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White people have a monopoly on ‘sin’ industries. It’s time to change that.

There's a real racial disparity among businesses that profit off pain.
  • 2 days ago
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Why Biden, a Senate success, is a White House mess

Mastering the art of inside-baseball negotiating legislation has nothing to do with showing the kind of consistent, public leadership that a successful presidency requires.
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A blackface ‘Othello’ and the broken debate over cancel culture

A professor at the University of Michigan made a mistake. The response was a mistake, too.

Criticism of Democrats’ negotiations misses a bigger issue: Republicans’ absence from governing

GOP lawmakers are ignoring the work they were elected to do — and should be called out for putting political gamesmanship ahead of the nation’s well-being.

The trucking industry is in crisis. Here’s how government can help.

The industry is critical to the health of the economy.

We Disneyfied the escaped zebras. The truth about exotic animals is a lot sadder.

The saga of the escaped Maryland zebras shows that animals should not be turned into collectibles.

Don’t worry! Voting is just one of many priorities voters have.

It's just one issue like other issues!

The misleading campaign against a Biden-nominated bank regulator

Saule Omarova's supporters believe tempests are being ginned up to disguise the financial sector’s real objection to Omarova — her tough approach to banking regulation.

Glenn Youngkin and the Trump Hypocrisy Two-Step

The election success or failure of the Republican candidate for Virginia governor will send a clear message on strategy to the rest of the GOP.
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I have a 7-year-old son. Here’s why I’m going to stop pushing him to play sports.

Yes, sports have their benefits. But too often, they also expose kids to toxic masculinity.
  • 2 days ago

The Fed’s inflation machine: What would Volcker do?

The defeat of double-digit inflation (from 13 percent in 1980 to 1 percent in 1986) was a triumph of economic policy.

If Biden won’t fight China’s importing of Iranian oil, Congress should

The Chinese Communist Party and President Xi Jinping know that supporting Iran is good for Beijing and bad for the United States.
  • 4 days ago
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Why was no one listening to complaints about D.C. jail conditions until Jan. 6 defendants raised the alarm?

Why was no attention paid to the problems when it was poor Black and Hispanic people complaining about the conditions?

Parents should have an important role in education, but bullying schools isn’t it

That’s not what our democracy — or learning — is about.

Democrats want to crack down on tax cheats. Republicans balk.

Republicans accuse Democrats of a Marxist plot to track the minute details of Americans’ financial lives. The reality is far different.
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Virginia Democrats must beware the enthusiasm gap

A mission-accomplished mentality could prove fatal.
  • Oct 15

D.C. does not need a shooting range in Gallery Place — or anywhere

Gun violence has touched all corners of D.C. The prospect of still more gun owners streaming into D.C. carrying firearms so they can frequent a 'shooting gallery' is indeed a scary idea.
  • Oct 15

Virginia’s Hispanics can help Republicans win again

All the GOP has to do is honestly and consistently remind Hispanic voters that it is the party of religious freedom, parental rights and more money in families’ pockets.
  • Oct 15

The last swifts of summer

The numbers of chimney swifts seem to be dwindling, and no one is sure why.
  • Oct 15
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