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Patrick Buchanan: Can Trump be stopped?

Posted 10/21/2015 in National Columns

Three months ago, this writer sent out a column entitled, "Could Trump Win?" meaning the Republican nomination.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Clinton cinches the nomination

Posted 10/20/2015 in National Columns

With the latest poll numbers tallied and political pundits having spoken, a consensus has emerged: Hillary Clinton won the first Democratic debate and, barring a Benghazi pinata exploding with revelations, has cinched the nomination.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Crusin' down memory lane

Posted 10/17/2015 in National Columns

BAY ST. LOUIS -- There must be something satisfying about the care and feeding of a car. I don't know a Maverick from a manifold, but I can tell when people are happy. Car people are happy people.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'If I only had a gun ... '

Posted 10/17/2015 in National Columns

Of course. It makes perfect sense. Why couldn't I see it before? There could never have been a Holocaust had the Jews been armed. Granted, the Nazis swept aside the armies of Poland and France like dandruff, and it took six years for Great Britain -- later joined by Russia and the United States -- to grind them down. But surely Jewish civilians with revolvers and hunting rifles would have made all the difference.

 

Patrick Buchanan: To end wars -- Trump vs. Sanders

Posted 10/17/2015 in National Columns

Barack Obama sought as his legacy to bring an end to the two longest wars in U.S. history. On Oct. 15, he, again, admitted failure. The 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan will remain another year. And, on Inauguration Day 2017, 5,500 U.S. troops will still be there.

 

Froma Harrop: Democrats have become the party of 'normal'

Posted 10/15/2015 in National Columns

Who "won" the Democratic debate? The Democratic Party won.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The Sanders-Trump magical mystery tour

Posted 10/14/2015 in National Columns

Barrels of ink and galaxies of pixels have been sacrificed to solving the mystery of the spectacular rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Don't take your guns to town, Paul

Posted 10/13/2015 in National Columns

The honor of it all aside, Rep. Paul Ryan would do well to decline the speakership of the House. For it is a poisoned chalice that is being offered to him.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Joe Mitchell's secret

Posted 10/10/2015 in National Columns

I devoured the recent biography "Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker," hoping to find secrets about writing. Nobody wrote nonfiction better than Joe Mitchell, who for decades enthralled readers with his profiles of barkeepers, carnival freaks, fishmongers, homeless intellectuals and other noncelebrities.

 

Kathleen Parker: Don't do it, Paul Ryan

Posted 10/10/2015 in National Columns

Volunteers? In the wake of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) sudden withdrawal from his once-certain ascent to the speakership, several others are considering running for the job.

 

Patrick Buchanan: The allure of mass murder

Posted 10/10/2015 in National Columns

"Seems the more people you kill, the more you are in the limelight." That blog post on the email address of Oregon mass-murderer Christopher Harper-Mercer was made after Vester Lee Flanagan shot and killed that Roanoke TV reporter and her cameraman.

 

 

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