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(Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post)
We present the highlights: Year One of the Trump administration, as told by those who are (or were) part of it.

Far from being the exclusive savior of his imagining, the president is exceptionally ill-suited to the task of fixing our fractured politics.

The lasting impact will be determined by the attitude our elected officials take away from this pointless, self-inflicted wound.

  • Eric Cantor
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At some point, those on the right will pay the price.

  • Erick Erickson
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It’s neither ideology nor temperament. It’s that he doesn’t believe in American ideals and institutions.

Between firings and departures, the administration is light on experience — and loyalty.

A debate as old as the country itself, and, still, we keep pushing that rock up the hill.

There’s a real world awaiting our attention, and nowhere is it more awesome, more humbling than in our national parks.

I thought he would govern as a progressive, but boy was I wrong.

  • Mollie Ziegler Hemingway
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A lesson from New York in how police should — and should not — investigate rape.

The public has been given no information by the Park Police or the FBI, which is handling the investigation.

While Congress and Trump bicker, the planet cooks.

If GOP leaders had allowed the majority of Congress to work its will — or the president had negotiated in good faith — the shutdown might have been avoided.

The church must uproot the moral root at its core.

The U.S. has always turned to Puerto Rico to help make up labor shortages. It doesn't always work out well for the island. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images/file)
The U.S. has always turned to Puerto Rico to help make up labor shortages. It doesn't always work out well for the island. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images/file)
An exodus from the island comes as the mainland is pushing other Latinos out.
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Two illustrators, one liberal and one conservative, offer takes on Trump’s first year

Two illustrators, one liberal and one conservative, offer takes on Trump’s first year

  • Steve Brodner
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If there were any doubt left, the last few weeks have erased it.

  • Theodore R. Johnson
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A Never-Trump conservative on how Trump is hurting his party, democracy and the world.

  • Tom Nichols
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The public sector is bad at buying, building and using tech. It’s hurting everyone.

  • Hana Schank, Sara Hudson
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Departments that have embraced cultural change are seeing results.

  • Chuck Wexler
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Eventually, dysfunctional government hurts everyone.

So why is leading candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador laughing it off?

  • León Krauze
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The administration is throwing families, businesses and communities into crisis.

  • José Andrés
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The president ups the military ante in every militarized conflict involving the United States.

As a Muslim, I condemn her failure to stop the 2016 massacre.

Trump and the Republicans continue to try to undermine the Medicaid program, despite, or perhaps because of, its effectiveness, efficiency and value-added to the lives of its low-income recipients.

I saw first-hand how whether you live or die can hinge on things that have nothing to do with justice.

  • Ben Faulding
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The past month has made it quite clear that Fox News plays an outsized role in Donald Trump’s information diet.

The two powers are more dependent on each other than Trump wants to admit.

  • Zachary Karabell
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Last week, officials at the American Civil Liberties Union made public a letter they had written to the New Jersey Department of Corrections, accusing the department of violating inmates’ rights: Several prisons were refusing to allow inmates access to the book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” by Michelle Alexander. Restricting […]

  • Andrew Hart
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As failures go, what happened in Hawaii was a success.

Our research found that raising the minimum wage in New York state didn't hurt workers there at all.

  • Michael Paarlberg, Teófilo Reyes
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That morning in Hawaii, I had to decide whom to text, what to say, and whom to try to save.

  • Noah Tom
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The Nuclear Posture Review calls for the U.S. to use some nukes first.

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Washington is enduring a presidential scandal once again. Histories of past crises reveal common threads and turning points -- but also show how Trump stands alone.

Two illustrators, one liberal and one conservative, offer takes on Trump’s first year

Two illustrators, one liberal and one conservative, offer takes on Trump’s first year

  • Steve Brodner
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A Never-Trump conservative on how Trump is hurting his party, democracy and the world.

  • Tom Nichols
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The public sector is bad at buying, building and using tech. It’s hurting everyone.

  • Hana Schank, Sara Hudson
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Departments that have embraced cultural change are seeing results.

  • Chuck Wexler
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The administration is throwing families, businesses and communities into crisis.

  • José Andrés
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We need to save D.C.’s tip credit — to save our bars and restaurants.

  • Ryan Aston
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Residents could be paying lower electric rates. The reason they’re not is not a surprise.

  • Stephen D. Haner
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Our tentative approach to climate change is not working.

  • Gerald Stansbury
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There’s a better way to fund campaigns and celebrations.

  • Stephen Nash
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To end the violence plaguing our streets, we have to fix the inequality that causes it.

  • Catherine E. Pugh
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  • Jan 12
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