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Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, is a Republican representative-elect from Texas. <br> Dan Zak/Washington Post

SNL mocked my appearance. Here's why I didn't demand an apology.

"As a country, we still have a lot of work to do," writes Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL and a Republican representative-elect from Texas. "We need to agree on some basic rules for civil discourse."

Trump improving as our combatant in chief

If Trump repopulated his front bench with a talented supporting cast of people who would amplify rather than muffle his message, he’ll be unstoppable in 2020.

One big loser of the midterms: Russian hackers

It is part of a new approach from the Trump administration that purports to unleash U.S. Cyber Command to hack the hackers back, to fight them in their networks as opposed to America’s.


OPINION

Sessions can look back on a job well done

Throughout, Jeff Sessions has set an example of personal grace and dignity under enormous pressure. He has acted always out of concern not for his personal legacy but rather for the legacy of the Justice Department and the rule of law.


MILITARY UPDATE

Tricare seeking right mix of therapies for kids with autism

Nearly 15,000 military children with autism receive Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services, usually 20 or more hours of therapy per week, to learn desired behaviors and douse undesirable behaviors under a demonstration program offered through Tricare, the military’s health insurance benefit.


OPINION

Dems can thank Trump for their midterms boost

The big question is whether Trump and House Democrats will try to cut deals.

OPINION

How Dems should spend new political capital

Democrats need a focused agenda of quickly actionable items for the first 100 days.


OPINION

Inside the mystery of Trump’s stubbornly loyal base

Trump’s base knows all about being denied. For years — decades, really — its members invested their pleas, hopes, dreams, donations and votes in the establishments of both D.C. parties. To no avail.


OPINION

Both parties should rue lost opportunities

We can wonder what might have been if they’d been a little more focused on practical politics and a little less focused on instant, evanescent victories in the culture war.

OPINION

Assange sunk his stock by sliding into dirty tricks

He was never doing any of this on principle. He was driven by snickers and spite.


OPINION

Include domestic threats in war on terrorism

History teaches that ad hoc responses to specific crises will never fully address domestic threats, which instead require a long-term and sustained focus from the White House between the crises.


OPINION

What could GIs be asked to do next?

Given the country’s increasing divisions over immigration policy, Trump is endangering the trust and respect the U.S. military enjoys.


OPINION

Saudis still have many questions to answer

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi involves a lot more than a group of security officials, just as the Watergate scandal was bigger than a break-in and the 9/11 terror attacks went beyond the hijackers.

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