National Commentary

Tough guy Trump withers when it comes to Putin, sanctions against Russia

UN Security Council Syria-1

When it comes to the Russian leader, Trump doesn't come across as fierce or demanding. He comes...

National Commentary

Expect the North Korea talks to be fruitless

South Korea North Korea Panmunjom

“Whatever we get from North Korea, we can expect to pay for in full. Trump may not be willing to bear that cost — or be able to persuade Republicans in Congress to go along,” writes Steve Chapman.


National Commentary

Evangelicals can't advance human dignity by dehumanizing others

GOP 2016 Trump Evangelicals

“You can't advance a vision of liberation by oppressing the conscience of others,” writes Michael Gerson.


National Commentary

Barbara Bush will be remembered for her compassion

Obit Barbara Bush Photo Gallery-10

The depth of Barbara Bush's heart endures in all of the people she has touched.


National Commentary

No, tax-filing migraines are not going away

IRS Audits

As for Pence's claim that the tax cuts are the biggest in history, no.


National Commentary

Portraits in grace: A pilot, a judge and a first lady

Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing

“The president and a good deal of Congress may disappoint, if not embarrass, many Americans, but we have no shortage of admirable Americans in public life who know it's not all about them,” writes Jennifer Rubin.


National Commentary

Republicans can ward off demographic doom

Trump boards

“Several of the scenarios in which Republicans win the presidency resemble 2000 and 2016: They're electoral victories earned with fewer popular votes than the Democrats are projected to get,” writes Ramesh Ponnuru.


National Commentary

Tough guy Trump withers when it comes to Putin, sanctions against Russia

UN Security Council Syria-1

When it comes to the Russian leader, Trump doesn't come across as fierce or demanding. He comes across as scared.


National Commentary

Immigrants should feel protected by local police, not threatened

Immigration Enforcement

Columnist Esther Cepeda writes that such tactics result in less-safe neighborhoods and many local law enforcement agencies across the country have rejected these programs for decades.


National Commentary

Cohen probe should worry Trump

Trump Russia Probe

“The upshot is that if it's accurate, as it has been reported, that Trump is more worried about the Cohen investigation than the Mueller one, he's not wrong,” writes Noah Feldman.


National Commentary

No one likes a prig — especially one with ax to grind, like James Comey

Trump-Comey Book

“Nothing is better than being the most righteous guy in the room — while still getting a huge payday,” writes Rich Lowry.


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