Opinion

Not just a machine, he’s the Lamborghini of gaffes

WASHINGTON – There is no surer way to convince people you are going nuts than to stand in front of a crowd and announce that you are not going nuts. “I want to be clear: I’m not going nuts,” Joe...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Here’s why we may be underspending on defense

WASHINGTON – I’ve written several columns this year on military spending, contending – against conventional wisdom – that we don’t spend more than the next eight countries combined, including China...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Trump’s presidency not unfolding, it’s unraveling

WASHINGTON – Historians studying the Trump presidency will have a prodigious amount of digital material that demands examination but defies explanation. The president’s Aug. 21, half-hour, South...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Agent Orange exposure in the Republic of Vietnam waters

Blue Water Navy veterans are now entitled to a presumption of service connection for conditions related to Agent Orange exposure. This extension of the presumption is a result of Public Law...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

Who will be the fall guys for the next recession?

WASHINGTON – To have a recession or not – that is the question. It also encompassed last week’s most important political news, notwithstanding all the public attention understandably focused on the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

On China and trade, Trump’s reputation sinks

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump sold himself to the American public as an expert deal-maker. At the top of his list was a promised trade bargain with China that would boost U.S. exports and remedy some...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Epstein’s weird New Mexico plot to extend himself

WASHINGTON – The more we learn, the more Jeffrey Epstein resembles an evil comic book character for the developmentally arrested intellectual – the charming-but-lurid mastermind with a plot to take...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

We already have a welfare state. So what’s next?

WASHINGTON – It seems unavoidable. Like it or not, the U.S. welfare system is bound to play a big role in the 2020 election. The recent Democratic debate on health care is just a prelude to a...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

I need your feedback to perfect our lands bill

Colorado’s Third Congressional District is home to some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes and open spaces. Towering mountains, vast forests, archaeological sites from hundreds of years...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Here’s how the internet’s tentacles grabbed me

WASHINGTON – I got hacked. It was scary. In this age of cybereverything, we all live in dread that we’re going to be attacked by the internet. Nearly everyone seems vulnerable. The internet is...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

The cancerous consensus in today’s Washington

You often hear that in these polarized times, Republicans and Democrats are deadlocked on almost everything. But the real scandal is what both sides agree on. The best example of this might be the...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

Is Russia’s Putin right that liberalism is obsolete?

WASHINGTON – It looks as if Vladimir Putin wants to be recalled as something besides an aggressive autocrat. He yearns, it seems, to be seen as a leading political thinker, respected for his...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

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