BY DANA MILBANK
On June 14, Sunni rebels threatened Baghdad after seizing much of Iraq — and President Obama fearlessly played a round at the Sunnylands Golf Course in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
BY TED DEUTCH AND KAREN BASS
This year an estimated 60,000 children will cross the U.S.-Mexico border without parents or guardians, a tenfold jump from previous years.
BY JOY-ANN REID
The mass shooting at the Liberty Square housing projects Tuesday morning is tragedy enough. A 29-year-old man was killed on the spot. Another victim died at the hospital. In all, nine people were shot, in what must have felt like a scene out of a bad gangland movie.
By GEPSIE METELLUS
The Haitian-American community of South Florida, formally established less than 50 years ago when the first boatload of refugees arrived on the Florida shores in the late ’70s, now boasts citizens, homeowners, entrepreneurs, elected officials, a vibrant cultural scene, viable business districts and an iconic neighborhood considered to be the heart and soul of Haitian culture in Miami-Dade County.
BY E.J. DIONNE
The words of Chris McDaniel, the tea party candidate vanquished in Mississippi’s runoff on Tuesday by Sen. Thad Cochran and the state's GOP establishment, were not the most gracious: “There is something a bit strange, there is something a bit unusual about a Republican primary that's decided by liberal Democrats.”
In My Opinion
By Leonard Pitts Jr.
His family doesn’t know if Zack actually heard any of it firsthand.
BY TRUDY RUBIN
When President Obama went on TV last week to outline his response to terrorist advances in Iraq, he missed a chance to do something essential: Convey how serious the threat is to the Mideast — and to us.
BY STEVE BOUSQUET
It was a simple question, but as is often the case with Gov. Rick Scott, there was no simple answer.
BY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER
President Obama arrived in the White House intent on ending U.S. involvement abroad. He would pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan. He would close the prison in Guantánamo and ignore Vladimir Putin’s imperial spasm in Russia and the outbursts from Hugo Chávez and his accomplices in Venezuela.
BY JOHN DICKERSON
Anyone who has ever kicked a trash can across a room after trying to get the Internal Revenue Service to explain a tax rule, or been through one of its exfoliating audits, gained a champion in Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., last week.
BY PAULA DOCKERY
Every 10 years after a census, political lines are redrawn nationally to reapportion congressional seats based on population. Growing states, like Florida, may pick up a congressional seat or two at a cost to other states. Such was the case in 2012.
BY MANNY DIAZ
Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the first-ever national carbon pollution standards to address carbon pollution from existing fossil-fuel-fired power plants. This crucial, if overdue, step toward addressing global warming’s serious threat to Florida and the rest of the nation should be applauded.
BY CHARLES LANE
The world would be a much better place if Argentina were more like Detroit. Messed up as the Motor City’s finances may be, at least the city is covered by U.S. bankruptcy law, under which the municipal government and its creditors are working out a binding settlement under the supervision of a federal judge.
BY FRIDA GHITIS
On Iraq, President Obama is trying to pull off a perilous tight-rope walk over a blustery forest fire. He faces treacherous cross winds. We should all be rooting for him, because it is vital that he make it to the other side.
BY HELEN AGUIRRE FERRÉ
Americans are being seduced by the beautiful game. A total of 15.9 million viewers watched the U.S soccer team beat Ghana in the World Cup, which is just 2 million short of the viewership of the NBA championship between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. Part of this increased interest might be because more communities are forming youth soccer leagues, which kids — and their parents — seem to love.
By REIHAN SALAM
What exactly does the tea party movement want?
By WILLIAM SILVER
June 21 is the 50th anniversary of the death of my cousin, Andrew Goodman. He was one of three young voting rights activist murdered by the KKK while trying to register blacks to vote in the summer of 1964.
By DANIEL SHOER ROTH
Almost a dozen dancers from the Cuban National Ballet who, until a few days ago, could share only an unsatisfactory plate of food without the sauce of freedom or the spice of opportunity, now dance in Miami to the beat of uncertainty and the pain of family separation and uprooting.
By JENNIFER RUBIN
Last week we saw three potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, address some aspect of gay rights, and all three agreed in essence that gay marriage is no longer a federal issue.
BY RUBÉN ZAMORA
In recent months we have seen the rise of unaccompanied children on the border between the United States and Mexico. Many of these are from the northern triangle of Central America, formed by El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.