Jim Ellis: Road to converting the House majority remains a difficult task

Jim Ellis: Road to converting the House majority remains a difficult task

According to Democratic leadership and network media analysts — yes, the same ones that predicted an easy Hillary Clinton victory and have forec...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


George Will: Balanced-budget amendment needed more than ever

George Will: Balanced-budget amendment needed more than ever

WASHINGTON — Today’s political discord is less durable and dangerous than a consensus, one that unites the political class more than ideol...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


Chris Erskine: Like the Rose Bowl, but much goofier

Chris Erskine: Like the Rose Bowl, but much goofier

So there we are, playing touch football with a world-class assortment of misfits and malcontents, achieving a level of snarkiness rarely seen outside ...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


Doyle McManus: What I got wrong in 2017

Doyle McManus: What I got wrong in 2017

A year ago, as the Trump Era was dawning in Washington, I peered into the future and tried to predict what we should expect from our strange new presi...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Commentary: Why you should make end-of-life care decisions now

Modern medicine has developed the God-like power to stabilize the vital signs that spiral out of control as a person approaches death, and to then kee...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Commentary: Some revealing numbers about race and prison

Commentary: Some revealing numbers about race and prison

You may know that the crime rate in the U.S. fell rapidly between 2000 and 2015, an extension of a streak that began in the early 1990s. You probably ...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


John Grindrod: Re-gifting, the kind gesture’s dirty little secret

John Grindrod: Re-gifting, the kind gesture’s dirty little secret

In late October, one of my oldest and dearest friends, Mike Schepp, and I gathered at one of this town’s best breakfast places, LuLu’s, so...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Doyle McManus: What I got wrong in 2017

Doyle McManus: What I got wrong in 2017

A year ago, as the Trump Era was dawning in Washington, I peered into the future and tried to predict what we should expect from our strange new presi...

January 1st, 2018 |  


Dan K. Thomasson: ‘The Post’ retells story of legendary First Amendment fight

Dan K. Thomasson: ‘The Post’ retells story of legendary First Amendment fight

WASHINGTON — The moment really belonged to the New York Times. But somehow, the Washington Post keeps receiving the honors for saving the nation...

December 31st, 2017 |  


Jerry Zezima: For cold times’ sake

Jerry Zezima: For cold times’ sake

On Jan. 11, 1954, a date which will live in infancy, I made my grand entrance into the world while a blizzard raged outside the maternity ward at Stam...

December 31st, 2017 |