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July 29, 2016
Column: Hey, Hillary. Can we talk?
WASHINGTON -- There is no equivalence -- none -- between the campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton when it comes to mistreatment of and contempt for the media. The Trump campaign's latest outrage on this score involved the hassling of a Washington Post reporter, Jose A. DelReal,...
July 29, 2016 - 9:15pm
July 26, 2016
Column: Trump set the table for Clinton
CLEVELAND -- Donald Trump's botched convention made Hillary Clinton's task in Philadelphia easier. Not necessarily easy, but easier. The Republicans' four days here were marked by disorganization, division and darkness. This was the Ronco of flubbed conventions: But wait, there's...
July 26, 2016 - 9:58pm
July 24, 2016
Column: Cruz holds his nose, but can't endorse Trump
CLEVELAND -- Ted Cruz, vanquished presidential candidate, coughed up the name of the man who defeated him for the Republican nomination precisely once in his convention speech Wednesday night. "I want to congratulate Donald Trump on winning the nomination," the Texas senator managed...
July 24, 2016 - 8:45pm
July 20, 2016
Column: Campaign mops up poorly after Melania Trump speech mess
WASHINGTON -- Well, Donald Trump can't tell his wife she's fired. Nor should he. The evident plagiarism in Melania Trump's speech doesn't reflect poorly on Melania Trump, at least from what we know so far. Its presence, and the handling of it after its predictably swift disclosure,...
July 20, 2016 - 9:26pm
July 18, 2016
Column: Justice Ginsburg's damage to the Supreme Court
WASHINGTON -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's admittedly "ill-advised" remarks about Donald Trump weren't only bad for the justice and her reputation. They were bad for the Supreme Court and, consequently, for the country. Ginsburg was correct in her scathing assessment of Trump --...
July 18, 2016 - 8:40pm
July 8, 2016
Column: Comey reasserts his independence
WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement officials tend to inhabit a universe that is both binary and terse: Prosecute or don't prosecute. Let the facts in the indictment speak for themselves. No further comment. So the remarks by FBI Director James Comey accompanying his announcement that...
July 8, 2016 - 9:50pm
July 5, 2016
Column: A toxic meeting on the tarmac
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch's tarmac conversation with Bill Clinton wasn't just stupid, although it was certainly that. It was a colossal misjudgment on both sides, most especially hers. The encounter was toxic. It adds to the already settled conviction among too...
July 5, 2016 - 6:21pm
June 26, 2016
Column: For the GOP, a pickle of a platform
WASHINGTON -- How do you write a platform for a party whose candidate's positions span the unfortunate gamut from nonexistent to offensive to flatly at odds with those of the party? Such is the thankless task consigned this year to Sen. John Barrasso. The Wyoming Republican is a...
June 26, 2016 - 8:01am
June 19, 2016
Column: The danger we can confront
WASHINGTON — Along came the alligator. A horrifying story at the end of a horrifying stretch, a heartbreaking coda befitting a nation on perpetual edge. That the story would go viral was guaranteed: a 2-year-old grabbed, his father trying in vain to fight off the primordial beast,...
June 19, 2016 - 9:39am
June 10, 2016
Column: The parent trap
WASHINGTON — Somehow, it’s always the parents’ fault. We are too lax, except when we are too helicoptery. We coddle the kids too much, except when we drive them into neurotic overachievement. We are enablers. No, we are Tiger Moms. The societal urge to blame is matched only...
June 10, 2016 - 3:01pm
June 5, 2016
Trump's outlaw view of the Supreme Court
“The complete independence of the courts of justice is peculiarly essential in a limited Constitution.” — Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 78. WASHINGTON — Somewhere, Hamilton — West Indian, not Mexican — is weeping over Donald Trump and his alarming, ignorant conception...
June 5, 2016 - 8:05am
May 29, 2016
Column: Hillary Clinton's protective crouch
“I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible.” — Email from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to aide Huma Abedin, November 2010, contained in State Department inspector general’s report on Clinton’s private email use. WASHINGTON — This is not a smoking...
May 29, 2016 - 11:30am
May 22, 2016
Column: Trump's lying is in a class by itself
WASHINGTON — Stonewaller, shape-shifter, liar. I wrote last week about how an all-but-certain presidential nominee embodied these characteristics, prompting comments from readers observing, with varying degrees of snarkiness, that they had assumed I was referring to Hillary Clinton....
May 22, 2016 - 8:00am
May 19, 2016
Column: Trump is a stonewaller, shape-shifter, liar
WASHINGTON — The last few weeks have offered Americans a chilling glimpse of three faces of Donald Trump: the stonewaller, the shape-shifter and the liar. Trump the stonewaller has been on display in his refusal to release his tax returns. “It’s none of your business,” Trump...
May 19, 2016 - 2:27pm
May 15, 2016
Column: When age really becomes a number
WASHINGTON — “Ruth, you have a birthday coming up!” My friend’s voice contained an odd note of reproach, faint but unmistakable. The reason quickly became clear. “You have to get your age off your Facebook profile,” my friend said. She is an experienced Washington hand,...
May 15, 2016 - 12:00am