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Trump's Naked Megalomania Continues a Bipartisan Trend: Will His Blunt Self-Aggrandizement Reinvigorate Concerns About Presidents Who Exceed Their Powers? Aug. 05, 2020

Jacob Sullum

After Donald Trump floated the idea of delaying the presidential election last week, the most striki... Read More

A Culture War Battle Trump Can Win Jul. 07, 2020

Patrick Buchanan

Speaking at Mount Rushmore on Friday, and from the White House lawn on Saturday, July 4, Donald Trum... Read More

Generations Defining -- and Redefining -- American History Jul. 03, 2020

Michael Barone

Americans naturally tend to think of their presidents in terms of generations, like they do with the... Read More

Now It's Woodrow Wilson's Turn Jun. 30, 2020

Patrick Buchanan

Now that statues of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Grant and Theodore Roosevelt... Read More

During This Pandemic Pause, Let History Inspire Apr. 30, 2020

Daily Editorials

Today, more than ever, it's important to remember we are part of an exceptional nation that has over... Read More

'The Five' Have an Off Day Apr. 02, 2020

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

Washington — Conscientious conservative that I am, every afternoon I attempt to clear my mind ... Read More

What Makes the Coronavirus Crisis Different Mar. 15, 2020

Steve Chapman

The coronavirus pandemic is hardly the first national crisis that Americans have faced in this centu... Read More

Year Ends on Hard Note for Trump and Press Jan. 01, 2020

Jamie Stiehm

Hard rain's falling here in Washington as 2019 ends and the Newseum is closing to underline the drea... Read More

Will Democrats in 2020 Again 'Fall in Love'? Nov. 19, 2019

William Murchison

There are large historical differences between America's two major political parties in how they cho... Read More

Will Democrats in 2020 Again 'Fall in Love'? Nov. 16, 2019

Mark Shields

There are large historical differences between America's two major political parties in how they cho... Read More

I Told You Obama Was a Moderate Nov. 10, 2019

Steve Chapman

Who would have ever thought that in his post-presidency years, Barack Obama would take a hard turn t... Read More

Democrats Preside Over Stronger Economies Nov. 05, 2019

Froma Harrop

Are you worried that the economy grew by only 1.9% in the recent quarter? That's a pretty weak perfo... Read More

Why the Nationals in the World Series Is Good for America Oct. 19, 2019

Mark Shields

For the first time in 86 years, a baseball team from Washington, D.C., is in the World Series. This ... Read More

When the Press Plays 'Gotcha,' Everybody Loses Aug. 30, 2019

Suzanne Fields

It's a difficult time to be proud of everything about America. The president is vilified from all si... Read More

Do Trump's Hawks Speak for Trump? Jun. 04, 2019

Patrick Buchanan

For a president who won his office by denouncing the Middle East wars into which George W. Bush and ... Read More

The Most Successful Presidents Keep to Themselves -- Not Twitter Apr. 26, 2019

Michael Barone

"The Mueller report makes Trump look vain, ignorant, inept, and astonishingly dishonest." So writes ... Read More

Love of Country Feb. 14, 2019

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

In the next few days, we will celebrate both Valentine's Day and Presidents Day. These holidays brin... Read More

Most Wasted of All Days: One Without Laughter Dec. 15, 2018

Mark Shields

Most American political leaders would agree with the poet e.e. cummings, who wisely wrote: "The most... Read More

A 90-Minute Flight, 45 Presidents and an 8-Year-Old American Boy Oct. 23, 2018

Salena Zito

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sometimes you meet special people, people who have an impact not just on you... Read More

McCain's Greatest Gift to Obama Sep. 05, 2018

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — He spoke more eloquently in death than in life. With a grand farewell, the presi... Read More