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

Rogue states feel a pinch

Falling oil prices hit Venezuela, Iran and Russia hard.

Jackson Diehl

Jackson Diehl

Venezuela’s deep trouble

The country’s potentially catastrophic collapse ought to be the focus of U.S. efforts in Latin America.

Jackson Diehl

Jackson Diehl

Faulty logic on Cuba

What Obama gets wrong about democracy’s path.

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Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Parents who won’t vaccinate their kids put others at risk

The Disneyland measles outbreak is the result of discredited research linking vaccines to autism.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Working moms face an absurd reality of staggering child-care costs

COLUMN | Some women are losing money by working. This week, the president acknowledged the crisis.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Families of the fallen fight to remember — and forget

The widows struggle to keep memories alive, without making death a gaping hole in every milestone.

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Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

Cozying up to dictators

Obama’s risky strategy to combat terrorism.

Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

China cracks down

Its repression may not be working as it hoped.

Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

Lincoln’s other war

The nasty battle over public opinion isn’t new.

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Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan

Our record with rebels

Foreign policy ‘failures’ can guide today’s decisions.

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.

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Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

We must remember that Europe has seen and survived terror attacks before

Europe has seen — and survived — terror attacks before.

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

North Korea’s incomprehensible regime

It’s amazing what it took to spur the U.S. into action.

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

Stop taking democracy for granted

Americans look at the mess other countries are in and forget how lucky they are.

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Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Netanyahu’s contempt for President Obama

The prime minister’s disdain for Obama could hurt support of Israel.

Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Technology disrupting the American Dream

The fruits of technology are being reaped by the top 1 percent.

Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Obama’s slap at France

The lack of a high-level American at a Paris rally comes across as a snub — or Obama indifference.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

The new culture wars

Today it’s about how we define ourselves.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Obama ditches his illusions about Republicans

The president moves compromise with Congress to the back burner.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne Jr.

What change sounds like

The right starts to look beyond the ’80s for answers.

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Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

GOP in an immigration minefield

Any strategy pitting the white working class vs. immigrants should attract moral scrutiny.

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

The fight for the middle class

After Obama’s State of the Union speech, Republicans have their own case to make.

Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson

Obama can’t wish away terrorism

President Obama’s restrained reaction to terrorism falls short.

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PostPartisan

David Ignatius

Saudi Arabia’s coming struggle

The death of King Abdullah will mark a generational change in the oil kingdom.

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

Global growth anxiety at the World Economic Forum

Experts at the World Economic Forum worry that Europe and Japan will drain other nations.

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

Foreign policy’s post-Obama pivot

The 2016 candidates mark their differences with the president.

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Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

There is nothing secular about Boko Haram

Boko Haram is about more than disenfranchisement. It’s about religious fundamentalism.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Don’t sugarcoat Islamic terrorism

The Obama administration should stop sugarcoating Islamic terrorism.

Colbert I. King

Colbert I. King

Mayor Bowser’s budget test

The D.C. deficit poses a challenge for the new mayor.

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Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Iran’s emerging empire

Tehran is on the march to dominate the Arab world and attain nuclear status.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Obama: Charlie who?

President Obama has been practically invisible.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Raise the gas tax. A lot.

Then return that revenue to consumers through a cut in the Social Security tax.

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Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

Is a GOP ‘sanity caucus’ emerging?

House Republicans depart from business as usual.

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

The allure of Obama’s leave and community college policies

How fair are leave and community college proposals?

Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus

In France, fuzziness on free speech

For France, deciding how much offensive speech to tolerate.

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Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

Democrats’ new faith

A renewed focus on the middle class puts the GOP in a bind.

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

The GOP’s scramble to court Wall Street

Republicans’ scramble to give banks what they want sends a message.

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson

A push for higher pay through America’s city halls

To rally support for wage increases, the AFL-CIO is turning more to cities instead of states.

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Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

For black youth, a path to destruction, not success

Phillip Jones was trying to get into Job Corps. Last week, he was gunned down, like too many black teens.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Blacks’ political muscle has gone soft

We haven’t properly used our vast resources to remedy race-specific problems.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Give bicyclists their own roads

If you are pedaling two wheels in D.C., you deserve a network of trails safe from cars.

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Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

When the pope talks . . .

Trying to divine the meaning of Francis’s words on women.

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

Why Obama was probably right not to go to the Paris rally

Safety should come before symbolism.

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

Al Sharpton’s ace card

Al Sharpton has done more harm than good in helping race relations.

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Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

The dark side of the ‘sharing economy’ jobs

There’s a dark side to “sharing economy” employment.

Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

Republicans have started to care about income inequality

As Democrats focus on the middle class, Republicans are talking about the have-nots.

Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

Republicans are dangerously in denial about climate change

Republicans’ climate-change denial poses an intellectual threat, not just an environmental one.

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

Bumbling on Iran

No wonder Netanyahu is going to Congress for support.

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

Don’t take the bait, GOP

If Republicans attack Obama’s tax plan, he can accuse them of fighting for the wealthy.

Marc A. Thiessen

Marc A. Thiessen

A failed argument

Democrats have lost the ‘torture’ debate.

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George F. Will

George F. Will

Bernie Sanders’s hurdles to the presidency

If the Vermont senator wants to run for president, he should soften his disapproval of rich donors.

George F. Will

George F. Will

America’s entitlement epidemic

It is probable that this year a majority of Americans will seek and receive entitlement payments.

George F. Will

George F. Will

Romney version 3.0?

A third presidential run would be no charm.

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Charles Lane

Charles Lane

A modern segregation battle over housing

The Fair Housing Act’s “disparate impact” standard remains important.

Charles Lane

Charles Lane

A country trapped in the ’60s

Programs authorized 50 years ago to fix huge problems have created major woes of their own.

Charles Lane

Charles Lane

Charlie Hebdo’s editors took big risks

Charlie Hebdo’s editors took big risks, and it is vitally important for the West to rally behind free expression.

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Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Relief in Md. suburbs: GOP budget not so bad after all

Prince George’s, Montgomery say Hogan went relatively easy on them even though they voted against him.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Gov. Hogan’s appeal to the ‘middle ground’ could revive the GOP in Md.

If Larry Hogan can position Md. Republicans as moderates, it could give the party a historic chance.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Alarm bells sound for Washington region’s economy

The D.C. area faces major challenges with sluggish growth and a huge shortfall in infrastructure.

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Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

Drones? The Obama White House is full of them.

But this administration is no outlier. Droning is an American tradition.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

Get used to Obama’s swagger

He’ll have more to crow about in the months ahead.

Dana Milbank

Dana Milbank

Republicans pulled a classic bait-and-switch with abortion bill

It didn’t take long for Republicans to fire a culture-war warning shot — a conveniently timed one at that.

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Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

At the glimmering edge of good sense

The brawl over Emerald Cay, paradise to the 1 percent, is a parable of American capitalism gone wrong

Wonkblog

Steven Pearlstein

To quash the tea party once and for all, Democrats should publicly back John Boehner

It might be the last best hope for bipartisan cooperation.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

As economy grows and market soars, it’s time to raise the minimum wage

COLUMN | A small bump in pay can lead to big returns, and would be a step toward restoring social capital.

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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.

Blog

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson Live

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

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Hillary stands alone. If she wants the Democratic nomination, it’s hers.

If she wants the Democratic nomination, it’s hers.

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

An abortion vote? What is the GOP thinking?

Just two weeks into the new Congress, an abortion vote was not the way to go.

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Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

The economy’s wild card

Other nations’ troubles could slow U.S. growth.

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Reagan and Volcker, part two

Setting the historical record straight.

Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson

Why wages lag

Low unemployment’s link to rising wages has weakened.

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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

A lively 2016 primary

A crowded field could encourage the debate this country needs.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Bill Moyers’s legacy

Now retired, he constantly reminded us of journalism’s indispensable role in our democracy.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel

More than ‘dreamers’

The film “Selma” offers deep insight.

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Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

The West’s four-part strategy to deal with radical Islam

“Keep calm and carry on” is more than a slogan to wear on a T-shirt.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

U.S. intervention is not the answer

No matter what the U.S. has done, Islamic radicalism has been on the rise for two decades.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

Blasphemy and the law of fanatics

Terrorists who seek to avenge insults of Muhammad with violence are paying no heed to the Koran.

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