THE POST'S VIEW

Opinions of the Washington Post Editorial Board

Opinion

Presidents gain too much power when emergencies like covid hit

Biden gradually ending the covid emergencies on May 11 makes sense.

By the Editorial BoardFebruary 6, 2023
Opinion

Trump’s lawsuit against Bob Woodward is absurd — and dangerous

This lawsuit, were it to succeed, would hamper presidential and campaign speech, which are core currencies of our democracy.

By the Editorial BoardFebruary 6, 2023
Opinion

Ukrainians suffered at home. They are preyed on as refugees, too.

Amid a flood of images depicting refugees streaming out of Ukrainian towns and villages to escape bombardment and battles, online predators pounced.

By the Editorial BoardFebruary 5, 2023
Opinion

Yes, Social Security and Medicare still need to be reformed — and soon

It's good news that entitlements won't be part of debt ceiling negotiations, but that doesn't mean the looming insolvency crisis shouldn't be addressed.

By the Editorial BoardFebruary 5, 2023
Opinion

Banning noncompete clauses would be an economic game changer

These sorts of agreements have been around for centuries.

By the Editorial BoardFebruary 4, 2023
Opinion

Peru could spin out of control, unless its leaders act

The best cure for what ails Peruvian democracy is more democracy: Elections, scheduled for 2026, should be moved up significantly.

By the Editorial BoardFebruary 4, 2023
Opinion

Tearing up the fabric of nuclear arms control is good for no one

Verification of arms control treaties is eroding, and that is only the latest sign that nuclear dangers are rising.

By the Editorial BoardFebruary 3, 2023
Opinion

Remember D.C. Metro hero Robert Cunningham’s name

For now, the focus should be on his surviving wife and children, and on making the D.C. transit system safer.

By the Editorial BoardFebruary 3, 2023
Opinion

Myanmar’s junta keeps on killing

Myanmar’s generals have steered the country into one of the worst human rights disasters on the planet. There is more the United States can do.

By the Editorial BoardFebruary 2, 2023
Opinion

Here are the ways the debt limit fight could end. Most are terrible.

GOP lawmakers portray their effort as a moral crusade to rein in reckless spending. It’s not.

By the Editorial BoardFebruary 2, 2023
Opinion

After baby formula disaster, the FDA’s proposed reforms are inadequate

The new deputy commissioner position would not even have authority over all food safety and nutrition.

By the Editorial BoardFebruary 1, 2023
Opinion

Congress can honor Tyre Nichols with bipartisan police reform

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act doesn't have the votes, but something more incremental is better than nothing at all.

By the Editorial BoardFebruary 1, 2023
Opinion

Asylum has become a parallel immigration system. Here’s how to fix that.

Long-term stability at the border calls for a sustainable approach to asylum.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 31, 2023
Opinion

The Powell Federal Reserve hasn’t won the inflation fight yet

Many expected the economy to be in a recession by now, triggered by the interest rate hikes in the Fed’s aggressive inflation-fighting campaign.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 30, 2023
Opinion

On violent policing, we say ‘never again’ but we get ‘once again’

Police officers — regardless of their race — too often regard young Black men as inherently suspect or dangerous.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 29, 2023
Opinion

Russia outlaws an independent news outlet. Meduza cannot be silenced.

One of the last independent outlets in Russia, Meduza, has just been designated “undesirable” — threatening it with criminal penalties inside the country.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 28, 2023
Opinion

It’s time for federal employees to return to the office

The moment has come for the Biden administration to make good on the president’s call for federal workers to return to the office.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 27, 2023
Opinion

The Purple Line is in the news again — for the usual reasons

Another possible delay for the Purple Line means Maryland taxpayers might have to wait even longer for a key transit link.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 27, 2023
Opinion

How to keep the West solid for Ukraine

Olaf Scholz's decision to ship German-made heavy battle tanks for Ukraine's use is a reminder that transatlantic unity should not be taken for granted.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 27, 2023
Opinion

The time has come for a major reset at the CDC

Reforming the public health agency should be a top priority for the new Congress.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 26, 2023