Opinion

 
CONTRIBUTORS
President Donald Trump smiles as he walks across the South Lawn after arriving via Marine One helicopter at the White House in Washington, U.S. August 14, 2017.

President Trump doesn’t realize his tax plan is actually impossible

By Matt O'Brien, The Washington Post on Aug. 15, 2017, at 11:13 a.m.
Trump is about two months away from discovering how complicated corporate tax cuts can be.
CONTRIBUTORS
This sequence of images shows the development of embryos after being injected with biological kit to edit their DNA, removing a genetic mutation known to cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

If we start editing genes, people like me might not exist

By Rebecca Cokley, The Washington Post on Aug. 15, 2017, at 11:10 a.m.
I am who I am because I have dwarfism. Dwarfs share a rich culture, as do most disability groups.
CONTRIBUTORS
House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., May 18, 2017.

Republicans shift blame, get nothing done

By Jonathan Bernstein, Bloomberg View on Aug. 15, 2017, at 11:02 a.m.
The real winner here, however, is House Speaker Paul Ryan, who seems to have successfully managed to duck the public blame for the health-care fiasco.
LETTERS

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017: Strong EPA needed, front-page good news

on Aug. 15, 2017, at 10:39 a.m.
Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017: Strong EPA needed, front-page good news.
CONTRIBUTORS
Thousands of people participated in a Women’s March in Augusta in January.

It took activism and resistance for women to win the right to vote

By Kimberly Simmons on Aug. 15, 2017, at 8:37 a.m.
As feminists consider the challenges for 21st century movement building, we have much to learn from the women’s suffrage movement.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Congratulations!

on Aug. 15, 2017, at 7:35 a.m.
CONTRIBUTORS
Protest signs are pictured in SeaTac, Washington, just before a march from SeaTac to Seattle aimed at the fast food industry and raising the federal minimum wage and Seattle's minimum wage to $15 an hour, Dec. 5, 2013.

Feel-good ideas that need a hardheaded examination

By Catherine Rampell, The Washington Post on Aug. 15, 2017, at 7:17 a.m.
Extracting more money from evil, exploitative capitalists has become a rallying cry for much of the grass-roots left.
CONTRIBUTORS
People gather for a vigil in response to the death of a counter-demonstrator at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, outside the White House in Washington, D.C., Aug. 13, 2017.

An honest conversation about race is not allowed

By Gary Abernathy, The Washington Post on Aug. 15, 2017, at 6:51 a.m.
Whenever those conversations happen, they quickly devolve into accusations of racism.
CONTRIBUTORS

Zinke has only one legal option for Katahdin Woods and Waters: retain its monument status

By Anthony Moffa and Sarah Schindler on Aug. 15, 2017, at 6:51 a.m.
This outcome complies with the Antiquities Act, upholds the agreement between the former landowners and the government, and respects the investment that people of this state have already made in and around the monument.
THE FROZEN CHOSEN

Finding peace in the berry patch and the sea

on Aug. 15, 2017, at 12:02 a.m.
Finally, I forgot to be afraid. My body in the water needed my attention as seaweed tugged at my limbs and salt sprayed my eyes. When we made it back to the beach, I was tired and chilled, too tired to be afraid anymore.
THE GLOCAL

North Korean? No Worries

on Aug. 14, 2017, at 1:10 p.m.
EDITORIALS
White supremacists stand behind their shields at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 12, 2017.

Racial and ethnic hatred has no place in America. Why is it so hard for President Trump to say so?

on Aug. 14, 2017, at 10:41 a.m.
When free speech turns into hate speech, coupled with intentional violence, it can no longer be defended. It has no place in the United States.
LETTERS

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017: Protect national monuments, Maine student loan tax credit, Poliquin’s favorable climate votes

on Aug. 14, 2017, at 10:32 a.m.
Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017: Protect national monuments, Maine student loan tax credit, Poliquin’s favorable climate votes.
CONTRIBUTORS

Trump lit the torches of white supremacy in Charlottesville. We must extinguish them.

By Petula Dvorak, The Washington Post on Aug. 14, 2017, at 8:45 a.m.
Racism, bigotry and terrorism in the name of white nationalism isn’t a “side.” It’s a poison.
CONTRIBUTORS
Is there anything millennials won't kill? Maybe avocado toast -- Americans eat $900,000 worth a month, CNBC reports.

I am sorry for killing everything: A millennial’s confession

By Alexandra Petri, The Washington Post on Aug. 14, 2017, at 8:36 a.m.
I cannot look you in the face and say what I have done, because I have slain face-to-face interactions.
PERSPECTIVES

It’s (Long Past) Time to Take it Down

on Aug. 14, 2017, at 8:34 a.m.
GWYNNE DYER
A man walks past a graffiti in Caracas, Venezuela, Aug. 13, 2017. The graffiti reads: "Down with Trump ... Rot."

Trump kicked the nuclear hornets nest. Now he’s looking for a way out.

By Gwynne Dyer on Aug. 14, 2017, at 8:02 a.m.
It’s not clear that Trump even understands that he is in deep trouble, and that he is at risk of starting a nuclear war in order to prevent one.
LANCE DUTSON

Federal report of ignored abuse reveals true Mayhew record

on Aug. 14, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
We’re not talking about general government incompetence here. We’re talking about actual human lives.
CONTRIBUTORS
Flowers lie at a makeshift memorial at the scene of where a car plowed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia,  Aug. 13, 2017.

I went to counterprotest neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. I witnessed carnage.

By Austin Gonzalez, The Washington Post on Aug. 13, 2017, at 2:27 p.m.
Make no mistake about it: This was an act of terror.
CONTRIBUTORS

What a thrill it is when we come to find the deeper meaning in stories

By Todd R. Nelson on Aug. 13, 2017, at 11:41 a.m.
We’re accustomed, of course, to a world that is carelessly worded and expressed.