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Other editors: SPLC lawsuit against the state ill-founded

Posted 6/3/2017 in National Columns

There's no doubt, as a lawsuit filed against the state of Mississippi alleges, that public education creates unequal opportunities and unequal outcomes.



Patrick Buchanan: Is Afghanistan a lost cause?

Posted 6/3/2017 in National Columns

"We are there and we are committed" was the regular retort of Secretary of State Dean Rusk during the war in Vietnam.


Steve Chapman: Trump forgets the past and blights the future

Posted 6/3/2017 in National Columns

"They were careless people, Tom and Daisy -- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made." -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby"


Bernard Goldberg: Revolt against the elite

Posted 6/2/2017 in National Columns

It's been my experience, having covered the news at CBS for nearly 30 years, that when the media elites come in for criticism, they're not very good at introspection.



Steve Chapman: Jared Kushner's Russian escapade

Posted 6/1/2017 in National Columns

Suppose that shortly after the 2008 election, Barack Obama's adviser Valerie Jarrett met with the Chinese ambassador and suggested using a secure link at his embassy to communicate with Beijing beyond the reach of U.S. intelligence agencies.



Salena Zito: Promised Land lost

Posted 5/31/2017 in National Columns

Only ghosts and shadows haunt the empty halls of Sheaffer Pens, the onetime giant pen manufacturer on H Street.



Steve Chapman: Trump's budget: a slow boat to ruin

Posted 5/30/2017 in National Columns

Donald Trump's first budget proposal is a brazen mix of ideology and dishonesty, seasoned with irresponsibility and pulled out of the oven as soon as it was half-baked. Those qualities make it surprisingly similar to the budgets of Barack Obama and George W. Bush -- and largely in accord with public desires. Its defects are neither new nor accidental.



Froma Harrop: Focus on victims rewards terrorists

Posted 5/30/2017 in National Columns

Familiar rituals followed the terrorist bombing at the arena in Manchester, England. Flowers piled up near the site of carnage. Reporters plumbed every line of the attacker's profile, speculating on what may have inspired his vile act. Rallies called for solidarity and a rejection of "hate."



Leonard Pitts: Growing right-wing intolerance for inconvenient facts

Posted 5/27/2017 in National Columns

l it surprising that a reporter was reportedly assaulted Wednesday night by a political candidate. Truth is, it is not surprising in the least.



Patrick J. Buchanan: After the Confederates, who's next?

Posted 5/27/2017 in National Columns

On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah.



Leonard Pitts: Pouring water on concrete

Posted 5/26/2017 in National Columns

I call it pouring water on concrete. You make a splash, but nothing sinks in.



Patrick Buchanan: Rosenstein joins the posse

Posted 5/26/2017 in National Columns

"With the stroke of a pen, Rod Rosenstein redeemed his reputation," writes Dana Milbank of The Washington Post.



Connie Schultz: Cheer, cheer for the protesters of Notre Dame

Posted 5/25/2017 in National Columns

Before we get into the debate here over whether it's appropriate for graduating college students to protest their commencement speakers, I want to share my own observation about a growing trend in parental manners at these events.



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