Milbank: At the Supreme Court, a royal mess for ‘King Barack’

It has the makings of a royal mess for “King Barack.” Monday morning’s Supreme Court argument about the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases went badly for the Obama administration — so much so that the real question before the...

John Dingell calls an end to his legendary House career

David Maraniss, an associate editor of The Post, is the author of “Barack Obama: The Story” and “First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton.” Big John, he was called, even in his 80s, long after he had shrunk from his once-imposing 6-foot-3 hulk and had also lost much of his...

Kaya Henderson deserves support from D.C.’s elected leaders

Donald E. Graham is chairman of Graham Holdings Co. and a former publisher of The Washington Post. He is chairman of the D.C. College Access Program and a member of the boards of the D.C. College Success Foundation and KIPP D.C. This week the D.C. Council’s education...

Cohen: Susan Rice and the retreat of American power

Susan Rice ought to stay off “Meet the Press.” The last time she was on, she misrepresented what led to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. On Sunday she was back, this time misrepresenting critics of the Obama administration’s Syria policy. Last time her...

Robinson: GOP poor-mouthing on the minimum wage

At the risk of repeating myself, the federal minimum wage is far too low and needs to be raised. Republicans who claim to be worried about lost jobs can dry their crocodile tears, because a few simple measures would get all those jobs back — and lots more. It has been amusing to...

Gerson: Physics is enjoying a golden age

Each of the GPS satellites that allow me to navigate to a new restaurant carries an atomic clock that needs to be accurate in order to triangulate the speed and position of my moving car. But there are a couple of problems. Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity predicts...

Editorial: How to keep ‘House of Cards’ in Maryland at an acceptable price

MEDIA RIGHTS Capital, the production company behind the red-hot Netflix series “House of Cards,” has a message for Maryland: “Nice little economy you got there. What a shame if something would happen to it.” Well, those weren’t the exact words of letters MRC recently sent...

Editorial: Tougher efficiency standards for trucks makes sense

SOME OF President Obama’s unilateral actions may raise legitimate concerns, even for those who believe this Congress is noxiously unproductive. But his demand that cars and trucks use less fuel raises no such question. The president’s plan rests on a ­rock-solid legal...

Editorial: Ukraine’s next chapter

UKRAINE HAS shaken off its corrupt president and the immediate prospect of domination by Russia — but at the risk of further conflict. The decision by Viktor Yanukovych to flee Kiev over the weekend triggered the disintegration of his administration and prompted parliament to...

Heartless first-responders

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