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Steve Chapman: The un-free speech movement at Berkeley

Posted 4/22/2017 in National Columns

There are few prospects in life more appealing than the silence of Ann Coulter. She brings to mind what novelist Mary McCarthy said about playwright and Stalinist Lillian Hellman: "Every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.'" If the world never suffered another emission from Coulter's toxic brain, it would be a better place.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Megadeals are damaging state's economy

Posted 4/22/2017 in National Columns

Wouldn't you love to sell something for $50 million and only be required to pay back $5 million if you failed to deliver? What a deal.

 

 

David Harsanyi: 'Buy American. Hire American' is dangerous nonsense

Posted 4/21/2017 in National Columns

"We don't have a level playing field for our workers," President Donald Trump told a group of workers in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Carmakers, don't pick a fight with California

Posted 4/21/2017 in National Columns

News flash: The Obama-era fuel-economy standards would add $875 to the average price of a new vehicle. But proposed border taxes or other tariffs on Mexican imports would add $2,000. President Donald Trump wants a weaker mandate on mileage, and he also wants the tariffs.

 

 

Connie Schultz: O'Reilly's ouster is no victory for women

Posted 4/20/2017 in National Columns

Bill O'Reilly is finally out at Fox.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The strange and mercifully short ascendancy of Steve Bannon

Posted 4/19/2017 in National Columns

President Trump didn't exactly boot Steve Bannon from his ruling circle of relatives and Wall Street hotshots he might like to have as relatives. True, he threw Bannon off the National Security Council in an abrupt manner. And he piled further indignity on the self-proclaimed architect of his surprising electoral win by telling the media, "Steve is a guy who works for me."

 

 

Froma Harrop: The strange and mercifully short ascendancy of Steve Bannon

Posted 4/19/2017 in National Columns

President Trump didn't exactly boot Steve Bannon from his ruling circle of relatives and Wall Street hotshots he might like to have as relatives.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: War cries drown out 'America First'

Posted 4/18/2017 in National Columns

"Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?" tweeted President Donald Trump on Easter Sunday.

 

 

Mona Charen: Why doesn't college work for blacks?

Posted 4/17/2017 in National Columns

The headline was numbingly familiar: "For Blacks, College Is Not An Equalizer." The op-ed in The Washington Post by Ray Boshara explored what he called a "troubling paradox," namely that so many well-educated black Americans "feel so economically insecure."

 

 

Leonard Pitts: America's well worth fighting for

Posted 4/17/2017 in National Columns

BP has not been pleased.

 

Michael Gerson: The hope of pardon and peace

Posted 4/15/2017 in National Columns

The story of Good Friday -- the garden, the bloody sweat, the sleeping friends, the torch-carrying crowd, the kiss, the slash of a sword, the questioning, the scourging, the mocking, the beam, the nails, the despair of a good man -- is an invitation to cynicism. Nearly every human institution is revealed at its worst.

 

Linda Chavez: No to a deportation force

Posted 4/15/2017 in National Columns

President Donald Trump has been flip-flopping right and left recently -- much of it for the good. He's abandoned his promises to label China a currency manipulator, withdraw from NAFTA, repeal Obamacare and stay out of Syria.

 

 

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