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Susan Estrich: An officer and a gentleman

Posted 11/16/2012 in National Columns

Something very wrong has just gone down. It's played out so much like a soap opera, for those following the twists and turns of who sent whom a shirtless photo, but at its core, it is very simple.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Who are we to proclaim God's will?

Posted 11/15/2012 in National Columns

You remember Malala Yousafzai, of course. She is the Pakistani girl from the conservative Swat Valley region of that country who came to international attention as a blogger and activist for the right of girls and women to be educated.

 

 

Froma Harrop: They led us to the cliff but can't make us jump

Posted 11/15/2012 in National Columns

The tea party now has its own news site. Based at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, the Tea Party News Network describes itself as "the only trusted news source."

 

 

Kathleen Parker: We must wait to pass judgment

Posted 11/14/2012 in National Columns

It is tempting, oh so tempting, to unleash the snark as the script unfolds: Real Housewives of Tampa. Or is it Real Generals of Kabul?

 

 

George Will: A reformed Republican party

Posted 11/12/2012 in National Columns

Conservatives should jauntily sing as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers did in a year when the country's chin was on the ground. Conservatives are hardly starting from scratch in their continuing courtship of the electorate, half of which embraced their message more warmly than it did this year's messenger.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Take Two

Posted 11/9/2012 in National Columns

Now that the election is over, and President Obama has returned to Washington to try to turn all the rhetoric about working together into something real, Republicans and talking heads (especially the conservative ones whose predictions seemed to be based entirely on wishful thinking and perhaps the desire for some last-minute fundraising) are obsessing about how Mitt Romney managed to lose this election.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Republicans need to take their party back

Posted 11/8/2012 in National Columns

Americans wanted to keep the country they know, and said so Tuesday. Now it's time for responsible Republicans to take their party back from the fringe that loses them elections.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: 'Leaving the country' not as easy as it sounds

Posted 11/6/2012 in National Columns

We live in time of instant communication. But that doesn't mean all communication is instant. Some of us -- columnists, specifically -- must meet advance deadlines, meaning hours and often days pass before anyone reads what we write.

 

 

Susan Estrich: One country

Posted 11/5/2012 in National Columns

I'm sitting here in the bright sunshine in Pompeii. At any minute, the Earth could shake, and my city would look no better, and possibly worse, than New York.

 

 

George Will: Obama's campaign goes empty and strident

Posted 11/2/2012 in National Columns

Energetic in body but indolent in mind, Barack Obama in his frenetic campaigning for a second term is promising to replicate his first term, although simply apologizing would be appropriate.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: In GOP view, life is sacred ... except when it's not

Posted 11/2/2012 in National Columns

This year, the GOP adopted -- again -- a platform under which no woman could ever legally have an abortion.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Sorry, dealer's all out of race cards

Posted 11/1/2012 in National Columns

Predictable as rain, the race card has surfaced just in time to stir up electoral passions, justify outcomes and explain away inconvenient truths.

 

 

Susan Estrich: The October surprise

Posted 10/31/2012 in National Columns

Sandy. Don't get me wrong. Like most Americans, politics was the last thing on my mind as I waited to hear from my daughter, who lost power and cell service Monday night, along with millions of other Americans, and was trying to figure out what to do and where to go with a roommate and two kittens.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Days numbered for candidates, Electoral College, too

Posted 10/30/2012 in National Columns

Let's raise a toast to the end of campaign season and all those pesky ads. What do you mean, "What ads?" Oh, that's right. We live in Mississippi, one of the 40 states where the contest for the presidency is, well, no contest at all.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The Romney myth about helping Detroit

Posted 10/30/2012 in National Columns

Of Mitt Romney's many costume changes, the new Superman outfit portraying him as the would-be savior of the American auto industry wins for most imaginative.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit

Posted 10/27/2012 in National Columns

One guy was among the greatest losers in the history of politics, the other, one of the biggest winners in all of sports.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Falling for the same song

Posted 10/27/2012 in National Columns

I put on the new Iris DeMent album and place the stereo speakers near the window. It's some kind of crime in all 50 states to stay inside during October.

 

 

George Will: Mugging our descendants

Posted 10/27/2012 in National Columns

The election-eve mood is tinged with sadness stemming from well-founded fear that America's new government is subverting America's old character. Barack Obama's agenda is a menu of temptations intended to change the nation 's social norms by making Americans comfortable with the degradation of democracy. This degradation consists of piling up public debt that binds unconsenting future generations to finance current consumption.

 

 

George Will: America, finally home?

Posted 10/26/2012 in National Columns

The death of George McGovern on the eve of the presidential candidates' foreign policy debate underscored a momentous political reversal spanning four decades.

 

 

Froma Harrop: 'Access' to birth control doesn't count

Posted 10/25/2012 in National Columns

Mitt Romney is running ads explaining that he does not object to birth control. But no one questions his stance that women should have, as the ads say, "access" to contraception. They already do. They also have access to Coach handbags and flights to Acapulco. And that's where the Romney smokescreen, intended to close a gender gap favoring Democrats, needs clearing.

 

 

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