Latest from Gillian Brockell

When Ulysses S. Grant’s widow wrote a memoir in 1899, no one wanted it. Now books by former first ladies are huge bestsellers that command millions of dollars.

  • Nov 12, 2018

Although the first U.S. president often praised asylum in speeches and toasts, historians say it is unwise to apply his words to the modern debate about immigration.

  • Nov 8, 2018

Deputy editorial page editor Ruth Marcus reflects on what the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh means for her family, for Jews and for Americans.

  • Oct 29, 2018

Turkey may have more evidence in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi that it's holding over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, says columnist David Ignatius.

  • Oct 23, 2018

Pat Nixon was the first first lady to make a solo trip to Africa, where Melania Trump is now touring, too.

  • Oct 6, 2018

After a cathartic year of painful revelations, opinion writer Alyssa Rosenberg says, the movement must tackle questions about what's next.

  • Oct 5, 2018

Fox News host Tucker Carlson says liberals and the media are obsessed with racism. Media critic Erik Wemple wonders if that might be projection.

  • Oct 2, 2018

The president does not control the economy, says columnist Catherine Rampell. No, really, he doesn't.

  • Oct 1, 2018

With a single sentence, the vice president's speech on black poverty became known as the "Murphy Brown Speech."

  • Sep 27, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a Supreme Court justice is taking far longer. But not as long as the 841 days it took to replace Justice Henry Baldwin after his death in 1844.

  • Sep 3, 2018
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