Perspective

Perspective | The Webb telescope is astonishing. But the universe is even more so.

This new tool can’t do everything, but it’s capturing some of the first light emitted after the big bang, and that is already revealing wonders Joel Achenbach covers science and politics for the National desk. He has been a staff writer for The Post since 1990. August 5, 2022 at 2:23 p.m. EDT W.R. for …

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Perspective | Vin Scully delivered a nightly fanfare for the common man

Comment on this story Comment He was something that’s pretty much vanished from the American landscape: a genial truth-teller, well-liked because he was honest, beloved because he was reliable, trusted because he loathed phonies, frauds and showboats as much as his audience did. Vin Scully’s act never fell out of fashion because it wasn’t an …

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Perspective | Brian Flores’s honor saved Dolphins owner Stephen Ross from himself

Comment on this story Comment That dried old fig Stephen Ross should be grateful to Brian Flores. If not for Flores, the Miami Dolphins’ owner could be out of the NFL altogether, perhaps even facing charges for violating the federal Sports Bribery Act. Without Flores, Ross might be testing the shelf life of figs in …

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Perspective | Electronics are built with death dates. Let’s not keep them a secret.

(Daniel Diosdado For The Washington Post) Our analysis of 14 popular consumer devices found most could stop working in 3 to 4 years because of irreplaceable batteries. Here’s how we get the tech industry to design products that last longer — and do less damage to the environment. Updated August 2, 2022 at 9:38 a.m. EDT|Published …

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Perspective | NFL’s failure to protect women saved Deshaun Watson from accountability

Comment on this story Comment Deshaun Watson won. Sadly, he won. Disturbingly, he won. When an independent disciplinary officer released her ruling Monday morning, it was as sickening as it was predictable. In the NFL’s incoherent system of punishment, two dozen accusations of sexual misconduct are worth a puny six-game suspension. Perhaps Watson is so …

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