THE POST'S VIEW

Opinions of the Washington Post Editorial Board

Opinion

Three viruses are waging an attack. But you don’t have to surrender.

The nation is awash in viruses, including influenza and covid. But you can fight back.

By the Editorial BoardDecember 7, 2022
Opinion

Runoff results show why Georgia should be a 2024 early primary state

Georgia is becoming in American politics what Ohio and Florida used to be: a genuinely competitive battleground.

By the Editorial BoardDecember 6, 2022
Opinion

After war crimes come the accounting. Ethiopia cannot shirk it.

With so many other difficult tasks ahead, the Ethiopian government must not drop the ball on accountability for war crimes.

By the Editorial BoardDecember 6, 2022
Opinion

Where are all the U.S. ambassadors?

President Biden still doesn’t have an ambassador to India, Brazil, Italy and many other nations.

By the Editorial BoardDecember 5, 2022
Opinion

The future depends on chips. Is the U.S. ready?

If China achieves supremacy in advanced chip manufacturing, military and economic supremacy could easily follow.

By the Editorial BoardDecember 5, 2022
Opinion

A new generation of Chinese dissenters might be rising to challenge Xi

The recent protests in China are unusual and may be a glimpse of a rising generation of courageous dissenters. They face daunting obstacles.

By the Editorial BoardDecember 4, 2022
Opinion

The U.S. should not let national emergencies become an emergency

The national emergency surplus is not a national emergency itself -- yet. Lawmakers should act long before it gets to that point.

By the Editorial BoardDecember 3, 2022
Opinion

The Senate ignores D.C., while judge vacancies pile up

It's time for the Senate to ease the personnel crisis in D.C.'s local courts.

By the Editorial BoardDecember 2, 2022
Opinion

Biden wants to fix the messy primary process. Here’s what should happen.

Radically reforming the presidential nomination process would require coordination — and overcoming the jealousies found at the state level.

By the Editorial BoardDecember 1, 2022
Opinion

The Respect for Marriage Act is modest but worth celebrating

It's essentially an insurance policy to, as one senator put it, assuage the anxieties of same-sex and interracial couples after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

By the Editorial BoardDecember 1, 2022
Opinion

How to make sure the U.S.’s new policy in Venezuela gets results

Stability is a vital U.S. national interest. In Venezuela it is impossible without democracy.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 30, 2022
Opinion

Measles anywhere is trouble everywhere. Close the vaccine gap now.

A lot of progress against measles was made in the years before the pandemic, and it is time to resume the fight.

By the Editorial BoardNovember 30, 2022
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