The place behind the bench is one of society’s most insular, so how do we judge the jurist?

The president is increasingly weighed down by his offenses, no longer soaring free of them.

There ought to be room for some self-doubt.

The company is profitable — why should it be sheltered from foreign competition?

Jones, Emmanuel Macron, Alexander Van der Bellen — they all proved that an appeal to national pride doesn’t have to be xenophobic.

President Trump embodies the defeated Senate candidate’s egotism, bigotry and cruelty.

Maybe he and the GOP should make it easier for Americans to care for them.

I didn’t speak up, but you should.

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The fight over expanding tax benefits for low-income families makes clear Republican priorities.

Leaders in Annapolis order up tracking — but it will be anonymous.

A bill before the D.C. Council would level the playing field and engage more people in the political process.

The CIA reportedly tailors its briefings to avoid enraging President Trump. (MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
The CIA reportedly tailors its briefings to avoid enraging President Trump. (MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
Intelligence officials have always adjusted their briefings to suit a president's style. It's changing their conclusions that's dangerous.

Negative feelings have intensified since early in the presidency.

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Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames trafficked in hideous stereotypes and body-shaming.

After Alabama, white liberals need to talk to their friends and families, not thank black voters.

As congressional Republicans prepare to pass their tax bill , the Federal Reserve is about to say goodbye to Janet Yellen as chair. She’s had a good run: The United States and the world recovered from...

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When things go wrong, too often law clerks — about half of whom are women — feel they have nowhere to turn.

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Voter suppression tactics didn't work in Alabama this time, but they could have.

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This is a way to meet the challenges faced by our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico. Is there a will?

I do not see a conceivable military option that would not lead to a catastrophic loss of life.

Donald Trump's losing streak in endorsements is now at three.

It's worth trying to figure out how and why we may be on the verge of legislating a terribly damaging tax plan.

We’re still writing the holiday script in our multifaith home.

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An industry obsessed with “disruption” hasn't bothered to think about who's being left behind, alienated and insulted by its products.

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Those in political opposition need all the political allies they can muster.

I begged Sen. Jeff Flake to listen to my story.

The billionaire already put the site out of business. Now he wants what's left of it.

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Regarding the 60-source New York Times story confirming that the president has the emotional maturity of a 4-year-old.

Its fancy new headquarters may be perfect. Not much else is.

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I wrote one letter every day, to someone I knew or used to know or wanted to know better.

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Barbie is the plastic Larry King — she’s had more weddings than anybody could hope to keep track of. Mattel is exceedingly talented at mashing up the words “bride” and “Barbie.” There’s Barbie...

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A look back at the ups and downs of public opinion in 2017. (Shelly Tan/The Washington Post)
A look back at the ups and downs of public opinion in 2017. (Shelly Tan/The Washington Post)
A look back at the ups and downs of public opinion in 2017.

Negative feelings have intensified since early in the presidency.

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Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames trafficked in hideous stereotypes and body-shaming.

No, the currency isn’t beyond the reach of the law, and it won’t replace cash.

As congressional Republicans prepare to pass their tax bill , the Federal Reserve is about to say goodbye to Janet Yellen as chair. She’s had a good run: The United States and the world recovered from...

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Options dwindle further at night.

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The finger-pointing from the legislature helps no one.

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Officials eschewed a Sisyphean strategy and tired something different to deal with intractable transportation problems in the region.

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Cars are here to stay, so traffic planning must focus on adding more routes for them.

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Federal law mandates that universities share campus rape statistics with the Education Department but not with law enforcement.

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