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Leonard Pitts: Poor are the losers in proposed plan

Posted 3/15/2017 in National Columns

Suddenly, there was just blood everywhere.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Who really benefits from the revised health-care bill?

Posted 3/14/2017 in National Columns

"Trumpcare is really a tax break for the rich, not a health care program," Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said about the Republican House bill to decimate the Affordable Care Act.

 

 

Froma Harrop: A plot to poison Obamacare

Posted 3/11/2017 in National Columns

Arsenic was a poison favored by Victorian mystery writers. The victims would be fed small amounts, not suspecting the cause of their increasing discomfort. At a certain point, the arsenic buildup would send them into organ failure and death.

 

David Harsanyi: Is something better than nothing?

Posted 3/11/2017 in National Columns

First of all, the preferred free-market plan for health care policy should be no plan whatsoever. The idea that we need a federal top-down strategy to manage a huge chunk of the economy is at the very heart of the problem. We don't need a federal plan for health care. Yet Republicans have allowed liberals to frame the entire health insurance debate in these anti-market terms.

 

Leonard Pitts: Resentment is not identity

Posted 3/11/2017 in National Columns

So this driver is stopped at an intersection. A pedestrian is dawdling in the crosswalk. Driver leans out the window and yells, "Get out of the street, you damned liberal!"

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Will someone tell Ben Carson slaves were not immigrants

Posted 3/9/2017 in National Columns

A hypothetical narrative for your consideration: A man climbs through the window of a sleeping girl.

 

 

Mona Charen: O.J. and us

Posted 3/8/2017 in National Columns

The cover image on iTunes for the Academy Award-winning documentary series "O.J. Simpson: Made in America" is a dripping glove in the design of the stars and stripes.

 

 

Froma Harrop: President's erratic behavior sows uncertainty

Posted 3/7/2017 in National Columns

That speech to Congress now seems forever ago. Reading the words off a teleprompter, Donald Trump sounded normal, even presidential.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Living jackpot to jackpot

Posted 3/6/2017 in National Columns

Gov. Phil Bryant believes the time has come to add a lottery, creating yet another revenue stream for Mississippi. That will create suspense for the next few weeks.

 

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: People remember that facts matter

Posted 3/4/2017 in National Columns

I'm beginning to feel like Sally Field.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Trump's hard choices in Afghanistan

Posted 3/4/2017 in National Columns

It's generally foolish to look for clear thought and sincere intent in anything Donald Trump says. But a glimmer of hope emerged in his Monday comments on America's recent military ventures. "We have to start winning wars again," he declared. "We've either got to win or don't fight it at all."

 

 

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