The Great Debate

Why America could (probably) survive a President Trump

March 9, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as protestors hold up a sign reading "No Place for Hate in Maine" during a campaign rally in Portland, Maine March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Joel Page TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS96PL

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as protestors hold up a sign reading “No Place for Hate in Maine” during a campaign rally in Portland, Maine March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Joel Page

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Antonin Scalia’s death challenges U.S. leadership

February 14, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

How to solve the House speaker fight

October 14, 2015
U.S. House Speaker Boehner re-enters after excusing himself from news conference following closed Republican House caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

House Speaker John Boehner re-enters after excusing himself from a news conference following a closed Republican House caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington, September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Disorder in the House – just as the Founding Fathers wanted it

October 12, 2015
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) pauses during his weekly news conference in Washington

House Speaker John Boehner pauses during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 29, 2015.REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Why it’s so much easier for Congress to vote for war than peace

September 3, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Cruz waits to speak against Iran nuclear deal during rally across from the White House in Washington

Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz waits to speak at an event protesting against the Iran nuclear deal in Lafayette Park, across from the White House in Washington, July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

If Obama really wants to close Guantanamo, here’s what he needs to do

May 20, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama signs an executive order in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama speaks before signing the executive order to close the military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, in the Oval Office on his second official day at the White House in Washington, January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

A lose-lose choice for Hillary Clinton

April 21, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State Clinton reacts while testifying on the Benghazi attacks during Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responds to intense questioning about the September attacks on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Maybe the Nationals can teach Congress how to play ball

April 5, 2015
MLB: New York Yankees at Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister throws against the New York Yankees during spring training at Space Coast Stadium in Melbourne, Florida, March 23, 2015. USA TODAY/Brad Barr

Party politics: Two small tents, with most Americans on the outside

April 5, 2015
Reid stands with Schumer as he addresses reporters in Washington

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) (R) stands with Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) after a White House meeting in Washington, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Why the letter to Iran won’t end well for Republicans

March 11, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) addresses a joint meeting of Congress ion Capitol Hill in Washington, March 3, 2015. House Speaker John Boehner (L) (R-Ohio) and President pro tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) applaud Netanyahu. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst