Opinion

Without this, the country’s climate plans are in danger

To call the plan from Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) “permitting reform” undersells its importance.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 28, 2022
Opinion

The hidden lesson from Mississippi’s welfare fraud scandal

The sordid saga should also cast a spotlight on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, where much of the money came from.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 28, 2022
Opinion

One way to stamp out child poverty

Congress needs to step up and renew the child tax credit.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 28, 2022
Opinion

A new story of Trump-era DOJ political pressure requires a hard look

Congress must investigate accusations from a former top prosecutor.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 27, 2022
Opinion

Bridge suicide barriers work. It’s past time to put up more.

Critics point to costs and aesthetics, but potentially saving lives should take precedence.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 27, 2022

El peligro acecha tras los impactantes resultados electorales en Italia

El peligro latente de un gobierno de Giorgia Meloni en Italia es hacia la capacidad de Europa de resistir los intentos de Vladimir Putin por romper las sanciones occidentales contra Rusia.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 26, 2022
Opinion

Putin’s debacle is breaking his country — and he might pay the price

Vladimir Putin's attempt to mobilize Russian men to fight has turned into a self-inflicted wound.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 26, 2022
Opinion

House Democrats must end the scandal of congressional stock-trading

Some reform is better than none.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 26, 2022
Opinion

Danger lurks after Italy’s shocking election

The West must exercise its influence to ensure Giorgia Meloni sticks to sanctions against Russia.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 26, 2022
Opinion

Puerto Rico’s membership in the U.S. should come with free shipping

The Jones Act drives up prices for disaster-battered U.S. citizens.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 26, 2022
Opinion

Democrats should embrace Joe Manchin’s ‘big oil side deal’

Democrats should embrace the reform — not hold up government funding in a gratuitous squabble.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 25, 2022
Opinion

Metro’s outlook darkens as Silver Line extension could be delayed again

The good news: Metro's Silver Line extension is nearly complete. The bad news: There may not be enough trains to run on its tracks. And there's worse news.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 25, 2022
Opinion

Covid-19 relief was plagued by fraud. Here is the right response.

Covid-19 relief spending was a godsend for struggling businesses and families. It was also, unfortunately, a boon for scammers seeking an easy payday.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 25, 2022
Opinion

Putin tears at the fabric of nuclear restraint. Words are dangerous, too.

Putin’s nuclear threats are disquieting and irresponsible.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 24, 2022
Opinion

Congress, take the final sprint on Electoral Count Act reform

Congress must prioritize passing something over passing something perfect.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 24, 2022
Opinion

Why handguns are a bad idea on Metro

There are sensible reasons for excluding concealed-carry handguns from crowded transit systems.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 24, 2022
Opinion

Authoritarians want to spread their methods. Democracies must stand guard.

A State Department cable to embassies just barely pulled aside the curtain on a much larger drive by authoritarian regimes to export dictatorship beyond their borders.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 23, 2022
Opinion

Youngkin should have stayed out of school gender identity policy

Model school guidance for how educators should treat transgender students elicits a storm of controversy.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 23, 2022

La muerte de Mahsa Amini muestra la tiranía del régimen de Irán

La rabia por la muerte de Mahsa Amini en Irán se incrementó gracias a la amplia y rápida difusión de la foto y el video de sus heridas, lo que demuestra una vez más el poder de las redes sociales para acelerar la disidencia.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 22, 2022
Opinion

Haiti’s descent into chaos has further to go

Without help, there is no plausible scenario by which the tormented country will not be sucked deeper into a vortex of anarchy and humanitarian suffering.

By the Editorial BoardSeptember 22, 2022