OPINION: The incompetence of Republicans communicating their case to women is ridiculous
The GOP would do better if it recruited some of its smartest women to public service.
OPINION: Pope Francis has conservatives reeling with his comments on unfettered capitalism
Pope Francis is an activist, a street worker, a foot washer and evangelizer. There’s nothing passive or pandering about him. And it would appear that Francis is quite willing to offend sensibilities.
OPINION: Republicans are missing a chance to resolve problems, opting instead to merely criticize
Without offering alternatives, the GOP is failing to take advantage of missteps by Democrats.
OPINION: Republicans would be wise to meet Democrats in the middle on food assistance programs
With the tough economy, keeping nutrition aid and education in place is the right thing to do.
OPINION: Business leaders should let Thanksgiving remain a family holiday
Black Friday and pushed its way into Thanksgiving Day.
OPINION: Even after 50 years, it is difficult to shed memories of the day JFK was killed
For many Americans, the death of President John F. Kennedy was like the death of a member of their family.
OPINION: Some people and events should be retired from impulse to similize
By invoking horrific tragedy, atrocity and evil acts in political criticism, those events become trivialized.
OPINION: The botched start of Obamacare brings un-glad tidings to all
Given the bumpy roll-out, broken promises and delays granted to businesses and insurance companies, the question is whether the Affordable Care Act can survive.
Republic should get busy with their own across-the-board reforms while Obamacare falters
A draconian decision to deport Hispanics would being doing the wrong thing while also damaging the GOP’s chances of regaining the White House.
OPINION: Americans deserve better than sorry about the mess
Obama administration officials determined that fully explaining the impact of the Affordable Care Act on policies and rates would be too complicated for TV audiences.
OPINION: Republicans need to create a political product that the voters want
The GOP has become the first U.S. politcal party to have a negative rating over 50 percent.
OPINION: An advertising blitz attacked the GOP gubernatorial candidate in Virginia
Polls indicate that Virginia voters have a general distaste for the Republican role in the partial federal government shutdown.
Most Americans of a certain age grew up hearing the adage: “Behind every great man is a great woman,” or some variation thereof.
Opinion column: Republicans and Democrats both want to control both houses of Congress in 2015.
Republicans have to determine which wing of the party will be in control if they hope to wrest the Senate from Democrats in the 2014 elections.
In trying to understand the Republican Party’s internal battles, it helps to think of Michael and Sonny. Corleone, that is.
The point is that “redskin,” unlike the Native American-related names of other teams, refers to a physical characteristic. It is implicitly racial and through its usage has been explicitly racist.
In life, context is everything; in Washington, leverage is everything else. Both are essential to understanding what just happened.
Odds on a government shutdown are even an a deal may end up being another political lifeline for the president.
Pope Francis continues to delight and surprise as he pursues his radical pilgrimage across the global psyche — inspiring with his humility while also sending shock waves with his subversive spirit.
News consumers by now have absorbed the message that Republicans are going to defund Obamacare, shut down the government, ruin the economy and starve the poor.
The conversation we’re having today about how to avert the next act of gun violence is nothing new. Yet, we seem always to fall into the same pro-con template when a fresh shooting occurs.
As I read Vlad’s op-ed in The New York Times, a Judy Collins tune kept replaying in my head: “Isn’t it rich? Isn’t it queer?”
Most administrations contemplating military action worry about an exit strategy. The Obama administration seems to be in search of an entrance strategy. Or is it that we’re trying to talk ourselves out of this mess?
Waging a little bit of war is like being a little bit pregnant. History and human experience tell us that neither is possible, yet we seem bent on believing it. Or, should I say, deceiving ourselves.
To bomb or not to bomb, that is always the question.
The president is up early, already showered and preparing to shave. Wiping steam from the mirror, he grimaces slightly at his image.
If opinions differ on Miley Cyrus’ raunchy performance during MTV’s recent Video Music Awards, on one thing we all can agree: Miley loves her tongue.
In one of the early episodes of “Portlandia,” the satirical show that makes fun of all things Portland, Ore., a couple dining out interviews the waitress about their potential chicken dinner.
Children, children. Here we are in the midst of a bloody clash in Egypt, more than 100,000 slaughtered in Syria, another looming debt crisis at home, and we’re consumed with angst over a rodeo clown who wore an Obama mask and invited the crowd to cheer for the bulls.
Three years out and you’d think the deed was done: Madame President Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton.
The media-created mommy wars haven’t just jumped the shark and entered the realm of “Sharknado.” Where women once debated ways to balance family-and-career — a hyphenated oxymoron if ever there was one — they’re now clashing over whether having babies is really all that.
When The Washington Post Writers Group came courting several years ago, inviting me to join the company’s syndicate, I remember well the pitch: We’re a family.
As congressional leaders depart the nation's capital for a much-deserved five-week break, it is with a sense of relief and pride in accomplishment: A grand bargain budget that ends sequestration and makes rational spending cuts, a sane immigration reform package, and progress on a cost-cutting health care plan.
It is easy to understand how everyone in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case feels.
Redemption is in the air, we keep hearing. Americans don't care about a person's sex life because, well, they have one, too, and, hey, we all have weeds in our garden.
Republicans seem to be adopting the self-immolation tactics of principled martyrs. Of course, principled or not, you’re still dead in the end.
As a courtroom junkie since my early reporting days, it is at great personal sacrifice that I suggest the following: It may be time to get television cameras out of the courtroom.
In the annals of murder trials, few testimonies can rival the impact of slain teenager Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton: "I heard my son screaming."
When it comes to knock-knock jokes, it helps to be 5 years old: You can slap your head, roll your eyes, and run outside and play.
When it comes to knock-knock jokes, it helps to be 5 years old: You can slap your head, roll your eyes, and run outside and play. In a courtroom where the defendant is charged with second-degree murder, a knock-knock joke has all the appeal of a bar of soap on the shower floor.
The headlines were immediate: All-women jury chosen for George Zimmerman’s trial.
Distilled to a slogan, politics of late goes something like this: "I'm more fertile than you are."
At a party a few years ago, a young reporter bounded over to my cluster of social nodders and, with the breathlessness of a born tweeter, chirped: “What’s the new hot thing?!” Without disturbing my mascara, I replied: “Anonymity.”
It was never quite clear what feminizing the workplace would mean when women en masse invaded corporate America a generation ago.
It’s good to know that the war on terror is finally over. It was all so ugly, what with the beheadings and bombings. Wait.
Women’s reproductive rights have enjoyed a half-century or so of well-defined proponents and opponents, but the recently flourishing fertility industry, from egg harvesting to surrogacy, has produced fresh and surprising alliances among former foes.
Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt — the benighted Mainstream Media.
Enough with this “enough” business.
They lost me at the word “women.”
As so often happens with contemporary debate, arguments being proffered in support of allowing teenagers as young as 15 (and possibly younger) to buy the “morning-after pill” without adult supervision are false on their premise.