As hostages suffer, Israel needs to make tough strategic choices

As captivity for hostages passes 100 days, splits between President Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are growing and consensus among Israelis is cracking.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 21, 2024

Conservatives want to unleash the courts. They might regret asking.

The Supreme Court considers whether to shift the balance of power away from the executive branch — in favor of itself.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 20, 2024

Save Black lives. Ban menthol cigarettes.

The Biden administration should have the courage to protect public health by banning menthol flavoring in cigarettes.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 19, 2024

To help Central American democracy, use pressure, not passivity

Bernardo Arévalo’s election win and the backing of the Biden administration are signs that democracy in Central America still has a chance.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 19, 2024

The 1.5-degree climate goal is out of reach. Here’s what to do now.

Hitting the climate change ceiling should encourage world leaders to deploy every energy technology in the battle against global warming.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 18, 2024

Even this Congress might find its way to helping lots of poor kids

If this bill passes, it would mark a major bipartisan achievement for a Congress that has been historically unproductive.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 17, 2024

A crime-free D.C. starts with drug-free zones

The D.C. Council’s public safety committee plans to vote Wednesday on wide-ranging legislation that can help bring crime under control in 2024.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 16, 2024

How to decide whether to close schools in the next pandemic

The trade-offs of restrictive pandemic policy are clearer now.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 15, 2024

Will Trump’s politics of untruthfulness win again? Iowa gets its say.

Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump attack Nikki Haley for being even somewhat truthful.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 14, 2024

U.S. strikes on the Houthis were strong, proportionate — and overdue

U.S.-led airstrikes against Houthi rebels disrupting Red Sea shipping were necessary and careful. Let’s see if the message is received.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 13, 2024

After a near-tragedy, Boeing needs to straighten up and fly right

Boeing and its supplier Spirit AeroSystems that manufactured the door plug have questions to answer.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 12, 2024

Whoever wins, Taiwan’s free election is a defeat for China’s autocracy

Taiwan’s successful democracy should be a model for China’s communist leaders across the strait — if they weren’t so paranoid.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 11, 2024

No matter how high he gets, Elon Musk shouldn’t be above the law

A new report alleging illegal drug use raises questions about his key role as a government contractor.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 10, 2024

Gaza is shattered. Here’s how to ease the suffering — and offer some hope.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s mission to alleviate the despair in Gaza is as critical as it is challenging.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 9, 2024

So far, there’s no defense for Lloyd Austin’s hospital silence

The defense secretary keeping superiors and subordinates in the dark about his health shows worse than bad judgment.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 8, 2024

A new debate is raging on an old subject: How fair is America?

New research suggests less concentration of income at the top. But the United States remains a uniquely unequal nation.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 7, 2024

Home schooling is surging. States have to step up their oversight.

Kids can’t be allowed to fall through the cracks.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 6, 2024

Three years later, beware dangerous revisionism of Jan. 6

Scary new polling shows the corrosiveness of Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election and the danger of him returning to power in 2024.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 5, 2024

A big Navy is vital. A more lethal one would be even better.

We need a big Navy. But the Navy needs a big overhaul.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 4, 2024

Kyrgyzstan’s bizarre, unjustified crackdown on a news website

Kyrgyzstan is going after journalists and civil society under President Sadyr Japarov.

By the Editorial BoardJanuary 4, 2024