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It Happens All the Time: Hollywood, Washington, the Old South Oct. 20, 2017

Jamie Stiehm

Hollywood was shocked (shocked!) at the story pyramid revealing Harvey Weinstein's violent passes at... Read More

Who Will Not Be the 2020 Presidential Nominee Oct. 14, 2017

Mark Shields

In 1963, the legendary Russell Baker, writing in The New York Times, explained how we in the press, ... Read More

Both Parties' Extremists Seem Determined to Lose the Next Elections Oct. 06, 2017

Michael Barone

Almost no one disagrees that our two major political parties, the oldest and third-oldest in the wor... Read More

To Limit Gerrymandering, Supreme Court Needs Just to Reaffirm Equal Population Requirement Sep. 29, 2017

Michael Barone

Next week, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Gill v. Whitford, a case challenging Wiscons... Read More

Why Do Whites Oppose the NFL Protests? Sep. 28, 2017

Steve Chapman

In a poll, whites were asked whether the NFL players kneeling in protest during the national anthem ... Read More

Amateur Football Is Better Than Professional Sep. 27, 2017

Terence Jeffrey

From the earliest days of American football, there was a fear that professionalization could ruin th... Read More

Tension Between President and Congress Is Politics as Usual Sep. 22, 2017

Michael Barone

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the president seems out of alignment, on policy and political... Read More

House Republicans' Frustrations May Doom Their Majority Sep. 15, 2017

Michael Barone

The Founding Fathers didn't expect that serving in Congress would be a lifetime career. And for a ce... Read More

Michael Moore and the Democrats' Burden Aug. 29, 2017

Froma Harrop

Michael Moore's one-man show on Broadway is at times hilarious, at times tedious. While theater crit... Read More

The President Is Also a Moral Leader Aug. 19, 2017

Mark Shields

It was obviously an earlier, less cynical time when the president of the United States could explain... Read More

Charlottesville, Trump and the Resurgence of White Nationalism Aug. 17, 2017

Steve Chapman

The birth of a child is a happy occasion that inspires joy and celebration. So momentous is the day ... Read More

We Know What We Must Do Aug. 16, 2017

Connie Schultz

In 1997, my 9-year-old daughter met Miep Gies, the Gentile friend who helped hide Anne Frank and her... Read More

Authentic Republican Wisdom Aug. 05, 2017

Mark Shields

American campaigns were not always, I can testify from personal witness, about the politics of perso... Read More

Ignoring the Lessons of Effective Presidents Aug. 04, 2017

Michael Barone

Who have been the most successful presidents in the past 80 years? Most successful, that is, in fram... Read More

Mike Pence's Opportunity Jul. 23, 2017

Steve Chapman

Donald Trump and those around him have made a long series of mistakes stemming from his campaign's c... Read More

Will Trump Republicans Avoid the Off-Year Curse? Jul. 07, 2017

Michael Barone

Curious fact, and one disquieting for Republicans looking ahead to 2018: In the past 65 years, start... Read More

Confederate Monuments and the Fourth of July Jul. 02, 2017

Steve Chapman

In 1871, the city of Richmond, Virginia, publicly celebrated the Fourth of July. It was an unfamilia... Read More

The Foolishness of Pursuing Regime Change in Iran Jun. 29, 2017

Steve Chapman

Hearing American policymakers talk about regime change is like watching Wile E. Coyote open a packag... Read More

Were Confederate Generals Traitors? Jun. 28, 2017

Walter E. Williams

My "Rewriting American History" column of a fortnight ago, about the dismantling of Confederate monu... Read More

Character Beyond Measure Jun. 24, 2017

Mark Shields

Americans have reason to trust in progress. By so many different yardsticks, we can gauge improvemen... Read More