James Downie

Opinions editorWashington, D.C.


Hopefully the White House will rediscover means testing.

  • Jan 28, 2015

The best thing his old advisers can do is to tell him to step aside already.

  • Jan 23, 2015

The debacle of the abortion bill should be a lesson for House Speaker Boehner and others in the party.

  • Jan 22, 2015

The agency will not discipline five employees for a gross violation of the separation of powers.

  • Jan 15, 2015

The party’s concern for “jobs and the economy” was nowhere in sight.

  • Jan 13, 2015

While others are stuck in planning stages, the Wisconsin governor is on the move.

  • Jan 8, 2015

For most of his tenure, the president lagged in judicial appointments. Then Harry Reid changed the Senate’s rules.

  • Dec 19, 2014

Going after Jews and millennials is foolish. Focusing on the base is not.

  • Dec 18, 2014

Some liberals see the passage of the “cromnibus” as a catastrophe, but the alternative is worse.

  • Dec 12, 2014

Why would the CIA hide the program, and why didn’t government leaders want to know about it?

  • Dec 10, 2014
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