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A win for white power at a school board meeting in Grapevine, Tex.

Officials say ouster of Black principal isn't about critical race theory. They're right — it's much worse than that.
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The four real reasons some moderates are balking at Biden’s reconciliation bill

To understand the debate within the Democratic Party, you sometimes have to read between the lines.
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Solar energy’s luster dims in rural southern Ohio

Once welcomed as an economic opportunity, sprawling solar arrays run into local resistance.

Leaderless Republicans rush headlong toward default

Nobody left can stop Republican “crazies” from sabotaging Americans’ prosperity.

The needs of Haitian immigrants in Del Rio seem to match our own

We need help. Help is arriving. Why not make a virtue of necessity?

Canada’s non-tyranny of the non-majority

Canada returned the Liberal Party to power with just 32.3 percent of the vote — almost two percentage points less than the Conservative Party received.

Republicans will rue the Texas abortion law

Female voters to the GOP: Be careful what you wish for.

Biden is reeling from one self-inflicted crisis to the next

If August was the worst month of his presidency, September is not looking much better.

Democrats’ immigration policies are a gift to Republicans

And the GOP will eagerly accept it.
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Wildfires are changing California forever and making it harder to see a future here

In time, our home will come to mean different things to outsiders, more frightening things than computers and Hollywood and beaches and whatever else the world dreams when it dreams of California.
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Biden’s vaccine mandates are not enough. He must also mandate vaccines for travel.

The holidays are coming. It is inevitable we need another mandate to protect Americans.
  • 3 days ago

Biden’s vaccine mandates are causing uncertainty for businesses — and may not even survive in court

Vulnerabilities for Biden's proposed orders abound.
  • 3 days ago

Why I violated Texas’s extreme abortion ban

"I acted because I had a duty of care to this patient," writes Alan Braid, a practicing OB/GYN in Texas for 45 years.
  • 4 days ago

We’re not calling out Nicki Minaj. We’re calling her in.

Black Americans are particularly inclined to trust Black musicians — and distrust the medical establishment.
  • 5 days ago

The Jan. 6 attack demands that we protect voting rights

Senators' shared experience on Jan. 6 puts a unique responsibility on their shoulders to “support and defend” this democracy.
  • 5 days ago
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Biden’s mixed messaging on immigration brings a surge of Haitian migrants to the Texas border

Thousands of migrants, mostly Haitian, are a symptom of a broader failure.

Instagram’s effects on teenage girls’ body image point to a bigger problem

Social media companies across the industry must offer answers.

Youngkin is saying the right thing on election fraud. So is election integrity still his ‘top priority’?

Now he says votes can be trusted. That’s the right answer — and an improvement.
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Building D.C. schools that serve all students and support all educators

Education shouldn’t feel like a zero-sum game. We need solutions that meet students’ needs while still supporting our educators.
  • 6 days ago

Terry McAuliffe for Virginia governor

The Virginia Democrat was an excellent governor the first time around. He’s easily the best choice this year.

Mark Herring for attorney general and Hala Ayala for lieutenant governor in Virginia

Attorney General Mark R. Herring, seeking reelection, and Del. Hala S. Ayala for lieutenant governor are Virginia's best choices this election cycle.
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Explaining the debt ceiling in plain English

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The secret to a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan? Educated girls.

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Need a dose of humor in your day? Chat with Alexandra Petri.

Humor columnist Alexandra Petri takes your questions and comments on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.

Ask Eugene Robinson about the latest news around the U.S. and world

Columnist Eugene Robinson takes your questions and comments on the latest political news and developments.

Chat with Jennifer Rubin about her columns, politics, policy and more

Columnist Jennifer Rubin takes your questions and comments on her daily columns and the latest news.
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