NATIONAL COLUMNS

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Leonard Pitts: They killed Peter Kassig!

Posted 11/19/2014 in National Columns

What, in the name of God? It is a question that demands asking, that haunts this most recent atrocity.

 

 

Dana Milbank: Obamacare's 'death panel'

Posted 11/17/2014 in National Columns

So it turns out there is an Obamacare death panel after all.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: The gift of a permanent victory

Posted 11/15/2014 in National Columns

It's been a beautiful fall day. I am healthy, reasonably intelligent, have good friends and a roof, albeit rusty, over my head. But I burrow, downcast, on my denim couch beneath a tiger throw, wondering why I feel so terrible about two football games. Auburn

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Some thoughts as we wait to see whether Ferguson burns

Posted 11/15/2014 in National Columns

Last week, I spent a day at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where some students and I talked about protest. Des Moines is six hours up the road from Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot to death by a police officer in August, prompting weeks of often violent clashes between protesters, rioters and heavily militarized police.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Calling the bluff on Obamacare

Posted 11/15/2014 in National Columns

There's this game in American politics where folks who fancy themselves conservative often condemn programs that they in fact want very much. Obamacare is one such example.

 

Dana Milbank: A 'Hail Mary' for Sen. Landrieu

Posted 11/15/2014 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- There are many crucial items facing the lame-duck Congress, from Ebola to the Islamic State to funding the federal government.

 

Lynn Spruill: Inspired by C Spire

Posted 11/14/2014 in National Columns

Time will tell, but I do believe this year has been a monumental one for Starkville.

 

 

Michael Gerson: Our gathering storm

Posted 11/13/2014 in National Columns

When Abraham Lincoln first presented a version of the Emancipation Proclamation to his Cabinet, Secretary of State William Seward warned that issuing it after a defeat would look desperate.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: An open letter to the GOP regarding its dearest enemy

Posted 11/12/2014 in National Columns

Dear Republican Party: Impeach President Obama.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: America's most trusted news source not so trustworthy

Posted 11/10/2014 in National Columns

You can't handle the truth.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Freedom from want

Posted 11/8/2014 in National Columns

FISHTRAP HOLLOW -- From the barn come the boards that serve as underpinning for my old house. They are brought to its high side and screwed into the battened cedar for the season. Warnings here are for a freeze.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Shoshana Roberts and the catcalls heard 'round the world

Posted 11/8/2014 in National Columns

They say they are going to rape Shoshana Roberts. She's the star of a hidden camera video that has gone viral. Posted by Hollaback!, a group that campaigns against the street harassment of women -- "catcalling" -- it shows Roberts taking a silent stroll through New York City. Over the course of 10 hours, she records over a hundred instances of unwanted attention from unknown men.

 

 

Michael Gerson: Obama's 'gifts' to the nation

Posted 11/8/2014 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama is a gifted politician. But a president is judged by the gifts he leaves behind. Following his fourth national election as party leader, Democrats are taking stock of what they have received.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Progressives don't need Washington all that much

Posted 11/6/2014 in National Columns

The Republican takeover of the Senate majority really shouldn't matter much to progressives.

 

 

Michael Gerson: Only Reagan can be Reagan

Posted 11/5/2014 in National Columns

The Republican debate about the shape of the political future has begun.

 

 

Michael Gerson: Bill Gates' moment

Posted 11/3/2014 in National Columns

"Ebola has reminded people that it is not just poor people who can die of infectious disease," Bill Gates tells me, in a characteristically matter-of-fact tone.

 

 

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