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Designed to compete with China, the Chips bill falls short

More money for semiconductors is a good first step toward resetting relations with China

Republicans went crazy over the Trump search. Now they look idiotic.

The fuller story of what went on bears no relation to the right's account.

If Trump has nuclear documents at home, I’m sure it’s for good reason

The guy with the nuclear football insisted on loyally following Trump home, even though Trump repeatedly told him to “Go on, now. Git!” while blinking back tears.

For my birthday, ’90s nostalgia and the gift of grief literacy

Aging ain't easy. And a special shout-out to my fellow '80s and '90s kids.

Garland should tune out the Trumpists — and follow the law where it leads

Trumpists may weep and wail. Garland need say no more.

We have to stop saying ‘political’ when we mean ‘partisan’

The search at Mar-a-Lago highlights how our misuse of the word 'political' threatens public discourse.
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The Arbery case is heinous, but his killers’ sentences are extreme

I was relieved when the killers were convicted of murder. But justice does not require life sentences.
  • 4 days ago

Why English is changing faster than you can say E-mail, e-mail, email

The Post recently switched from "Internet" to "internet." I confess, I was a longtime holdout too, but ultimately, I capitulated.
  • 4 days ago

Gay men can fight monkeypox ourselves — by changing how we have sex

We must do this as an act of empowerment to protect ourselves.
  • 4 days ago

The critics are wrong. School lockdown drills can help save lives.

Done right, such drills can help prepare schools without traumatizing students.
  • 6 days ago

Of course the Supreme Court needs to use history. The question is how.

History, practiced properly, can supply objectivity, giving the justices a basis for deciding beyond their personal views and the controversies of the day.
  • Aug 8

Drug companies are warning that pricing reform spells doom. Don’t fall for it.

Giving Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices is a step in the right direction.
  • Aug 8
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The once-proud Maryland GOP marginalizes itself by parroting Trump’s lies

The top Republican candidates in Maryland are extremists who have marginalized the party and its chances in November's general elections.

This Congress has gotten more done than you might realize

The national cup is half full, at least regarding the United States’ basic ability to conduct public business.

After the Mar-a-Lago search, horrific violence follows reckless rhetoric

So far, everything appears to have been done by the book — but whether what is found will prove bombshell or bust is uncertain.

A disaster is looming at a huge Ukrainian nuclear power plant

Grave alarm about a possible nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine is escalating and warranted.
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A dishonest end to one person, one vote in Virginia

It’s very on-brand for Virginia’s political class, which, in a number of unflattering ways, still can’t (or won’t) shake its Byrd machine roots.

Montgomery can do more than spout platitudes on climate and walkability

In proudly progressive Montgomery County, the property rights of billionaires appear to supersede the rights of thousands of residents to walk safely.
  • Aug 5

D.C. has a new law to help student victims of sexual assault

It also shines a light on the unique responsibility and critical role schools have in making sure the system works optimally for young crime victims.
  • Aug 5

Gov. Youngkin dashed hopes by reneging on his second-chance promise

We know prison isn’t intended to be easy, but the governor’s actions involved a cruelty that no one should have to endure.
  • Aug 5
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The Midwest mayor fighting gun violence and defending abortion

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