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Patrick Buchanan: Can Trump and Putin avert Cold War II?

Posted 1/3/2017 in National Columns

In retaliation for the hacking of John Podesta and the DNC, Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and ordered closure of their country houses on Long Island and Maryland's Eastern shore.

 

 

Steve Chapman: A stronger economy will also destroy jobs

Posted 1/2/2017 in National Columns

In South Africa, people who speak Afrikaans use the word "robot" to mean the same thing it means in English. But it is also the word for "traffic light." Why?

 

 

Dana Milbank: Hamilton helped elect his rival to keep an 'unruly Tyrant' from the presidency

Posted 12/31/2016 in National Columns

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- I came here during the holidays to visit an old friend who's fallen on hard times.

 

 

Robert Reich: Why President Trump will continue to hold rallies

Posted 12/31/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump has just finished the last of his nine post-election "thank-you tour" rallies. Why did he do them? And why is he planning further rallies after he becomes president?

 

 

Steve Chapman: The triumph of falsehood

Posted 12/30/2016 in National Columns

In 1644, the English poet John Milton made an eloquent case against censorship. Freedom of thought and inquiry was not only a God-given prerogative but also the best protection against error: "Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter?"

 

 

Mona Charen: Standing 'idly by'

Posted 12/29/2016 in National Columns

Secretary of State John Kerry used the word "conscience" over and over again as he attempted to explain and justify the Obama administration's decision not to veto a one-sided U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Cocktail culture: meditation by other means

Posted 12/29/2016 in National Columns

Stressed Americans seeking calm through decluttering and meditation might add a third activity: the cocktail hour.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: A malevolent spirit upon the land

Posted 12/28/2016 in National Columns

As usual, the year's end brings reflections and ruminations on what was and what is to be.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Random thoughts, looking back

Posted 12/27/2016 in National Columns

Any honest man, looking back on a very long life, must admit -- even if only to himself -- being a relic of a bygone era.

 

 

Namaste: Finding contentment in unexpected places

Posted 12/26/2016 in National Columns

As we age, we forget many things. However, some things we never forget; when we remember them, we get emotional. You might even smile or start crying.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Around the world, tyrants ascendant

Posted 12/26/2016 in National Columns

John McCain is fond of saying, "It's always darkest just before it goes totally black." According to a February report by Amnesty International, human rights "reached a nadir" in 2015. Not quite. The past 12 months prove that even when you hit bottom, there is always room to sink.

 

Froma Harrop: Trump's favorite targets are Republicans

Posted 12/24/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump has inspired so much fear among his Republican comrades that he no longer has to issue harsh tweets when they misbehave. They do it themselves.

 

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