Phil Bredesen will test whether persuasion is still possible in politics.

His ardent supporters like to hold up Donald Trump as a reincarnation of Ronald Reagan. They couldn’t be more wrong.

Americans must remove politicians who refuse to act on gun control from office.

Florida places the interests of the NRA above those of its residents.

Washington, Jerusalem, Moscow and Tehran are struggling to define and communicate the rules amid the rubble of Syria.

Press freedom is the canary in the coal mine.

The survivors have a uniquely powerful voice. They must make it heard.

It would help American workers — and businesses.

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Society pays many times over for intimate-partner violence, not just in broken lives but also in lost wages, costly medical treatment and law enforcement services.

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Congress needs to set up a bipartisan commission if we want to protect our democracy.

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Graham was imperfect, but he helped guide Protestant Christianity into a new age.

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Voters are discovering a change in their paychecks, and they’ll remember in November.

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Protecting the midterm elections will take bipartisan action.

The serial arrests of dual nationals, including an environmental activist who died in Evin prison, are alarming.

Is it luxury condos or access?

Rifles for sale at a gun shop in Merrimack, N.H. (Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images/file)
Rifles for sale at a gun shop in Merrimack, N.H. (Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images/file)
The right to bear arms is sacrosanct here.

The answer to the problem of gun violence cannot just be “more guns."

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It’s not a virtue to neglect or mistreat your kids.

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Trust me on this because I was there: All these share buybacks linked to the tax cut were not part of the supply-siders argument for the plan.

They have moral authority and won't accept the status quo.

This Republican president should heed Republican President Theodore Roosevelt.

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I never thought I could feel empathy for the boy who tormented me in childhood.

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I am an educator. I will not be drafted into an ideological war.

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Gun-control advocates haven’t been able to match the messaging, intensity or focus of gun-rights advocates. Until they can, they won’t turn the tables on the NRA and its maximalist interpretation of the Second Amendment.

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Plenty of people abuse animals. But some have especially cruel methods.

Despite the emphasis on breast-feeding, the medical establishment can offer little help to nursing moms.

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Assessing recent upticks in key economic variables requires historical perspective.

For the good of the country, Trump should stop watching cable news and start binge-watching shows on Netflix.

Numerous locals in Munich assured me that the winters there are normally sunny. This past weekend, however, the weather during the 2018 Munich Security Conference (MSC) was cold and gray. The climate inside the meetings was equally forbidding. As a first-time attendee, I found it difficult to gauge the tenor of this meeting in comparison with those of the […]

When catastrophes happen so often they blur together, it is easy to get worn down.

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The link between mass shootings and immigration.

His opponents have unrealistic hopes for the courts, generals, FBI, media and civil service.

It's time for politicians to do something about guns.

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A leaked draft of a proposed rule poses a serious threat to immigrant families.

I loved my work at the Labor Department, but I can't be a part of breaking up families.

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History shows we could be doing more to stop these tragedies.

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BERRYVILLE VA - FEBRUARY 1: Former Washington Redskins offensive lineman Paul Laaveg poses for portrait with original game helmet at his home near Berryville VA on February 1, 2018 . (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post) (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)
BERRYVILLE VA - FEBRUARY 1: Former Washington Redskins offensive lineman Paul Laaveg poses for portrait with original game helmet at his home near Berryville VA on February 1, 2018 . (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post) (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)
Veterans of the team that faced the undefeated Dolphins describe toll of an NFL career.
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No, abusers are not poor and uneducated.

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It’s not a virtue to neglect or mistreat your kids.

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I never thought I could feel empathy for the boy who tormented me in childhood.

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The link between mass shootings and immigration.

His opponents have unrealistic hopes for the courts, generals, FBI, media and civil service.

Actually, it’s not a slur. And it’s already strictly limited.

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The Smithsonian’s plan, sited elsewhere, could be a true monument to our time.

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Voters of all stripes support the commonwealth’s colleges and universities.

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In his will, he freed some enslaved people — but they had to watch loved ones be sold.

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The state faces a choice that will shape its future for decades.

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Revoking licenses for drug infractions does no good.

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