Opinion Newsletter


The GOP: A tragedy in 52 acts

I'm getting that deja vu feeling as House Republicans these past several days have failed to alter the public's perception that they're incapable ...

Kathleen Parker

Sorry, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Iran is not the Islamic State

Iran's theocratic rulers are hardly champions of religious pluralism and tolerance, but they are not crazed fundamentalist jihadists, bent on smashing...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, center, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, left, before addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Netanyahu told Congress that negotiations underway between Iran and the U.S. would "all but guarantee" that Tehran will get nuclear weapons, a step that the world must avoid at all costs.

A Supreme Court win for tax-free sales won’t last

The justices pretty clearly are sympathetic to the states that are losing sales tax revenue – not to mention local retailers, who suffer a competitive disadvantage by having to charge sales tax.

Ryan can’t fool us again on Obamacare

It isn’t that Republicans can’t generate ideas for reforming health care. But any plan requires trade-offs, which would entail considerable political risk.

A loss for health plan is a loss for conservative goals

If the federal tax credits survive the Supreme Court, they could yet convince Americans that employer-sponsored insurance isn't the only sensible ...

Christopher Flavelle