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Americans need to get better at taking sick days

With many employees either working from home or lacking paid sick leave, taking time to recover is harder than ever.
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Biden’s answer to Russia is a new, improved NATO

What a difference it made to have a confirmed believer in transatlantic solidarity in the White House.
  • Oct 28, 2020

How the court’s gun and abortion rulings revealed democracy’s limits

The Supreme Court's liberals and conservatives disagree about specific cases, but they agree that some matters are too important to be resolved by elections.

‘Ordinary self-defense’ doesn’t exactly apply to Black people

The court’s only African American justice (for now) ought to know that.

The latest GOP primary results had that bad-car-accident feel

Perpetuating Donald Trump's "big lie" about the 2020 election can be a ticket to GOP electoral success, but there are strategies to get around it.

Tuesday’s primaries were a great sign for non-Trumpian Republicans

GOP turnout is surging, and Republican voters are showing they can resist Trump's election lies.

Putin wants to terrorize Ukraine into submission. It’s not working.

Russia’s barbaric attack on a shopping mall reminds us of the stakes.

The fall of Roe is the culmination of the Democratic establishment’s failures

With a radical GOP on the brink of consolidating power, it's time for new party leadership.
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The Supreme Court’s gun ruling was a victory over racist policing

Because possession of an unlicensed, loaded firearm is a violent felony under New York law, people with no criminal record who are convicted could face up to 15 years in prison.
  • 2 days ago

What the Nixon pardon tells us about the perils of letting Trump walk

To fail to prosecute Trump for the insurrection he incited betrays the principle that no man is above the law.
  • 3 days ago

How the G-7 can tip the scales toward Ukraine

As the war with Russia becomes one of attrition, economic resilience becomes the deciding factor. That's where the Group of 7 comes in.
  • 4 days ago

The most dangerous gun ruling in history, at the worst possible time

In striking down a New York concealed carry law, the Supreme Court gives gun-rights advocates a do-over to challenge gun restrictions nationwide.
  • Jun 23

Happy the elephant had her day in court. We humans are better for it.

Why I am happy for Happy.
  • Jun 23
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Jan. 6 testimony shows that Donald Trump is unhinged. Voters must listen.

A day of damning testimony about the former president, the likes of which is unparalleled in modern times.

How the West can (still) be one

Four months into a invasion Mr. Putin launched on a bet that the West would crack, however, the big picture is that he lost that particular gamble. Transatlantic unity is holding.

The Supreme Court is eroding the wall between church and state

Another ruling in favor of those who want government resources to advance their religious practices.

More damning details emerge about the police response in Uvalde

It is important, though, not to overlook the real issue behind the murder of 21 innocents.
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End the tipped wage to help back-of-house staff

With an outdated and unbalanced pay model, the time to start reimagining restaurants is nigh.
  • 6 days ago

Now is the time for moral courage, not more guns

Virginia's recent gun-control laws offer a road map for other state legislators seeking to create safer communities.
  • 6 days ago

Protect the Potomac

An environmental group's lawsuit says Alexandria has allowed pollutants to contaminate the river for decades.
  • 6 days ago

Protecting speech and ensuring safety in Virginia after Dobbs

This is not the first time the United States or Virginia has dealt with robust differences of opinion and conviction, nor will it be the last.
  • 6 days ago
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Raphael Warnock’s push for a new America

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