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Bill Crawford: When the generals are in charge

Posted 8/26/2017 in National Columns

Seven Days in May, written by Fletcher Knebel and Charles Bailey and published in 1962, portrays a tense, nearly successful coup of American government by a cadre of senior generals. A quote on the cover of the paperback attributed to the Army Times said, "They say it can't happen here, but if it does, it probably will be pretty much as Knebel and Bailey say."

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: What still unites us?

Posted 8/26/2017 in National Columns

Decades ago, a debate over what kind of nation America is roiled the conservative movement. Neocons claimed America was an "ideological nation" a "creedal nation," dedicated to the proposition that "all men are created equal."

 

 

Steve Chapman: Why Trump's wall is not going to happen

Posted 8/26/2017 in National Columns

Donald Trump has served one-seventh of his constitutionally allotted term of office, and given his talent for self-destruction, there is no guarantee he will get to serve the remaining six-sevenths. But whether he does or not, one thing is a safe bet: When he leaves the White House, there will not be a wall running the length of our southern border.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The need for a more coherent immigration policy

Posted 8/24/2017 in National Columns

Let us avert our eyes from the president's display of instability in Phoenix. We knew what to expect.

 

 

Connie Schultz: What do we make of us?

Posted 8/24/2017 in National Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts: America repudiates its president

Posted 8/23/2017 in National Columns

A remarkable thing happened last week.

 

 

Bernard Goldberg: Where does it end?

Posted 8/22/2017 in National Columns

When I was in high school, in the early 1960s, my family embarked on a car ride south -- from New Jersey to Florida, where we had relatives.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Women united refuse to be dishes on cad's buffet

Posted 8/22/2017 in National Columns

Let us briefly rest from the obscene world of politics and turn to the more wholesome subject of hookups at bars.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Trump vs. the business community

Posted 8/21/2017 in National Columns

Most business executives fumed and groused for the eight years Barack Obama was in the White House. He was a former community organizer who had never met a payroll, and those in the corporate boardrooms thought he was no friend of free enterprise.

 

 

Other Editors: It's time to change the state flag

Posted 8/21/2017 in National Columns

Once again, the issue of the Mississippi state flag has come up for debate.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Charlottesville didn't spring from nowhere

Posted 8/19/2017 in National Columns

It is important to look beyond the riot.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: America's second civil war

Posted 8/19/2017 in National Columns

"They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee -- and what a leader! ... No military leader since Napoleon has aroused such enthusiastic devotion among troops as did Lee when he reviewed them on his horse Traveller."

 

 

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