THE POST'S VIEW

Opinions of the Washington Post Editorial Board

Opinion

Fed Chair Powell should make it clear: More rate hikes are needed

Fed Chair Jerome H. Powell must be willing to do what is necessary to tame the inflation threat, even if it angers Democrats and causes a recession.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 29, 2022
Opinion

Biden’s pledge to close private migrant prisons remains unfulfilled

A Senate report is a reminder of a pattern of problems at migrant detention centers.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 29, 2022
Opinion

Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai goes on trial soon. So does freedom of speech.

Media mogul Jimmy Lai goes on trial soon in Hong Kong. The right to freedom of expression and association are in the dock along with him.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 29, 2022
Opinion

Elon Musk is harming free expression on Twitter, not protecting it

Those who believe in free expression on Twitter should be fighting for clear and consistent policies along with transparent enforcement.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 28, 2022
Opinion

Mexico should stop its president’s latest antidemocratic maneuver

The United States is not the only North American democracy at risk from a president’s belief that he is a victim of election-rigging.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 28, 2022
Opinion

‘Zero covid’ has pummeled China into a crisis. Xi should react.

China is tumbling into a major covid crisis without a playbook.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 28, 2022
Opinion

After more than 600 mass shootings this year, let’s be honest about guns

The fact that no single action will stop all mass shootings is no excuse not to do things that could prevent some of them, or lower the toll when they happen.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 27, 2022
Opinion

In Belarus, a champion of democracy suffers solitary confinement

Maria Kolesnikova, who fought for democracy in her country, is languishing in a Belarusian prison camp.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 26, 2022
Opinion

Congress gets to see Trump’s tax returns. It shouldn’t have taken so long.

Restoring the norm under which presidential contenders voluntarily disclose their tax returns is important.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 26, 2022
Opinion

Youngkin is right to focus on building more housing in Virginia

As the governor said, "If you want a workforce, you need to have someplace for them to live."

By the Editorial BoardNovember 26, 2022
Opinion

Democracies’ flirtation with spyware raises dangers

There are justifiable uses for the technology. Yet in practice, even democracies have too often used it to skirt the limits of their constitutions or law.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 24, 2022
Opinion

The impeachment of Philadelphia’s DA is misguided and a bad precedent

Mr. Krasner's record is something for Philadelphia voters who elected him to judge, not Republican lawmakers.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 23, 2022
Opinion

This Thanksgiving, we are grateful for the wisdom of voters

Much of this country exhaled a collective “Whew!” this month after its narrow escape from yet another electoral nightmare.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 23, 2022
Opinion

D.C.’s downtown is comatose. Here’s how to revive it.

The city has been stuck at just 45 percent of workers back in the office since Labor Day. That’s worse than the national average for major cities,

By the Editorial BoardNovember 23, 2022
Opinion

How the Supreme Court can start to regain Americans’ trust in its ethics

It is time for the court to set ethics standards for itself that are transparent, consistent and actually work.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 22, 2022
Opinion

The booster isn’t perfect, but still can help against covid

Are the updated boosters really worth getting? The answer is yes.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 22, 2022
Opinion

A deep-fried Thanksgiving Day tradition

We published this editorial on Thanksgiving in 2002. Since enthusiasm for deep-frying turkeys seems not to have dimmed, we are republishing it as a public service.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 22, 2022
Opinion

Rep. Steny Hoyer, a model leader in Congress, steps down but not out

The No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives announced last week that he is stepping away from leadership in this, his fifth decade on the job.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 21, 2022
Opinion

Iran’s streets are ablaze as it foments more trouble abroad

The Tehran regime is providing deadly drones to Russia for use against Ukraine. This dims the prospects for negotiations to brake Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 21, 2022
Opinion

The Egypt climate conference showed progress on warming is in jeopardy

The U.N. process that relies on big nations’ voluntary efforts still represents the world’s best chance to limit climate devastation.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 20, 2022