Opinion Newsletter


Season’s greetings from the Obamas

This year has not been great. In fact, it has been a steaming lump of coal.

Five myths about gas taxes

History doesn’t support the idea that voters will punish politicians for raising the gas tax.

Putin's bubble bursts

Putin's Russia is an extreme version of crony capitalism. It all looked sustainable as long as oil prices stayed high.

Paul Krugman

My parents’ best gifts didn’t come wrapped

I was never spanked or hit. If we did something strictly against our family’s rules, we were yelled at, but not embarrassed, and rarely shamed...

Gina Barreca

Police unions stand in the way of real reform

If you look at all the proposals that have been discussed since the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York, you...

David Brooks