James Downie

Opinions editorWashington, D.C.


The president needs congressional authorization, both for his own record and theirs.

  • Sep 11, 2014

Watch Radley Balko’s Thursday appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

  • Aug 21, 2014

Pulling back from the brink in Ferguson — and throughout America

  • Aug 14, 2014

Confirmation that the CIA illegally accessed Senate computers should lead to accountability.

  • Jul 31, 2014

A Wall Street Journal op-ed somehow manages to echo Osama bin Laden.

  • Jul 23, 2014

As abhorrent as Clayton Lockett’s crime was, his horrific death is the latest example of why the death penalty has no place in the United States.

  • Apr 30, 2014

The self-proclaimed party of fiscal responsibility plans to demand the debt ceiling not be raised unless the federal government spends an additional $8 billion.

  • Feb 5, 2014

The first major document of his papacy continues his emphasis on social and economic equality.

  • Nov 26, 2013

GOP behavior left Senate Democrats with no choice but to change the rules.

  • Nov 21, 2013

Republicans are acting like the little kid in a toy store who won’t take “no” for an answer.

  • Oct 1, 2013
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