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Op-Ed Columnist: Everybody’s Better Than You-Know-Who

Op-Ed Columnist: Everybody’s Better Than You-Know-Who

James Buchanan just picked up some pivotal votes 162 years after putting out this campaign poster.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Root of White House Chaos? A Weak President

Op-Ed Contributor: The Root of White House Chaos? A Weak President

Hope Hicks (left), the White House communications director, who resigned on Wednesday; President Trump; and the White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, in January.
Opinion: When the Leader of the Free World Is an Ugly American

Opinion: When the Leader of the Free World Is an Ugly American

President Trump at the annual meeting of the global economic elite in Davos, Switzerland, in January.
Vietnam '67: Why Lyndon Johnson Dropped Out

Vietnam '67: Why Lyndon Johnson Dropped Out

President Lyndon Johnson preparing an address on Vietnam in 1968.
Op-Ed Columnist: The Sense of Justice That We’re Losing

Op-Ed Columnist: The Sense of Justice That We’re Losing

Griffin Bell, left, toured the Justice Department with Edward Levi, the attorney general, in 1977.
Why Trump Is More Father Coughlin Than Franklin Roosevelt

Why Trump Is More Father Coughlin Than Franklin Roosevelt

In the 1930s and early ’40s, President Roosevelt used radio to unify the country rather than simply speak to his base.
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: As He Lay Dying

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: As He Lay Dying

John McCain at the U.S. Naval Academy last year.
Three Younger Veterans Stake a Generational Claim on the Democratic Party

Three Younger Veterans Stake a Generational Claim on the Democratic Party

Jason Kander, the former Missouri secretary of state, at an event in Adel, Iowa, last month. “We’re Democrats,” said Mr. Kander, 37. “We give a damn. How did we ever let people convince us that was a
Three Younger Veterans Stake a Generational Claim on the Democratic Party

Three Younger Veterans Stake a Generational Claim on the Democratic Party

Jason Kander, the former Missouri secretary of state, at an event in Adel, Iowa, last month. “We’re Democrats,” said Mr. Kander, 37. “We give a damn. How did we ever let people convince us that was a
How Trump’s Election Shook Obama: ‘What if We Were Wrong?’

How Trump’s Election Shook Obama: ‘What if We Were Wrong?’

President Barack Obama in August 2016 at the White House. In the weeks after Donald J. Trump’s election, Mr. Obama went through multiple emotional stages, according to a new book by his longtime
How Trump’s Election Shook Obama: ‘What if We Were Wrong?’

How Trump’s Election Shook Obama: ‘What if We Were Wrong?’

President Barack Obama in August 2016 at the White House. In the weeks after Donald J. Trump’s election, Mr. Obama went through multiple emotional stages, according to a new book by his longtime
Trump’s Lawyers, in Confidential Memo, Argue to Head Off a Historic Subpoena

Trump’s Lawyers, in Confidential Memo, Argue to Head Off a Historic Subpoena

President Trump’s lawyers have privately laid out a broad view of his constitutional powers in their fight to keep him from being forced to testify in front of a grand jury in the special counsel
Trump’s Lawyers, in Confidential Memo, Argue to Head Off a Historic Subpoena

Trump’s Lawyers, in Confidential Memo, Argue to Head Off a Historic Subpoena

President Trump’s lawyers have privately laid out a broad view of his constitutional powers in their fight to keep him from being forced to testify in front of a grand jury in the special counsel
News Analysis: Trump and His Lawyers Embrace a Vision of Vast Executive Power

News Analysis: Trump and His Lawyers Embrace a Vision of Vast Executive Power

President Trump asserted in a Twitter post on Monday that he had “the absolute right” to pardon himself.