Democratic National Convention: A trade-deal critic watches the proceedings …

Democratic National Convention: A trade-deal critic watches the proceedings …

I wish the TV talking heads and stage presence Sarah Silverman had gotten two messages: One — TPP opposition matters. And two — don't squeeze the Bern.

Zero tolerance is the only correct response to fat shaming

July 26
It's bullying. It doesn't matter if it's pervasive. That privacy-abusing locker-room shutterbug and Playboy alumna does not get a pass.

Women in leadership: Remembering Minnesota's first go at the glass ceiling

July 26
In 1876 — their first opportunity to run for a seat on a school board — two women were elected "by a handsome majority."
Former President Bill Clinton speaks during the second day of the Demo...

Talkin 'bout my girl: Bill Clinton scores another hit

Urging America to give his wife another look, a political master walked a rhetorical high wire Tuesday night.
July 26

There's at least one Russian Olympian you'll want to cheer on

Long jumper Darya Klishina got to Rio without cheating.
Megan McArdle
July 26

Democrats chose Clinton long ago. But why?

The party beat back the alternatives, and now its standard-bearer is in a tight race. With Donald Trump!
Larry Tye
July 26

Clinton should look to RFK as a campaign model

In 1968, there was similar national upheaval, and the candidate was on his way to overcoming a similar sense of old vs. new and good vs. bad.
Joseph I. Lieberman
July 25

So you've been nominated for VP …

Here's some advice from a guy who's been there — me, Joe Lieberman
Susan Kaercher Meyers
July 25

Dismay with the candidates: Not vote at all? In what world?

I've seen enough to know that you don't take this privilege for granted.
George F. Will
July 25

The electoral path ahead for Hillary Clinton

How likability, her VP pick and Arizona come into play.
Stanley Harpstead
July 25

Community policing: It's budget time — which means it's citizens' opportunity to ask questions

Here are a few things you might ask.
July 25

Patients should have the right to sue nursing homes

Federal rules that include arbitration clauses aren't fair.
Richard W. Painter
July 25

As a pro-business Republican, my vote is for ... Clinton

For economic reasons alone, she is our best bet for next 4 years.
Josh Rogin
July 25

Clinton must convince voters the world is not falling apart

Her yet-to-be-focused strategy of touting her State Department achievements comes up against Donald Trump's doomsday.
Jonathan Capehart
July 25

With Tim Kaine, there is more than meets the eye

He checks off a lot of boxes, and in his first appearance with Clinton, he even challenged the conventional wisdom that he's boring.
David Banks
July 24

Hillary Clinton: The comparisons

The Trump convention may have collected people it needed. For those still on the fence, consider Clinton alongside some flawed but productive pols, or as a happy medium, or even as the devil you know.
July 23

A victory for voting rights in Texas

Court's ruling is a signal that other states should pay attention to.
Jennifer Rubin
July 22

Beware the dark words of an authoritarian strongman

We have never had a candidate whose speech was so un-Republican and undemocratic.
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.
John Rash
July 22

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.
July 22

Hillary Clinton is getting no quarter on behalf of equality

What's behind that? Perhaps it's the evolution of the women's movement.
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
D.J. Tice
July 22

Those looked to for leadership should cool the rhetoric on race

President Obama is starting to get it. Still wondering about Gov. Mark Dayton.