Achenblog

Joel Achenbach

Putting an ocean between me and my cubicle

Dreaming in Portugal

Achenblog

Joel Achenbach

‘Display your notebook as if it were a fishing license’ -- McPhee

How to be more than just an aggregator.

Achenblog

Joel Achenbach

Life on Enceladus? Maayyybe. Fish? Don’t get out the rod and reel.

What the experts tell me about life beyond Earth

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PostPartisan

Jonathan Capehart

‘Inside the fight for marriage equality’

Jo Becker delivers a riveting account of how California’s Proposition 8 went from voter passage in 2008 to Supreme Court invalidation in 2013.

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Jonathan Capehart

Hammerin’ Hank for speaking a racial truth

We rightly revel in how far we have come on race, but let’s not kid ourselves that we are anywhere close to harmony.

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Jonathan Capehart

Clinton ‘shoe truthers,’ put a sock in it

These misguided folks actually believe that Hillary Rodham Clinton staged last Thursday’s infamous Las Vegas shoe-throwing incident.

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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

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.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Teen suicide: Adults need to listen to kids

It’s time to talk about such deaths and make sure youths let people know how they feel.

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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.

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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

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.

PostPartisan

Richard Cohen

Dave Camp’s exit draws a mean jab from Democrats

Why did the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee feel the need to make a partisan remark over a Republican’s retirement?

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PostPartisan

E.J. Dionne Jr.

An interview with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Short summary of Last Wednesday afternoon, I interviewed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in his office at New York’s City Hall. Here is a transcript of the interview, which is the basis of my Monday column on de Blasio and the city.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

De Blasio, unbowed

The New York mayor stays on offense.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Jeb Bush’s optimism school

Republicans could learn something from the former governor, even if he isn’t the party’s 2016 nominee.

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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

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.

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

Warning signs in China

The booming economy is experiencing some busts.

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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

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.

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

Equal-pay demagoguery

Democrats’ rhetoric on the issue is revolting.

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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?

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

A capital concern

How the rich get richer while the rest don’t.

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Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Why I’m running for Congress

Big challenges demand big solutions.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller

A kinder, gentler decline?

The real state of the union is inescapable.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller

The power of 15

Seven ideas for Obama’s ‘year of action.’

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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.

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

Fret not, Heartlanders

There’s no reason to fear Stephen Colbert.

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Right Turn

Jennifer Rubin

Sunday wrap

Who said what about whom?

Right Turn

Jennifer Rubin

Two senators, two directions

Two freshmen senators go in opposite directions.

Right Turn

Jennifer Rubin

Distinguished pol

Who stood out this week?

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The Plum Line

Greg Sargent

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

The Plum Line

Greg Sargent

Open Thread

All yours.

The Plum Line

Greg Sargent

The glorious Obamacare reckoning fades away

The law is likely to recede as a major political issue.

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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.

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Making up good news

The administration’s upbeat numbers about Obamacare don’t add up.

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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.

George F. Will

George F. Will

The Michigan answer

The Senate election may be the GOP’s best counter to Democratic cries of a ‘war on women.’

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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.

Charles Lane

Charles Lane

Parting company

Obamacare starts to break the employer-health care lock. It’s about time.

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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.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Maryland a ‘leader’ on health care? Only in Brown’s spin.

COLUMN | Lt. Gov. Brown’s allies protect his reputation by avoiding quick probe of Md. health site woes.

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Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

The GOP’s secession tournament

The party can learn from NCAA’s March Madness.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

Pro-NSA outrage

Away from The Post, one columnist holds a counterdemonstration.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

Going haywire in a cloud

Feeling disconnected by the technology that keeps us connected.

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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

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

What D.C.’s Democratic primaries won’t settle

Regardless of who wins, voters will wake up to racial and economic disparities that continue to grow.

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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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Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Toward a climate abyss

For many nations, it’s business as usual.

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.

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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.

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

The idleness trap

What can be done about long-term unemployment?

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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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Stephen Stromberg

In Washington, the least represented voters in the country

The city’s election policy must be changed.

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Stephen Stromberg

A despicable vote against Obama’s civil rights nominee

How many important principles did it violate?

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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.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

America backtracks

Civil rights efforts must be redoubled.

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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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