Trump’s first line of defense has a suspicious shape

Is fealty to Trump enough? Tennessee will tell.

Pistol-packing Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Trump loyalist, is running against former governor Phil Bredesen for a Senate seat.

Is the Internet evil? We will decide.

Radical technological changes increasingly seem set in stone. But they don’t have to be.

The moral rot is spreading

It’s time for leadership. Republican leaders are ducking.

Those payments to mistresses were unseemly. That doesn’t mean they were illegal.

Campaign finance law is murky about whether paying hush money to a mistress is a “campaign expense” or a personal expense.

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Celebrating my Asian face and American spirit, at last

“Crazy Rich Asians” speaks to Asian Americans striving to navigate between two worlds.

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The silver bullet for student debt: Bankruptcy

Universities should be held financially accountable, in whole or part, when their graduates declare bankruptcy on student loans.

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Impeachment? Don’t hold your breath.

Manafort’s conviction and Cohen’s guilty plea are not enough to remove President Trump from office.

The spectacular greed and stupidity of Team Trump

Manafort, Cohen and their former boss deserve each other.

Trump meets his real enemy

This was not a bank shot. It was a direct hit.

Trump is an illegitimate president whose election is tainted by fraud

If Congress won’t start an impeachment inquiry, voters should kick the bums out.

Are we richer than we think?

Conventional wisdom holds that incomes are ‘stagnant,’ even when — as a Pew study indicates — they’re moving ahead slowly.

The con man in the cardinal’s cap

Every day that Donald Wuerl continues in his job as archbishop of Washington injures every victim and every Catholic.

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Did Trump commit a crime? Congress must find out.

This is no time for lawmakers to put their heads in the sand.

Republicans should send Duncan Hunter packing

The indictment of Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter reveals a host of alleged absurd misdeeds.

How far will Myanmar go to cover up an atrocity?

Two Reuters journalists — and democratic principals — are on trial as the nation erases evidence of genocide.

People light candles during a vigil for the victims of sexual abuse by priests outside the Cathedral in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Chilean authorities raided the headquarters of the Catholic Church's Episcopal Conference last week as part of a widespread investigation into sex abuse committed by members of the Marist Brothers order in the South American country, prosecutors said.(AP Photo/Esteban Felix) (Esteban Felix / AP)
People light candles during a vigil for the victims of sexual abuse by priests outside the Cathedral in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Chilean authorities raided the headquarters of the Catholic Church’s Episcopal Conference last week as part of a widespread investigation into sex abuse committed by members of the Marist Brothers order in the South American country, prosecutors said.(AP Photo/Esteban Felix) (Esteban Felix / AP)
Reforms alone won’t be enough.

The answer to GOP dog whistles? Democrats should talk more about race, not less.

Our survey found that Democrats can win with messaging that ties race and class together.

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Trump’s real problem is that he obstructed justice, and Mueller can prove it. Here’s how.

Even before Michael Cohen’s guilty plea, the president was in serious jeopardy.

Will Donald Trump distract from his troubles with foreign policy?

This is a president who likes to buck the conventional wisdom.

CIA officers learn to keep quiet. Why are so many of us speaking out about Trump?

And why is the White House so eager to retaliate against them?

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By Trump’s own standard, Obama was better for black Americans than he is

Sorry, but the president has not done more for black Americans than his immediate predecessor, even by his preferred metrics.

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What is the best way to push back against Donald Trump?

Is it better to stay quiet and take the president’s attacks or fight fire with fire?

An open letter to incoming frosh at colleges from one of your parents

I’m not crying you’re crying.

Trump and Erdogan: Compare and contrast

There are many discomforting similarities between the U.S. and Turkish presidents.

I attended seminary in the 1960s. Priests of my generation need to look within.

I no longer can avert my gaze, rationalizing sexual abuses perpetrated by the clergy as an aberration to be blamed on a few sinful and weak priests.

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Hagiographies of the president share seven core traits.

The answer to GOP dog whistles? Democrats should talk more about race, not less.

Our survey found that Democrats can win with messaging that ties race and class together.

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Trump’s real problem is that he obstructed justice, and Mueller can prove it. Here’s how.

Even before Michael Cohen’s guilty plea, the president was in serious jeopardy.

I’m a Catholic survivor of abuse. I still want to hear the church say it’s sorry.

Reforms alone won’t be enough.

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CIA officers learn to keep quiet. Why are so many of us speaking out about Trump?

And why is the White House so eager to retaliate against them?

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By Trump’s own standard, Obama was better for black Americans than he is

Sorry, but the president has not done more for black Americans than his immediate predecessor, even by his preferred metrics.

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Tariffs won’t help the Rust Belt. But Trump thinks he can turn back time.

The White House’s trade wars are based on nostalgia, not economics.

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We wanted Turkey to be a partner. It was never going to work.

When you strip away the rhetoric, the relationship between NATO allies has often been prickly.

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Silicon Valley’s attempts to self-police are anti-democratic. They’re also not new.

In the 1940s, a political movement known as Technocracy, Inc. set out to treat citizens as passive users.

The harm of Virginia’s illicit tobacco trade

Smuggling is a serious problem that lawmakers should address.

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Landlords in Montgomery County should have to give just cause for evictions

Renters deserve consumer protections, too.

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D.C. should stop suspending driver’s licenses for unpaid fines

The District’s policy punishes people for being poor.

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The FBI building belongs in D.C. — at Poplar Point

With natural protection and easy access, it’s an easy choice.

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D.C. and Congress can help families in financial straits. Here’s how.

An extension of the earned-income tax credit would boost savings.

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