamas initiated the conflict with Israel on its own.

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Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

Learning from Nixon

What’s the relevance of Watergate to the modern era?

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

Who broke Congress?

Ted Cruz’s pointing fingers at Democrats is pure chutzpah.

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

The Supreme Court may not rescue Obamacare this time

Why this case is different.

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Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

Who is Market Basket?

The supermarket chain isn’t just a company, it’s a community.

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

A flawed solution to gridlock

Sen. Charles Schumer’s suggestion to go to a “jungle primary” system won’t do what he hopes.

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

Lessons while snooping

The CIA could learn a thing or two from Germany’s economy.

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Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Plaintiff in D.C. handgun ruling: ‘It felt good’

After ruling, George Lyon concealed a revolver in a pocket holster, walked out of his D.C. home and took a stroll.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

The collapsed hillside that united a Md. neighborhood

Compassion and acts of kindness are flowing in Piscataway Hills.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Pr. George’s should make MGM play by county rules

Prince George’s has conceded too much to MGM in negotiating terms of National Harbor casino.

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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

Who’s the boss?

Are you sure you know who you work for?

Rampage

Catherine Rampell

American (and Papua New Guinean) exceptionalism

The United States appears to be one of just two countries worldwide that doesn’t require paid maternity leave.

Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

A right to a sick day

Most employees who arrive at work ill don’t do so cheerily.

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 missed opportunity

He failed to stop Islamic State when he had the chance.

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Obama lacks resolve

President’s inaction in Ukraine has consequences.

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

A Wisconsin ‘three-peat’?

Gov. Scott Walker’s reelection is no sure thing.

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George F. Will

George F. Will

A liberal Democrats overlook

Ohio’s Sherrod Brown is being ignored by his party’s activists.

George F. Will

George F. Will

For Conservative internationalism

The U.S. needs a new approach to global crises.

George F. Will

George F. Will

Another doctor in the Senate?

In Oregon, Monica Wehby has a chance to unseat the Democratic incumbent.

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Charles Lane

Charles Lane

Declining fiscal freedom

“Dead Men Ruling” by C. Eugene Steuerle makes a case for long-term balance between spending, revenue.

Charles Lane

Charles Lane

Obstructed by the Constitution

The Framers wanted for it to be hard for legislators to transform the country.

Charles Lane

Charles Lane

A ‘national scandal’

The Wilberforce Act is in chaos, and children are the victims.

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Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

McDonnells’ ‘twisted love story’ has important lesson

While relishing a “Peyton Place” story line in the trial, keep in mind the larger ethics issue.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Big transportation tasks for the area, post-Silver Line

D.C. region needs to ante up for rail cars for Metro, and add at least one Potomac crossing, to relieve traffic.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

White House gave O’Malley a bad rap on immigration

Governor told religious leaders Maryland should be willing to shelter up to 1,880 young migrants.

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Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

House GOP upends reason

The party and its leaders are wildly inconsistent.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank: Wisdom and understanding in short supply

House faces pressing issues on last day before summer break.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

John Kerry learns humility

He’s discovering that leading the world is harder than it looks.

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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.

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Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Give Kerry a break

The problems with letting Israel “finish the job” against Hamas.

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

The future of think tanks

They will probably do less thinking and more politicking.

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Dodd-Frank’s flaw

The law makes us more vulnerable in a crisis.

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

The path to economic ‘patriotism’

What to do about our corporate tax dodgers.

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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

An alternative to ALEC

Progressives could find success following a conservative idea.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Time for calm voices

Flight 17 tragedy should trigger talks, not more violence.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

False balance in the media

Presenting equal weight to discredited claims is shameful.

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Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

The rise of Putinism

Russia’s leader creates a model other rulers find appealing.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

A no-show in Ukraine

The European Union lacks a clear leadership strategy toward Russia.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

Not the worst of times

John McCain is wrong: World turmoil is nothing new.

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