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Patrick Buchanan: Trolling for war with Russia

Posted 6/21/2016 in National Columns

Some 50 State Department officials have signed a memo calling on President Obama to launch air and missile strikes on the Damascus regime of Bashar Assad.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The cultural case for Brexit deserves respect

Posted 6/21/2016 in National Columns

It's not all about money. The economic arguments for Britain to stay in the European Union may be compelling, but the noneconomic ones demand respect. Preserving a way of life is a valid desire -- and one widely shared.

 

Kathleen Parker: Why can't we do something sensible about guns?

Posted 6/18/2016 in National Columns

The arguments for and against gun control are so familiar by now, we might as well hit replay and skip the debate. In the wake of the horrific murders of 49 people in an Orlando gay nightclub, America is reenacting the usual drama: Politicians repeat past arguments, citizens retreat into their routines, killers reload.

 

Rheta Johnson: Grits, religion, bush-hogging and coming out

Posted 6/18/2016 in National Columns

I wonder if the governors of Mississippi and North Carolina and other states where gay, lesbian and transgender citizens have been targeted, usually in the name of religion, have any idea that the taxpayers they are maligning have been through many other battles. And survived.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Yes, Hitler

Posted 6/18/2016 in National Columns

Yes, Hitler. Some of you questioned my evocation of history's great villain in a recent column on House Speaker Paul Ryan's surrender to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

 

 

Jaime Stiehm: More than a moment of silence: a late-night show

Posted 6/17/2016 in National Columns

The best show in town is making a comeback. Annie, get your gun, an old-fashioned filibuster is happening on the Senate floor.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Orlando is why we need surveillance

Posted 6/16/2016 in National Columns

The FBI had the Orlando gunman under watch -- twice -- and, after much consideration, decided to stop following him. Was this a mistake? Obviously, tragically so.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Hatred, rhetoric and the violence they spawn

Posted 6/16/2016 in National Columns

I am supposed to be writing about a shooting in Orlando, but my thoughts keep circling back to a funeral in Louisville.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Islam & the West: irreconcilable conflict?

Posted 6/14/2016 in National Columns

On Saturday night, Omar Mateen was a loner and a loser. Sunday, he was immortal, by his standards, a hero.

 

 

Other Editors: Phil Bryant's make-believe war

Posted 6/13/2016 in National Columns

The governor should give it a rest.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Obama's racial legacy

Posted 6/13/2016 in National Columns

As Barack Obama's presidency takes a back seat to the psychodrama known as the 2016 election, historians, speculators and revisionists are busy writing his presidential epitaph.

 

 

Bert Montgomery: Everything I know about prayer I learned from George Carlin

Posted 6/11/2016 in National Columns

Everything I know about prayer, I learned from the late comedian and atheist George Carlin.

 

Bill Crawford: Reasoned discourse a historical relic in Twitter age

Posted 6/11/2016 in National Columns

"In this age of Twitter, is reasoned discourse truly an historical relic, or is there hope for its revival?"

 

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