Rash Report: From 1968 to 2016 ... Trump, Nixon, and Ailes

Rash Report: From 1968 to 2016 ... Trump, Nixon, and Ailes

History comes full circle for the three during the week of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Beware the dark words of an authoritarian strongman

July 22
Beware the dark words of an authoritarian strongman
We have never had a candidate whose speech was so un-Republican and undemocratic.

In Trump's America, signs of the apocalypse

July 22
In Trump's America, signs of the apocalypse
The nominee played on people's real fears and pains to exaggerate his vague, simplistic solutions.
Commentary
July 22

PolitiFact: The track record of Trump's acceptance speech

Fifteen of the Republican nominee's statements get put to the fact-checking test and produce the following range of results
DAVID BROOKS
July 22
Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the fina...

Donald Trump: The Dark Knight

The nominee strides forward as a brooding super hero for a blood-drenched world.
Sandra H. Johnson
July 21

Counterpoint on policing and race: I see your point. Now, let's talk about solutions.

For first steps to equality and justice, build a level playing field for kids in poverty.
Editorial
July 21

The U.S. and Russia continue odd relationship

While Kerry seeks cooperation, U.S. diplomats face harassment.
Laura Huizar and Karen Marty
July 21

Let Minneapolis voters decide on a $15 minimum wage

Under state law, residents met the requirements to place this measure on the November ballot as a charter amendment.
Cass Sunstein
July 21

Democrats, mock Republican ideals at your peril

As the national convention in Cleveland shows, the GOP is appealing to voters' deep moral convictions.
Bob "Again" Carney Jr.
July 21

Never Trump and Never Clinton: How the Electoral College could vote for 'neither of the above'

With a simple pledge, electors could produce an acceptable presidential alternative.
Megan McArdle
July 21
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., walked on the stage Wednesday night during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Who lost big in the Trump-Cruz convention showdown? Both of them.

For reporters, this is a dream convention. Disasters make great stories.
Amy Harth
July 20

Counterpoint: Stop painting others with a broad (racial) brush

I'm not denying that discrimination exists. But if we could all calm down and listen, perhaps then we could find common ground.
Editorial
July 20

Ban all of the Russians from competing in Rio

Olympics officials must take the widespread doping scandal seriously.
Editorial
July 20

Never Trump and Never Clinton: Consider these two no-nonsense governors

The Libertarian Party ticket is a long shot, but it may be worth a look from voters dissatisfied with government and the nominees.
DANA MILBANK
July 20
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump addressed the Republican National Convention by video on Tuesday night in Cleveland.

'Never Trump' loses out to 'Constant Trump'

There's something almost sad about his need for a perpetual spotlight.
Editorial
July 19

Step one: Get data on police-involved shootings

Let's understand the scope of the problem, then develop a response.
Leonid Bershidsky
July 19

One way to (uneasily) prevent lone-wolf attacks

Track their internet usage — closely. Fair trade-off?
Brian Velenchenko
July 19

Robbinsdale, spare the Terrace Theatre

Every town needs at least a piece of its cultural heritage preserved. This particular area doesn't need another grocery.
Paul Bogard
July 19

When replacing streetlights, we must get it right

Research shows that harsh blue-white LED light negatively affects our well-being — and that we aren't the only species disrupted.
Noah Smith
July 19

A step to fewer police shootings is to focus on routine interactions

Assessing an attention-getting report from Harvard economist Roland Fryer.
Rex Huppke
July 19

The Republican National Convention: And that was just day one

Apparent plagiarism in Melania Trump's address was only one part of truly bizarre, disturbing opening day at the convention.
Editorial
July 18

A lousy plan for bailing out student loan borrowers

Taxpayers could be on the hook for billions under overly broad policy.
John E. Haynes
July 18

Wendell Anderson and the Minnesota Miracle

I was on the inside of that fiscal reform process. It didn't happen easily, but it happened — because of the governor's commitment.