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 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

How not to insult Trump: Don’t call him a racist

Maybe we should stop talking about Donald Trump being a racist. “I think I’m winning,” he told reporters as he left for a rally Wednesday. The president was widely denounced for saying a quartet...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Gail Collins

I’ve been quite busy in Congress so far this year

Half of the year has gone by, and it’s been an especially busy start to the legislative year in Washington. As the representative of Colorado’s largest congressional district, there are no...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Please, Nancy Pelosi: Fight Trump, not the Squad

For the last few weeks, the House Democratic leadership has been locked in an escalating battle with four left-wing freshmen congresswomen known as “the Squad”: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The real meaning behind Pelosi versus the Squad

What’s at stake in the struggle between Nancy Pelosi and the four progressive House members known as the squad? Partly it’s just the perpetual conflict between younger members who want change fast...

DATE: July 21, 2019 | COLUMN: David Brooks

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 | 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 | 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

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