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A Tobacco Industry Bill to Raise the Legal Smoking Age Smells Suspicious. May. 10, 2019

Daily Editorials

At first whiff, a proposal to raise the legal smoking age to 21 nationally sounds like a good one fo... Read More

The $2 Trillion Infrastructure Trap May. 05, 2019

Debra J. Saunders

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer emerged from ... Read More

The Busy House, the Lazy Senate and the Crazy White House Mar. 13, 2019

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — Here in the capital madhouse, the House speaker cuts through it all in plain Engl... Read More

GOP Pounces by Allowing Democrats to Vote on Their Own Idea Feb. 22, 2019

David Harsanyi

"The Green New Deal is the only way to save the earth from utter extinction. If you keep standing i... Read More

A Monument to Presidential Power Feb. 15, 2019

Linda Chavez

Mitch McConnell seems to have found a way to allow President Donald Trump to eat his cake (Mar-a-Lag... Read More

Trump Comes Face to Face with Friends and Foes Feb. 06, 2019

Jamie Stiehm

The State of the Union is fraught. That's not exactly the word Donald Trump would choose in his Sta... Read More

McConnell Facing the Longest Game of His Life Jan. 09, 2019

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — Scenic Theodore Roosevelt Island on the Potomac River was closed during the gover... Read More

Fruits of College Indoctrination Nov. 21, 2018

Walter E. Williams

Much of today's incivility and contempt for personal liberty has its roots on college campuses, and ... Read More

Don't Bother. They're Here Oct. 10, 2018

Connie Schultz

All these years — 61 and counting — and not once have I been associated with a mob. Unti... Read More

Casualty Lists From the Kavanaugh Battle Oct. 09, 2018

Patrick Buchanan

After a 50-year siege, the great strategic fortress of liberalism has fallen. With the elevation of ... Read More

Little Lies Mean a Lot Oct. 02, 2018

Froma Harrop

Brett Kavanaugh's fraught relationship with the truth took another hit Sunday, when a classmate from... Read More

Don't Play Politics With Kavanaugh Appointment Jul. 13, 2018

Linda Chavez

The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court is a welcome move. As readers of my col... Read More

Odds and Ends Jun. 30, 2018

Mark Shields

Thanks to President Donald Trump's 2017 tax cuts, we learned this week from the nonpartisan Congress... Read More

Giuliani and Trump Blunder Toward the North Korea Summit Jun. 10, 2018

Steve Chapman

Rudy Giuliani, who knows as much about North Korea as he does about growing kumquats, has granted an... Read More

This Is What You Call a Conservative Budget? Mar. 30, 2018

Mona Charen

Donald Trump woke up on Friday, March 23, and realized that a deficit-ballooning $1.3 trillion "omni... Read More

To Protect Mueller, Republican Silence May Be Shrewd Mar. 22, 2018

Steve Chapman

For congressional Republicans, having Donald Trump in the White House is like carrying around a vial... Read More

Underestimating the Voters' Intelligence -- and Paying for It Feb. 24, 2018

Mark Shields

Politics can be both cruel and unsentimental. Consider the case of Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., known... Read More

Will Tax Cuts Help Republicans in 2018? Dec. 24, 2017

Steve Chapman

Mitch McConnell thinks the tax bill passed by Congress will put a strong wind into his party's sails... Read More

Picking the Lock in Alabama Dec. 15, 2017

Michael Barone

Turnout would be the key to which of the wildly conflicting polls would best presage the result of A... Read More

The General Shames the Briefing Room Oct. 22, 2017

Debra J. Saunders

WASHINGTON — Since retired Gen. John Kelly became White House chief of staff, news outlets hav... Read More