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

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.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Why are we reluctant to acknowledge slaves’ role in building the U.S.?

At Washington and Lee University, the removal of Confederate flags was overdue.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

D.C.’s main shelter for homeless families should be closed

Ghettoizing homelessness has led to the awful decay and dysfunction alleged at D.C. General.

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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.

PostPartisan

Fred Hiatt

Starbucks CEO: ‘The country is so hungry for leadership’

Howard Schultz says Washington’s “inability to get things done” is having an ever-deeper effect on citizens and businesses throughout the country.

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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 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.

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

The last democratic World Cup?

Protests and costs are scaring off the democracies.

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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.

Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Conservatives will buy anything

And anything is what they believe of the Clintons and Obamas.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Will Flight 17 sober us up?

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

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Pro-business populism?

Democrats think the GOP attitude toward government might make it possible.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Bordering on heartless

Instead of fixing the border crisis, it’s all politics.

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Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

A serious popcorn movie

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

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

Vice for fun and profit

States are feeding off legalized gambling and marijuana.

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

The tea party risks scaring away voters

The movement is diluting the real meaning of “conservative.”

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David Ignatius

David Ignatius

Partners in spying

Now, the U.S. and Germany must be more transparent.

PostPartisan

David Ignatius

How to break Hamas’s stranglehold in Gaza

Former head of Israeli military intelligence says Israel should back a Palestinian unity government.

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

Coping without Russian gas

Tougher sanctions may mean a colder winter in Europe.

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Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

For whom is Bowser working?

The Park Southern fiasco may tell us whether we can trust the mayoral candidate.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Why we avert our gaze

The death of James Oh, a Petworth grocer, tells us something about ourselves.

PostPartisan

Colbert I. King

Bicyclists still can’t take criticism

In the D.C. area, we are suffering from “who got here first” syndrome.

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Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Moral clarity in Gaza

Hamas initiated the conflict with Israel on its own.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

The immigration no-brainer

Eliminate the Central American exception and enforce the law.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Government by fiat

Will the courts and Congress finally restrain Obama?

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Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

Why it’s off the record

Anonymous sources have a place in reporting — and the White House knows it.

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

Palin is right about impeaching Obama

If the president has abused his authority, impeachment is the right course of action. But that’s a big if.

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

‘It spared me from a lot of hatred’

Getting shot by an Israeli soldier changed one teen’s life.

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Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

Lessons while snooping

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

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

Clinton’s identity crisis

Which Hillary would we get as president?

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

Dollars trump democracy

For Western companies, the focus on China has just one value.

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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.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Bicyclist bullies of D.C.

You’ve got to hand to them: The biker gang has a lot of nerve.

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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

Limousine liberalism

The megarich can care about income inequality, too.

Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

Why the ladies vote

Women are far more likely to go to the polls than men are.

Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

What the market will bear

Celebrities, whether Chelsea Clinton or Kim Kardashian, are paid what audiences think they are worth.

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 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.

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

A legacy of failure

Voters think Obama is worse than Nixon.

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George F. Will

George F. Will

Stopping government bullies

The justices reined in the regulatory state.

George F. Will

George F. Will

Papering over differences

The Supreme Court’s unanimity wasn’t just spurious. It was injurious.

George F. Will

George F. Will

Are you offended?

The government decided that ‘Redskins’ bothers you.

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Charles Lane

Charles Lane

A ‘national scandal’

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

Charles Lane

Charles Lane

Cut out the middleman

‘Hobby Lobby’ and ‘Harris’ offer the same lesson to government.

Charles Lane

Charles Lane

The Export-Import battle begins

GOP leaders withdraw support for the bank.

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Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

U.S. neglect of Central America helped fuel migrant crisis

Washington would have fared better by trying nation-building in Central America than in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Intimidated and inspired by 2 champion blind golfers

How do they do it? Blind golfers play better than I do and use their skill to raise money, awareness for charity.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Va. Democrats should learn lessons of Medicaid defeat

Outmaneuvered on health care, McAuliffe needs to educate public, strengthen Democrats in rural Va.

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Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

Elizabeth Warren for president?

Her actions suggest she has neither interest in nor aptitude for the race.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

A lawsuit with little merit

It was amateur night at a House rules hearing on GOP plans to sue Obama.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

When Darrell Issa goes fishing

His overuse of subpoenas discredits his oversight committee chairmanship.

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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.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

Book wars: A monopolist vs. the cartel

Book industry, Amazon are heading toward another rumble in the jungle.

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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

Eugene Robinson Live

Eugene Robinson discussed his latest columns and political news.

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

A lack of arms control

Giving powerful weapons to rebel forces is a recipe for disaster.

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Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Budget policy by prayer

Raising taxes is political suicide, so

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Part-timer boom, or blip?

There may be a dark lining to the sunny June jobs report.

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

The Medicaid paralysis

Opposition to expansion isn’t just rabid partisanship.

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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

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.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

The ‘Good Jobs’ president

Obama should double-down on executive orders.

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Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

Not the worst of times

John McCain is wrong: World turmoil is nothing new.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

Obama caves on Syria

The conventional wisdom is wrong: Intervening may throw more fuel on the fire.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

Identity, not ideology

The new tide of nationalism is based on fear, insecurity and anxiety.

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