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Dana Milbank: Obama has his Rumsfeld moment

Posted 11/29/2014 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- When Barack Obama looks in the mirror these days, he must see a terrifying visage staring back at him: that of George W. Bush.

Kathleen Parker: From Bill Cosby to Ferguson, a reminder of our rule of law

Posted 11/29/2014 in National Columns

By now, most Americans probably have formed an opinion about what comedian Bill Cosby did or didn't do sexually to or with at least 16 women beginning in the 1960s.


Leonard Pitts: Blacks and whites need to wake up to racial injustice

Posted 11/26/2014 in National Columns

In September, I received an email that should have left me feeling vindicated.



Other Editors: Solid panel looking at prison contracts

Posted 11/26/2014 in National Columns

As we previously have noted, Gov. Phil Bryant should have known more about Chris Epps before reappointing him prison commissioner in 2012.



Kathleen Parker: Obama's spiteful legacy

Posted 11/25/2014 in National Columns

Post-election analysis falls somewhere between amusing and clueless.



Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Made in Church Hill, not China

Posted 11/22/2014 in National Columns

If Martha Stewart were in charge of heaven, it might look something like Ocean Springs, Miss., on Peter Anderson Festival days. Traffic is blocked on the main downtown streets, the smell of boudin and barbecue is in the air, clever people hold sway. And that's a good thing.


Leonard Pitts: Bill Cosby, serial rapist? That's a lot to forgive

Posted 11/22/2014 in National Columns

Wow. Just ... wow. So what's next? Will it turn out Mother Teresa was a pornographer? Or Mr. Rogers a meth head?


Froma Harrop: End the game on immigration reform

Posted 11/22/2014 in National Columns

End the game on immigration reform President Obama's plan to bypass Congress in shielding millions of immigrants from deportation is not the best way to do immigration reform. But if confrontation is what it takes to get House Republicans off their rear ends and deal with the problem, so be it.



Michael Gerson: Leaving the harder path

Posted 11/21/2014 in National Columns

There are any number of marvelous things one might do as president, if Congress were not such a checked and balanced mess.



Michael Gerson: A pope's human touch

Posted 11/20/2014 in National Columns

Pope Francis' American honeymoon is over (though the whole idea of a papal honeymoon smacks of Borgia-era excess).



Leonard Pitts: They killed Peter Kassig!

Posted 11/19/2014 in National Columns

What, in the name of God? It is a question that demands asking, that haunts this most recent atrocity.



Dana Milbank: Obamacare's 'death panel'

Posted 11/17/2014 in National Columns

So it turns out there is an Obamacare death panel after all.



Rheta Grimsley Johnson: The gift of a permanent victory

Posted 11/15/2014 in National Columns

It's been a beautiful fall day. I am healthy, reasonably intelligent, have good friends and a roof, albeit rusty, over my head. But I burrow, downcast, on my denim couch beneath a tiger throw, wondering why I feel so terrible about two football games. Auburn



Leonard Pitts: Some thoughts as we wait to see whether Ferguson burns

Posted 11/15/2014 in National Columns

Last week, I spent a day at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where some students and I talked about protest. Des Moines is six hours up the road from Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot to death by a police officer in August, prompting weeks of often violent clashes between protesters, rioters and heavily militarized police.



Froma Harrop: Calling the bluff on Obamacare

Posted 11/15/2014 in National Columns

There's this game in American politics where folks who fancy themselves conservative often condemn programs that they in fact want very much. Obamacare is one such example.


Dana Milbank: A 'Hail Mary' for Sen. Landrieu

Posted 11/15/2014 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- There are many crucial items facing the lame-duck Congress, from Ebola to the Islamic State to funding the federal government.


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