Wolf’s call: His unrealistic budget will undermine cooperation

Mr. Wolf’s proposed increases and cuts are so closely intertwined that they suggest a “take it or leave it” stance that is self-defeating.

Clinton’s emails: Her State Department messages belong to the public

Hillary Clinton was wrong to have used a personal email account, instead of the Department of State system, to conduct government business.

Reform sentencing: Low-level drug offenders are taxing U.S. prisons

Few political issues draw support from sponsors as diverse as the liberal Center for American Progress and the libertarian Koch brothers.

 In December, Gallup reported that only 15 percent of Americans believe Congress is doing a good job.

Failure to govern: In the House, it’s another abdication of duty

The House of Representatives will think about funding the Department of Homeland Security for another week.

Korea’s tension: Tempers over war exercises make a case for talks

North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan Monday, the day that U.S.-South Korean military exercises began.


David Shribman

David M. Shribman: Barry Goldwater, a conservative icon cast in bronze

Principled but willing to listen, he returns to a Capitol where rivals no longer are respected.


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: Best sight for travelers is the grandkids

As some gray-haired readers will recognize, the loneliness of the long-distance grandparent is rooted in a sad fact.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: What’s in a stray word? A needless distraction

Last week, I referred to “the lunatic left,” which some interpreted as the entire left-wing, rather than those who persist in angry slander.


Diana Nelson Jones

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Police tensions serve as starting topic in Pittsburgh

Relationships between the police and African-American communities need to go beyond conversations and marches.


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