1. Documents Reveal Misleading Public Statements on Afghan War World, Today

    Documents obtained by The Washington Post paint a stark picture of missteps and failures in the American effort to pacify and rebuild Afghanistan.

  2. America the Hot Mess Opinion, December 6

    Yet, if you look again, you find a durable past that may just save us yet.

  3. Is This Thing On? A Look Back at Political Hot Mic Moments U.S., December 5

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada became the latest world leader to have private remarks disseminated worldwide.

  4. Sanctions May Have Fueled Iran Protests, but Have Yet to Further U.S. Goals U.S., December 2

    It is hard to discern a strategy that will accomplish the Trump administration’s objectives: renegotiating the nuclear deal with Iran or dialing back Iran’s malign behavior in the region.

  5. 6 Takeaways From Melania Trump’s Unauthorized Biography Books, December 2

    “Free, Melania” gets into the first lady’s relationship with Ivanka, “Be Best” and that “I really don’t care” jacket.

  6. Why Republicans Will Sidestep Their Garland Rule for the Court in 2020 U.S., November 29

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health scare raised the question of how the Senate would handle a Supreme Court vacancy in a presidential election year.

  7. Conservative Hypocrisy Makes Its Case at the Supreme Court Opinion, November 26

    Lawyers on the right are advancing arguments they once rejected on principle.

  8. How Trump Survives Opinion, November 26

    The lesson of past impeachments might be that it takes disasters, not just scandals, to remove a president from office.

  9. Democrats Increasingly Vocal in Calling ‘Medicare for All’ a Political Liability U.S., November 26

    Party leaders are describing the health care proposal that appeals to the party’s left as a risky bet that could neutralize one of the Democrats’ prime issues in 2020.

  10. Obama Urges Democrats to ‘Chill Out’ About 2020 Presidential Field U.S., November 21

    Mr. Obama, in his latest remarks about the Democratic primary race, said the party should focus less on differences among the candidates and more on defeating President Trump.

  11. Can the Supreme Court Save Itself? Opinion, November 21

    Two cases threaten to reinforce its image as a political captive of the Trump administration.

  12. Obama Moves Off Political Sidelines, Earlier Than He Expected U.S., November 20

    As Democratic presidential candidates gather to debate on Wednesday night, Barack Obama is increasingly pressing a 2020 message: Focus on defeating President Trump and ditch the ideological purity.

  13. Barack Obama Can’t Be Bothered U.S., November 18

    He feels liberated to weigh in on 2020 despite the online backlash, people close to him say.

  14. 230 Years and Zero Presidents: Why Mayors Haven’t Jumped Straight to the White House The Upshot, November 18

    A cultural suspicion about big cities seems to be part of the problem, but that attitude might be changing.

  15. Too Far Left? Some Democratic Candidates Don’t Buy Obama’s Argument U.S., November 16

    One day after former President Barack Obama cautioned against being out of touch with voters, Democratic candidates said there was a winner among them.

  16. Obama Says Average American Doesn’t Want to ‘Tear Down System’ U.S., November 15

    Former President Barack Obama, in an address to liberal donors, warned candidates not to go too far left and sought to calm those who were concerned about the state of the Democratic primary.

  17. A Goldilocks Candidate? Opinion, November 15

    Deval Patrick’s opportunity — and his problem.

  18. What’s the Takeaway From the First Impeachment Hearing? Opinion, November 14

    The inquiry into the president entered a new phase.

  19. Is It Time to Delete Uber? Opinion, November 12

    Is the C.E.O.’s brushing off of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder as a “mistake” the last straw?

  20. What Joe Biden Actually Did in Ukraine U.S., November 10

    The aims and the aftermath of a legacy project that underscores Mr. Biden’s years of diplomacy — but has been swallowed by the subplot of his son and a Ukrainian gas company.