Black or white, the poor are trapped at the bottom

Black or white, the poor are trapped at the bottom

The "Gatsby Curve" means they have little hope, much to fear.

3 reasons why a plan for free tuition won't work

July 22
For starters, the Clinton-Sanders view would aid the wealthier.

As a Republican businessman, my vote is for ... Clinton

July 22
For economic reasons alone, she is our best bet for next 4 years.
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.
Editorial
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.
Editorial
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.
LORI STURDEVANT
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.
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
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.
Editorial
July 22

Here's a new twist on an old issue — waiting in line

Brazil gives those over 60 a break, but why not lanes for the very slow?
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.