Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, arrived to testify to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Corey Lewandowski is the perfect model for a sustained Trumpian legacy

He turned a House hearing into a procedural farce but did make a plug for his potential Senate candidacy.

An appreciation of Cokie Roberts, 1943-2019

Cokie Roberts in 2017. Roberts, a longtime political reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR, has died, ABC announced on Tuesday. She was 75.
The ABC News and NPR journalist, who died Tuesday, was all about paying it forward, and paving the way, for the women she worked with.

Democratic calls to impeach Brett Kavanaugh are irresponsible

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., questioned Judge Brett Kavanaugh, then President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, during confir
They aren't going anywhere, but that's no excuse.
Carol Becker
Nancy Przymus, from right, holds a sign against the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, as her neighbor Blue Delliquanti holds a sign supporting the plan during

Editorial counterpoint: So, let's talk about what 'density' really is

It can be focused and functional, or it can be a mess that pushes up already high prices. The Minneapolis 2040 Plan will allow the latter.
September 18

The view from Japan on the needs of an older population

Increasing interactions across the generations can help everyone.
Vince Gill
September 17
Charley Pride makes an appearance in “Country Music,” Ken Burns’ film on the genre’s evolution and the people who created it.

Vince Gill: What country music means to me

As Ken Burns' documentary series airs, consider the roots of this art: Hard times, shared experience.
Charles Lane
September 17
We need fracking, and trying to ban it is a dicey proposition, the author writes.

Saudi oil attacks: Good thing we made friends with fracking

It's made us much less vulnerable to a shock. It provides a geopolitical advantage.
Michael R. Bloomberg
September 17

Manners of discourse: Democracy requires discomfort

An approach that demands silence on contested issues, or that extends bitter political division into commerce and every other sphere of life, will succeed only in fracturing the country even more deeply.
Michael Hiltzik
September 17
Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch has written a book on the importance on civics and civility in today’s society.

Manners of discourse: 'Civility' is always a device for shutting down free speech

The Supreme Court's Neil Gorsuch is the latest to lecture us. But the very point of the noisiest political battles is that one side hasn't been treated with "courtesy and respect."
Noah Smith
September 17
Striking workers outside the GM facility in Parma, Ohio, on Monday. The United Auto Workers union is demanding much higher pay, more benefits, more jo

GM strike is the right idea in the wrong place

The nature of the industry, the evolution of the global economy since 1950 and the pressures of climate change mean even a victory over management might backfire.
Daniel W. Drezner
September 17
A coffee shop in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday. President Donald Trump declared Monday that it “looks” like Iran was behind the explosive attac

Trump has his global crisis and is woefully unprepared

The administration is understaffed and lacks credibility both on assigning blame for the Saudi oil attack and deterring future ones.
Mitch Pearlstein
September 16
President Donald Trump at the 2019 House Republican Conference Member Retreat Dinner in Baltimore, Sept. 12, 2019.

Manners of discourse: Is that person or comment racist, or just tone-deaf?

Let me suggest a different response for when charges erupt.
September 16
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in August.

Will McConnell listen to gun-law reform plea from business leaders?

Leaders of 145 of the nation's top firms wrote to U.S. Senate leaders.
September 16
John Bolton, then the national security adviser, in May.

John Bolton's long-overdue departure

Trump shouldn't have been surprised by his ultra-hawkish views.
Jeremy Sankey
September 16
We know there’s a plant that can provide nonaddictive, affordable if not free care for veterans, the writer argues.

Counterpoint: Consider benefits of responsible cannabis use for veterans

Responsible cannabis use could help save veterans from suicide and crippling addictions to opioids, alcohol.
Daniel Grossman and Robyn Schickler
September 16
A sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., in 2013.

Facebook took down our fact-check on medically necessary abortions. That's dangerous.

We're not interested in a shouting match. We wish for the public to know what we know as professionals.
Jennifer Rubin
September 16
Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September 2018 as his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court was being considered. Kavanaugh wa

This is the Kavanaugh mess we feared after last year's abbreviated investigation

The latest revelations were inevitable.
September 14
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer in 2017. Spicer spoke recently on a university campus, and the world didn’t end.

Sean Spicer, protesters each got their say on campus

Credit Northeastern Illinois University for supporting free expression.
Bryan Altman
September 14
Little remained of Duluth’s Adas Israel Congregation after it was gutted by fire early Monday morning. The writer remembers its history, and his tim

The day my grandfather's synagogue burned

For me and so many, Adas Israel was a labyrinth back to the old country.
Opinion Exchange
September 13
These changes will make it difficult for some families to put nutritious food on the table.

Changes to SNAP threaten to take food off Minnesota's table

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) sees Minnesota families through tough times
September 13

Trump's theatrics failed on Afghanistan, but he's got the right goal

The withdrawal process needs to resume as long as conditions are met.
Art Cullen
September 13

Seeking supporters in rural Iowa, one by one

Warren is working the red counties. Here's what that looks like.
Richard Hanley
September 13
The oft-injured Andrew Luck retired abruptly before the start of this season. His decision renewed discussion of pro football’s future, but such a t

Despite what you've heard, pro football has staying power

Far from being in trouble, NFL will thrive for years to come.
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