It is appropriate for the U.S. to be out of Afghanistan, where it never belonged in the first place, writes columnist Rekha Basu, but we must be accountable to those we left behind.
As a young man, Henry Adams — grandson of one president, great grandson of another and friend of the American elite — found that there was no reputable profession where he could succeed.
Last year was a win for youth voter participation. We saw the highest-ever turnout for young voters, with half of 18- to 29-year-olds casting ballots. (Only 39% did so in 2016.) But 2020 also made it clear that we have a lot of work to do, writes columnist Rachel Konowitz.
Biden should admit that his administration failed to understand how quickly the Taliban would advance and how rapidly the window for evacuation of Americans and vulnerable Afghanis would close. He shouldn’t bother with excuses or attempt to blame anyone else. He should admit that his administration miscalculated and move forward from there, writes columnist John M. Crisp.
I’m getting frantic emails from Afghan friends who can’t make it to the Kabul airport before the U.S. evacuation ends, writes foreign policy expert Trudy Rubin.
Now is the time for us to negotiate swiftly with the Taliban to keep diplomatic relations and to provide international aid, writes columnist Kien Pham.
Let Tulsa once more serve as an example to communities across America by standing by those who stood by us, writes columnist Adam Pasque.
As the Taliban reconquers Afghanistan in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal, the U.S. has a moral obligation to allow in refugees, writes columnist Noah Smith.
While our government and military are unable to predict the future, they can and must plan and prepare for it. They should have and could have done both. If so, the current Afghan situation would be dramatically different and much less disastrous than it now is, writes columnist John Admire, a retired U.S. Marine Corps major general.
When South Vietnam collapsed after a war that involved four times as many U.S. troops, many drew the same conclusion: The age of U.S. global power was over, writes columnist Doyle McManus.
In a rational world, vaccinations would be among the many issues we could be expected to discuss publicly, says columnist Richard Kyte.
The fall of Kabul reminds me of an argument I had with my father on Thanksgiving Day of 2001. The U.S. had invaded Afghanistan and swept away the Taliban. The question was what to do next, writes columnist Noah Feldman.
Tornado recovery requires a lot of coordination to get residents back into the safety and security of their homes. The same is true for the COVID-19 pandemic, columnists Craig Knutson and Teresa Meinders Burkett say.
The unmasked and unvaccinated range from the misinformed and time-constrained, to the lazy and selfish, to those who are ideologically committed or deep in the grip of conspiracy theories. At the very edge of the spectrum of shame are the self-serving political, media and activist leaders who feed vaccine misinformation and encourage skepticism though they should know better, writes columnist Nicholas Goldberg.
From 1957 to 1961, the newspaper route was a constant, writes columnist Dr. Stewart Gilbert. I delivered the paper until leaving for Langston University, the alma mater of my high school mentor, Mr. Harley T. King.
COVID-19 is a nightmare that has left more than 600,000 people dead in the United States alone. But from the very start it was also a clear dress rehearsal for the looming global catastrophe of climate change, which is barreling toward us and likely to wreak more damage than the pandemic, writes columnist Nicholas Goldberg.
A graphic representation of a geometric progression shows how fast COVID-19 can spread from one person in a matter of days if each person infects 3.5 others, the conservative rate-of-spread estimate.
This issue should not be a divisive one based on what party you belong to, what part of the country you reside in, the skin color of your school, your religion, or your social or economic status. This is a human issue, writes columnist Anne Williams.
A talk show producer was calling him sexy, his instructive, caring, humorous press conferences on COVID-19 had won him an Emmy, a publisher was paying him $5 million for a book he wrote about his leadership excellence and many had him pegged as a future president, columnist Jay Ambrose writes.
In May, the Biden administration issued a Treasury Department report urging Congress to adopt much stricter rules on cryptocurrencies. For one example of many, it said that just as with cash transactions of $10,000 or more, the government should always be notified when such cryptocurrency transactions take place, writes columnist Chris Reed.
In both Iraq and now Afghanistan, we have been pulled from the field and told to take a seat, writes columnist Will Beck. Good game, boys, we have been told, and we watch from the sidelines as the other team marches down the field for the winning touchdown. It’s maddening.