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Why I’m sad to be on Russia’s all-purpose payback list

The list of those permanently banned from visiting Russia is a catalogue of hurt. But how will this country find its way back to normal life if it won't talk to anyone?
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It’s been two years and Black people still can’t breathe

The most important measure of progress in police reform is security — the chance to peacefully go about our lives. Black people still don’t have it.
  • Oct 28, 2020

Southern Baptists finally face up to sex abuse. They must follow through.

A damning report details the abuse of hundreds of churchgoers over decades in Southern Baptist congregations.
  • 8 hours ago

The ‘constant barrage of tragedy’ shaping Black America

In this conversation recorded on May 19 for Washington Post Live, Minneapolis City Council President Andrea Jenkins discusses the two-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death and the murder of 10 African Americans at a grocery store in Buffalo.
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The report on Southern Baptist abuses is a portrait of brutal misogyny

When pastors believe the importance of their mission justifies the coverup of sexual abuses, they cross the line into heresy.

Beware the data on American right-wing violence

Yes, right-wing extremism is far too common. But measuring it is far more complicated than some reports suggest.

Biden is right to say the U.S. should defend Taiwan

Now, the president's actions must match his words.

Don’t worry about Putin’s feelings. Russia must pay for its invasion.

The West has no right to tell Ukraine to stop fighting.

Think you’re the one to beat the crypto crash? Think again.

Crypto has been marketed as a great equalizer — but it’s often those who can least afford it who are taking the hit.
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Crypto is a solution in search of a problem

Crypto is dropping like a rock. Here's why that's a good thing.
  • 4 days ago

I glued my hand to a Starbucks counter. Here’s why.

It's time to end the upcharge for vegan milks.
  • 4 days ago

Local governments shouldn’t be allowed to ticket their way to wealth

Too many municipalities rely on "taxation by citation," preying on the public for fines and fees to enrich local budgets.
  • 4 days ago

We’re ignoring a major culprit behind the teen mental health crisis

Teens are struggling for a host of reasons. One simple way to help? Fix their sleep.
  • 4 days ago

This is not the time to change how we talk about abortion

Earth to Democrats: Purity tests will not save the right to an abortion
  • 5 days ago

Disturbing, even inaccurate, speech must be protected

When we are “protected” from challenges to what we think we know, our intellects stagnate in the bubble of agreed beliefs and assumed facts.
  • 5 days ago
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Putin is starving millions of people around the world

With global food prices at an all-time high, 276 million people are now “food insecure” — more than double the number from 2019.

‘Long covid’ is going to be a long haul

Much about the phenomenon of “long covid” is still unclear, but evidence is accumulating that populations will be struggling for years to come.

The Post endorses Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District’s first line of defense

We urge voters to again return Ms. Norton to the House.

The Post endorses Tom Perez in Maryland’s Democratic gubernatorial primary

In a Democratic gubernatorial primary field with an array of able candidates, Tom Perez is heads and shoulders above his rivals in experience and achievements.
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In Maryland, we’re defending the humanity of immigrants

But a federally sanctioned local immigration enforcement scheme creates fear among the immigrant community.
  • 6 days ago

Three things to watch in Virginia

Keep an eye on the 1st Congressional District race, the redistricting lawsuit and the state budget. Each has the potential to deliver a big shock to Virginia’s political system.

Political change doesn’t happen outside people’s homes

Protests and marches at public buildings and in public squares have been effective in moving legislative and policy priorities forward in our nation for nearly 250 years.
  • May 16

The leaked abortion opinion could lift Virginia Democrats

Roe’s impending reversal now has Democrats and abortion-rights advocates on a war footing for the midterms.
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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.
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