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Sorry, but these choices aren’t ‘feminist.’ They’re sexist.

Changing your name, getting skinny, shaving your legs — as long as women are expected to and men aren’t, these aren’t feminist “choices.”
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China’s decline may be looming. Here’s how the U.S. can win, if it so chooses.

Today's fatalism about China is the fallacious assumption that its trajectory is inevitably upward, so it must be accommodated. Demographics tell a different story.

The country needs more Liz Cheneys

She put democracy and decency above party. More Americans should too.
  • Oct 28, 2020

Updated ‘Click, Clack, Moo’ your supervisor just gave you for some reason

These cows already have a perfectly nice barn over their heads!

Trump’s display of unheard-of recklessness is no laughing matter

Even if he really declassified the material before leaving office, he had a duty to inform the U.S. intelligence community.

California could transform how fast food workers are treated

Gavin Newsom may have a chance to prove his commitment to the working class.

CDC’s updated guidelines for living with the zombie apocalypse

The fighting-zombies phase of the zombie war is over!
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I was a foster child. Foster care adoptions won’t solve the end of Roe.

Anti-choice governors suggest that foster care adoptions are a fine solution to the problem of unwanted pregnancy. The opposite is true.
  • 5 days ago

DeSantis sacked me for doing my job as a prosecutor. Who’s next?

With one eye on the White House, the Florida governor is curtailing the freedoms of voters, teachers, companies and, now, public servants such as myself.
  • 5 days ago

The Arbery case is heinous, but his killers’ sentences are extreme

I was relieved when the killers were convicted of murder. But justice does not require life sentences.
  • 6 days ago

Why English is changing faster than you can say E-mail, e-mail, email

The Post recently switched from "Internet" to "internet." I confess, I was a longtime holdout too, but ultimately, I capitulated.
  • 6 days ago

Gay men can fight monkeypox ourselves — by changing how we have sex

We must do this as an act of empowerment to protect ourselves.
  • Aug 11

The critics are wrong. School lockdown drills can help save lives.

Done right, such drills can help prepare schools without traumatizing students.
  • Aug 9
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The Salman Rushdie attack should sharpen focus on Iran’s misdeeds

The attack might be part of a wider pattern of Iranian-organized or -inspired terrorism on U.S. soil.

Youngkin’s toxic school ‘tip line’ is shrouded in secrecy

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) established a tip line for parents to report in secret on teachers who offered instruction deemed divisive.

Family separation was a catastrophe. And it could happen again.

The Trump administration's family separation policy has left a searing legacy. And has a troubling possible future.

California has the chance to limit solitary confinement. It should take it.

California, a longtime abuser of solitary confinement, is currently considering legislation to enact common-sense limits on the practice.
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A dishonest end to one person, one vote in Virginia

It’s very on-brand for Virginia’s political class, which, in a number of unflattering ways, still can’t (or won’t) shake its Byrd machine roots.

Montgomery can do more than spout platitudes on climate and walkability

In proudly progressive Montgomery County, the property rights of billionaires appear to supersede the rights of thousands of residents to walk safely.
  • Aug 5

D.C. has a new law to help student victims of sexual assault

It also shines a light on the unique responsibility and critical role schools have in making sure the system works optimally for young crime victims.
  • Aug 5

Gov. Youngkin dashed hopes by reneging on his second-chance promise

We know prison isn’t intended to be easy, but the governor’s actions involved a cruelty that no one should have to endure.
  • Aug 5
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Jason Kander opens up about politics, PTSD, masculinity and ‘Invisible Storm’

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Bring Them Home

An intimate film about the growing crisis of Americans held hostage abroad that follows one family's desperate effort to free their loved one from being a geopolitical pawn.

How Cuba’s investment in writers and artists came back to haunt its regime

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