James Downie

Opinions editorWashington, D.C.


The Wisconsin governor’s revealing answer about the Islamic State.

  • Feb 27, 2015

But the president was right to veto it, if only to maximize his leverage.

  • Feb 25, 2015

In criticizing those who ask about evolution, conservatives have accidentally shown why that question stands out from most.

  • Feb 13, 2015

The longer she stays out, the more one has to wonder if she has truly learned from the errors of eight years ago.

  • Feb 12, 2015

If the Wisconsin governor wins the Republican nomination, it improves Democrats’ chances while also setting up a rebuke of the far right.

  • Feb 6, 2015

The party should continue the work it started in the majority to end the chamber’s dysfunction.

  • Feb 4, 2015

Robert Ladd’s execution demonstrates how hollow the legal victories have been for death row inmates in some of our most execution-happy states.

  • Jan 30, 2015

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
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