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Trump is doing himself in, one mouthful at a time

President Trump asked Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, and Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, to publicly deny the existence of any evidence...

Speech restrictions in the early 1900s

Excerpted, by permission of Yale University Press, from “The Soul of the First Amendment” by Floyd Abrams, 2017. For all its eighteenth-century lineage, the First Amendment was not seriously explored and then applied...

Trump learned nothing from the ‘skinny budget’ fiasco

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about the president’s budget at the White House in Washington in March. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President Trump’s so-called “skinny budget”...

The case for the monuments in your home town: Tell us what should stay...

By Post Opinions Staff By Post Opinions Staff May 23 at 12:11 PM A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is removed May 19 in...

The walls are closing in

THE MORNING PLUM: In the latest sign that the Russia scandal continues to ripen, as it were, the Senate Intelligence Committee may take action as early as today to try to compel President...

Get Washington’s statues off their high horses

Pedestrians in Northwest Washington’s Thomas Circle. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post) Forgive me if I don’t think the removal of Confederate statuary is an issue. I call it decluttering,...

Why full compensation for property owners might lead to more unlawful takings

By Hans-Bernd Schäfer By Hans-Bernd Schäfer May 23 at 11:00 AM “Land grabbing” is a term often used for corrupt and illegal government practices in lawless...

Apparently, obstruction of justice is now just another perk of the presidency

(Tom Toles) Has President Trump learned that the coverup is worse than the crime? At first glance, no. He reportedly has done just about everything possible to derail...

GOP voting changes getting pulverized

People gather outside the Supreme Court building on June 20, 2016, in Washington. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) The Post reports: The Supreme Court ruled Monday that North Carolina’s Republican-controlled...