Washington Post 12-20-2017

I spoke my mind on guns. Then my Senate confirmation was put on hold.

I have no regrets. Our gun laws are insane.

  • Dean L. Winslow
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Cornel West, Ta-Nehisi Coates and the post-Obama black public intellectual

Christine Emba, Wesley Lowery and Karen Attiah discuss the row between Harvard philosopher Cornel West and best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Trump’s $1.5 trillion bribe

There’s something inherently sleazy about borrowing for the express purpose of funding politically convenient tax cuts.

Trump’s little-noticed war on hidden taxes

His crusade against the regulatory state can help sustain the economic boom.

So we’re banning words now? Here’s my list.

“Awesome” isn’t anymore. And “snowflake” produces more ennui than insult.

Republicans have their own Obamacare now

Americans will blame everything they don’t like about taxes on this bill.

Bye-bye Bannonism?

Trump’s national security strategy is a welcome rejection of the zero-sum Bannonism of the early administration.

What North Korea told a U.N. envoy trying to prevent war

We’re still on the brink of conflict.

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A win for the wealthy, the entitled and the irresponsible

The just-passed Republican tax bill will be seen as an ignominious moment for the GOP.

A blueprint for saving Metro — at last

On the eve of leaving office, Terry McAuliffe offers a blueprint for saving the transit system.

Ousting Peru’s president would do more harm than good

The incumbent is caught up in a massive corruption scandal, but there is no proof he has done anything illegal.

House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-Texas) in the Capitol on Friday after signing the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-Texas) in the Capitol on Friday after signing the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
The final bill cut two provisions that were pro-whistleblower.

How the GOP tax bill will wreck what’s left of Puerto Rico’s economy

By treating Puerto Rico as a foreign country, the bill will encourage U.S. companies to abandon the island.

  • Armando Valdés Prieto
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Let’s grade the State Department memo on balancing interests and values!

Somebody wrote a bad memo.

With this tax bill, the GOP has finally killed family-friendly conservatism

Republicans would rather reduce corporate taxes than let families with children keep more of their own money.

  • Jonathan Coppage
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Saudi Arabia is trying to contain the spread of Salafism. It won’t work.

The horses have long since left the barn.

Yes, the Republicans are passing their awful tax plan. And yes, the people know what they’re up to, and they don’t like it.

Share a primal scream with me as the Republicans are passing their awful tax plan. Then get ready to repeal, replace, and resist.

A Straussian national security strategy

There is a massive disconnect between Trump’s speech and his National Security Strategy. Why?

Why hasn’t Trump fired Mueller yet? Because he’s better off not doing it.

Dumping Mueller wouldn’t end the Russia investigations.

  • Renato Mariotti
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Let women have our Hallmark Christmas movies. We deserve them.

There’s relief in sharing entertainment with friends of all political persuasions, made about women for women.

  • Cassie Belek
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The good, the bad, and the politics of The Last Jedi

A few political thoughts on ‘The Last Jedi’

Our terribly distorted tax debate

This destructive, inequality-inducing tax plan was sold on false promises of trickle-down growth effects.

In their own words: Americans assess Trump’s performance in 2017

Negative feelings have intensified since early in the presidency.

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The two expat bros who terrorized women correspondents in Moscow

Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames trafficked in hideous stereotypes and body-shaming.

Stop asking black women to ‘save America.’ Start organizing your own people.

After Alabama, white liberals need to talk to their friends and families, not thank black voters.

The Fed’s playbook says raise rates. What if that’s an obsolete game plan?

As congressional Republicans prepare to pass their tax bill , the Federal Reserve is about to say goodbye to Janet Yellen as chair. She’s had a good run: The United States and the world recovered from…

  • Zachary Karabell
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Clerkships are invaluable for young lawyers. They can also be a setup for abuse.

When things go wrong, too often law clerks — about half of whom are women — feel they have nowhere to turn.

  • Catherine Crump
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America’s chaotic, crazy, challenging, great, tumultuous, horrible, disappointing year

A look back at the ups and downs of public opinion in 2017.

Want to thank black voters for defeating Roy Moore? Tackle voter suppression.

Voter suppression tactics didn’t work in Alabama this time, but they could have.

  • Mikki Kendall
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A three-tiered solution for Puerto Rico

This is a way to meet the challenges faced by our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico. Is there a will?

Tell me how Trump’s North Korea gambit ends

I do not see a conceivable military option that would not lead to a catastrophic loss of life.

Donald Trump cannot stop endorsing losers

Donald Trump’s losing streak in endorsements is now at three.

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A look back at the ups and downs of public opinion in 2017. (Shelly Tan/The Washington Post)
A look back at the ups and downs of public opinion in 2017. (Shelly Tan/The Washington Post)
A look back at the ups and downs of public opinion in 2017.

In their own words: Americans assess Trump’s performance in 2017

Negative feelings have intensified since early in the presidency.

  • 4 days ago

The two expat bros who terrorized women correspondents in Moscow

Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames trafficked in hideous stereotypes and body-shaming.

Five myths about bitcoin

No, the currency isn’t beyond the reach of the law, and it won’t replace cash.

The Fed’s playbook says raise rates. What if that’s an obsolete game plan?

As congressional Republicans prepare to pass their tax bill , the Federal Reserve is about to say goodbye to Janet Yellen as chair. She’s had a good run: The United States and the world recovered from…

  • Zachary Karabell
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Why does D.C. have so few public restrooms?

Options dwindle further at night.

  • Marcia Bernbaum
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How to give Maryland workers sick leave without killing businesses

The finger-pointing from the legislature helps no one.

  • Larry Hogan
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Virginia took a bold step in tolling I-66. And it’s likely to pay off.

Officials eschewed a Sisyphean strategy and tired something different to deal with intractable transportation problems in the region.

  • Robert Puentes
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Let’s really open the roads in Montgomery County

Cars are here to stay, so traffic planning must focus on adding more routes for them.

  • Jason Neuringer
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  • Dec 8

Campus rapes aren’t being reported to D.C. police, and that’s dangerous

Federal law mandates that universities share campus rape statistics with the Education Department but not with law enforcement.

  • K. Denise Rucker Krepp
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