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Steve Chapman: Undocumented immigrants make us safer

Posted 5/10/2018 in National Columns

From the beginning of his campaign for president, Donald Trump portrayed illegal immigration as a forest fire that threatens to spread rapidly and engulf us all.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'If reality is altered, what can we believe in?'

Posted 5/9/2018 in National Columns

"If Reality Is Altered, What Can We Believe In?" In 1994, that was the headline of the first column I ever wrote about the manipulation of images and words -- digital lies that made it difficult to know what was really real.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Don't trash the nuclear deal!

Posted 5/8/2018 in National Columns

This next week may determine whether President Trump extricates us from that cauldron of conflict that is the Middle East, as he promised, or plunges us even deeper into these forever wars.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Time to put space between trump stimuli and our responses

Posted 5/8/2018 in National Columns

For Donald Trump's critics, it's tempting to jump on every juicy reveal regarding the president's sex romps.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Genetic testing could save millions and improve care

Posted 5/5/2018 in National Columns

Mississippi Spends about $350 million dollars a year on prescription drugs through its Medicaid program. Unfortunately, a huge percentage of that money is wasted because the drugs don't work.

 

 

Steve Chapman: The Iranian deal is still a good bargain

Posted 5/5/2018 in National Columns

The case against the nuclear deal with Iran is reminiscent of what Woody Allen once said: "Life is full of misery, loneliness and suffering -- and it's all over much too soon." The agreement, critics insist, is terrible and doesn't last long enough.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Do we really need to 'understand' Trump supporters?

Posted 5/5/2018 in National Columns

This is for Rose. She is a nice lady who wrote me a nice email in which she spoke about the need to try to understand Donald Trump's supporters. As Rose put it, "We need to not close ourselves off to how the other side thinks."

 

 

Other editors: The NFL should listen to its aggrieved cheerleaders

Posted 5/5/2018 in National Columns

Two former National Football League cheerleaders who have filed discrimination complaints against the league have offered to settle their claims.

 

 

Other Editors: Confederate Memorial Day is not the right way for Mississippi to honor war heroes

Posted 5/4/2018 in National Columns

 

Mona Charen: Nobel talk

Posted 5/4/2018 in National Columns

If President Donald Trump's incendiary threats have actually frightened the "dear respected comrade" Kim Jong Un into laying down his nuclear arsenal, he will deserve the Nobel Peace Prize his fans are demanding. But the suits in Oslo might want to hold off before awarding another premature Peace Prize to an American leader.

 

Editorial cartoon: 5/6/18

Posted 5/4/2018 in National Columns

 

 

Froma Harrop: Democrats need their own version of 'America First'

Posted 5/3/2018 in National Columns

"America First" would be a harmless phrase were it not loaded with dark undertones. It harks back to the America First Committee, a group advocating U.S. neutrality in World War II. Some members were Nazi sympathizers, while others simply wanted to keep America out of another bloody conflict in Europe. The attack on Pearl Harbor put the committee out of business.

 

 

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