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Once derided as a butcher and failed president, U.S. Grant is getting more respect from historians
One giant leap out the airlock: You go first.
Someone invented a sundial, and it’s been all downhill ever since.
“I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton....“
African Americans are key to ensuring Democrats’ victory in 2014.
I love it when the hateful decisions of governments meet good old American democracy.
A better strategy involves a deal between Israel, Abbas and Hamas.
Only a regional coalition can defeat the emerging Islamic State.
For opposing the Russian leader’s agenda, Ilya Ponomarev has been labeled a ‘national traitor.’
Virginia lawmakers could have helped some of the thousands who flock to the Wise County Fairgrounds.
At Washington and Lee University, the removal of Confederate flags was overdue.
Ghettoizing homelessness has led to the awful decay and dysfunction alleged at D.C. General.
Obama’s White House is in need of a shake-up.
The modern parallels to Russian attacks on Boris Pasternak.
Howard Schultz says Washington’s “inability to get things done” is having an ever-deeper effect on citizens and businesses throughout the country.
The U.S. must return to a reasoned discussion of flexing our military muscle.
U.S. policy toward Egypt is fomenting another revolution.
Obama is giving the American public what it wants, but it doesn’t much like him for it.
The battle in Ukraine is now a “real war.”
It’s become an intellectual refuge for those fleeing Moscow.
Protests and costs are scaring off the democracies.
Since 1948, the Jewish state has fought for its existence.
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.
And anything is what they believe of the Clintons and Obamas.
E.J. Dionne Jr.
The Affordable Care Act falls prey to conservative judges’ extreme misreading.
Obama’s foes make every foreign policy issue about him.
Democrats think the GOP attitude toward government might make it possible.
The philosophical message of ‘The Giver’ transcends the genre of teen literature
States are feeding off legalized gambling and marijuana.
The movement is diluting the real meaning of “conservative.”
Now, the U.S. and Germany must be more transparent.
Former head of Israeli military intelligence says Israel should back a Palestinian unity government.
Tougher sanctions may mean a colder winter in Europe.
Colbert I. King
The Park Southern fiasco may tell us whether we can trust the mayoral candidate.
The death of James Oh, a Petworth grocer, tells us something about ourselves.
Colbert I. King
In the D.C. area, we are suffering from “who got here first” syndrome.
Hamas initiated the conflict with Israel on its own.
Eliminate the Central American exception and enforce the law.
Will the courts and Congress finally restrain Obama?
How far will the Supreme Court go to save the health-care law?
Anonymous sources have a place in reporting — and the White House knows it.
If the president has abused his authority, impeachment is the right course of action. But that’s a big if.
Sen. Charles Schumer’s suggestion to go to a “jungle primary” system won’t do what he hopes.
The CIA could learn a thing or two from Germany’s economy.
Which Hillary would we get as president?
Compassion and acts of kindness are flowing in Piscataway Hills.
Prince George’s has conceded too much to MGM in negotiating terms of National Harbor casino.
You’ve got to hand to them: The biker gang has a lot of nerve.
Let’s not read too much into the tea leaves about his defeat.
Eliminating guns isn’t the answer, but scrutiny is.
A lesson about death: Life is too short not to stay in touch.
Carlos Slim proposes having everyone work for three days a week. Keynes and George Jetson already beat him to it.
The megarich can care about income inequality, too.
Women are far more likely to go to the polls than men are.
There may be a new dark horse for 2016.
Virginia’s Republican Party still has a pulse.
Some get rich off inciting anger
The Plum Line
In a new interview, he says he supports the law’s goals.
Marc A. Thiessen
President’s inaction in Ukraine has consequences.
Gov. Scott Walker’s reelection is no sure thing.
Voters think Obama is worse than Nixon.
George F. Will
Neel Kashkari, a candidate for governor of California, wants to redefine conservatism.
The justices reined in the regulatory state.
The Supreme Court’s unanimity wasn’t just spurious. It was injurious.
The Framers wanted for it to be hard for legislators to transform the country.
The Wilberforce Act is in chaos, and children are the victims.
‘Hobby Lobby’ and ‘Harris’ offer the same lesson to government.
Governor told religious leaders Maryland should be willing to shelter up to 1,880 young migrants.
Washington would have fared better by trying nation-building in Central America than in Iraq and Afghanistan.
How do they do it? Blind golfers play better than I do and use their skill to raise money, awareness for charity.
Her actions suggest she has neither interest in nor aptitude for the race.
It was amateur night at a House rules hearing on GOP plans to sue Obama.
His overuse of subpoenas discredits his oversight committee chairmanship.
The concept of Automatic IRAs to help prepare Americans for retirement faces some challenges
Steven Pearlstein column: Why the convention center arms race is a contest no city can win.
Book industry, Amazon are heading toward another rumble in the jungle.
First they came for the kindergarten show . . .
Some tips for surviving the inevitable conversations.
But they are.
Live chat with Eugene Robinson about his latest columns and political news.
Eugene Robinson discussed his latest columns and political news.
Giving powerful weapons to rebel forces is a recipe for disaster.
Robert J. Samuelson
What to do about our corporate tax dodgers.
Raising taxes is political suicide, so
There may be a dark lining to the sunny June jobs report.
The president can’t blame his dilemma on Republicans.
Where is the Supreme Court? It’s still not so clear.
The Edward Snowden leaks were not wholly contemptible, unlike Edward Snowden himself.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Flight 17 tragedy should trigger talks, not more violence.
Presenting equal weight to discredited claims is shameful.
Obama should double-down on executive orders.
John McCain is wrong: World turmoil is nothing new.
The conventional wisdom is wrong: Intervening may throw more fuel on the fire.
The new tide of nationalism is based on fear, insecurity and anxiety.
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