Charles Blow

11/20/2014 - 2:54pm

    The president came to Washington thinking he could change Washington, make it better, unite it and the nation. He was wrong. As he ascended, the tone of political discourse descended, as much because of who he was as what he did.

    When Obama...

08/14/2014 - 6:47pm

    Americans, it must be admitted, are not always the most engaged people on world issues. It's a sad truth.

    But the world, at this moment, is aflame, and more Americans must perk up and pay attention. Before we know it, we will have already been drawn into these...

08/07/2014 - 3:22pm

    "Hair is political."

    That was the line that stuck with me when my 17-year-old daughter recently regaled me with the minutiae of a lighthearted argument she'd had with a friend. It was about my daughter's staunch resistance to straightening or...

08/07/2014 - 2:36pm

    Congress is a joke. But the joke isn't funny - unless, of course, you're into dark humor.

    The entire legislative body has been consumed by kvetching, at the expense of actual legislating. And the numbers that highlight this reality are simply atrocious.

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07/31/2014 - 8:37pm

    Rather than getting on with the country's business and focusing solely on can't-wait issues before they jet out of town this weekend - like the unfinished bill to fix veterans' health care and the stalled bill to deal with the humanitarian crisis of Central American children arriving at the border -...

07/18/2014 - 1:14pm

    In trying to lay the blame for the border crisis on the White House's doorstep, House Speaker John Boehner exploded at a news conference on Thursday, saying of the president:

    "He's been president for 5 1/2 years! When is he going to take responsibility...

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