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Froma Harrop: Fighting the stadium con: Go Brazilians!

Posted 6/25/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Creek-bank fishing in south Georgia

Posted 6/22/2013 in National Columns

A few years back I wrote a story about a Florida panhandle folk artist named Woodie Long. Woodie died far too soon and left a beautiful widow and a country studio full of colorful, childlike paintings. His style was joyful.

 

 

Mary Sanchez: Time to end the imposed ignorance of guns and the harm they do

Posted 6/22/2013 in National Columns

A revealing thing happened in the grief-filled days that followed the massacre of helpless children and their teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: George Zimmerman's jury of peers

Posted 6/22/2013 in National Columns

The headlines were immediate: All-women jury chosen for George Zimmerman's trial. What is the likelihood that you, a man, would face a jury of all women? What are the chances that one-third of the jurors judging you on a charge of second-degree murder identify their hobby as saving animals?

 

 

Charles Krauthammer: Obama's Dorothy doctrine

Posted 6/18/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Charles Krauthammer: Pushing the envelope, NSA-style

Posted 6/17/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Googled to tears

Posted 6/15/2013 in National Columns

At a party a few years ago, a young reporter bounded over to my cluster of social nodders and, with the breathlessness of a born tweeter, chirped: "What's the new hot thing?!" Without disturbing my mascara, I replied: "Anonymity." She looked befuddled.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: The curse of Redskins

Posted 6/15/2013 in National Columns

See if this makes sense to you: For years, I've argued with certain African-American people about their insistence upon using the so-called N-word which, to my ears, is, inalterably, a statement of self-loathing. They say I don't understand. They say the word no longer means what it has always meant. They say it's just a friendly fraternal greeting.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Willie, Red, Jack and the boys

Posted 6/15/2013 in National Columns

GUTHRIE, Ky. -- When determined women form a committee, move out of the way and take cover. Something's going to happen. What happened here was the salvation of a so-called railroad bungalow on a corner lot. It was about to be sold and moved, red brick by red brick, to the university over in Bowling Green, but the ladies of Guthrie galvanized and said: "Wait just a minute. This is ours."

 

 

Susan Estrich: Bob Tur's public life

Posted 6/14/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Susan Estrich: Privacy matters

Posted 6/12/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Advice for GOP: Chill

Posted 6/8/2013 in National Columns

You'd think they'd never seen a scandal before.

 

 

Michael Gerson: The fresh air of Pope Francis

Posted 6/8/2013 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- We tend to remember leaders in characteristic poses. For Pope Benedict XVI, the college professor, it was delivering a much-misunderstood lecture at the University of Regensburg, which made controversial reference to Islam. For Pope Francis, it is kneeling to wash the feet of a young Muslim woman in a prison on Holy Thursday. With due respect to Benedict's learning, Francis' symbolic act managed to more effectively communicate the essence of the Christian gospel.

 

 

Charles Krauthammer: Message from the ruins of Qusair

Posted 6/7/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Susan Estrich: Eric Holder cannot investigate himself

Posted 6/1/2013 in National Columns

No one should pretend that dealing with leaks of highly sensitive and classified national security documents is easy. I remember hearing plenty of conservatives taking to the airwaves to accuse The New York Times of nothing less than "treason" for publishing materials provided by WikiLeaks.

 

 

Michael Gerson: Mr. President, meet Mr. Holder

Posted 5/31/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Scouts, be prepared for a celebration in the future

Posted 5/31/2013 in National Columns

Hold your applause. As milestones go, this one is disappointing. It is, at best, half a milestone. Or a down payment on a milestone. If you are of a more cynical bent, you might even call it an effort to forestall a milestone.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: War on terror isn't over just because Obama says so

Posted 5/30/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Froma Harrop: A world of rotten tax laws

Posted 5/28/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Deny terrorists their power

Posted 5/25/2013 in National Columns

I have not seen the video. Not saying I won't, but for now, I've chosen not to. To rush online and seek out cellphone footage of two fanatics with machetes who butchered a British soldier in London on Wednesday, to watch them standing there, hands painted red with his blood, speaking for the cameras, would feel like an act of complicity, like giving them what they want, like being a puppet yanked by its strings.

 

 

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