Are we on the road to another Middle East war?

NEW YORK – The best illustration of the incoherence of the administration’s strategy toward Iran came last week in a White House press release. “There is little doubt that even before the deal’s...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

Scaling Wokeback Mountain – oops, don’t fall off

WASHINGTON – I was feeling on edge. Writing a column that sparks an internecine fight among the highest-profile women in the Democratic Party is nerve-wracking. So I went to the gym. The instructor...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | COLUMN: Maureen Dowd

Immigration policies much worse than Trump’s

HAMBURG, Germany – This country has a new heroine. She is Carola Rackete, she is 31, and she is the captain of Sea Watch 3, a German NGO-operated ship that on June 12 rescued 53 desperate migrants...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

I finally got it: Joe Biden is George W. Bush

I finally recognized the model for Joe Biden’s unusual campaign, the former president whose pitch Biden’s most resembles: George W. Bush. I’m referring to Bush’s first presidential bid, in 2000,...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | COLUMN: Frank Bruni

Bad marks

When Betsy DeVos, the secretary of Education, visited Colorado Springs June 26 for a pro-school choice luncheon, she was greeted by children and adults “yelling obscenities and making nasty...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Some conventional wisdom about college is wrong

Times have been tough for higher education, and the challenges have been numerous: the wake of the Great Recession, dwindling state funding, declining enrollments and growing public skepticism...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Is Vladimir Putin right that liberalism is obsolete?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 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Jeffrey Epstein is the symbol of plutocratic rot

In 2003, journalist Vicky Ward profiled Jeffrey Epstein, the financier indicted Monday on charges of sexually abusing and trafficking underage girls, for Vanity Fair. Her piece painted him as an...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Listen to nature, not labs with their fake meat

I saw a headline recently, “Fake meat will save us from climate change ” (Herald opinion, June 27) What? As the co-founder of a 100% grass-fed beef restaurant, I am in the business of burgers and...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | COLUMN: Guest Columns

George Will’s book shows why conservatism failed

NEW YORK – Today’s crisis of conservatism has produced surprisingly few books that try to understand what exactly has happened to the venerable creed. For decades, conservatism was a dominant...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Moderates have a different story, and it’s better

American progressives have a story to tell, and they are not afraid to tell it. In this story, global capitalism is a war zone. Free trade is a racket. Big business and Big Pharma are rapacious...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

White House has point about excessive regulation

WASHINGTON – The most obscure part of President Trump’s economic agenda is deregulation. This is not because anyone is hiding it. The real reason is more mundane: Deregulation is obscure, because...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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