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Leonard Pitts: Trump, Hitler comparisons give pause

Posted 1/19/2016 in National Columns

As a general rule, I loathe both Holocaust and slavery comparisons.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Lowered expectations are a blessing in disguise for Jeb Bush

Posted 1/18/2016 in National Columns

Reports of Jeb Bush's political death may be greatly exaggerated.

 

Nikki Haley's righteous gamble

Posted 1/16/2016 in National Columns

CHARLESTON, S.C.-- By broad consensus, the winner of Thursday night's GOP debate was Donald Trump, followed by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, with most of the postgame commentary focused on "the fight" between Cruz and Trump. Oh, how we love a good fight.

 

Susan Estrich: How dumb do they think we are?

Posted 1/15/2016 in National Columns

Like him or hate him, you have to agree that Ted Cruz, graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law, Supreme Court law clerk and million-dollar lawyer, is a smart guy.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Ambassador is a dangerous job

Posted 1/14/2016 in National Columns

When Thomas E. McNamara arrived in Colombia as U.S. ambassador in 1988, he encountered a hit list issued by narco-terrorist Pablo Escobar. "I was No. 1," he recalls. "Ambassadors tend to get that kind of attention."

 

 

Froma Harrop: What happens when private money pays for science?

Posted 1/13/2016 in National Columns

As a select few accumulate massive fortunes, two schools of thought vie on how to funnel some of that money toward the public good.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: What Bernie and The Donald portend

Posted 1/12/2016 in National Columns

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Trump's playing of the Bill Clinton card is foul -- but fair

Posted 1/9/2016 in National Columns

Fair play can sometimes be a raunchy racket.

 

Susan Estrich: Here comes Cruz

Posted 1/9/2016 in National Columns

In a matter of a few short weeks, Ted Cruz will become a household name. Which may -- or may not -- turn out to be good news for him.

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: It comes down to a small room and a blank page

Posted 1/9/2016 in National Columns

There's a postcard they sell in Key West that has a photo of the dapper young Ernest Hemingway above the words "Hemingway Women" and portraits of four striking females.

 

Leonard Pitts: Obama's tear a starkly human thing

Posted 1/8/2016 in National Columns

He didn't bawl. His voice only roughened for a moment and he dabbed at a couple tears that straggled down his cheek. As displays of emotion go, it wasn't all that much. But it was, of course, more than enough.

 

Kathleen Parker: Republicans' do-nothingness on guns

Posted 1/7/2016 in National Columns

It is axiomatic that congressional Republicans will oppose anything smacking of "gun control," which may as well be read as " your mama."

 

 

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