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Will the Democrats give up on Beto O'Rourke?

Special To The Washington Post Given all the investment that parts of the media and many Democratic activists have made in former representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas, it is riveting - and painful - to watch the effort to…

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Sunday 05/19/2019
The media barely covers mosques set on fire
icon Posted: 19 May 2019 [07:20 PM]

Special to The Washington Post Less than a month after the inauguration of President Donald Trump and just a few hours after the first Muslim ban was issued, a mosque in Victoria, Texas, was set on fire - to be…

Abortion bill goes after Roe v. Wade
icon Posted: 19 May 2019 [07:19 PM]

All eyes were on Alabama on Tuesday as the State Senate debated, and passed, what could become the most restrictive abortion law in the country. Under the legislation, which Republican Gov. Kay Ivey has not yet said whether she will…

We need Iran Deal 2.0
icon Posted: 19 May 2019 [07:18 PM]

It’s been a year since President Donald Trump made good on a campaign pledge to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. The administration’s strategy: Turn the screws on Tehran with sanctions to compel Iranian leaders to work…

Friday 05/17/2019
THEIR VIEW: The drift toward war with Iran
icon Posted: 17 May 2019 [07:39 PM]

Editorial British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt concisely described the two big dangers embedded in the growing tensions between the United States and Iran. There is, he said Monday, “the risk of a conflict happening by accident, with an escalation that…

THEIR VIEW: Leave the Fourth of July alone please
icon Posted: 17 May 2019 [06:39 PM]

Editorial In the abstract, it might seem fitting for the president of the United States to deliver an address to the country as part of theFourth of July festivities in the nation’s capital. It is, after all, the country’s birthday;…

Defend unborn babies, and support mothers
icon Posted: 17 May 2019 [06:25 PM]

Special to The Washington Post Alabama’s Senate has voted to ban nearly all abortions of pregnancy, with exceptions only when life or health of the mother is seriously threatened and when the child has a fatal disease. The bill is…

Thursday 05/16/2019
Nuclear war is still very possible and very scary
icon Posted: 16 May 2019 [05:53 PM]

Bloomberg Opinion One of the most striking facts of today’s world is that young people do not seem to worry very much about nuclear war. Climate change is by far the larger concern, while nuclear war is seen as a…

Democrats, the media are fixated on Trump
icon Posted: 16 May 2019 [05:53 PM]

Every time I see the latest economic news, I thank Hillary Clinton. Every time I see those high GDP numbers (up 3.2 percent last quarter), I thank Hillary. Every time I see those record low unemployment numbers for blacks, Latinos…

U.S., China must avoid retaliation
icon Posted: 16 May 2019 [05:51 PM]

How can a prolonged and intensified confrontation between the United States and China be averted? To stop the expansion of sanctions and retaliation, both countries must sincerely explore ways to come up with compromises. The U.S. government has announced a…

Safety net attacked
icon Posted: 16 May 2019 [05:51 PM]

Republicans failed to undermine the Medicaid program, the federal-state partnership that provides health-care coverage for the poor and near-poor, when they tried to repeal Obamacare two years ago. But the Trump administration might have found a way - by issuing…

Wednesday 05/15/2019
Trump can't admit he enacted a new tax with the tariffs
icon Posted: 15 May 2019 [07:41 PM]

The Washington Post President Donald Trump cannot admit that the short-term effects of his tariff war hurt Americans. He had to stop insisting China pays the tariffs when his economic adviser Larry Kudlow contradicted him on Fox News. Trump then…

CT mosque fire feels like my own house burning
icon Posted: 15 May 2019 [07:40 PM]

The Washington Post When we moved from New Haven, Connecticut, last year, we struggled to leave our family home, attached not only to the relationships we had built but also to the leafy green streets, the exceptional Yale University libraries…

THEIR VIEW: Trump will be tested in the courts
icon Posted: 15 May 2019 [07:39 PM]

Editorial Among the mysteries surrounding President Donald Trump's conduct, one of the strangest is his penchant for meeting President Vladimir Putin of Russia without aides or interpreters, contrary to the practice of past presidents. The Post's Greg Miller has quoted…

THEIR VIEW: Booker has bold ideas on gun violence
icon Posted: 15 May 2019 [07:38 PM]

Editorial New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker has released a plan to combat gun violence. Alongside some familiar proposals - including universal background checks on gun purchases and bans on semi-automatic rifles ("assault weapons") and high-capacity magazines - he has some…

YOUR VIEW: Thank a federal employee
icon Posted: 15 May 2019 [07:37 PM]

To The Editor: Federal employees serve and protect us every day at every level across the country and in our community. At no time was this more evident than during the 35-day partial government shutdown earlier this year. From…

YOUR VIEW: Lock up the thief and throw away the key
icon Posted: 15 May 2019 [07:36 PM]

To The Editor: West Hartford Insurance Agent Arrested. “Daniel Zaborowski, 45, charged with first-degree larceny, payment card theft, second-degree identity theft, third-degree forgery, more than $500 on a revoked payment card and receipt from illegal use of a credit card…

Tuesday 05/14/2019
THEIR VIEW: Trade war grows closer
icon Posted: 14 May 2019 [07:37 PM]

The U.S. and China inched closer to outright trade war on Monday when Beijing announced plans to raise duties on selected American imports. The announcement was pointedly timed, less than two hours after President Donald Trump tweeted, “China should not…

GRANDDADDY'S SECRETS: Time can make things better
icon Posted: 14 May 2019 [07:35 PM]

Dear Granddaddy, my 14-year old daughter told me she is 3 months pregnant. What should I do? Caitlin- A worried mom. Well, Caitlin, I understand that you’re worried about your daughter. I also understand that you are wrestling with a…

Protecting health care -- and our Constitution
icon Posted: 14 May 2019 [07:31 PM]

The Washington Post WASHINGTON - For House Democrats, this will be health care week. How many voters will notice? The answer will be instructive about how the constitutional crisis that is upon us will affect action on every other problem…

WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption is a gimmick
icon Posted: 14 May 2019 [07:30 PM]

Bloomberg Opinion The discovery that hackers could snoop on WhatsApp should alert users of supposedly secure messaging apps to an uncomfortable truth: “End-to-end encryption” sounds nice - but if anyone can get into your phone’s operating system, they will be…

Monday 05/13/2019
THEIR VIEW: Thank you, Kendrick
icon Posted: 13 May 2019 [09:01 PM]

Kendrick Castillo is a bright light of selflessness and love in days where Americans move from one tragedy to the next, marking their sorrow with headlines and social media posts. The 18-year-old Colorado senior died Tuesday while saving his classmates…

THEIR VIEW: President Trump owes the American people his tax returns
icon Posted: 13 May 2019 [08:59 PM]

President Trump owes the American people a fuller account of his financial dealings, including the release of his recent tax returns, because politicians should keep their promises, because the public deserves to know whether his policies are lining his pockets…

Trump's trade war is an intellectual disaster
icon Posted: 13 May 2019 [08:57 PM]

The Washington Post President Donald Trump thinks trade wars are “good and easy to win,” mostly, it seems, because he doesn’t understand anything about them. Which, to be honest, isn’t really news. Trump, after all, has just been saying the…

Sunday 05/12/2019
THEIR VIEW: Calmness is critical in trade talks
icon Posted: 12 May 2019 [07:42 PM]

The intensifying confrontation between the United States and China significantly amplifies uncertainties in the future of the global economy. Their trade conflict should be solved by thoroughly and repeatedly having cool-headed talks. U.S. President Donald Trump announced that, effective this…

THEIR VIEW: Warran chases pipe dream, forgets about voters
icon Posted: 12 May 2019 [07:41 PM]

Make no mistake, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s call for impeachment is nothing but a product of poor polling. Since her presidential announcement in early February, she has seen many in the field pass her by and with Joe Biden holding steady…

Donald Trump Jr. is acting like a guilty man
icon Posted: 12 May 2019 [07:37 PM]

The Washington Post Donald Trump Jr. has so far not been indicted for his actions in 2016, apparently because prosecutors decided he was too stupid to pull off an actual conspiracy with Russia to aid in their efforts to get…

Criticism is conversation, not an assault on your identity
icon Posted: 12 May 2019 [07:36 PM]

Special To The Washington Post It’s open season on critics. As Alison Herman compiled for the Ringer, over the past few weeks we’ve seen musicians go after music writers, actress Olivia Munn attack the proprietors of the fashion site GoFugYourself…

Friday 05/10/2019
Trump can't let Turkey's Erdogan get away election scheme
icon Posted: 10 May 2019 [07:29 PM]

Bloomberg Opinion On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a curious new plan for “strengthening our democracy”: Because the people of Istanbul had voted the wrong party into power, the city would be holding new elections. Alleging fraud and…

Improve the Affordable Care Act, don't ditch it
icon Posted: 10 May 2019 [07:28 PM]

Special to The Washington Post As the Democratic presidential primary begins to take shape, I’m thrilled by the growing field of talented, capable contenders - any of whom would be a welcome breath of fresh air for the nation after…

THEIR VIEW: The economy is good but it could be better
icon Posted: 10 May 2019 [07:27 PM]

Editorial In this 28th month governed by a man of low character who disrespects the rule of law while lying, hiding conflicts of interest, promoting his private business, dividing the country and insulting a long list of the nation’s best…

THEIR VIEW: Myanmar must put a stop to the assault on the press
icon Posted: 10 May 2019 [07:26 PM]

Editorial The amnesty granted to two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists imprisoned in Myanmar was good news and a tribute both to their courage and to the many journalists, national leaders and human rights organizations that had campaigned for their freedom. But…

Thursday 05/09/2019
Trump is becoming 'self-impeachable' with his actions
icon Posted: 09 May 2019 [05:39 PM]

The Washington Post House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., hit the nail on the head in an interview with The Washignton Post’s Robert Costa on Wednesday morning. “The point is that every single day, whether it’s obstruction, obstruction, obstruction -…

You don't have a right to cheap airplane flights
icon Posted: 09 May 2019 [05:38 PM]

Bloomberg Opinion At Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s annual meeting on Tuesday, shareholders had every reason to congratulate the management. Europe’s biggest airline reported record sales for 2018 and managed to maintain profit margins in the face of rising fuel costs. But…

Status quo isn't working
icon Posted: 09 May 2019 [05:37 PM]

“To put it bluntly, we are not performing up to the standards and expectations we have for ourselves or each other. This is unacceptable. We cannot shrink from facing the challenge head on. We must, and will, do better.” That…

A high-stakes election revote in Istanbul
icon Posted: 09 May 2019 [05:36 PM]

Local elections in Turkey about five weeks ago offered encouraging signs that the country’s democracy was still alive. Opposition candidates won mayoral races in several of the most important cities, including Ankara, the capital, and Istanbul, which is Turkey’s largest…

YOUR VIEW: Run or walk to get kids to read
icon Posted: 09 May 2019 [05:36 PM]

To The Editor: Books and children, what a great combination! This year some of the proceeds from the 5K race for Lucy Robbins Welles Library will be used to refurbish the children’s department. You have several options to show your…

Wednesday 05/08/2019
Liquid Death sells water to tech bros who are too cool for alcohol
icon Posted: 08 May 2019 [05:50 PM]

The Washington Post A 12-pack of Liquid Death 16.9-ounce tallboys is $21.99 on Amazon. What’s in the cans festooned with dripping golden skulls and the tagline “murder your thirst”? It’s 100% noncarbonated mountain water sourced and canned in the Alps.…

Barr has set up himself, Trump for embarrassment
icon Posted: 08 May 2019 [05:49 PM]

The Washington Post Attorney General William Barr refused to play it straight with special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Instead of presenting the report objectively, he substituted his own view of the facts. Instead of adhering to the Office of Legal…

THEIR VIEW: Nature is valuable, too
icon Posted: 08 May 2019 [05:48 PM]

Editorial Nature is not only pretty, it is also valuable. And humans are squandering its value with behavior that will grievously harm future generations. That is the bottom line of a landmark report on biodiversity that the United Nations released…

YOUR VIEW: Many thanks for the duck race
icon Posted: 08 May 2019 [05:47 PM]

To the Editor, On behalf of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank the many people who helped make the 2019 Pequabuck River Duck Race Festival a success. This was our 15th annual festival and we couldn’t…

Tuesday 05/07/2019
THEIR VIEW: Venezuela's next step
icon Posted: 07 May 2019 [08:25 PM]

The failure of an uprising against Venezuela’s authoritarian regime last week has left opposition leaders and their foreign supporters debating what went wrong. Did the generals and other senior regime officials who reportedly agreed to help remove President Nicolás Maduro…

GRANDDADDY'S SECRETS: Consequences teach life lessons
icon Posted: 07 May 2019 [08:21 PM]

Dear Granddaddy, my 13-year old son threw his iPhone 6 down the stairs so I’d have to buy him a new one? What should I do? Darlene- Angry mom You might not have to do a single thing, Darlene. Natural…

YOUR VIEW: Comcast should put people before profits
icon Posted: 07 May 2019 [08:20 PM]

By To The Editor: Kudo’s to the over 100 Comcast Cares volunteers who helped clean up the YMCA on Saturday. “For us it’s really about the community. This is a day we try to give back…

We're in danger of killing our way of life
icon Posted: 07 May 2019 [08:17 PM]

The Washington Post On Monday, the United Nations released a report declaring that upwards of 1 million plant and animals forms of life are on track to become extinct within the next several decades, as a result of human activity.…

Imprisoned for 511 days, reporters are freed in Myanmar
icon Posted: 07 May 2019 [08:16 PM]

The Washington Post The prison ordeal of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo is thankfully over, but their biggest challenges may lie ahead. The two local reporters for Reuters contributed incredibly detailed investigative reporting that uncovered a massacre of Rohingya…

Monday 05/06/2019
THEIR VIEW: Losing their fair shot
icon Posted: 06 May 2019 [09:00 PM]

When people have a criminal record, it can be hard - too hard - for them to ever overcome the stigma, particularly when job-hunting. This fact can lock people into a pattern of failure and recidivism. Some people wind up…