Commentary

Comment: Ballot measures can mislead in judging voters’ minds

Because measures rely heavily on advertising, the side that raises the most money is often the winner.

 

Comment: If we can’t agree on facts, what’s democracy’s fate?

We can wear down belief in Trump’s fictions by starting with the facts on which we all agree.

 

Comment: Conservatives, take a peek into the liberal bubble

We got to know ‘fly-over country’ after Trump won; now meet the liberal elites who confound you so.

 

Comment: The damage Trump can do with just two months left

Trump can’t keep the presidency, but there’s much he can do to make things difficult for Biden.

Comment: 2020 was a year; still, there’s reason for gratitude

As bad as things have been for the country, however, the bad allows one to appreciate the good.

President Donald Trump speaks after pardoning Corn, the national Thanksgiving turkey, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Washington, as first lady Melania Trump watches. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Comment: Finding gratitude for the simplest of ceremonies

Pardoning turkeys is a silly photo-op, but it is a presidential act, free of politics and sorely needed.

President Donald Trump speaks after pardoning Corn, the national Thanksgiving turkey, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Washington, as first lady Melania Trump watches. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Comment: Food supply chain passed the test posed by covid

Advances in production and nutrition show the chain is ready for climate change and greater demand.

Comment: Washington saw Thanksgiving’s role in uniting nation

In celebrating his first Thanksgiving as president, he emphasized unity, charity and humility.

Comment: Biden can resume human rights focus that JFK started

Biden can use that focus to drive policy not just abroad but on issues at home that serve democracy.

Comment: Media’s fight against disinformation is just beginning

Directness, moral clarity and media literacy efforts are needed to counter what Trump made worse.

Comment: Can Biden set right Trump’s damage to goverment?

Beyond the churn of officials, federal agencies have lost long-serving employees and their experience.

Commentary: ‘White privilege’ might not mean what you think

If you’ve been able to do routine things without harassment, it might be because you’re white.

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is seen, it's a new memorial that is opening to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings on Monday, April 23, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. The Memorial and Justice and the Legacy Museum will open on Thursday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Commentary: Repaying the debt for centuries of theft

Black Americans are owed reparations for slavery’s denial of the centuries of income their ancestors earned.

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is seen, it's a new memorial that is opening to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings on Monday, April 23, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. The Memorial and Justice and the Legacy Museum will open on Thursday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Comment: Biden should follow Lincoln’s steps on the tightrope

Lincoln, trying to balance disparate voices, compared himself to a famed tightrope walker of his day.

Comment: GOP’s blind loyalty reaches back to Watergate era

Elliot Richardson resigned rather than fire a special prosecutor. His courage didn’t register with his party.

Comment: How Biden can beat covid-19 — and the next pandemic

Biden can use the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate the efforts of several agencies.

Comment: Rudy Giuliani put too much stock in his own myth

He rose to the challenge of 9/11 but has now shown himself to be just another of Trump’s boys.

Comment: News isn’t that good; we still need more covid relief

Congress must find a compromise that provides the relief the economy needs in the coming months.

Barack Obama on the campaign trail for Joe Biden in Philadelphia last month. The 44th president has thoughts about how we get news in our polarized society. But his own history with the press is complicated. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount

Comment: What Obama gets right — and very wrong — about the media

His support of local journalism is well placed, but actions during his presidency are troublesome.

Barack Obama on the campaign trail for Joe Biden in Philadelphia last month. The 44th president has thoughts about how we get news in our polarized society. But his own history with the press is complicated. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount
In this photo provided by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, clinical research coordinator Tammy Lewis-McCauley administers an injection to Katelyn Evans, a trial participant, as part of the hospital’s clinical trial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center via AP)

Commentary: Local health districts key to covid vaccinations

Investments in supplies and staff must be made now to ensure a successful rollout of vaccines.

In this photo provided by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, clinical research coordinator Tammy Lewis-McCauley administers an injection to Katelyn Evans, a trial participant, as part of the hospital’s clinical trial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center via AP)
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