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Elon Musk thinks Trump belongs on Twitter. Here’s why he’s right.

Social media companies just aren't designed for policing speech.

Ford may have just changed our electric-vehicle future

With Ford's breakthrough, U.S. researchers and manufacturers will need to get cracking to create a robust battery industry.

​​Unexplained hepatitis cases in kids deserve our attention

This is not reason for panic, but it does deserve vigilance.

Black people want the hate to stop. But it is only getting worse.

The white-supremacy movement leads to Buffalo — and worse.

Trump hovers, but the number of his likely rivals keeps growing

A longtime GOP watcher assesses the field for 2024.

The gun violence crisis threatens our fragile democracy

The gun control movement faces many challenges, but advocates' passion is rising.
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The arrest of a 90-year-old cardinal signals China’s crackdown — and its fear

Arresting Cardinal Joseph Zen is a sign of weakness, not a show of strength.
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The road beyond Roe for the pro-life movement

Finally, after 50 years, the people will have the chance to achieve consensus on abortion.
  • 5 days ago

Stop dismissing the risk of long covid

There's still a lot we don't know about the condition. But we know enough to take it seriously.
  • 6 days ago

What if taxpayers could check a box on their returns to support elections?

Instead of volunteering $3 to fund presidential campaigns, they could help secure our democracy.
  • May 10

Americans may not be the stars of European soccer. But they own the show.

The English might have invented soccer. But the Yanks own it now.
  • May 10

On Roe, Alito cites a judge who treated women as witches and property

Sir Matthew Hale, a 17th-century jurist, has been endlessly quoted by American judges and lawyers, with awful repercussions for women.
  • May 9
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Russia is losing. That might make Putin more dangerous.

Now is not the time to pursue a negotiated cease-fire between Ukraine and Russia.

A lethal combination of guns and hateful ideology led to tragedy in Buffalo

Ten people were killed and three others were injured in the assault.

Vigilantism threatens the democracy it claims to protect

When one side claims its political opponents are ending the republic, nearly any effort to fight back, no matter how dangerous or illegal, can seem justifiable.

‘America First’ is America at its worst

Republicans' shortsighted opposition to an aid package for Ukraine harks back to WWII-era isolationism.
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Community policing in Montgomery County — by the community

The cadet program offers young people who want to help make their community safer an opportunity for a career in public service.
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Georgetown’s double bind

Either the university treats all controversial speech harshly, even when aligned with progressive politics, or it maintains free speech for all.
  • 5 days ago

D.C. leaders must work together to advance equity for students

We should constantly be asking what each student needs and what policies and programs can best address those needs so that we are working toward solutions that make every public school excellent.
  • 5 days ago

Stop the loss of hardwoods along the George Washington Parkway

The parkway must become a priority — with appropriate funding — for the National Park Service.
  • 5 days ago
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Danyel Smith’s ‘Very Personal History’ gives Black women of pop music their due

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