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Kathleen Parker: The terror of not knowing

Posted 4/25/2013 in National Columns

As the manhunt for the Boston bombers reached its climactic conclusion, Americans of all hues and backgrounds heaved a sigh of relief.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Free the 'work beasts'

Posted 4/25/2013 in National Columns

We who work through colds, bad backs and low moods -- however liberal we might be -- have permission to resent those who could hold a job but don't, preferring to collect disability checks unto the decades. You see them at the coffee shop, refilling their cups in leisure, or even pumping iron at the gym.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Even in tragedy, a nation divided

Posted 4/24/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Froma Harrop: The bombers and who gets in

Posted 4/23/2013 in National Columns

The uncle of the accused Boston Marathon bombers got the boys right. They were unable to settle into American life, Ruslan Tsarni told reporters from his home in Maryland, "and thereby just hating everyone who did."

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'Oh, my God'

Posted 4/20/2013 in National Columns

Soon after the explosions, there appeared on the website of The Boston Globe a video of the moment. Runners in the city's iconic marathon are jogging across the finish line and everyone is cheering, when there is a clap of thunder and an orange bloom of fire from within a ring of flags honoring the nations represented in the race. It is followed, seconds later, by another blast from just down the street.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: The books that rocked your world

Posted 4/20/2013 in National Columns

It was a bookstore in an old house that also sold chocolate treats and bottled beer, pretty much a working definition of heaven. A group of convivial folks, mostly from the nearby college, had come to listen to Alabama author and veteran journalist Frye Gaillard talk about his latest, "The Books That Mattered, A Reader's Memoir."

 

 

George Will: What's behind the funding of the welfare state

Posted 4/19/2013 in National Columns

The regulatory, administrative state, which progressives champion, is generally a servant of the strong, for two reasons.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Hitting home

Posted 4/18/2013 in National Columns

I'm from Boston. Over the years, I lived in two apartments within a stone's throw of Monday's bombings. Over the years, I stood and cheered marathon runners countless times.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The day after the bombings in Boston

Posted 4/17/2013 in National Columns

You know the feeling. You wake up filled with dread but, still groggy, you can't put your finger on the reason. Possibilities flitter across the landscape of near-consciousness: An exam? A deadline? A speech? What day is it? Oh my God, Boston.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: More feedback on 'Accidental Racist'

Posted 4/13/2013 in National Columns

There are many things to say about Brad Paisley's new song. The country music giant is under fire for "Accidental Racist," about a Starbucks employee who objects to Paisley's Confederate battle flag shirt.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Beauty and the beast

Posted 4/13/2013 in National Columns

The recent kerfuffle over a secret recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign strategy meeting, which focused on opposition research about a likely opponent, actress Ashley Judd, has divided observers into two groups.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Readin', writin', packin'

Posted 4/13/2013 in National Columns

The National Rifle Association wants to train and arm all public school teachers and administrators. The plan, as the NRA sees it, is to protect students.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Guns, god and background checks

Posted 4/12/2013 in National Columns

I happened to be sitting in the Fox News bureau between "hits" on Tuesday morning, when the news broke about the stabbing at Lone Star College in Houston. Watching it unfold in real time, I couldn't help but think (as I'm sure all of us did) about the Newtown, Conn., massacre and the families flying to Washington and the fear that the parents of the Texas college students must be feeling.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Obama's eye-candy comment leaves sour aftertaste

Posted 4/12/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Tests and tiger moms

Posted 4/10/2013 in National Columns

New York City's Stuyvesant High School is one of those all too rare public schools for intellectually outstanding students. Such students are often bored to death in schools where the work is geared to the lowest common denominator, and it is by no means uncommon for very bright students to become behavior problems.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The moderation of Margaret Thatcher

Posted 4/9/2013 in National Columns

Thatcher would have laughed at when Obamacare foes' called the reforms "a government takeover of health care." Recall how, in the heat of battle, the right waved Britain's National Health Service as a warning of terrible things awaiting American health care under the Affordable Care Act.

 

 

George Will: Margaret Thatcher's vigorous virtues

Posted 4/9/2013 in National Columns

She had the eyes of Caligula and the lips of Marilyn Monroe. So said Francois Mitterrand, the last serious socialist to lead a major European nation, speaking of Margaret Thatcher, who helped bury socialism as a doctrine of governance.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: We've made progress, only to see it undone

Posted 4/6/2013 in National Columns

What we have here is a failure to communicate. Or at least, that's Rick Ross' story and he's sticking to it.

 

 

George Will: Schools push a curriculum of propaganda

Posted 4/5/2013 in National Columns

The real vocation of some people entrusted with delivering primary and secondary education is to validate this proposition: The three R's -- formerly reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic -- now are racism, reproduction and recycling. Especially racism.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Guns save lives

Posted 4/4/2013 in National Columns

We all know that guns can cost lives because the media repeat this message endlessly, as if we could not figure it out for ourselves. But even someone who reads newspapers regularly and watches numerous television newscasts may never learn that guns also save lives­ -- much less see any hard facts comparing how many lives are lost and how many are saved.

 

 

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