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Opinion - Free Press Commentary

Thiessen: Senators raise serious questions that should trouble all Americans

Published Feb. 16 2018

After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., sent his memo laying out potential abuses of the FISA process by...

Thiessen: Trump throws away his momentum for peanuts

Published Feb. 10 2018

President Donald Trump delivered a State of the Union address that won the approval of 75 percent of viewers, including...

Thiessen: The FBI's scandalous attempt to block the Nunes memo

Published Feb. 7 2018

Washington is debating the significance of the memo released by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, but this much should...

Howell: Juvenile Court first to have digital workflow

Published Feb. 2 2018

Providing a greater level of service with fewer resources has become the new norm for county officials in Tennessee where,...

Douthat: The necessity of Stephen Miller

Published Jan. 30 2018

After 12 years of failed attempts at immigration reform, the current round of negotiations are turning on a strangely personalized...

Thiessen: Democrats just got rolled; they can blame Barack Obama

Published Jan. 28 2018

The government shutdown is over. Democrats finally realized that closing the government over illegal immigration was a losing political battle....

Will: Some policy dentistry could combat truth decay

Published Jan. 25 2018

It cannot be a sign of social health that the number of tweets per day worldwide exploded from 5,000 in...

Stephens: The Wolff eats its own

Published Jan. 13 2018

Guess what? Donald Trump is an idiot. Every sentient person knows this, and if Michael Wolff is to be believed,...

Stephens: Finding the way forward on Iran

Published Jan. 9 2018

Last May an article in The New York Times asked, "Is Iran a democracy or a dictatorship?" After more than...

Brooks: How would Jesus drive?

Published Jan. 6 2018

Over the past several years we have done an outstanding job of putting total sleazoids at the top of our...

Navarrette: Jeffrey Toobin should opine on the law, not journalism

Published Dec. 31 2017

To kick off 2018, I have a deal for CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin: I pledge not to start practicing...

Samuelson: The Top 10 Stats of 2017

Published Dec. 30 2017

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Will: We don't need government to remind us that smoking kills

Published Dec. 29 2017

Preaching morality while practicing cupidity can be tricky, but various American governments have done it for years about smoking.

Stephens: GOP may have 'we told you so' moment

Published Dec. 27 2017

In case you haven't heard, nearly all that's good and pleasant in the world died last week. The tax bill...

Stephens: When #MeToo goes too far

Published Dec. 26 2017

Matt Damon gave an interview to ABC News recently in which he offered the following observation: "There's a difference between,...

Douthat: A war Trump won

Published Dec. 19 2017

There is nothing more characteristic of the Trump era, with its fire hose of misinformation, scandal and hyperbole, than that...

Douthat: The baker and the empire

Published Dec. 13 2017

There are fine constitutional lawyers who can argue back and forth about the Masterpiece Cakeshop case the Supreme Court heard...

Stephens: Jerusalem denial complex

Published Dec. 12 2017

If nothing else, Donald Trump's decision last Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital shows how disenthralled his administration is...

Brooks: America is the redeemer nation

Published Nov. 27 2017

We once had a unifying national story, an Exodus story. Americans are the people who escaped oppression, crossed a wilderness...

Douthat: What if Ken Starr was right?

Published Nov. 21 2017

In the long-standing liberal narrative about Bill Clinton and his scandals, the one pushed by Clinton courtiers and ratified in...

Smith: Americans love a winner

Published Nov. 19 2017

Gen. George Patton was unsurpassed in delivering motivating speeches to his troops.

Will: Repeal and replace the tax code

Published Nov. 11 2017

The Republicans' tax bill would somewhat improve the existing revenue system that once caused Mitch Daniels (former head of the...

Martin: Building community via rap battles

Published Nov. 10 2017

If you read this column regularly, you're likely aware I'm a big believer in the power of civil society, which...