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Parker: Is Trump culpable for threats from the deranged?

Trump’s targeting of the media could inspire threats and worse from those familiar with his rhetoric.

Don’t take economic forecasts to the bank — or the casino

Air travel delays could spur a rebirth of passenger rail service.

Ignatius: With ISIS gone in Syria, regional grievances return

Long-standing grievances set aside while a U.S.-led coalition defeated the caliphate have returned.

Milbank: Senate uses bipartisanship to fill vacuum Trump left

Democrats aren’t abandoning the Dreamers; they know they have to work with Republicans in Congress.

Want to save more money? Try these three financial fasts

You can try the food fast, a clothing fast, or the 21-day financial fast.

Harrop: Ansari’s ‘bad date’ shows problem of outing bad behavior

The comic actor has been smeared by an anonymous date’s charge that he ignored her “nonverbal cues.”

Milbank: Trump and the art of indecision

Trump appears to side with the last person he met with, complicating talks over the shutdown.

Robinson: Trump means whatever his people say he means

Will he sign a DACA deal if Congress passes one? Better ask his immigration hard-liners, first.

Saunders: With shutdown Democrats make error GOP made in 2013

In demanding DACA be included in a budget deal, Democrats show an inability to compromise.

Burke: This is not a false alarm; we are under attack daily

And the attacks — by tweet or edict — are launched from the Oval Office (or Mar-A-Lago).

Parker: Loyalty, not experience, is what matters for Trump

How did we get a drug policy official who is 24 and knows more about chia seeds than opioids?

Rampell: GOP’s tax law leaves states with deficits, headaches

Reform provisions will not only blow up federal deficits; they can also blow up state deficits.

Robinson: With no credible president, we are without a leader

It is unwise and impossible to take literally or seriously anything President Trump says.

Will: Our past immigration criteria does not instill pride

By what criteria should we decide who is worthy to come amongst us? Consider our history, first.

Schwab: The sentiment, not the word, is problem with Trump

Who shows more love for America: Those who seek to come here or the man who derides them?

Harrop: Immigration won’t get a fix because GOP doesn’t want it

Trump and Republicans in Congress prefer the status quo and their ability to use it politically.

Ignatius: How military trains to let others do the fighting

The struggle for the U.S. military has been to accept letting other nations fight their own battles.

Milbank: Trump’s fine, but his Trumpism may be contagious

Trump may be in ‘excellent’ health, but has the White House doctor contracted his hyperbolic style.

Milbank: Trump Cabinet chief sidesteps Trump’s ‘shithole’ talk

Even GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham wonders what happened to Trump on the span of three days.

Parker: Looking past ‘holes’ and ‘heaps’ to talk immigration

Do race and culture matter? Or should immigration be about the yearning for liberty in all hearts?