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Opinion The video op-eds that made us stop and watch in 2018

Where there is more news than we can possibly consume, pausing to watch a video is a commitment. It better cut through the noise. Here are 12 we think are especially worth your time.


Imagine you're a public defender in a criminal-justice system that penalizes people who want their day in court. What do you do? (Video: Danielle Kunitz, Kate Woodsome/The Washington Post)


Opinion | What if the American public, not President Trump, defined the State of the Union address? (Video: Adriana Usero, Danielle Kunitz/The Washington Post)


Pastor Michael McBride says while he loves the activism of the Parkland students, he wishes adults paid more attention to inner-city gun violence. (Video: Gillian Brockell, Kate Woodsome, James Pace-Cornsilk/The Washington Post)


Kyle Stephens tried for years to get anyone to believe her that family friend Larry Nassar had sexually abused her. We all have a part in fixing this problem. (Video: Kate Woodsome, Gillian Brockell, Kerri Pang, Jesse Mesner-Hage/The Washington Post)


Gerrymandering is here to stay. And that's not necessarily a bad thing, says Post opinion writer Robert Gebelhoff. (Video: Adriana Usero, Danielle Kunitz, Robert Gebelhoff/The Washington Post)


George F. Will, Donald E. Graham, Colbert I. King and Fred Hiatt pay tribute to the columnist who left an enduring mark on The Washington Post and the world. (Video: Kate Woodsome, Gillian Brockell, Breanna Muir/The Washington Post)

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Watch how White House press secretary Sarah Sanders manufactures urgency to avoid answering reporters' questions. (Video: Gillian Brockell, Kate Woodsome, Danielle Kunitz, Erik Wemple/The Washington Post)


Japanese Americans who objected to a World War II loyalty test were stigmatized by the U.S. government and their own community. Resisting helps heal the trauma. (Video: Kate Woodsome, Konrad Aderer, Danielle Kunitz/The Washington Post, Photo: Kate Woodsome/The Washington Post)


Catholic Opinions columnists and editors wrestle with their faith following the report that revealed rampant clergy sex abuse in Pennsylvania. (Video: Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post)


Columnist David Ignatius and editor Karen Attiah remember Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. (Video: Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post, Photo: Courtesy of Hatice Cengiz/The Washington Post)


Deputy editorial page editor Ruth Marcus and columnist Megan McArdle go head-to-head on a radical idea for more civic engagement. (Video: Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post)


Trump's supporters say 'collusion' can't be prosecuted. They're wrong. (Video: Joy Yi, Kate Woodsome, Danielle Kunitz, Breanna Muir/The Washington Post)

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