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Rheta Johnson: Events in black and white

Posted 3/19/2016 in National Columns

The civil-rights movement wasn't just "Rosa sat down, Martin stood up and the white folks came down to save the day," the photographer Matt Herron quips.

 

 

Jamie Stiehm: Garland appointment now in Senate's court

Posted 3/19/2016 in National Columns

Washington -- Here comes a great courtroom drama, pitting the president against the Senate, which will act as judge and jury. The stakes are supremely high, even higher than the presidential race. Filling the empty seat on the Supreme Court amounts to changing the balance of power on the aggressively conservative Court.

 

 

Bill Crawford: Tax cuts the solution to budget deficit? Crazy.

Posted 3/19/2016 in National Columns

Mississippi tax revenues are running short, so obviously it's time for a big tax cut.

 

 

Froma Harrop: How the West was shunned in primary politics

Posted 3/17/2016 in National Columns

There's a not-insignificant part of the United States known as the West Coast.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Trump foes should stay off his stage

Posted 3/16/2016 in National Columns

It's not easy to turn Donald Trump into an object of sympathy, but the hotheads disrupting his rallies are pulling it off.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Brownshirts & Republican Wimps

Posted 3/15/2016 in National Columns

Friday evening's Donald Trump rally in Chicago was broken up by a foul-mouthed mob that infiltrated the hall and forced the cancelation of the event to prevent violence and bloodshed.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Voting at a crossroads

Posted 3/15/2016 in National Columns

It is seldom that the fate of a nation can be traced to what happened on one particular day. But that may be what happens in the United States of America on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Unofficially, there are more than two political parties

Posted 3/14/2016 in National Columns

Question: How many major political parties are there? The official answer is two. The reality is four.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Are you starting to soften on Donald Trump? Don't.

Posted 3/14/2016 in National Columns

As Donald Trump continues to surge forward as the most-likely Republican nominee, perfectly sane people are beginning to wonder: "Was there something we missed? Maybe he's not really so bad."

 

Susan Estrich: It's the delegates, stupid

Posted 3/13/2016 in National Columns

Whenever I hear some otherwise smart person explain to me how Joe Biden is going to march in and become the Democratic nominee, or how "they" -- whoever they are -- are going to come in and save the Republican Party from Donald Trump, I pretty much know that person has never been to a convention or met a delegate, let alone tried to convince one to be for someone other than the person he or she was elected to support.

 

Rheta Johnson: Time for your close-up

Posted 3/12/2016 in National Columns

When I was a kid in knee socks held up with rubber bands from the produce aisle, my fourth-grade teacher scribbled a note on my report card. Rheta has a flair for drama.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Defeating Trump won't erase the forces that made him possible

Posted 3/12/2016 in National Columns

We should probably start thinking about what we're going to do after Trump.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'Lesbian mother' just another word for 'mother'

Posted 3/10/2016 in National Columns

This is how John Ward described killing his first wife.

 

 

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