Opinion Newsletter


Why I’m not celebrating a Republican victory yet

Defeat would mean the party’s problems run deeper than they thought. And fixing them would be complicated by renewed factional quarreling.

Ramesh Ponnuru

Even more gridlock likely if GOP takes the Senate

The GOP's greatest leverage would be over appointments requiring Senate confirmation.

Cokie and Steve Roberts

It's harmful when outside billionaire tries to influence elections here

All Americans have the right to participate in the electoral process, but there can easily be abuses when outsiders try to influence local elections...

Rob McKenna

Gun limits are a key women's issue

The risk of death in a domestic dispute increases five-fold when a gun is available.

Rekha Basu

What's with wage stagnation?

Bargaining power has shifted to employers, based on workers' fears of permanent job loss.

Robert J. Samuelson