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Jonathan Capehart

Opinion writerWashington, D.C.


A clear-eyed admonition to House Republicans that applies to Trump.

  • Oct 5, 2015

His secret meeting with the law-breaking Kim Davis stings.

  • Sep 30, 2015

“They seem content to stay outside and throw rocks.”

  • Sep 29, 2015

Neither he nor the nation will be freed from the passions of the far-right as evidenced by its incessant revolts and “unrealistic” expectations.

  • Sep 28, 2015

The House can only be described as chaotic under his leadership.

  • Sep 25, 2015

No words of condemnation yet from either Palin or Trump. Not even they would be so foolish.

  • Sep 25, 2015

By not rigidly defining family, Francis made it possible for same-sex families to see themselves and their faith as one rather than two distinct entities in conflict.

  • Sep 24, 2015

“The pope is everything I want him to be.”

  • Sep 23, 2015

Trump and Carson rode to the top of the GOP field on a wave of racism, xenophobia and religious intolerance.

  • Sep 21, 2015

It was offensive, but not a bad model for how to discuss the subject.

  • May 2, 2014
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Jonathan Capehart is a member of the Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog. He is also an MSNBC contributor, appearing regularly on Hardball and other dayside programs. Prior to joining The Post in 2007, Capehart was the deputy editor of New York Daily News’s editorial page from 2002 to 2005. He worked as a policy adviser to Michael Bloomberg in his successful campaign for mayor of New York City, he was a national affairs columnist for Bloomberg News from 2000 to 2001, and he was a member of the Daily News editorial board from 1993 to 2000. Capehart and the Daily News editorial board won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for their series on the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
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