Leaving White House, they say ‘Don’t blame me’

WASHINGTON – One by one they leap – or are pushed – from the foundering USS Trump, each offering a variation of the same plea: Don’t blame me. Comes now retired Gen. John Kelly, the second of...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Trump finally found conspiracy he doesn’t believe

WASHINGTON – So President Trump finally found a conspiracy theory he doesn’t believe. “Are you still a believer in Santa?” Trump asked an unsuspecting 7-year-old, Collman Lloyd, when she called in...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Hike defense spending (and maybe cut welfare)

WASHINGTON – The most uncovered story in Washington these days is the loss of U.S. military power – a lesson particularly important in light of recent events: the resignation of Defense Secretary...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

What I want for Christmas

I’m no different from my friends. I’d love to open the paper on Christmas day and see that world peace had broken out, hunger was now gone and the United States now had political parties that...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

The 2020 presidential field – oh, we have names

Until now, there were, by my count, 44 Democrats who have either expressed interest in a 2020 presidential run, traveled to Iowa or New Hampshire or otherwise managed to get themselves mentioned....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Great Recession worse than Great Depression?

WASHINGTON – Here’s today’s economic quiz: Was the 2007-09 Great Recession more damaging than the Great Depression of the 1930s? Surely the answer is “no.” In the 1930s, unemployment reached 25...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Paradise lost: We suffer, grieve when others do

WASHINGTON – When polarity defines us, it’s easy to lose sight of our common humanity. But all is not political, as nature increasingly reminds us. The fires in California that destroyed lives,...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Can one GOP candidate take on Trump in 2020?

WASHINGTON – Republicans who are thinking about opposing President Trump in the 2020 primaries are facing the hardest of political choices. What are the handholds for a challenger to Trump?...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Dems will do all of these self-destructive things

WASHINGTON – In the spirit of the political season, I want to claim credit for the most STUPENDOUS, INSIGHTFUL and POWERFUL political strategy since Pericles bound the DELIAN LEAGUE into an empire...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

On Tuesday, the people began their big push back

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday night, America stepped back from the abyss. It was not, perhaps, the overwhelming repudiation of President Trump’s vulgar, divisive, race-baiting and sometimes lawless...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Afghanistan shows security cost in hostile world

WASHINGTON – The Afghan War – really, the war against terrorists and their allies in Afghanistan and Pakistan – has elements of a Greek tragedy. It was unavoidable, but seemingly unwinnable....

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

What Khashoggi’s death says about America

NEW YORK – The apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi tells us something important about Saudi Arabia. But it also tells us something important about America. First, Saudi Arabia. As has been often...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

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