Walter Shapiro: With both parties awash in cash, maybe campaign reform isn’t so quixotic

Michael Bloomberg came to the obvious conclusion: Unlimited money cannot buy a presidential nomination in 2020.

  • Mar 12th, 2019

Marisa Porges: Encourage girls to speak their minds, even if it means interrupting

Women are gaining ground in countless fields. So why are women still lagging behind?

  • Mar 9th, 2019

Martin Schram: Emerging truths about a national emergency

We are confronting a national emergency, and we must act. But it’s not our national emergency.

  • Mar 9th, 2019

State rep: Recovery should be on same pedestal as prevention

There’s prevention, until it doesn’t work; then treatment; and, if all goes well, recovery.

  • Mar 9th, 2019

Clarity that comes from sorrow is hard earned

Death, and the grief that comes with it, have been on my mind lately.

  • Mar 7th, 2019

Erwin Chemerinsky: Justice Thomas’ two attacks on basic freedoms

Clarence Thomas has written alarming opinions that call into question fundamental constitutional protections.

  • Mar 7th, 2019

Karl W. Smith: Trump’s stealthy battle against inequality

Several changes to the personal income tax code were highly progressive — in particular, the cap on state and local tax deductions.

  • Mar 7th, 2019

Erin Aubry Kaplan: The untold story: How white folks own their racism

My problem is that the film told the white story insufficiently.

  • Mar 6th, 2019

Michael Hiltzik: Trump’s trade war is politically motivated, yet hurts consumers and GOP voters, study shows

In a newly released study draft, a team of economists find that U.S. consumers have paid the entire price for Trump’s tariffs.

  • Mar 6th, 2019

Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan: Politicians aren’t asking the real question about the student loan crisis

The latest student debt figures are out, and they’re not pretty.

  • Mar 5th, 2019

Thomas R. Pickering: The US is pushing Iran into the arms of our enemies

The U.S. has levied heavy sanctions against Iran, seriously damaging its economy.

  • Mar 5th, 2019

Washington Coast Restoration and Resiliency Initiative investing in the future of coastal communities

The Washington Coast Restoration and Resiliency Initiative (WCRRI) is a little-known program with a big impact.

  • Mar 5th, 2019

Jim Daly: Military service is the right choice for many

Many people have asked me over the years: “Would you do it again?”

  • Mar 2nd, 2019

Jon Healey: Michael Cohen’s testimony was great theater. It was also, largely, a waste of time

Few of his accusations concerned actions Trump has taken as a candidate or as president.

  • Mar 2nd, 2019

Tyler Cowen: How to tell which Democratic dreams won’t come true

I have progressive friends who are looking forward to a new reign of social justice, conservative friends who fear socialism, and cynical friends who predict total gridlock. They’re all wrong.

  • Mar 2nd, 2019

Trudy Rubin: Does Trump want peace with North Korea more than getting rid of its nukes?

This may be the most tantalizing question as he meets with Kim Jong Un this week in Hanoi for their second summit.

  • Feb 28th, 2019

Andrew Malcolm: Is Trump’s Space Force evidence of growing militarization or just empty talk?

Last week, Trump signed a memo putting into motion the creation of a new Space Force that will be part of the Air Force.

  • Feb 27th, 2019

Noah Smith: Cheaper college makes more sense than free college

“Free college” could mean any number of things, not all of them beneficial.

  • Feb 27th, 2019

Laura Dominguez: Trump’s stance on national monuments is straight out of the 19th century

As outrage over family separations at the border erupted last summer, news quietly broke about a different Trump administration policy.

  • Feb 26th, 2019

Dahleen Glanton: Sorry, bigots, but I’m not sorry for once trusting Jussie Smollett

Just because one person lied about a racist and homophobic incident does not let all bigots off the hook.

  • Feb 23rd, 2019