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Schwab: Capitalism works if we save it from true believers

The economy may not survive the Republican tax cuts after it fans the flames of the national debt.

A new trade war won’t help us, or the Chinese

The most productive way to view the tariffs on China is that they are a negotiating tactic.

Harrop: The political calculations of Trump’s environmentalism

Some states — think red — are more equal than others when it comes to land and shoreline protections.

Ignatius: Trump, Macon may have hit on how to use the other

With Trump moving to scuttle the Iran deal, Macron may use Trump to seek a larger regional bargain.

Milbank: Prejudice behind the policy should matter to court

Can the Supreme Court really ignore Trump’s animus toward Muslims in ruling on the travel ban?

Thiessen: There’s a lesson in Macon’s respect for Trump

Democrats could learning something from the French leader in how to disagree agreeably with Trump.

Milbank: Will Macron get anything out of charming Trump?

For all the warmness and praise, Trump doesn’t seem likely to budge on the Iran deal.

Parker: Much at stake in how we deal with bad behavior

Theta Tau’s frat boys should be expelled as a declaration of what we need to protect in our society.

Ignatius: Key to Mueller investigation is Manafort’s finances

Even if Trump could fire the special counsel, he can’t make the case against Manafort disappear.

Milbank: Trump shows how we’ve become a nation of lawsuits

If you think Trump is sued excessively, consider the number — and reasons — for the suits he’s filed.

Thiessen: Combat medic may best understand needs of veterans

Allegations against Trump’s nominee should be investigated, but why didn’t they surface earlier?

Tears of the not-quite-rich-enough

This is how it feels to be a millionaire, and still decide you’ll go broke.

Harrop: Why Bernie still garners attention, good and bad

His age likely rules him out for a 2020 run, but he still serves up straight talk and tone-deafness.

Former President George H.W. Bush (front center) is shown with past presidents and first ladies (from left) Laura Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and current first lady Melania Trump in a group photo at the April 21 funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, in Houston. Barbara Bush died April 17. She was 92. (Paul Morse/Courtesy of Office of George H.W. Bush via AP)

Robinson: A group photo that shows what we’ve lost

The photo of former presidents and first ladies begs comparison to 45. Trump does not fare well.

Former President George H.W. Bush (front center) is shown with past presidents and first ladies (from left) Laura Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and current first lady Melania Trump in a group photo at the April 21 funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, in Houston. Barbara Bush died April 17. She was 92. (Paul Morse/Courtesy of Office of George H.W. Bush via AP)

Saunders: Trump may be rubbing off on Comey, other rivals

Comey, on a tour for his new book, has traded his aw-shucks demeanor for a coarser attitude.

Simoneaux: Having let the good times roll, so must I

Herald columnist Larry Simoneaux is moving back to New Orleans. This is his final column.

Saunders: Even some on the left have little love for Comey

Standing up to Trump doesn’t make up for Comey’s treatment of Clinton in the eyes of some Democrats.

Milbank: Trump a breed apart in his contempt for minorities

A tweet about ‘breeding’ in California cities sounds at home among the words of white supremacists.

Rampell: GOP tax cuts are mortgaging the future of U.S.

In good economic times most nations pay down debt; we’ve added to ours and ignored the consequences.

Robinson: Trump’s foreign ‘policy’ leaves a world of confusion

Allies and foes can only guess what to believe, what to ignore and what the next tweet will bring.