Day of history accentuates distortions of truth in the Trump era

The House Democrats’ march to impeach President Trump and the president’s continuing war with the FBI characterized the strained state of the nation.

Federal judge blocks Trump’s plan to build border wall using military funds

The permanent injunction casts new doubt on President Trump’s ability to fulfill his pledge to erect 450 linear miles of fencing by the end of next year.

‘We ate their lunch’: Democrats claim legislative victories with dealmaker Trump

On a trade deal and a parental-leave agreement, Democrats locked in long-sought policy changes as the president sought accomplishments to highlight.

Barr sharpens attacks on FBI’s Russia probe, dismaying some in his department

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The Afghanistan Papers A Secret History of the War | Part 2
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U.S. soldiers prepare to engage with Taliban forces in November 2001 in Mazar-e Sharif, in northern Afghanistan. (Getty Images)
In 2002, President George W. Bush meets with Hamid Karzai, chairman of the Interim Administration of Afghanistan. (Robert A. Reeder/The Post)
The remains of Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Chapman arrive at Ramstein Air Base in Germany in 2002. (Air Force/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in December 2009, announcing a troop surge in Afghanistan. (AFP/Getty Images)
Spec. Caleb McKinnon embraces his wife, Savannah McKinnon, as he prepares to be deployed to Afghanistan from Fort Campbell in 2014. (Matt McClain/The Post)
An open-air vegetable market in Kabul. (Javier Manzano for The Post)

U.S. officials doubted their own strategy from the start, confidential documents show

In the second installment of this six-part series, Presidents Bush and Obama followed polar-opposite strategies to end the war in Afghanistan. Documents The Post obtained after a three-year legal battle show why both were destined to fail.

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The best TV shows of 2019

The Post's TV critic looked for the best shows — and here they are, with the usual caveat that he could easily make a longer list of shows and still not get all the very good ones on it.
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