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Patrick Buchanan: Hillary vs. The Donald

Posted 2/27/2016 in National Columns

In a Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump race -- which, the Beltway keening aside, seems the probable outcome of the primaries -- what are the odds the GOP can take the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court?

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: One writer to another

Posted 2/27/2016 in National Columns

When I moved to Monroeville, Alabama, in 1975, it was because of Bill Stewart, not Nelle Harper Lee. Stewart was the publisher of The Monroe Journal, an excellent weekly run by Bill Stewart's son, Steve, and his daughter-in-law, Patrice.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: If Obama wasn't 'black' before, he certainly is now

Posted 2/27/2016 in National Columns

Today's column is for the benefit of one Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Donald Trump's greatest faith has always been in Donald Trump

Posted 2/25/2016 in National Columns

A few words about Donald Trump's faith.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Nationalism and populism propel Trump

Posted 2/24/2016 in National Columns

As the returns came in from South Carolina Saturday night, showing Donald Trump winning a decisive victory, a note of nervous desperation crept into the commentary.

 

Froma Harrop: Apple, public safety and selling stuff

Posted 2/23/2016 in National Columns

Federal investigators hold the iPhone of Syed Rizwan Farook, the terrorist who helped slaughter 14 innocents in San Bernardino, California.

 

Froma Harrop: Railing against the establishment

Posted 2/22/2016 in National Columns

In politics, the "dog whistle" is coded language designed to delight a targeted subgroup and pass over the heads of everyone else. Other terms, such as "establishment," "Washington insider" and "free trade," are not quite full-grown dog whistles. Let's call them puppy whistles.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: 'Foolish at best, deceptive at worst'

Posted 2/22/2016 in National Columns

State leaders are claiming the new Continental Tire plant will be cash flow positive to the Mississippi general fund. I'm scratching my head trying to figure out how the numbers work.

 

Kathleen Parker: The fabricated fight between Pope Francis and Donald Trump

Posted 2/20/2016 in National Columns

The popular wisdom that opposites attract is true in both romance and politics.

Jamie Stiehm: The house that Scalia built

Posted 2/20/2016 in National Columns

Two waves broke last week: a pair of deaths on our national shore that changed everything. They are inseparable in the annals of our time. Goodbye to all that a Supreme Court Justice wrought, and the House of Bush brought. If only it were that simple.

 

Kathleen Parker: By seeking to thwart the Constitution, Republicans are playing with fire

Posted 2/18/2016 in National Columns

As Republican presidential candidates invoke Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's legacy, all insisting that his suddenly vacant seat shouldn't be filled until a new president is in place, it is helpful to ask: What would Scalia do?

 

 

Froma Harrop: Sanders as nominee ensures GOP victory

Posted 2/17/2016 in National Columns

The death of Antonin Scalia has set off yet another epic partisan struggle as Senate Republicans seek to deny President Obama his constitutional right to nominate the next Supreme Court justice.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Tragedy and choices

Posted 2/17/2016 in National Columns

Amid the petty bickering, loud rhetoric and sordid attack ads in this year's primary election campaigns, the death of a giant -- Justice Antonin Scalia -- suddenly overshadows all of that.

 

 

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