The Post’s View
Opinions of the editorial board

Editorials represent the views of The Washington Post as an institution, as determined through debate among members of the editorial board. The board includes: Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt; Deputy Editorial Page Editor Jackson Diehl; Jo-Ann Armao, who specializes in education and District affairs; Jonathan Capehart, who focuses on national politics; Lee Hockstader, who writes about political and other issues affecting Virginia and Maryland; Charles Lane, who concentrates on economic policy, trade and globalization; Stephen Stromberg, who specializes in energy, the environment, public health and other federal policy; and editorial cartoonist Tom Toles. Op-ed editor Michael Larabee also takes part in board discussions. The board highlights issues it thinks are important and responds to news events, mindful of stands it has taken in previous editorials and principles that have animated Post editorial boards over time. Articles in the news pages sometimes prompt ideas for editorials, but every editorial is based on original reporting. News reporters and editors never contribute to editorial board discussions, and editorial board members don’t have any role in news coverage.

Latest by The Post’s View

Standing against repression

Standing against repression

The U.S. must tell China that a crackdown on the Hong Kong protesters would have costs.

A breach of trust

A breach of trust

An independent review of the Secret Service is needed after the latest White House security breach.

A stalled venture

A stalled venture

Momentum for the Trans-Pacific Partnership needs to be revived.

Splintered security

Splintered security

Two recent failures by the Secret Service raise questions about its competence.