Column: As Washington settles in for more and more gridlock, one group of veteran political operatives remains deeply committed to making the government serve the common good.
Column: Wars may end when the final shot is fired or the last bomb dropped, but the effects of the violence remain. So it is with the Vietnam War.
Column: Is the common narrative about deep divisions within the Republican Party wrong? Maybe it's the Democrats who face the really ideological divisions.
Column: I have learned the hard way not to put my faith in church leaders. They are not the most important people in the church to me.
Column: Timothy Shriver, who has directed the Special Olympics for the past 10 years, had a participatory childhood, triply so.
Among the perks I relished in the nearly three decades of writing columns, editorials, and stories for The Washington Post was having Ben Bradlee as the paper's executive editor. He came to the Post in 1965, three years before I did, and retired in 1991. In that 26-year span, Bradlee transformed the paper into a potent force for truth-digging and truth-telling.
Column: This year, more than most, the issues that seemed to be shaping the debate have come and gone like the wind.
Column: The free speech I've cherished most in the pages of NCR throughout its 50-year history has been the letters to the editor.
Column: I'm not impressed with the progressive Catholics who seem to be reading a revolution in every little baby step. Clearly we are not there yet.
Column: While control of the Senate in this year's midterms is up for grabs, no one doubts that the Republicans will continue to control the House.