President Donald Trump’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions has pushed the capital into new and more perilous terrain. What the president desires—protection from the special counsel’s investigation and its consequences—seems clear enough. What’s unknown is whether Congress and the Depa…

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A few weeks before the election, a roomful of Wisconsinites gathered to share some of the stories that are often left out of political campaigns. At a Racine gathering of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, visitors shared real-life stories about poverty in the state.

My high school letter jacket adorned with volleyball medals, which my grandma attached with black thread, hangs in our back-hall closet. While I do not anticipate wearing this jacket daily again, I like to see a flash of it as I grab a new coat when the seasons change.

In 1845, Congress passed the law designating Election Day as the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November. Why? Because that time follows the fall harvest but precedes the worst of winter. Nearly two centuries ago, in an agrarian society, that measure was designed to expand votin…

Remember the start to Donald Trump’s presidency? Feels like a million years ago, and a million news cycles, we know. But on Jan. 23, 2017, his first work day in office, Trump made it clear that his Job One would be boosting economic growth. The president said he wanted to reduce the corporat…

In July 2017, Gov. Scott Walker and President Donald Trump announced the third-largest economic development incentive package in U.S. history: $3 billion of incentives for Foxconn to build a $10 billion, 1,000-acre factory complex that promised to employ 13,000 workers.

In 2016, I crisscrossed Wisconsin with Sen. Ron Johnson and other Republican leaders, and we made the people of this state a promise: If entrusted with their vote, Congress would pursue policies that would lift up this economy, expand opportunities for more Americans, strengthen our national…

Millions of Americans will vote on state and local tax hikes on the Tuesday ballot. They may not know that, however, because governments have disguised the hikes as “bond issues.” There will be hundreds of general obligation bonds on the ballot across the country to raise billions of dollars…

President Donald Trump has announced his first potentially strong action against America’s inordinate prescription drug prices—the first that could meaningfully lower Medicare drug spending. The idea is to narrow the gap between U.S. prices and those of other countries.

I had a conversation recently with a supporter of President Trump while going door-to-door, talking with voters. He mentioned to me that Democrats do not know what is important to people, and, therefore, Democrats would not be receiving his vote. Eventually I asked him what he considered imp…

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi should spark a long-overdue recalibration of U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia and its reckless de facto leader, Mohammed bin Salman. In the past several years the crown prince has launched a series of foolhardy foreign policy initiatives that have damaged U.S. i…

A note from Karen Attiah, Global Opinions editor for The Washington Post: I received this column from Jamal Khashoggi’s translator and assistant the day after Jamal was reported missing in Istanbul. The Post held off publishing it because we hoped Jamal would come back to us so that he and I could edit it together. Now I have to accept: That is not going to happen.

Historians will remind us that the Roman Catholic Church has been beleaguered over the centuries by many unsavory and unorthodox acts by individuals and their leadership, and it has managed to heal. Acts of materialism, mixing of church affairs with government, political infighting, bigotry,…

Two years ago it would have been inconceivable that the rulers of Saudi Arabia, a close U.S. ally, would be suspected of abducting or killing a critic who lived in Washington and regularly wrote for The Post—or that they would dare to stage such an operation in Turkey, another U.S. ally and …

Holy cow! Last week couldn’t have been a better week for Wisconsin to host the World Dairy Expo. That is because that same week that farmers from across the world gathered in Madison, President Donald Trump announced a new trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada that will help Wiscons…

Republicans scrambled to push through tax reform last year in part because they thought it would boost their chances in this year’s midterm elections. They were wrong about that—but last year’s tax reform may help President Donald Trump’s chances in 2020.

Sadly, the week-long pause in Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process is likely to give him the seat on the Supreme Court that he clearly does not deserve.

Brett Kavanaugh’s fraught relationship with the truth took another hit Sunday, when a classmate from Yale called the Supreme Court nominee’s claim of being a moderate drinker in college a “blatant mischaracterization.” Under oath, Kavanaugh said that he was too busy being angelic—studying an…

Many of the people who live in eastern North and South Carolina were flooded out of their homes and businesses during and after the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which dumped up to 50 inches of rain on them. After they have returned to their properties, surveyed the damage and salvaged what…

Mosquitoes are one of a few irritations we put up with in order to enjoy the many perks of life in the Lowcountry. And fortunately, the consequences of venturing out in the summer without bug spray are usually little more than itchy bumps.

The #MeToo movement that exploded in fall 2017 after published reports about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s grotesque history of sexual misconduct and worse is a hugely positive development. It’s led to stunning revelations about high-profile men in entertainment, academia and politic…