National Commentary

National Commentary

The real threat to the constitution Is Trump

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“He knows as much about the Constitution as he does about taxidermy,” writes Steve Chapman. “The real problem is his disdain for the notion that it should hinder him from doing whatever he wants.


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FDA is striking dangerous deals with reporters

MEGAN MCARDLE

The FDA's “close hold” embargo is an innovation I'd never heard of, however: It forbids reporters to talk to any third parties until the embargo date and time.


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Debate moderators shouldn't duck

E. J. Dionne

No matter what Lester Holt does in the first presidential debate, he'll be denounced. ...But if you know the brickbats will come one way or the other, you might as well do the right thing.


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Americans are deciding for the world

E. J. Dionne

WASHINGTON — Like it or not, the decision we make in this November's election will be a choice on behalf of the entire world. How we vote will determine whether the forces of democracy, openness and religious tolerance remain strong, or whether our country throws in its lot with tribalism,...


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Trump letters cry conspiracy — turns out it's just consensus

Campaign 2016-Debate Moderators

The idea that everyone on the opinion staff at The Post is anti-Trump is probably close to correct. It is certainly not the case that editors and columnists are convening at the Keurig machine to plot Trump's ruin.


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Snowden's leak went too far, so now he should pay the consequences

APTOPIX NSA Phone Records

Snowden's leaks appreciably impaired foreign surveillance’s effectiveness by alerting our enemies to exactly how they were being monitored, giving them information useful for escaping detection.


National Commentary

Nation is in desperate need of a history and civics revival

The Constitution

CHICAGO -- In our internet-connected world where cute is king and issues of substance tend to be discussed only if there's a catchy meme to share, people are far likelier to know that Sept. 17 was National Apple Dumpling Day than that it marked the beginning of Constitution Week. Pity the starry-...


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Earth to Trump: birther admission too little, too late

Kathleen Parker


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10 ways Trump gives Clinton an opening by re-upping the birtherism issue

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“Trump has proved Clinton's ‘deplorables’ comment correct,” writes Jennifer Rubin. “We are reminded of his central role in the birtherism conspiracy and the enthusiasm of his fans for it.”


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Sure, there's journalistic bias — against Hillary Clinton

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Trump is a liar, but journalists have been reluctant to call him one, writes E.J. Dionne Jr. After his birther announcement, that may finally be changing.


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