In one key meeting, Trump destroyed his critics’ credibility

An hour-long video of the president at work is worth more than 50,000 words of gossip and innuendo.

There is nothing ‘professional’ about this president

Let’s simply review Trump’s actions over the three days.

The Korean crisis will resume — after the Olympics

Expect the saber-rattling to resume once the Winter Games are complete.

The America Europe needs right now is missing

Trump makes it impossible to counter Russian influence abroad.

Trump has no idea what he thinks (except about those ‘shithole’ countries)

If ignorance is bliss, Trump must be very happy.

Dear Democrats: Shut it down

They have a moral obligation to fight for “dreamers,” recipients of CHIP and Puerto Rico.

The wall goes up. The ‘dreamers’ stay.

Congress should get out of its own way and make the deal.

President Trump and the survival of the servile

The triumph of suck-uppery presents several problems.

Steve Bannon has a point

He was right about the populist fury that runs through the country.

U.S. life expectancy is dropping. Here’s how to fix it.

We can stop the opioid-use epidemic and reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease.

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Trump says an interview with Mueller is ‘unlikely.’ That’s wrong.

The special counsel’s team cannot get a full picture of events surrounding the campaign without speaking to the candidate himself.

Trump’s accidental moment of truth

The far right makes it very difficult to govern.

How merit-based college admissions became so unfair

Meritocracy might seem democratic, but it can feel ruthless.

It’s good to freak out sometimes

Alarmism plays an important role in hastening policy change.

Trump proves he is a parrot

The immigration negotations gave us the answer.

Michael Wolff did Trump a big favor

‘Fire and Fury’ liberates the president from Steve Bannon.

  • Christopher Buskirk
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Never before has a president ignored such a clear national security threat

Russia’s relentless assault against democratic institutions cannot go ignored.

  • Ben Cardin
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Trump’s nuclear-button tweet was a stroke of ‘stable genius’

Those who are calling Trump a “madman” are actually helping him send a tough message to Kim Jong Un.

No, Trump doesn’t need a mental fitness evaluation

Mental disorders don’t disqualify presidents. Besides, we already know Trump is unfit.

  • Richard A. Friedman
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Thank you, Steve Bannon

Is there anything more fun than colorful White House leaks?

‘Dreamers’ need to get out of their own way

Democrats could win on DACA — if dreamers don’t stop them.

China’s fingerprints are everywhere

The White House has a plan to combat Beijing’s influence operations.

Jeff Sessions has endorsed an unconstitutional fine on the poor

The Justice Department rolled back protections against the imposition of clearly burdensome fines and fees.

  • Lisa Foster
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Trump is trying to dismantle free trade. That’s almost impossible.

We hope and expect he will fail.

Russia has fooled the U.S. again in Syria

The Trump administration must speak out against the Assad regime’s new attacks on its people and Moscow’s active support for them.

A change to life-insurance regulation could save children’s lives

The opening of Montgomery County’s Safe Passage Center is a reminder of a toddler’s 2012 murder over a $500,000 life insurance policy.

Take a deal for the dreamers. Build the wall.

If the price of protecting 700,000 young immigrants is a few hundred miles of wall, pay it.

Excluding Florida from a new offshore drilling plan sure looks partisan

It’s logical to ask whether the swing state got preferential treatment from the Interior Department.

Cars piled on top of each other in a garage in Lower Manhattan on Oct. 31, 2012, after Hurricane Sandy. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Cars piled on top of each other in a garage in Lower Manhattan on Oct. 31, 2012, after Hurricane Sandy. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
New York is fighting back against climate change.

How some cops use the badge to commit sex crimes

Sexual misconduct persists during traffic stops, ridealongs and mentorship programs

  • Andrea J. Ritchie
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How Breitbart became just another right-wing Trump cheerleader

With or without Steve Bannon, the site is no longer the only voice that matters for Trumpism

  • Nicole Hemmer
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Trump’s move against Salvadorans won’t make them leave — or help U.S. workers

The decision to cancel protections for 200,000 immigrants makes little economic sense.

  • David Bier
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  • 23 hours ago

In Trump’s America, ‘acting Muslim’ is more dangerous than ever

When Trump said ‘Islam hates us,’ he may as well have been declaring open season on Muslims.

  • Khaled A. Beydoun
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The good, the bad and the ugly of H.R. McMaster’s national security advice

H.R. McMaster’s recent performance as national security adviser has been a mixed bag.

Why psychiatrists should not be involved in presidential politics

Psychiatric diagnoses should generate empathy, not scorn.

  • Arash Javanbakht
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We’re embarking on an unusual fiscal experiment: high deficit spending at low unemployment

We’re entering an unusual period of low unemployment and high budget deficits. Here’s what to like and dislike about that.

How will Trump play at Davos?

Think Trump will not do well at the World Economic Forum? Think again.

Why conservatives should oppose shrinking national monuments

Preserving nature is the ultimate conservative stance.

  • Craig Shirley
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Is President Trump’s foreign policy better than we think?

As we start 2018 and approach the anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration, the foreign policy assessments of his first year are coming in. Most of them are not terribly nice. Evan Osnos, in a New Yorker essay on China’s rise, brutally assesses Trump’s first year as a foreign policy president: “Barack Obama’s foreign policy was characterized […]

America’s teacher shortage can’t be solved by hiring more unqualified teachers

Retaining the teachers already employed by a district is better for students and for budgets.

  • John P. PapayAndrew Bacher-HicksLindsay C. PageWilliam H. Marinell
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Public school buildings are falling apart, and students are suffering for it

While the grown-ups argue over whether federal aid would interfere with local control, kids sit in freezing classrooms.

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After all these years, ‘welfare reform’ is the same racist dog whistle it always was

When it comes to “welfare reform,” I’ve pointed out that “reform” means “cut.” That’s only half the story.

Good news from today’s jobs report: The tight labor market is helping to reduce the racial unemployment gap.

It’s year nine of this economic expansion and we’re finally closing in on full employment. As predicted, that disproportionately helps minority workers.

Pressuring harassers to quit can end up protecting them

Judge Kozinski’s retirement ends an investigation and improves his shot at redemption.

  • Katherine Ku
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I read decades of Woody Allen’s private notes. He’s obsessed with teenage girls.

His 56-box archive is filled with misogynist and lecherous musings.

Why the debate over the budget deficit is so confusing and frustrating

Are budget deficits bad? Good? It depends.

When is it appropriate for a professor to talk about a former student?

As it turns out, talking to the press about a former student is a lot like writing a letter of recommendation.

I’ve been a census enumerator. Asking about citizenship is a terrible idea.

A proposed new question will make it harder to count immigrants accurately in 2020.

  • Edward McClelland
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  • Jan 4

Trump said Obama’s nuclear deal would empower Iran. The protests say otherwise.

If anything, the current unrest puts the Islamic Republic’s regime in a bind.

  • Y.J. Fischer
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Curt Merlo for The Washington Post
Curt Merlo for The Washington Post
Washington is enduring a presidential scandal once again. Histories of past crises reveal common threads and turning points — but also show how Trump stands alone.

How some cops use the badge to commit sex crimes

Sexual misconduct persists during traffic stops, ridealongs and mentorship programs

  • Andrea J. Ritchie
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How Breitbart became just another right-wing Trump cheerleader

With or without Steve Bannon, the site is no longer the only voice that matters for Trumpism

  • Nicole Hemmer
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  • 3 hours ago

Trump’s move against Salvadorans won’t make them leave — or help U.S. workers

The decision to cancel protections for 200,000 immigrants makes little economic sense.

  • David Bier
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  • 23 hours ago

Five myths about exercise

Should you stock up on Gatorade and protein powder to help with that New Year’s resolution?

Pressuring harassers to quit can end up protecting them

Judge Kozinski’s retirement ends an investigation and improves his shot at redemption.

  • Katherine Ku
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  • Jan 5

A hole in Virginia’s climate plan

Burning biomass is no better than burning coal.

  • Mary S. BoothSeth Heald
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  • 6 days ago

Public school choice is harder than it looks

Far too little has been done to help families take advantage of their new options.

  • David Pickens
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Montgomery’s next county executive can make a big multicultural difference

If bland statements could end racial disparities, wouldn’t we have solved the problem by now?

  • Cathy Roberts
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The mothers and unborn babies in Wards 7 and 8 deserve better

And our city leaders seem to have thrown in the towel.

  • Markus Batchelor
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  • Dec 29

In Maryland politics, the reckoning on sexual harassment is here

Voluntary reforms could make us the most woman-friendly state legislature in the country.

  • Ariana B. Kelly
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  • Dec 29