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Election 2018: 501 Stories — All Different

This diversity is not about virtue. It’s about surviving and thriving in all sorts of different political environments. It has nothing to do with identity politics or group entitlements.

Statistics Are Not Facts

One thousandth of a crisis is nothing more than a problem. We still ask, “What will we do?” — but without the plaintive wail of helplessness....

Safety Measures Won’t Loosen Without Leadership

President Franklin Roosevelt ... gave our adversaries the playbook now being used against us. When people are afraid, they’ll barter their freedom. The ratchet tightens one notch at a time.

Collide With Your Daily Newspaper

You may have seen this quote from an executive in Tuesday’s paper this week: “Politicians should not use taxpayer dollars to impose ideological litmus tests and punish organizations that express views that politicians dislike.” Or maybe you

The Attention Economy Names Our Price — It’s Alarmingly Low

This is no longer the Information Age, if it ever was. Information has certainly become super-abundant, but it was always a means to an end. We’re learning to call this the Attention Economy, because that’s really what

What Might Have Happened to Garrison Keillor

Donald Trump received more votes than Hillary Clinton in all but nine Minnesota counties. Trump’s strength across the country was in rural areas. Keillor’s weekly commentaries for the Washington Post Writers Group proved a poor companion in

It’s Time for the West Coast to Unite

A unified front against Daylight Saving Time would expose the silliness for what it is. Think of the move as secession-lite.

Climate Reparations May Bypass the President

If you and I own a cabin together and I trash the cabin during my visit, I’m responsible for all the repairs, even though I own only half the cabin. The legal framework is really that simple.

Election Result Has 101 Explanations

#68. In the candidate’s own words, “What have you got to lose?”

Kesey Square Can Wait, Bishoff Baggage Can’t

Except for reliable rants on Facebook, his opinions are heard now only by those who play golf or poker with him.