What do you want your child to be?

WASHINGTON — Let’s be clear: President Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was not “beautiful” or...

Elizabeth Warren is not honest

If you want to run for office, political consultants will hammer away at one point: Tell stories....

Al-Baghdadi is dead. Let’s pray for our dog

The Washington Post obituary read, “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies...

When ‘fake news’ is fake news. Or nothingburger

In some ways, it gets old. But it doesn’t. We wordsmiths look forward to the end-of-year lists about what words get the most “lookups” on...

Trying to simplify a complicated decision

Been struggling with a decision I will need to make here in the next few weeks. Had thought that watching Sunday evening’s debate would...

The things you learn when you ask some questions

It was one of those ideas that grew into a monster. A conversation about getting younger people to run for local office morphed into...

‘Tis the season to look back … and forward … and back

Looking back on the past year, I spent a lot of time looking back. A portion of that had to do with 2018 including my...

The problem with Trump’s parade

Military parades, “treasonous” opponents — do you sense a pattern here? President Trump is such a master of the politics of distraction that everything he...

…but it’s not always about the funding

When 450 students arrived at Anacostia High School in the District of Columbia’s southeast neighborhood on April 4, they found that few of the...

Responsibilities of nation’s media run two directions

I was chatting with a group of students the other day when one of them looked me in the eye and commented, “You’re very...