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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2013

15 pics of p-Op culture: Gay pride

The Supreme Court decisions on marriage equality set off joyous celebrations across the country.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  p-Op Quiz, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 06/23/2013

Awaiting SCOTUS: From no recognition to marriage equality

The numerical state of equality for same-sex couples won't change. But the status of various forms of legal recognition for those couples would change dramatically.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:40 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 12:55 AM ET, 11/07/2012

The Republicans’ 1950s campaign

No, the GOP can’t ‘take back’ the country.

By Eugene Robinson  |  12:55 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Tweeting #Election2012

Live commentary analysis from E.J Dionne, Jennifer Rubin, Greg Sargent and more.

By WP Opinions  |  05:00 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 11/06/2012

PostScript: Dana Milbank, Mitt Romney and ‘tomorrow’

Is this the “real” Mitt Romney?

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:14 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 11/02/2012

The ‘big lie’ about Republicans and blacks

A laughably absurd super PAC ad declares, “Republicans are FOR black Americans.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:15 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Yes, you can criticize Obama and not be racist

Not every critic of Obama and his policies is a racist or motivated by racism. But....

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Horses and bayonets’ edition

Did Ann Coulter accuse Obama of shucking and jiving on Libya?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Tweeting the foreign policy debate

Live commentary from Jennifer Rubin, Greg Sargent, Marc Thiessen, EJ Dionne and the rest of the WP Opinions team.

By WP Opinions  |  08:45 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Silence is golden on gay issues

Two presidential election cycles ago, talking about the gays was all the rage. This year, not so much. And that’s a good thing.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Mind-reading: The worst kind of political reporting

Journalists have no business trying to read the minds of politicians.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Tweeting the presidential debate

Who’s ahead on substance and style? Live commentary from Kathleen Parker, Greg Sargent, Harold Meyerson, Jennifer Rubin, Marc Thiessen and more.

By WP Opinions  |  08:45 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Fool and/or truth-teller?

Readers react to the Biden-Ryan debate

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:15 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Trayvon Martin’s school records are irrelevant

Honor student or D-student, Trayvon had a right to get home with his bag of Skittles and iced tea.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:30 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Helen Aikman is no ‘Uncle Poodle’

The Louisville, Ga., art gallery owner is more consequential than Honey Boo Boo’s uncle.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Wisconsin anchorwoman takes on a bully

Jennifer Livingston of WKBT calls out her bully on air.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 09/28/2012

George Zimmerman’s bloody mess

Where is the DNA evidence to corroborate Zimmerman’s story?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:46 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Acme’ edition

Who wrote, ‘History counsels against counting on tax miracles’?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Lunch with ‘The Lady,’ Aung San Suu Kyi

“She’s the real deal.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:45 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Mitt Romney’s ‘quiet rooms’ revelations

He has yet to learn there are no ‘quiet rooms’ on the presidential stage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Mitt Romney trashes the 47 percent

So much for being concerned “about the veryheart of America, the 90, 95 percent who right now are struggling....”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 09/12/2012

The hosts’ responsibilities

The countries where embassies are located are obligated to protect them.

By Colbert I. King  |  05:10 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Drowning in debt at $10 million a minute

The former comptroller of the U.S. thinks the $10 million a minute being added to the national debt is worthy of debate.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Charlotte showed the base is ‘fired up’ for Obama

The focus of Democrats is on getting Obama reelected in 2012.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/09/2012

Charlotte catch-up: ‘Gay is good’

Concern for LGBT Americans was woven seamlessly into the narrative of a welcoming America.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Does President Obama really care about global warming?

If Obama were reelected, he would have another opportunity for some big policymaking.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  03:55 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Sarah Palin goes Eastwood on Obama

Having a 140-character policy debate with the president of the United States is pathetic.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Palin

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Five ways Paul Ryan’s GM attack was dishonest

Five reasons the Janesville example doesn’t begin to hold water.

By James Downie  |  02:35 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/29/2012

At the Republican convention, a night for “Love”

Three speeches had a common theme — of sorts.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 08/23/2012

When ballgames go into overtime, or whatever

Readers react to the prospect of stranded Nationals fans

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:05 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/20/2012

The Akin affair and how parties work

Two lessons from the Missouri Senate candidate’s troubles.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 08/12/2012

No, Paul Ryan is not ‘courageous’

Nor is Mitt Romney’s choice of him for vice president.

By James Downie  |  08:30 AM ET, 08/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Paul Ryan: The P90x VP

Mr. Romney makes a solid choice

By Dana Milbank  |  02:25 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Realistic and conservative

The selection of Paul Ryan is a big step for seriously reforming government

By Michael Gerson  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Of course ambitious politicians should want the second spot

It’s been a strong precursor for the first spot on presidential tickets.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz; ‘Kiss my a$$’ edition

Who gave John McCain an Olympic-worthy 8.5 for his tart retort to Dick Cheney?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Gore Vidal, nihilist

A pithy hater passes

By Charles Lane  |  04:45 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Mitt Romney replicates George Pataki’s strategy

Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign is very similar to George Pataki’s successful 1994 campaign for N.Y. governor.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Krauthammer in two media

His column was trumped by his TV appearance.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:55 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/27/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Anglo-Saxon’ edition

Who believes “Bachmann’s concept of Christian love brims with hate”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 07/23/2012

A response to ‘Martin got what he deserved’

A letter writer gets a response to his racist rant against Trayvon Martin and African Americans.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/23/2012

A visit to the gun shop

The Joker is no loner.

By Richard Cohen  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/23/2012

The perfect place for the International AIDS Conference

Washington is not only the seat of government. The HIV/AIDS epidemic rages here with an intensity rivaled by only sub-Saharan Africa.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HIV/AIDS, local

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Parker and dumber news

Reactions to Kathleen Parker’s column on dumbing it down

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:25 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Romney's Breitbart moment

Should he single out some issues that appeal to the right fringe?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:55 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/15/2012

George Zimmerman goes judge shopping

I understand why the defendant is making this move. But he is most likely stuck with Judge Lester.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Romney’s taxing twist on health care mandate

The presumptive Republican nominee is still trying to convince conservatives he can be trusted.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:10 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/04/2012

The midterm p-Op quiz: ‘Fireworks’ edition

Whose dictator fantasy was to put contraceptives in the drinking water on college campuses?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 07/03/2012

It's the party, not the candidate

There’s no health care reform plan that Romney can support that appeals to the middle and the base.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:15 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Allen West’s runaway slave rhetoric

The Florida Republican tells voters President Obama wants to make them his slaves. Seriously.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:35 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 07/02/2012

If it's not repealed, Obamacare may just disappear

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:50 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘SCOTUS’ edition

Did those who believe we’ll be invaded by space aliens say Mitt Romney is best suited to deal with them?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:05 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 06/28/2012

John Roberts, insurance industry shill

Saving conservatives from themselves

By Matt Miller  |  02:25 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Mitt Romney, Bain Capital and a ‘profit-first’ presidency

What three articles reveal about the Republican candidate’s priorities.

By James Downie  |  10:45 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, 2012 election, campaign finance

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Contempt’ edition

Who “should have titled their book ‘Fifty Shades of Gross’”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:20 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/16/2012

Nayef: The Saudis’ Mr. Tough Guy

By David Ignatius  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/15/2012

This week in fab fashion: George H. W. Bush’s socks

“Well, I like a colorful sock.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Bloviating ignoramus’ edition

Does George W. Bush think that his mother was the greatest first lady ever?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 05/31/2012

PostScript: Reasonable gun control editorial!

Readers respond to unexpected commentary.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:55 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Jefferson, our ‘barbarous ancestors’ and marriage

We’re a long way off from freeing ourselves from ‘the regimen of [our] barbarous ancestors.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/29/2012

David Brooks and our Hamilton argument

Alexander Hamilton, the tea party, and our future.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Nauseating’ edition

What cranky opinion did Alan Simpson add this week to his long list of acerbic assessments?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 05/20/2012

Obama leads on marriage equality, the NAACP and others follow

When leaders lead, especially on social issues that demand the end of an injustice or the expansion of liberty, people will follow.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 05/06/2012

Obama should follow Biden’s lead on same-sex marriage

His words need to catch up with his actions.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:35 PM ET, 05/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elecxtion 2012

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Arrested’ edition

Who wrote, “Soledad O’Brien...acts like she just stepped off the Amistad”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Please kill off this budget myth

The U.S. government, of course, is absolutely operating under a budget.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:50 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Pursuing justice: George Zimmerman arrested, charged with second-degree murder

I wondered if someone could take the life of another — an unarmed child — and not be judged in a court of law. Tonight, my shaken faith in the justice system was restored.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:15 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Beware the single poll (gender gap edition)

Be wary of new poll showing large gender gap in presidential race.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:45 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 04/01/2012

Zimmerman video is the new Zapruder film

This analogy comes to mind as people play and replay the police video in a search for answers.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 PM ET, 04/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Trayvon Martin’s parents speak: some questions answered

Some questions answered.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Sanford Police throw pot at Trayvon Martin

A red flag in the leaked report of George Zimmerman’s account of what happened on Feb. 26.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:15 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/18/2012

Under ‘suspicion’: The killing of Trayvon Martin

One of the burdens of being a black male is carrying the heavy weight of other people’s suspicions.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘He’s a punk’ edition

Who called Rush Limbaugh “a punk” for the way he apologized to Sandra Fluke?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/04/2012

Blacks and gays: The shared struggle for civil rights

‘Black people, of all people, should not oppose equality,’ Julian Bond once told me. He’s right.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Hair on fire’ edition

Who said of Mitt Romney, “He’s already set his hair on fire many times, it’s just not flammable”?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 02/28/2012

A good night for Romney

The real story of today’s primaries.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  09:45 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/28/2012

A Michigan monkey wrench for Romney?

There’s a reason Santorum is robo-calling Democrats in Michigan to get them to vote for him over Romney. It could be the key to victory.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Endorsement shut-out predicted Santorum’s troubles

The lack of high-profile support has halted his surge.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Negotiations with the Taliban find some momentum

Small concessions point to momentum in negotiations.

By David Ignatius  |  09:45 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Clinton got it right on China’s and Russia’s ‘despicable’ Syria vetoes

Clinton got it right on China’s and Russia’s vetoes on Syria.

By Richard Cohen  |  09:15 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/21/2012

A big gay week for same-sex marriage

Last week was a really big week for the gays. Three steps forward and one step back on the road to equality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Linsanity’ edition

Did someone really say that in the old days all ‘gals’ had to do was put Bufferin between their knees for contraception?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012

More income inequality for LGBT families

The level playing field American families expect is off-limits to gay families.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/01/2012

The big winner in the Florida Republican primary wasn’t Romney — it was Florida

The state’s cheating on its primary date gets rewarded, again.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Mitt Romney’s ‘very poor’ way of speaking

He has an uncanny ability to muddle his message by putting his ample silver foot in his mouth.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:40 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 01/31/2012

How Romney won Florida

And why Santorum is staying in the race.

By Marc A. Thiessen  |  12:45 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Obama wins sing-off against Romney

If the election were a sing-off, Obama wouldn’t have to bother hunting for moving boxes.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Nibbling at his heels!’ edition

What did I call the Camp Crystal Lake of electoral politics?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/12/2012

More from Romney’s irksome New Hampshire speech

This time on the military, the nation’s bond rating and the national debt.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/10/2012

In New Hampshire, a Huntsman surge? A Romney slide?

Romney’s New Hampshire firewall will hold, yet the primary itself left him at least slightly wounded.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 12/20/2011

A new direction for Japan

Debt and free trade top Yoshihiko Noda’s agenda.

By Fred Hiatt  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/12/2011

All bets are off on Mitt Romney

If these poll numbers become actual votes Romney will be in big trouble — and Florida could be his Waterloo.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Today in PostOpinions

What’s on The Post’s opinion pages today.

By James Downie  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 12/04/2011

Ginger snaps Cain: The end of a presidential campaign

Herman Cain could handle neither the scrutiny nor the demands that come with seeking the most difficult job on the planet.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 PM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Our blacks’ - ‘Excuse me?!’ edition

Did Laura Ingraham really make the “our blacks,” “their blacks” argument to support Herman Cain against allegations of sexual harassment?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Green shoots of recovery for Obama 2.0

Looks like Obama 2.0 is starting to pay off.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Herman Cain’s ‘stupid’ defense of his ‘9-9-9’ tax plan

He must think we’re ‘stupid’ to believe his explanations of ‘9-9-9.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Ahead of GOP debate, candidates already face questions

This is a make-or-break night for some.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Pinata’ edition

Who was slammed as ‘The One’ for a segment of right-wingers?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Perry and the protesters: A report from the scene

A report from the scene

By Marc Thiessen  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 08/13/2011

Pre-spinning Ames

What to watch for from a ‘most meaningful meaningless event’

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  12:20 PM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Debt-ceiling drama: Rep. Joe Walsh (Tea Party-Obstinate)

‘Have you no shame, sir?’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 PM ET, 07/17/2011

Danger of default: Three bad arguments

Perhaps Obama went to St. John’s to pray for divine intervention.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:50 PM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 07/15/2011

How safe are Europe’s banks?

The threat of a chain reaction from a single country’s default remains.

By Robert J. Samuelson  |  06:30 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 07/13/2011

McConnell’s Plan C(haos) on debt ceiling

The United States is galloping at full speed toward a cliff.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:53 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 07/12/2011

The Gospel (album) according to Herman Cain

Maybe Herman Cain should be pursuing a Grammy instead of the Oval Office.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:24 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Tim Geithner’s forceful default warning: ‘They have to act’

Failure to raise the national debt limit is not akin to a government shutdown.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/09/2011

Betty Ford’s contribution

She and her husband were critical in bringing the country together after profound divisions.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Friday’s mega p-Op quiz: ‘You stay here’ edition

How are the Obama girls not like Congress?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Obama, ‘states rights’ and same-sex marriage

Not excusing, but putting in context what the president is saying and doing on gay marriage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:45 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Bachmann handled ‘flake’ question just right

Bachmann’s handling of the question is what separates her from Sarah Palin.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:53 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Same-sex marriage: Obama is not Cuomo — part II

What has to happen if Obama is to bring to the nation what Cuomo brought to New York.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:08 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 06/25/2011

Al Gore strikes back in Rolling Stone article

Why don’t Americans trust climate scientists?

By Conor Williams  |  09:12 AM ET, 06/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Friday’s p-Op Quiz: ‘In-and-out’ edition

Who did Ezra Klein say is ‘putting personal power before country,’ and why?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Military leaders know Obama’s decision is a disaster

The entire military leadership believes the president’s decision is a mistake.

By Robert Kagan  |  01:30 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Sorry, multinational tax break seekers

Tax breaks are not the best way to bring the money home.

By Matt Miller  |  12:08 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Biden deficit talks benefit from Weiner scandal

The obsessive focus on Weiner may have given budget talks much needed breathing room.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:54 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Back to basics’ edition

In whose opinion is the ear the most under-utilized part of a politician’s anatomy?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Weiner begins comeback

The stage may soon be set for another American redemption story

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  06:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 06/15/2011

‘Do the right thing’ on same-sex marriage bill in New York

One vote away from marriage equality in the Empire State.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:06 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 06/15/2011

The pieces to a national strategy for kids

The country doesn’t have one.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:32 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Gays not welcome in the GOP

No one said, ‘No gays allowed!’ But they might as well have.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:23 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Will Obama trade away land conservation in budget talks?

A former Clinton official worries that he will give up powers to protect natural treasures.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Call somebody else’ edition

Who does Eugene Robinson think is a fraud with charisma?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Anthony Weiner must resign — if he broke House ethics rules

Should he stay in Congress? I’m not so sure.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:36 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 06/07/2011

The scandal no one is talking about

It’s the Republican obstruction of President Obama.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  10:09 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 06/06/2011

New Anthony Weiner photos demand answers — now

The new Breitbart photos demand an answer.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:10 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Justice Department overreaching in John Edwards’s case

John Edwards is a skank, but his actions weren’t criminal.

By Ruth Marcus  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Certitude’ edition

Who was accused of ‘pathological political exhibitionism’?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Sarah Palin laugh line of the week — so far: ‘It’s not about me’

‘It’s not about me, it’s not a publicity-seeking tour.. . .’ Um, sure.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:07 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Palin vs. Bachmann: My money’s on Bachmann

This cry for attention from Palin sets up the mother of all political showdowns.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:29 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Ben Cohen and Hudson Taylor: straight athletes pushing for gay rights

Ben Cohen and Hudson Taylor are much more than pretty faces to gays.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:50 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Tim Pawlenty is running, but let’s talk about Jon Huntsman

But I like some of what Huntsman says, which probably means he’s doomed.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Glitter’ edition

Who was against right-wing social engineering before he was for it?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/19/2011

The Rivlin-Ryan divorce

Their hyphenated partnership on Medicare is definitively over.

By Dana Milbank  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/19/2011

What Obama must do following his Middle East speech

The president admirably outlined the tasks for America in this Arab Spring. Now, just do it.

By David Ignatius  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 05/19/2011

Tom Coburn’s good, but late, question: ‘Where is the Senate?’

‘Where is the Senate?’ Good question. I wish he’d ask it months ago.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:39 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Bashar al-Assad’s endgame: Can a bloodbath be avoided?

The newly urgent question is how to negotiate a transition arrangement that will avert a bloodbath in Syria.

By David Ignatius  |  05:43 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Newt Gingrich: Tiffany’s conservative

Newt Gingrich and his people will tell you he is one of the smartest men in politics.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:30 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘un-Common’ edition

Who was slammed by a Tea Party leader as a ‘surrenderist’?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:24 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Boehner is wrong on Donald Trump

Sorry, Mr. Speaker. Donald Trump is not ‘a good candidate’ for the GOP nomination.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:00 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 05/10/2011

When will Boehner start talking like an ‘adult’?

Taking tax increases ‘off the table’ is craziness.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:55 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 05/07/2011

Like father, like son

Western polishing cannot change the progeny of dictators.

By William J. Dobson  |  07:30 PM ET, 05/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Geronimo’ edition

Whose tart advice did President Obama ignore?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Killing Osama bin Laden by any means necessary

I found myself thinking, ‘I don’t care what was done.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/04/2011

New default deadline is no excuse for delay on raising debt limit

Game of chicken with the full faith and credit of the US is in the fourth quarter.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Osama bin Laden: putting ‘We got him’ in perspective

This nation’s wars are fought, and the consequences suffered, by a very thin slice of the population.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:10 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Stronger relations for U.S. and Japan?

Country seeks greater role in international community.

By Fred Hiatt  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 04/28/2011

China wants to change the conversation. Let’s not.

Talks about human rights yield pretty much nothing.

By William J. Dobson  |  07:47 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Strong-arming lawyers isn’t the way to fight DOMA

The case against DOMA ought to be won on the merits — not by scaring off lawyers on the other side.

By Ruth Marcus  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Trump insults ‘the blacks,’ again

You can work hard, play by the rules, achieve great things and still be viewed as less-than.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 04/27/2011

It’s no surprise how Belarus’s Lukashenko really feels about democracy

It’s no surprise how the leader of Belarus really feels about it.

By William J. Dobson  |  02:55 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 04/26/2011

King and Spalding shouldn’t have taken DOMA case

The law firm compounded a mistake by dumping a client.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:41 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Birther of Trump’ edition

Who said the GOP was the captive of its right wing?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:35 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Is Mubarak headed to The Hague? And what would it mean for the United States?

Egypt intends to join the International Criminal Court. What does that mean for Hosni Mubarak?

By William J. Dobson  |  06:05 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 04/20/2011

If at first you don’t succeed . . .

For democracies, sometimes the second try is the charm.

By William J. Dobson  |  01:11 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Donald Trump gets the Palin treatment: heightened scrutiny

It’s all fun and games until people take your faux run seriously.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:35 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Going ape over racist depiction of Obama

Marilyn Davenport illustrates why Obama needs $1 billion for reelection.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:47 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 04/18/2011

The ‘negative’ impact of Trump on the GOP

Donald Trump and his faux run for the Republican nomination are appalling.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:52 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/16/2011

The opposition dictators deserve

Will the opposition defeat itself when a strong but weakened Hugo Chavez seeks to renew his mandate at the polls?

By William J. Dobson  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 04/14/2011

What I meant about NATO, Libya and planning

It was military, not political, in Libya’s case, and many alliance members have deep reservations about the political value of the operation.

By Anne Applebaum  |  08:20 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Obama’s nod to the looming debt-ceiling crisis

One last thing about Obama’s speech on debt. Okay, it’s more like two things.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:13 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Tunisia. Egypt. Yemen. Swaziland?

The pressure has been building in sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarchy.

By William J. Dobson  |  04:22 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 04/13/2011

First thoughts on Obama’s debt speech

He is at his best and most inspiring when he talks about who we are as a nation.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:41 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Harnessing conservative anger over the budget deal

Boehner may not have cut the best budget deal, but in the debt-limit battle, the GOP has all the leverage.

By Marc A. Thiessen  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Bachmann dumbstruck in Iowa by ‘absurd’ question on gays

Homosexuality is more dangerous than second-hand smoke? Seriously?!

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:36 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 04/12/2011

In 2012 presidential race, America is the Donald Trump of democracies

The 2012 presidential election is gonna be huge.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  08:18 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Alan Simpson for Republican presidential nominee!

The man whose countenance screams ‘Get off my lawn!’ lets ’er rip.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Palin joins Trump’s birther madness

Nearly two months ago, I praised Sarah Palin. I’ll never do that again.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:38 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 04/11/2011

NAACP report highlights ‘misplaced priorities’ of jails over schools

The insanity has got to stop. It’s high time to make a change.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:38 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Friday’s p-Op Quiz: “Path” edition

Who relies on the grapevine rather than Google?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:05 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Obama can’t control gas prices...until he can?

Neither party has policies that can stabilize the price of oil, but each pretends that it does.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Obama’s shutdown mistake

The president squandered what was a strategic move.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:42 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/06/2011

How much would Rep. Paul Ryan’s cuts save?

He says his budget cuts $6.2 trillion, but other accounts show the cuts amount to $4.3 trillion.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 04/06/2011

President Obama does Al Sharpton a solid

Even Sharpton must be pinching himself at how far he’s come.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:22 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 04/06/2011

The White House defends environmental policy...by talking about the environment

Imagine that — upholding environmental policy for the sake of the environment.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  08:08 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Where is Ai Weiwei?

Don’t expect Beijing to explain how an artist’s detention should be interpreted.

By William J. Dobson  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Paul Ryan introduces his ‘Path’ with an undeniable truth

He pretty effectively made the case for why action must happen now.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:14 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 04/04/2011

What’s Paul Ryan’s magic number?

There’s one number you should watch: At what percent of GDP does Ryan believe the federal government should operate?

By Matt Miller  |  06:08 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 04/03/2011

Boehner’s ‘marching orders’ to freshman Republicans

The speaker wants more ‘rhetoric’ from his troops. But what happens when he needs to compromise?

By Stephen Stromberg  |  07:50 PM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Moussa Koussa’ Edition

Who has too much glitz and glamor for Iowa?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Learning passports: A useful Canadian initiative

Politicians put forth a college savings plan that’s worth emulating.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Chavez and Gaddafi — best friends forever?

Why is Chavez speaking out for Gaddafi so loudly?

By William J. Dobson  |  07:15 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  libya

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Michele Bachmann hits Obama on Libya — but offers no answers of her own

She took to the “Today” show to say a bunch of nuthin’.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:27 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Obama doesn’t want to be the pain-at-the-pump president

But Obama doesn’t want to be the pain-at-the-pump president.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  06:05 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Who’s afraid of Egyptian democracy?

The political posturing in Egypt, on all sides, is just beginning.

By William J. Dobson  |  01:49 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Acceptance of gays is being led by Catholics

Catholics are more supportive than the general public on gay issues.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:14 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 PM ET, 03/27/2011

Can Republicans win another seat by attacking the former speaker?

Can Republicans win another seat by attacking the former speaker?

By Stephen Stromberg  |  10:35 PM ET, 03/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 03/27/2011

Don’t mess with Geraldine Ferraro

Question her knowledge of issues, she would clobber you without hesi­ta­tion.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:35 PM ET, 03/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘No-Fly’ Edition

Time to show what you know on the p-Op quiz.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:50 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/22/2011

The Senate 64’s letter to Obama and cheap grace

Guys, you need to put something more concrete on the table.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 03/19/2011

An allied intervention in Libya

The best scenario is that the United States not be seen as the leader in Saturday’s conflict.

By David Ignatius  |  08:20 PM ET, 03/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/19/2011

‘We are not going back’

For the first time, voting counts.

By William J. Dobson  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 03/18/2011

A solution to nasty Internet commenters?

I suppose we could always consider this option...

By Stephen Stromberg  |  10:53 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Parents — and schools — behaving badly

It’s easy to blame parents for pushing their children, but schools also feed such a drive.

By Ruth Marcus  |  03:52 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/16/2011

‘Another dictatorship, just with new faces’ for Egypt?

A fair election or a shrewd military strategy for returning Egypt to dictatorship?

By William J. Dobson  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 03/15/2011

‘The military is above the nation’

The Egyptian military is not the guardian of the revolution protesters hoped it would be.

By William J. Dobson  |  08:20 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Don’t blame the press for NPR’s problems

Again, the meeting should never have happened.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:29 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 AM ET, 03/14/2011

After Japan earthquake, should we abandon nuclear power?

Americans shouldn’t rush to shun the energy source so quickly after these disasters.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  06:17 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 03/13/2011

A link between Japan’s earthquake and global warming?

Issuing warnings so quickly makes environmentalists appear knee-jerk and alarmist.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  07:50 AM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)