National Commentary

What's at stake in the Muslim civil war

Syria Race Against The Islamic State

“The Iranian-Russian strategy is a nightmare for the entire Sunni Middle East. And for us too....

National Commentary

Republican Medicaid changes are no big deal

Congress Health Overhaul

“The Republican health bills have two major elements on Medicaid: rolling back the enhanced funding for the Obama Medicaid expansion, and over time instituting a new per-capita funding formula for the program. The horror,” writes Rich Lowry.


National Commentary

When 22M people lose health insurance, how many many more are likely to die?

Congress Health Overhaul McConnell

“For those 22 million the CBO estimates would lose coverage under the Senate bill — 28,600 excess deaths,” writes Philip Bump.


National Commentary

How can we ease the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?

Castile Shooting-1

People of color have known for ages that there’s a penalty for driving while black or Hispanic, writes Esther J. Cepeda. The question is, why?


National Commentary

A Democratic blind spot on culture

House Election Georgia Ossoff-2

“Stopping Trump is imperative, so long as it doesn't require the party rethinking its uncompromising stance on abortion, guns or immigration,” writes Rich Lowry.


National Commentary

Republicans' four big lies about health care

Congress Health Overhaul Heller

“If this bill were truly about health care, Republicans would take all the tax cuts out and use that money to ease the pain their bill would cause. But they won't, because the tax cuts are the thing that matters to them,” writes E.J. Dionne.


National Commentary

If Senate Republicans succeed in cutting Medicaid, we'll all pay

Congress Health Overhaul Protest

“In their replacement of Obamacare, congressional Republicans promise to achieve greater frugality in Medicaid, which helps low-income Americans, without inflicting more hardship. The melancholy truth: Not gonna happen,” writes Steve Chapman.


National Commentary

Senate health care bill puts wealthy ahead of the sick, poor and old

Congress Health Overhaul McConnell

Like the bill passed last month by their colleagues in the House, the Senate's bill is a travesty.


National Commentary

What's at stake in the Muslim civil war

Syria Race Against The Islamic State

“The Iranian-Russian strategy is a nightmare for the entire Sunni Middle East. And for us too.” writes Charles Krauthammer. “The Pentagon seems bent on preventing it.”


Editorial Cartoon

Fresh ink from Pat Bagley

Bagley edit toon 6-23-17

A Pat Bagley editorial cartoon.


National Commentary

Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" — a play for our times

Shakespearean Trump

“Overall, this picture of a divided Rome – a mix of power politics, of stoic ideals giving way to ego – should give pause to modern audiences,” writes Jyotsna G. Singh.


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