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Kathleen Parker: Did we really elect Donald Trump?

Posted 1/14/2017 in National Columns

Republicans can argue until their last breath that Trump objectors are sore losers, but isn't more at stake than "mere politics"?

 

Patrick Buchanan: Trump's enemies see an opening

Posted 1/14/2017 in National Columns

"Fake news!" roared Donald Trump, the work of "sick people."

Leonard Pitts: Godspeed, Mr. President

Posted 1/14/2017 in National Columns

Dear Mr. President: "Barack Obama is not Jesus." Those were the first words of the first column I ever wrote about you -- a poke in the eye to Democrats who were singing rhapsodic hosannas about a certain highly regarded young senator.

 

Mona Charen: Goodbye to one selfie pres, hello to another?

Posted 1/13/2017 in National Columns

On Feb. 12, 2015, President Obama made a selfie-stick video for BuzzFeed. You may remember it -- or perhaps not -- because if there's one thing Barack Obama delivered during his eight years in office, it was plenty of celebration of himself.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'The mouth speaks what the heart is full of'

Posted 1/12/2017 in National Columns

How about if we let Jesus answer Kellyanne Conway?

 

 

Froma Harrop: The Obamacare repeal game is a disgrace

Posted 1/11/2017 in National Columns

The Republican majority in Congress has voted to kill the Affordable Care Act dozens of times.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Media must take a moral stand

Posted 1/9/2017 in National Columns

"Five minutes for Hitler, five minutes for the Jews." That, according to legend -- and a Facebook page for alumni of The Miami Herald -- was the routine response of an '80s-era editor whenever some hapless reporter was working overly hard to bring "balance" to a story where none should exist, where the moral high ground was clearly held by one side or the other

 

Steve Chapman: The risks of repealing Obamacare

Posted 1/9/2017 in National Columns

Much of politics is not about solving problems. It's about decrying problems while blaming your opponents for causing them or for failing to solve them. The trick is to always evade responsibility. It's like a game of hot potato. When the music stops, the winners are the ones holding nothing.

 

Steve Chapman: What Queen Elizabeth reveals about Trump

Posted 1/7/2017 in National Columns

Life for a modern monarch is often a jeweled prison, with an excess of tedium and a dearth of authority. Anyone who detests the idea of royals can take satisfaction in how insignificant they have become. But their adaptation to this shrunken role sheds a revealing light on Donald Trump.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: If Obama is a Muslim, is Trump a Russian spy?

Posted 1/7/2017 in National Columns

First, a history refresher: For the past nine years, a smattering of Americans, most recently led by our now president-elect, have insisted that Barack Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is liberal democracy an endangered species?

Posted 1/6/2017 in National Columns

"As we begin 2017, the most urgent threat to liberal democracy is not autocracy," writes William Galston of The Wall Street Journal, "it is illiberal democracy."

 

 

Froma Harrop: The people saved the ethics office, not the tweets

Posted 1/5/2017 in National Columns

That went over well. In the darkness of night on a federal holiday, House Republicans voted to kill the Office of Congressional Ethics.

 

 

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