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National Editorials and Columns

  • Connie Schultz: In twilight of Obama's presidency, hope remains

    Seven years ago, months before he won the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama delivered a speech about race.
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 1:36 am
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Why the interest rate debate has gotten so odd

    Contrary to many people’s expectations, the Federal Reserve refrained last month from raising the interest rate over which it has fairly direct contro ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Another View: Obama's veto threat looms

    American presidents rarely veto national defense authorization bills, since they are, well, vital to national security. Since Congress passed the firs ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Barone: Dogs that aren't barking in 2016 campaign

    Sherlock Holmes famously solved the mystery of the Silver Blaze by noting the dog that didn’t bark in the night. It strikes me that in this wild and w ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Another View: Global security challenge

    The global security challenge came into full view last Monday as Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin sketched out two entirely different vision ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Harrop: Drug price gouging a product of political system

    If Hollywood had created Martin Shkreli as the monster from Wall Street, we would have accused it of unfair characterization. But Shkreli – a 32-year- ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Connie Schultz: Standing tall for Planned Parenthood

    Seeing as it’s still all too common to depict a determined woman as an angry one, let’s be clear on who did and did not yell at the congressional hear ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:50 am
  • Bernstein: For presidents, Congress is merely the first hurdle

    Why shouldn’t Republican party actors choose Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina or Ben Carson as their nominee for president? That’s simple: They have the wr ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Another View: Obama, Putin can move forward on Syria

    Mutual distrust, conflicting goals and a lack of personal chemistry may not be the best foundation for a productive relationship, but for Barack Obama ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Ponnuru: Why Boehner could never unify Republicans

    Anyone paying attention to politics over the past few years could tell that House Speaker John Boehner had to spend most of his time and energy barely ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Waldman: Hearing shows why GOP will lose on Planned Parenthood

    WASHINGTON – Cecile Richards, the head of Planned Parenthood, testified Tuesday before Congress amid a scrum of cameras and spectators. Hearings like ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Another View: Celebrating banned books week

    Ever since man developed the ability to put words on paper, there have been those who seek to keep some of them from the printed page.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Another View: Boehner's successor will have unruly caucus

    How happy was John Boehner to be quitting his job? So happy that he couldn’t resist singing a few bars of “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” on his way out. His reli ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Scott Reeder: Senator who lost daughter to overdose opposes treatment funding

    LEBANON – Sometimes it’s easy to forget public policy can collide with private pain.I saw that pain ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Connie Schultz: Pope Francis goes to Washington

    He is the only man in the world with this job title, but from the moment Pope Francis was hired, he eschewed the fancy trappings of his predecessors t ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:39 am
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