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Leonard Pitts: Vester Flanagan has made witnesses of us all

Posted 8/29/2015 in National Columns

"I've seen enough. I don't want to see any more" -- Bruce Springsteen, "Cover Me" When terrorists beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002 and posted video of the killing online, I refused to look. I explained my reasoning in this space. To watch that video, I wrote, knowing it was staged specifically to fill me with revulsion and fear, would feel like cooperating with the monsters who killed him. It would make me an accomplice.

 

Partick Buchanan: Dis-integrating America

Posted 8/29/2015 in National Columns

The Wednesday morning murders of 24-year-old Roanoke TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were a racist atrocity, a hate crime. Were they not white, they would be alive today.

 

Susan Estrich: The failure of the insanity defense

Posted 8/28/2015 in National Columns

Was James Holmes -- convicted of the 2012 massacre at the Aurora movie theatre -- nuts?

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Jimmy Carter's image of faith truest to what faith should be

Posted 8/27/2015 in National Columns

America is a nation of faith. So it is often said.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Heroism, American-style

Posted 8/25/2015 in National Columns

Every country has its heroes, but something in America's cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is Trumpism the new nationalism?

Posted 8/25/2015 in National Columns

Since China devalued its currency 3 percent, global markets have gone into a tailspin. Why should this be?

 

 

Froma Harrop: Sanders is a fighter, but not in the fray

Posted 8/24/2015 in National Columns

Back in the 1960s, Bernie Sanders burned hot as a civil rights activist.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'All lives matter' -- words of moral cowardice

Posted 8/22/2015 in National Columns

"All lives matter." Those words have risen as a kind of counter to "Black lives matter," the movement that coalesced in response to recent killings and woundings of unarmed African-Americans by assailants -- usually police officers -- who often go unpunished.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Hillary: nominee or indictee?

Posted 8/22/2015 in National Columns

While perhaps too early for Democratic elites to panic and begin bailing out on Hillary Clinton's campaign as a doomed vessel, they would be well advised not to miss any of the lifeboat drills.

 

Rheta Johnson: Waltzing across Texas

Posted 8/22/2015 in National Columns

I wake up in the delightfully retro Austin Motel and see that the childproof top remains on the ibuprofen, which means I did not make it to midnight to hear Bobby Rush at the Continental Club. And that means I'm likely to finish my waltz across Texas without any music.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Epic care

Posted 8/21/2015 in National Columns

Are you one of the 54 percent of all Americans whose medical records are typed and stored on Epic?

 

 

Froma Harrop: Blurring theater and reality

Posted 8/20/2015 in National Columns

Broadway star Patti LuPone made headlines recently when she grabbed a cellphone from a woman texting in the second row. It may have helped that she was in character, playing a tough-broad diva from a community theater.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: A police state in the making?

Posted 8/19/2015 in National Columns

Here is a challenge for you.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Immigration -- issue of the century

Posted 8/18/2015 in National Columns

"Trump's immigration proposals are as dangerous as they are stunning," railed amnesty activist Frank Sharry.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: A Thelma and Louise story (kinda)

Posted 8/15/2015 in National Columns

You should know that I have this thing about long road trips with a turnaround planned but not realized until there are a lot of detours and meanderings and good music that doesn't require a ticket. I'm overdue.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Time to think: August in Washington

Posted 8/15/2015 in National Columns

It is that sane and glorious time when the nation's capital dispenses its human cargo to places of origin and locations of respite. "I don't know why everyone leaves," I remarked to my neighbor. "There's so much great parking." (Don't muddle; it's a joke.) There is, indeed, great parking, as well as less traffic. With the political contingent largely gone, the Hill is as quiet as a morning after and "normal" people are dining out.

 

Patrick Buchanan: GOP elites call for purge of Trump

Posted 8/15/2015 in National Columns

In the Cleveland debate, Donald Trump refused to commit to support whomever the Republican Party nominates in 2016. Trump would be wise to maintain his freedom of action. For there is a plot afoot in The Washington Post Conservative Club to purge Trump from the Republican Party before the primaries begin.

 

Mary Sanchez: The phony, unprincipled war on Planned Parenthood

Posted 8/13/2015 in National Columns

With one careless comment, Jeb Bush revealed a fundamentally indifferent attitude toward half the U.S. electorate.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Taking down The Donald

Posted 8/11/2015 in National Columns

If his Republican opponents will not take down Donald Trump, Fox News will not only show them how it is done. Fox News will do the job for them.

 

 

Other Editors: Persistent and motivated voters can effect change

Posted 8/10/2015 in National Columns

We hope all the politicians are paying attention to what's transpiring in Jackson County.

 

 

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