I quarantined myself to watch the World Cup. Seriously.

Time to reenter the real world, but Qatar 2022 isn’t far off.

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Republicans are sabotaging D.C.’s self-rule. Send them packing.

District residents should mobilize to fight anti-home-rule riders in the 2019 D.C. appropriations bill.

Conservation isn’t winning. Extinction is.

For many species, we’re already past the point of no return.

It’s clear why Republicans interrogated Peter Strzok

But by all means let’s hear more about the affair.

Better relations with Russia are a worthy goal. But at what price?

Trump seems unaware that he may be seen as rewarding Vladimir Putin for bad behavior.

Ronald’s out. Donald’s in.

At home and abroad, Trumpism is replacing Reaganism.

China will learn its lesson — just not the one Trump wants

China can fight back in the trade war even without tariffs.

Europe needs to start planning for a future with no U.S.

If Trump isn’t bluffing on NATO, it’s time for Europe to consider alternatives.

Trump and Putin may be about to make a terrible deal on Syria

A bad deal would worsen conditions for the Syrian people, the region and America’s security.

The social media mob is a danger to society

In our thin-skinned culture, no utterance goes unchallenged.

The Trump administration kidnapped children. Someone should go to jail.

The policy means some of these kids will never again see their parents.

Trump is a bully. Brett Kavanaugh will stand up to him.

The president’s Supreme Court nominee is fair-minded and unfailingly decent.

The country — and all its leaders — must recognize that the Russian government meddled in the nation’s democratic process and plans to do so again.

Migrant families’ nightmare is far from over

The government missed a deadline to reunite small children with their parents. Now comes a much tougher deadline.

The Strzok hearing damaged our democracy

Peter Strzok’s testimony also pokes huge holes in the idea that he and others worked to upend the president’s election campaign.

Five books grapple with the era of ‘alternative facts.’

My tweet story went viral. It began when I met a stranger on a railway platform.

“Are you all right?” I asked the old woman. What happens when family, community and government fail you.

Trump thinks NATO is just about Russia. It’s about Germany, too

The alliance was meant to contain a powerful, destructive force. The president risks unleashing it.

As Trump taunts allies, a French village remembers a downed GI and his rescuers

A tail gunner was the sole survivor of the crash of his Flying Fortress during World War II. On the 75th anniversary, the families gather to honor his comrades and their own.

How to keep going after a mass shooter kills your husband

John went into the Capital Gazette on a Thursday. The rest is a daze.

Mueller could subpoena Trump. But it’s not worth the chaos that would follow.

Past presidents avoided constitutional battles to protect the rule of law. Would Trump?

I saw NATO’s flaws up close in combat. Trump’s bullying can’t fix them.

NATO needs to change, but disparaging our allies won’t do it.

Trump says there’s a crisis at NATO. He’s right. And the crisis is him.

Another meeting with allies, another emergency caused by the U.S. president’s behavior.

Plastic straw bans are the latest policy to forget the disability community

Laws, rules and regulations developed without input from people with disabilities often end up penalizing us.

Contrary to popular wisdom, automation is not a job killer in U.S. manufacturing

Many economists argue that automation is the reason for job losses in manufacturing. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Businessman standing on a pile of books
It’s impossible to understand Russia’s motivations and tactics without looking backward.

Five myths about the Supreme Court

No, the justices don’t always have the final word.

Trump thinks NATO is just about Russia. It’s about Germany, too

The alliance was meant to contain a powerful, destructive force. The president risks unleashing it.

How to keep going after a mass shooter kills your husband

John went into the Capital Gazette on a Thursday. The rest is a daze.

Mueller could subpoena Trump. But it’s not worth the chaos that would follow.

Past presidents avoided constitutional battles to protect the rule of law. Would Trump?

The new face of medical advice: the online pregnancy forum

Expecting moms are turning to the Internet for issues they can’t or won’t discuss with their doctors.

What it’s like to be trapped in a cave

The experience can be harrowing, even when you know what you’re doing

Five myths about the Beatles

Why did producer George Martin actually take on the band? As punishment.

I’m a boomer who didn’t get Marvel films. Now I rock a ‘Black Panther’ backpack.

My millennial students are on to something.

Richmond is gagging progressive local governments

Virginia Republicans don’t believe government should be closest to the people.

Loving the lotus along the Anacostia

An annual festival at Kenilworth reminds me of my great hypothetical failure.

Stop killing the Potomac’s snakehead

This fish is not going to ruin the ecosystem.

Give online sales tax revenue back to Marylanders

A recent Supreme Court ruling doesn’t address an inherent unfairness.

The Capital Gazette is the Annapolis community

It’s the area’s paper of record. That’s why the attack last month feels so personal.