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Opinion - Times Commentary

Ignatius: A path forward in Syria and Iraq, post-Islamic State

Published May. 30 2017

The Manchester terror attack by an alleged Islamic State "soldier" will accelerate the push by the U.S. and its allies...

Dionne: The wider Trump scandal

Published May. 27 2017

President Trump's budget demonstrates the costs of accepting lies as a normal currency in politics, broken promises as a customary...

Kristof: The Republican hypocrisy hall of fame

Published May. 26 2017

We certainly don't want leading Republicans to tumble into hypocrisy, so let's refresh their memories.

Loftin: A welcome rebuke of North Carolina's redistricting

Published May. 26 2017

Monday's Supreme Court ruling against the North Carolina legislature is a welcome rebuke of legislators who redrew two congressional districts...

Friedman: A road trip through rusting and rising America

Published May. 25 2017

Trump is half right in his diagnosis, but his prescription is 100 percent wrong. We do have an epidemic of...

Ignatius: The midterms might become the 'impeachment election'

Published May. 25 2017

President Nixon was heading for a big re-election victory in November that would confound his critics. He had just returned...

Friedman: It's chicken or fish

Published May. 21 2017

Since President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, one question has been repeated over and over: With Democrats...

Krugman: What's the matter with Republicans?

Published May. 20 2017

On Wednesday, Paul Ryan held a news conference just after the revelation that President Donald Trump had pushed FBI Director...

Ignatius: Trump's domestic scandals cast a cloud over his first overseas trip

Published May. 20 2017

As President Trump embarks on his first overseas trip, he's embracing the same defiant strategy adopted over a generation ago...

Bruni: Trump and the Tattlers

Published May. 18 2017

For a president so given to fantasy and fond of alternative facts, Donald Trump has been right about one thing...

Friedman: Owning your own future

Published May. 14 2017

Political analysts will long debate over where Brexit, Trump and Le Pen came from. Many say income gaps. I'd say...

Ignatius: A survival guide to abuse of power

Published May. 13 2017

On Tuesday night, a few hours after President Trump's sudden announcement that he was firing FBI Director James Comey, a...

Kerns: Protect firefighters who protect us

Published May. 12 2017

Anyone who is half a hypochondriac and who follows the news is well aware that our world is laced with...

Ignatius: How Democrats lost their way — and how they can find it again

Published May. 10 2017

In his heroically doomed 48-year campaign to promote The Washington Monthly, Charles Peters hit upon one especially apt (if un-catchy)...

Friedman: Crazy like a fox, or just crazy?

Published May. 7 2017

Has the first 100 days of the presidency made Donald Trump nuts?

Here's how to contact your Tennessee and Georgia lawmakers

Published May. 6 2017

Here's a list of Tennessee and Georgia lawmakers' contact information:

Leonhardt: School vouchers aren't working, but choice is

Published May. 3 2017

Betsy DeVos' favorite education policy keeps looking worse. Last week, the Education Department, which she runs, released a careful study...

Ignatus: Secret warriors can be blinded by sunlight

Published May. 2 2017

"I was one very lucky kid," wrote retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn in a 2016 memoir about his bumpy childhood...

Friedman: On a Par 5 in Dubai, good humor and a respite from all things Trump

Published Apr. 30 2017

President Donald Trump has already played an incredible amount of golf in his first 100 days. He says he needs...

Kristof: This isn't tax policy; it's a Trump-led heist

Published Apr. 28 2017

What do you do if you're a historically unpopular new president, with a record low approval ratings, facing investigations into...

Dionne: Sessions' island of reaction

Published Apr. 26 2017

Imagine if I began a column about Attorney General Jeff Sessions this way: "I really am amazed that an attorney...

Leonhardt: The urgency of ethnic nationalism

Published Apr. 26 2017

A virulent nationalism, tinged with bigotry, is on the rise across much of the world. It helped elect Narendra Modi...

Blow: Resilience of the resistance

Published Apr. 25 2017

The resistance to the travesty of Donald Trump's presidency is holding up just fine, thank you.