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.

Achenblog

Joel Achenbach

Putting an ocean between me and my cubicle

Dreaming in Portugal

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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 peace paradox

A settlement won’t come from diplomatic blitzkrieg.

Jackson Diehl

Jackson Diehl

Departure from reality

John Kerry’s vision for the Middle East is delusional.

Jackson Diehl

Jackson Diehl

Obama’s Mideast fallacy

A double standard could doom peace prospects.

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Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Without affordable rents, D.C. can’t rescue homeless

A rehousing program is the core of the mayor’s campaign to house “500 families in 100 days.” Will it work?

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Bethesda teens have sibling harmony, onstage and off

Madison and Davis Gestiehr, who perform together, are brother-and- sister soul mates rather than rivals.

Rachel Weiner and Petula Dvorak

Bodies of two men found under I-295

D.C. police find no signs of foul play. Cause of death has yet to be determined, but hypothermia is being considered.

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Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

Losing hearts and minds

Obama needs to lead, not follow polls.

PostPartisan

Fred Hiatt

U.S. ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says

In a meeting with The Post, Poland’s defense minister calls for a ‘re-pivot’ toward Europe

Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

The Cold War rages

A battle for democracy is raging in Hong Kong.

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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.

Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan

A changing world order?

America is still a superpower, but the status quo is in flux.

PostPartisan

Robert Kagan

Events in Egypt demand a shift in U.S. policy

The alternative is not only morally unconscionable, but also a direct threat to regional stability and U.S. interests.

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Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

A fearful new world

Russia’s subterfuge must be countered by new U.S. military strategies.

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

Inspired by Russia

Russia’s ideas may be a mishmash, but they are striking a chord among some.

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

The wrong narrative on Russia

Putin’s invasion of Crimea shows the need for strategic changes in the West.

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Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Evoking Hitler

Now the Russians are making WWII comparisons.

Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

The GOP’s amateur hour

If Rand Paul is the best option, that shows how far the party has sunk.

Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Rumsfeld’s unknowns

The former defense secretary does not confront the hard questions about the Iraq war.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Democrats’ key to 2014

How the party can woo swing voters and hold onto their base.

PostPartisan

E.J. Dionne Jr.

An interview with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

A transcipt of my meeting with New York’s mayor.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

De Blasio, unbowed

The New York mayor stays on offense.

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Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

A warning to the GOP

Barry Goldwater’s defeat should not be seen as positive step for the party.

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

Where the only rule is terror

In violence-plagued Central African Republic, international response is falling short of the need.

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

Healing in Rwanda

The country has shown remarkable resilience, but still stands as a rebuke to those who did nothing.

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David Ignatius

David Ignatius

Closer, but still no deal

The real question is whether Iran is ready for accommodation with West.

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

A crisis defused?

The U.S. strikes a welcome deal with Russia.

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

The cost of adventurism

It’s time for Putin to de-escalate this crisis.

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Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Good and evil

With Easter and Passover come reminders of human capacity for both.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Failure up and down

Relisha Rudd was failed by those most responsible for her welfare.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

D.C.’s new rulers

Two men will set the city’s agenda in 2014.

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Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

The zealots win again

Disclosure of political contributors leads to witch hunts.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Thought police on patrol

The left’s intolerance veers toward totalitarianism.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Kerry’s folly, Chapter 3

The secretary of state is on a fool’s errand in the Middle East.

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Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

Politicizing the high court

Calls for Justice Ginsburg to resign make it more difficult for her to do so.

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

Schooling colleges

Dartmouth president could give us all a lesson on campus behavior.

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

The lessons of ‘Camp David’

Nothing big gets accomplished without determination and at least a little bit of luck.

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Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

A new progressive era

U.S. cities turn left and take their mayors along with them.

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

Cuomo’s party should be over

Democrats shouldn’t support a governor who hasn’t pushed their agenda.

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

LBJ’s legacy

How much credit and blame do we attach to this monumental figure?

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Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

In D.C., pandas elicit more concern than the poor

Many have become detached from the violence and problems plaguing the poor areas of the District.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Why did it take so long for people to notice gouged trees?

Someone damaged more than 750 in D.C. Why? And what about those who saw the gouger and did nothing?

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

What a real Emancipation Day in the District would mean

Courtland Milloy: It’s oxymoronic to be dependent on government to celebrate this day of liberation

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Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

Grandmother Hillary

Having a grandchild might just be the push Clinton needs to run.

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

Got Putin, yet?

The Russian president steps back from Ukraine on his terms.

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

Erasing the race card

Recent developments show just how far we are from a post-racial America.

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Rampage

Catherine Rampell

Here’s how much Americans love housing, for financial and ‘lifestyle’ reasons

Americans understandably derive a lot of psychic benefits from buying their own home. But they also overstate the financial benefits of investing in a home, and therein lies the problem.

Rampage

Catherine Rampell

Are you saving money by living in your own home?

Readers asked: Don’t you save a lot from buying because you don’t have to pay rent? Maybe in some places, but probably not on average when you think about the opportunity costs of tying up all that capital in a single house.

Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

Over-investment

Americans wrongly think that owning a home is a great financial move.

Right Turn

Jennifer Rubin

Land takes a shot at her anti-pipeline opponent.

Turning the tables in Michigan.

Right Turn

Jennifer Rubin

The enemy of the GOP’s enemy is its friend

The right-wing plot to keep Harry Reid in power.

Right Turn

Jennifer Rubin

Supreme confusion

Don’t call balls and strikes in a game you don’t understand.

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The Plum Line

Greg Sargent

The GOP position on immigration: Get out

The debate over deportations, summed up in one chart.

The Plum Line

Greg Sargent

Morning Plum: Republicans aren’t winning the big argument

Even in red states, voters support a role for government in providing health care.

The Plum Line

Greg Sargent

Tea Party economics: A long term loser

Economic issues as wedges against the GOP.

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Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Harry Reid’s absurd charges

The senator’s “domestic terror” accusations are appalling.

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Time to come clean

HHS nominee should explain Obamacare lie.

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Defend the CIA

The facts are on the agency’s side.

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George F. Will

George F. Will

The adolescent president

Obama tries to defend the health-care law using the rhetorical tactics of teenagers.

George F. Will

George F. Will

Regulatory overkill

What the campaign speech case means.

George F. Will

George F. Will

Misreading the Constitution

Progressives don’t understand that it’s about securing liberty.

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Charles Lane

Charles Lane

García Márquez was no hero

He was a gifted writer, but pro-Castro actions will mar his legacy.

Charles Lane

Charles Lane

Not what the doctor ordered

Authorities aren’t doing enough to rein in prescription opioid abuse.

Charles Lane

Charles Lane

A non-directional cause

Even if Americans can’t locate Ukraine, it doesn’t mean their opinion on what to do is wrong.

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Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Md. governor’s race adds to clout of Washington suburbs

Md. gubernatorial election could signal power shift from Baltimore to Washington suburbs.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Gray team was slow, unsympathetic toward homeless

COLUMN Gray administration showed more “tough love” than urgency in dealing with homeless.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Vape if you want, but stop Big Tobacco from promoting it

Don’t let tobacco industry’s alluring ads for e-cigarettes hook new generation of Americans on nicotine.

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Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

The president as tourist

Overseas, Obama projects a whole lot of nothing.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

NASA’s warp-speed ambitions

NASA’s goal of a manned Mars mission doesn’t match budget reality.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

No stopping Justice Ginsburg

The court’s oldest member still has the juice.

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Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

Michael Lewis has done it again

COLUMN | The author reveals how investment firms have conspired to skim pennies from real investors.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

A lack of resolve — not resources — keeps us snowbound

By setting a low bar for school and government closures, local officials are doing more harm than good.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

Are we forever destined for economic inequality?

Income inequality is the normal and future state of capitalism, argues the economist Thomas Piketty.

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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.

ComPost

Alexandra Petri

Hey, at least the Supreme Court only asked about phonographs

It could have been worse.

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Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson Live

Eugene Robinson discussed his latest columns and political news.

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson Live

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

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Remembering Gabo

García Márquez’s imagined worlds had a lasting impact on many real lives.

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Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Media bias explained

News outlets give their readers and viewers what they want.

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Class warfare justified?

Action to ameliorate inequality might backfire.

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Give us back our data

We’re losing easy access to some statistics.

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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

Shortchanging students

Elizabeth Warren leads the way on needed student loan reform.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

The new populism

People are starting to be heard at the local level.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

The war against American citizens

The Supreme Court’s ‘McCutcheon’ decision exemplifies the struggles against average Americans.

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Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

What’s in it for us

The responses of India, Israel and China to Ukraine reveal an emerging tension involving global norms.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

21st-century power politics

Obama pursues the right response to Russia’s 19th-century behavior.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

Obama’s mandate on Ukraine

It’s the most serious crisis since the Cold War.

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