Washington Post 8-23-2017

Is the stock market crazy — or just giddy?

One study reasons that stocks aren’t trading far outside of what historical experience would suggest.

Train, bus, trotro: This is how people around the world get to work every day

We asked readers from around the world to tell us how they get around each day. From Toronto to Shanghai, here’s how they feel about their options.

Why is the president trying to weaken Jeff Flake and Dean Heller?

A reminder that it’s good to be an Earthling

The total solar eclipse showed me what a treasure it is to be on this miracle planet.

Bannon is already going to war — on Trump

Will the alt-right win?

Trump’s Afghanistan strategy isn’t to win. It’s to avoid losing.

He doesn’t want to be the president to pack up and go home.

The eclipse made America real again

I unplugged for vacation — and only emerged for the eclipse.

Keep the federal government out of school choice

Federalism is key to preventing education from being bogged down in regulations.

  • Lindsey BurkeNeal McCluskeyVicki Alger
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Trump’s welcome self-correction

The Afghanistan strategy the president announced flows from two important insights about the U.S. military engagements there.

The hard work of school reform is paying off in the District

The gains in D.C. students’ college-readiness scores are a testament to the school system’s decade of reforms.

On gun-violence research, California sets an example for the nation

The state’s move contrasts with the dismal abdication of the federal government.

Some Christian leaders say Satan was behind this march by white supremacists in Charlottesville. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post)
Calling hatred Satanic just lets people off the hook.

The greatest comedies of all time, according to me

I was detained for protesting Trump. Here’s what the Secret Service asked me.

Instead of seeing a political dissenter, they saw a national security threat.

  • Melissa Byrne
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  • 9 hours ago

Where do we learn that poverty is shameful and dangerous? At the movies.

When they are not portrayed as monsters, poor people on film are often shown as irredeemable and irresponsible.

  • Stephen Pimpare
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  • 9 hours ago
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There’s never been a golden age of free speech at American universities.

Why the American left gave up on political violence

And why the right increasingly embraced it.

Five myths about missiles

We couldn’t necessarily destroy all of North Korea’s on the ground. Or in the air.

  • Catherine DillJoshua Pollack
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The president would probably never order the use of nuclear weapons

Despite their unchecked power, history shows that leaders live in fear of the button.

  • Garrett M. Graff
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Presidents have too much power over U.S. nukes. Especially President Trump.

I was a nuclear launch officer, so I know the problems with our system.

Montgomery County minimum-wage study was fatally flawed

The debate over a $15 minimum shouldn’t be dominated by one shaky survey.

  • Yannet Lathrop
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  • 4 days ago

What the District could do to help curb prescription-drug abuse

“Take back” programs can go a long way toward keeping teens away from opioids.

  • Oye I. Owolewa
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The future looks grim for Virginia Republicans

This year’s governor’s race, and beyond.

  • Mark J. Rozell
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The bogus backlash against Montgomery County’s minimum-wage report

Evidence shows that a $15 mandate would lead to job loss.

  • Michael Saltsman
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  • 4 days ago

How seeing a dead body brought the Maryland opioid crisis home

Maryland can’t imprison its way out of a drug epidemic.

  • Pamela E. Queen
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