Rob Porter is my ex-husband. Here’s what you should know about abuse.

Kellyanne Conway implied women in abusive relationships aren’t strong. I beg to differ.

  • Colbie Holderness
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President Trump has finally released his comic book

The budget proposal is a real marvel.

Pence was the worst person the White House could have sent to the Olympics

He made it even more likely the world would fawn over Kim Jong Un’s sister.

Trump’s obstruction of justice is far more extensive than Nixon’s

His defenders play down the evidence at their own risk.

  • Harry Litman
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Don’t celebrate the budget agreement. It imperils America.

The deal shows bipartisanship can be a bad thing.

The one-word reason Congress’s debt deal should worry us

We don’t know where the line is on deficit spending. Let’s not find out.

The agony of the moderate left

There are similar dilemmas in Germany and United States.

Pence: The United States is ready to talk with North Korea

The endorsement is hugely significant.

Which is scarier — that Trump doesn’t read his daily intel briefing, or that Jared Kushner does?

There are two sets of problems here.

Republicans are making a mockery of their reputations

There is no longer a conservative party in this country.

Due process hasn’t changed. Donald Trump should.

This lamentation for due process seems to recur whenever a man might be faced with any consequences for his alleged bad behavior.

Trump says he’s concerned about due process. Since when?

Is there a person less credible on this topic? It’s hard to think of one.

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The next pandemic will come sooner or later. The CDC needs money to prepare.

Congress should provide funding to maintain the CDC’s overseas epidemic prevention activities.

The Supreme Court is about to hear the biggest labor case of the century

At issue are rules in 22 states regarding public employees and union fees; the case’s implications extend into big-dollar politics.

A Trump U.N. nominee would be an embarrassment to the United States

Nominated to run a U.N. migrant-aid agency, Ken Isaacs has said on social media that Islam is an inherently violent faith.

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan meet with leadership and staff to discussion the 2-year-budget deal coming up for discussion and a vote on the House floor today on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Thursday February 8, 2018. Conservatives have accused them of selling out principle in agreeing to a deal with Democrats that dramatically raised spending. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan meet with leadership and staff to discussion the 2-year-budget deal coming up for discussion and a vote on the House floor today on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Thursday February 8, 2018. Conservatives have accused them of selling out principle in agreeing to a deal with Democrats that dramatically raised spending. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)
Here’s what conservative critics get wrong about the budget deal.

Is North Korea really winning the soft power Olympics?

If you read the headlines and the tweets about them, then the answer is an unqualified yes.

‘Black Panther’ is a chance for black moviegoers to finally just enjoy the show

We can go to the movies without feeling like the future of black film is at stake.

  • Zack Linly
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Economists don’t know when we’re at full employment. Here’s why that’s so important right now.

The risks of thinking we know things we don’t are high and most costly to the least advantaged.

To North Korea, Trump’s military parade will look like fear, not strength

Kim Jong Un will think his trolling is working.

  • Jeffrey Lewis
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  • 2 days ago

The Winter Olympics, minus the winter

How to replace snow and ice for future games after global warming

Nixon fired the man investigating him. Will Trump?

Woodward and Bernstein: Are we watching the lead-up to another Saturday Night Massacre?

Worried about ever larger deficits? Either put new revenue on the table, or learn to love red ink.

Here’s the fiscal lesson of the day: we either put new revenue on the table, or resign ourselves to ever larger deficits and debt.

The Trump administration is abandoning McDonald’s workers — and everyone else

Why is the NLRB walking away from a case it’s been building for years?

My disgraceful, inept marriage proposal had a happy ending

Do not cite a talk-show bully as the reason to propose.

Philadelphia finally won a Super Bowl. Why does it feel like a loss?

This is supposed to be a city of unlovable losers.

How Donald Trump is like Ronald Reagan

The two administrations are both drunk on deficits.

Sending a Tesla into space is the greatest symbol of American grandeur

The wonderful apotheosis of the futile gesture.

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  • 4 days ago

Fellow progressives, let us shed our fiscal handcuffs!

Yes, deficits matter. But progressives must not fall into the “what’s-your-payfor” trap.

Americans would have a patriotic duty to ignore a debt ceiling crisis

If it’s not raised and we bump up against it, no one should treat it as a crisis.

This week’s stock market drop was machine-made. The freakout that followed was man-made.

It’s vital to distinguish between real-world economic conditions and changes in the way markets function.

  • Zachary Karabell
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  • 5 days ago

The GOP’s deal with the Devin

The California Republican has wreaked a lot of carnage for very little gain.

Black history is U.S. history — but some of my students don’t want to hear it

History class should be the last place where we stop talking about race.

  • Donald Earl Collins
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  • 5 days ago

Why even female CEOs pitch bad ideas like Lady Doritos

Companies treat women — half of people — as outliers.

  • Heidi N. Moore
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  • 5 days ago

The Nunes memo shows the FBI did not eavesdrop on Trump’s campaign

By the time Carter Page came under surveillance, he had cut ties with Trump.

  • Susan Simpson
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  • 6 days ago

Avert your eyes from the stock sell-off. Inflation, not the stock market, is the key variable to watch.

This sell-off is ugly and nerve-racking, but the real economy has shrugged worse episodes than this. If you must watch something, watch inflation.

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BERRYVILLE VA - FEBRUARY 1: Former Washington Redskins offensive lineman Paul Laaveg poses for portrait with original game helmet at his home near Berryville VA on February 1, 2018 . (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post) (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)
BERRYVILLE VA – FEBRUARY 1: Former Washington Redskins offensive lineman Paul Laaveg poses for portrait with original game helmet at his home near Berryville VA on February 1, 2018 . (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post) (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)
Veterans of the team that faced the undefeated Dolphins describe toll of an NFL career.

‘Black Panther’ is a chance for black moviegoers to finally just enjoy the show

We can go to the movies without feeling like the future of black film is at stake.

  • Zack Linly
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  • 12 hours ago

The Winter Olympics, minus the winter

How to replace snow and ice for future games after global warming

Nixon fired the man investigating him. Will Trump?

Woodward and Bernstein: Are we watching the lead-up to another Saturday Night Massacre?

Five myths about figure skating

Is the judging fixed? If a skater falls, can she still win?

My disgraceful, inept marriage proposal had a happy ending

Do not cite a talk-show bully as the reason to propose.

Suspending common sense in Virginia

Revoking licenses for drug infractions does no good.

  • Aleks Kajstura
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  • 3 days ago

We must ask what candidates mean by ‘affordable housing’

Too many programs are out of reach for those who need them.

  • Matt Losak
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  • 3 days ago

Requiem for a churchyard

The St. Thomas project is another example of D.C.’s “edifice complex.”

  • Jim McGrath
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  • 3 days ago

Two officers were on trial, but a whole department looked guilty

Baltimore won’t fix its police problems by kicking out ‘bad apples.’

Maryland’s move away from the devastation of bail

Pretrial reforms have been a large part of improving criminal justice in the state.

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