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Clarence Page: Racial strife can lead to progress

Posted 12/13/2014 in National Columns

Big city mayors have to stay as neutral as possible when asked about disputes between their citizens and the police. But New York Mayor Bill de Blasio found his voice in a profoundly moving way when he responded not as a mayor, but as a parent.

 

 

Jamie Stiehm: Hollywood steps outside its comfort zone

Posted 12/10/2014 in National Columns

As "Wild" goes into wide release, a sacred Hollywood idea will be put to the test -- and, hopefully, it will flunk.

 

 

Michael Gerson: An act of exceptional recklessness

Posted 12/9/2014 in National Columns

With the apparently imminent release of the Feinstein report on CIA interrogations of high-value terrorists a decade ago, let's consider the situation of intelligence personnel who have been involved, not in that program but in drone strikes against terrorists, conducted in a variety of countries around the world.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Obamacare and the middle class

Posted 12/8/2014 in National Columns

Few truly appreciate the enormous economic benefits the Affordable Care Act will deliver.

 

Dana Milbank: Eric Garner case offers Obama a moment to seize

Posted 12/6/2014 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- The words, spoken about the Eric Garner travesty in New York, were righteous and powerful.

 

Froma Harrop: There's something special about paper

Posted 12/6/2014 in National Columns

Interesting that the tech website CNET has started publishing an old-fashioned magazine -- you know, on paper, like Time and Life. To complete the retro circle, CNET's periodical is carrying print ads for Ford, Gillette and other brands already at home in the "Mad Men" era.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Rereading 'Of Mice and Men'

Posted 12/6/2014 in National Columns

FISHTRAP HOLLOW -- I walked out to the little house in the yard that stores my books. From my personal library that techie friends keep telling me is silly and superfluous, I found with no trouble my battered old copy of "Of Mice and Men." Taped and raggedy and dog-eared, it feels in my hands like life.

 

 

Other Editors: Who's in charge of education?

Posted 12/5/2014 in National Columns

Gov. Phil Bryant gets an A for his political skills. He's very good at appealing to his base and is a shoo-in to win a second term in 2015.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Understanding white privilege

Posted 12/4/2014 in National Columns

What follows is for the benefit of one William James O'Reilly Jr. -- "Bill" to his fans.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Are Americans turning post-materialistic?

Posted 12/4/2014 in National Columns

In 1916, Wanamaker's department store in Philadelphia sponsored a children's parade.

 

 

Dana Milbank: Thoughts -- and little action

Posted 12/3/2014 in National Columns

After a week of Ferguson protests that have roiled the country, President Obama on Monday did what he generally does in times of crisis: He had a meeting.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Opinions vs. facts

Posted 12/2/2014 in National Columns

Everyone seems to have an opinion about the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Fast disclosure in Missouri was a wise decision

Posted 12/1/2014 in National Columns

Whether grand jurors in Missouri did the right thing will be debated for years. Beyond debate is the wisdom of the decision to go public -- instantly -- with reports, photos, drawings and testimony transcripts related to the death of Michael Brown.

 

 

Froma Harrop: In Ferguson, as elsewhere, voting Is what matters

Posted 12/1/2014 in National Columns

In covering the violence engulfing Ferguson, Missouri, media routinely cite the following numbers to explain the frustration of the minority community there: Ferguson's population is two-thirds African-American, yet the mayor, five of the six City Council members and nearly the entire police force are white.

 

Dana Milbank: Obama has his Rumsfeld moment

Posted 11/29/2014 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- When Barack Obama looks in the mirror these days, he must see a terrifying visage staring back at him: that of George W. Bush.

Kathleen Parker: From Bill Cosby to Ferguson, a reminder of our rule of law

Posted 11/29/2014 in National Columns

By now, most Americans probably have formed an opinion about what comedian Bill Cosby did or didn't do sexually to or with at least 16 women beginning in the 1960s.

 

Leonard Pitts: Blacks and whites need to wake up to racial injustice

Posted 11/26/2014 in National Columns

In September, I received an email that should have left me feeling vindicated.

 

 

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