National Commentary

Illegal immigrants pay taxes, too

BS 021617 Betos 12-4

“If the immigration hard-liners magically got their way and the nation's illegal immigrants...

National Commentary

Trump's false claims about immigrants won't reduce crime

Sanctuary Cities Trump

Regardless of its policies, the administration has an obligation to deal with the facts as they are, not resort to bogus claims designed to exploit fear and incite anger.


National Commentary

Has populism plateaued?

France Election-1 Le Pen

“The normalization of Trump is one indicator that there may be less to the populist insurrection than imagined,” writes Charles Krauthammer.


National Commentary

Trump tax plan is a trail of broken promises

Trump 100-Businessman President

“Mnuchin's claim that these tax cuts will spur extraordinary economic growth and pay for themselves is a fantasy, belied by experience,” writes Albert Hunt.


National Commentary

The importance of minority teachers in our schools

Minority Teachers-1

America’s teacher force is becoming more diverse, writes Esther J. Cepeda, but minority teachers aren’t evenly distributed in our public schools.


National Commentary

So, Tom Perez, can a Democrat be pro-life or not?

Democrats Sanders Youth Mello

“Perez appears to have made a pretty stunning and bold declaration about the party's new platform on abortion rights without talking to the likes of Pelosi,” writes Aaron Blake.


National Commentary

A bold attempt to reduce opioid overdose deaths

Exchange Syringe Exchange

Injection centers are spreading because they work, writes Steve Chapman.


National Commentary

Illegal immigrants pay taxes, too

BS 021617 Betos 12-4

“If the immigration hard-liners magically got their way and the nation's illegal immigrants suddenly disappeared, the United States would lose out on an estimated $11.74 billion in annual state and local tax revenue,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.


National Commentary

Trump's foreign policy — making it up as he goes along

Trump ambassadors

“Rather than a master strategist, he's a human grab bag of tactics wandering erratically everywhere in search of someone or something to conquer,” writes Kathleen Parker.


National Commentary

Mar-a-Lago promotion belongs in impeachment file

Trump State Department-1

“Nothing weakens the rule of law more effectively than gradual erosion. That's why it's important not to treat the Mar-a-Lago post as minimal or insignificant,” writes Noah Feldman.


National Commentary

Trump's claim that 'no administration has accomplished more in the 1st 90 days'

Trump 100 The Presidency-2

“It's rather silly for any president to suggest that his first 100 days somehow topped Roosevelt's achievement,” writes Glenn Kessler.


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