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(Illustration by Anthony Gerace for The Washington Post; photo by Getty Images)
The Opinions Essay

Our constitutional crisis is already here

Trump’s charges of fraud in 2020 are not about looking back, as many Republicans insist. They are about establishing the predicate to challenge future election results more effectively.
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Of course hospitals in crisis mode should consider vaccination status

It’s not the physician’s place to judge. Until it is.
  • 17 hours ago
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We’re not posting for Gabby Petito. We’re posting for ourselves.

Something ugly happens when we turn murder into social media content.
  • Oct 28, 2020

In Canada, challenges for both the right and left

Conservatives can't move left; progressives ignore covid-19 at their peril.

World leaders are not being honest about what it will take to fight climate change

In their U.N. speeches, President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping skirted the enormous sacrifices that would be needed.

The Republicans want no part of a debt ceiling hike. Good for them.

Democrats broke it. Democrats bought it.

Solar energy’s luster dims in rural southern Ohio

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

The new GOP philosophy: An ounce of cure is worth a pound of prevention

Republicans refuse to reduce the threat from covid-19, global warming and gun violence. They prefer to deal with the consequences.

Behind the corporate silence on abortion laws

Why this isn't like all the other social issues CEOs have weighed in on.
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There is no choice between vaccinating Americans and vaccinating the world. We must do both.

That's why we are providing an additional 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to countries around the globe.
  • 2 days ago

Uma Thurman: The Texas abortion law is a human rights crisis for American women

I have followed the course of Texas’s radical antiabortion law with great sadness, and something akin to horror.
  • 2 days ago

Far too many pregnant people remain at high risk of covid-19. It didn’t have to be this way.

Why didn't we trust pregnant people to make decisions about participating in vaccine trials?
  • 2 days ago

State medical boards should punish doctors who spread false information about covid and vaccines

Thus far, regulatory bodies have failed in this duty.
  • 2 days ago

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.
  • 2 days ago

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.
  • 4 days ago
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This shouldn’t be hard: Republicans must help the U.S. avoid default

The full faith and credit of the United States is not a political plaything.

A Virginia judge re-victimizes an alleged victim of domestic violence

A Loudoun County judge sends a woman — as she was testifying against the man charged in her assault — to jail after asking her about marijuana use.

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.
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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.
  • Sep 17

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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