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Thomas Sowell: The war against achievement

Posted 11/26/2013 in National Columns

A friend recently sent me a link to an inspiring video about an upbeat young black man who was born without arms. It showed him going to work -- unlike the record number of people living on government payments for "disabilities" that are far less serious, if not fictitious.

 

Leonard Pitts: Trayvon Martin or George Zimmerman -- who's the real thug?

Posted 11/23/2013 in National Columns

With George Zimmerman out on bail last week after his latest run-in with police, it seems an opportune time to discuss the second killing of Trayvon Martin.

 

Rheta Johnson: Something pulled me back

Posted 11/23/2013 in National Columns

PASS CHRISTIAN -- Today she looks like a beautiful Indian princess, like Walt Disney's Pocahontas, her thick black braid rapunzeling down the back of her tunic of red, the color in which her mother dressed her "Mimi." Author Jesmyn Ward's ancestry is mixed with African, French, Spanish and Native American blood, allowing a rainbow of perspective, which makes her feel "lucky," she says, as a writer. But for facile identification, "I choose to embrace African American. It's a political choice."

 

 

Susan Estrich: Who knows best?

Posted 11/23/2013 in National Columns

Martin Short had the best line at the Governors Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: "President Obama said if you like your Oscar, you can keep it."

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Assassin in Dallas created the nation we know today

Posted 11/21/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The comparisons you should never make

Posted 11/20/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Charles Krauthammer: Why liberals are panicked about Obamacare

Posted 11/18/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 150 years later, fight for equality and freedom continues

Posted 11/16/2013 in National Columns

The greatest words any American ever said were spoken by a gaunt, war-haunted man in a tiny Pennsylvania college town 150 years ago Tuesday.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Nowhere but Louisiana

Posted 11/16/2013 in National Columns

BATON ROUGE, La. -- I am winding my way down to the Louisiana Capitol basement, trying to find House Committee Room 6, which is as exciting as it sounds and not evident by the crowds gathering to hear me read.

 

Kathleen Parker: The sinking ship of Obamacare

Posted 11/16/2013 in National Columns

Let's recap: If you like your insurance policy, you can keep it. No, wait. If you liked your policy, it was probably worthless anyway. Scratch that. If your junk policy was canceled and you still want it, you can keep it. Er, get it back.

 

Leonard Pitts: A breath of fresh air from the Vatican

Posted 11/15/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Mr. President, you lied

Posted 11/14/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Doubling down on double standards

Posted 11/14/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Susan Estrich: Cancellation politics

Posted 11/13/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Tea Party at the crossroads

Posted 11/12/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Country mouse in a city trap

Posted 11/9/2013 in National Columns

ATLANTA -- In 1994, I borrowed the truck that hauled the loaner bed to the thinly disguised doublewide I was renting outside of Atlanta.

 

 

Susan Estrich: The Tsongas Bill

Posted 11/9/2013 in National Columns

That's what it was called back in 1979, when Paul Tsongas, the freshman senator from Massachusetts, introduced a bill to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to add sexual orientation to the list (which already included race, religion and sex) of things you couldn't (absent narrow exceptions) base employment decisions on.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: For adults, there's no room for childish behavior

Posted 11/9/2013 in National Columns

Boys will be boys. Strip away the extraneous verbiage and that is what much of the defense of Richie Incognito boils down to. Incognito, a Miami Dolphins lineman, was booted from the team a few days ago -- perhaps permanently -- for abusive conduct, racist language and bullying behavior toward fellow lineman Jonathan Martin. Incognito's teammates are firmly on his side.

 

Kathleen Parker: Obamacare Rx: a well-delivered apology

Posted 11/9/2013 in National Columns

President Obama is no lip-biting, tear-streaked, chin-trembling apologist.

 

Kathleen Parker: The sin of omission in Obamacare

Posted 11/8/2013 in National Columns

Among the many rules I grew up with, two stand out. The first was to never call someone a liar, which was considered the worst character indictment one could issue. The accuser had best be prepared to fight or be fleet of foot.

 

 

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