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Giving Honor to Whom Honor Is Due: Celebrating Jimmy Carter Oct. 16, 2020

From the Desk of Dr. J

When former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 96th birthday on Oct. 1, I paused to think about t... Read More

The Wonder Boy at 96 Sep. 24, 2020

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

Washington — I have been vindicated! Years ago, I made a discovery while researching the life ... Read More

Voters Have Decided on Trump Jul. 18, 2020

Mark Shields

By now, Republican officeholders are daily and in ever-increasing numbers coming up with reasons why... Read More

The Robot Rule Mar. 26, 2020

Susan Estrich

What if? The novel coronavirus' fatality rate is highest in men over 70. All three men left in this ... Read More

Filling the Buses Nov. 23, 2019

Susan Estrich

In 1976, the one-term Georgia governor who used to surprise locals in Iowa by introducing himself an... Read More

Jimmy Carter's Resilient Faith Nov. 21, 2019

From the Desk of Dr. J

About two weeks ago, when I was grading the secondary-source integration assignment for my morning E... Read More

As Trump Alleges Impropriety by Biden, He Also Has Serious Questions to Answer Oct. 16, 2019

Daily Editorials

Amid all the commotion over President Donald Trump's bid to trade U.S. government favors for electio... Read More

Short Takes on Good Deeds and Bad Records Oct. 14, 2019

Daily Editorials

Six Decades Later, Still Backstopping Almost 60 years ago, Spanish Lake firefighter William Brogdon ... Read More

Could the 2020 Election Be Another 1980? Aug. 31, 2019

Mark Shields

The final results of the 1980 presidential election between the Democratic President Jimmy Carter an... Read More

What Will We, Voters, Be Looking For in Our Next President? Apr. 20, 2019

Mark Shields

We Americans have a predictable reaction when a president in his performance or his conduct disappoi... Read More

What Gerald Ford Could Teach Beto O'Rourke in 2018 Oct. 20, 2018

Mark Shields

When people learn that I have spent the past 50 years either working in or covering the past 13 pres... Read More

Trump Proof Voters Care More About Policies Than Character Sep. 02, 2018

Debra J. Saunders

WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter lives in a two-bedroom ranch house in Plains, Georg... Read More

Womp, Womp Jun. 21, 2018

Susan Estrich

All weekend, it was the Democrats' fault. And Congress' fault. Anyone's fault but his. But the cries... Read More

How Republicans Went Soft on Communism Jun. 17, 2018

Steve Chapman

If you had told Ronald Reagan in 1988 that in 30 years, the president of the United States would be ... Read More

Our Ex-Presidents' Insincere Praise of 'American Generosity' Nov. 02, 2017

Larry Elder

All five living former Presidents recently came together at a benefit concert for victims of this ye... 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

The Serious Matter of Political Humor Mar. 18, 2017

Mark Shields

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the only American elected president four times, had an often overlooked s... Read More

Trump and That Phone Call Dec. 06, 2016

William Murchison

When President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, said he was ending diplomatic relations with the Nationalist C... Read More

Memo to GOP 'Never Trumpers': Reagan Isn't Rising From the Dead Sep. 22, 2016

Larry Elder

A "never Trump" friend I've known since law school writes: "My former partner is old enough to have ... Read More

About That Election Sep. 07, 2016

Susan Estrich

There is an election tape playing somewhere in the background. I hear it in snippets on the radio or... Read More