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Leonard Pitts: Newspapers, the answer to fake news

Posted 11/26/2016 in National Columns

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free ... it expects what never was and never will be." -- Thomas Jefferson

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Football and fallacies

Posted 11/26/2016 in National Columns

This is a football story with both political and legal implications.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: If Trump's smart, he'll pick Mitt Romney

Posted 11/26/2016 in National Columns

President-elect Donald Trump's flirtation with Mitt Romney as a possible pick for secretary of state has injected a sliver of hope and change into an evolving administration that could use some.

 

 

Steve Chapman: A 'change election'? Just the opposite

Posted 11/25/2016 in National Columns

Was this a "change election"? Donald Trump's victory is widely attributed to the public's thirst for something new, which he represented and Hillary Clinton didn't.

 

 

Mona Charen: Thankful for pets

Posted 11/23/2016 in National Columns

Last Thanksgiving our family had two dogs and two cats. It's looking like not long after this holiday, we'll be down to two.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: A besieged Trump presidency ahead

Posted 11/22/2016 in National Columns

After a week managing the transition, vice president-elect Mike Pence took his family out to the Broadway musical "Hamilton."

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Maybe we aren't alarmist enough

Posted 11/21/2016 in National Columns

A few days ago, a black woman I know got a text from a friend who asked what she'd be wearing "to the slave auction in January."

 

 

Kathleen Parker: 2016's biggest loser

Posted 11/20/2016 in National Columns

Of all the losers in this season of discontent, the mainstream media top the list. I don't say this lightly, and I sincerely fear that loss of faith in journalism ultimately will cause more harm to the nation than any outside enemy could hope to.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Gun paranoia in the age of Trump

Posted 11/20/2016 in National Columns

There were plenty of agitated and even hysterical reactions to Donald Trump's election victory, but none more surprising than the one expressed in a direct mail letter I got a couple of days afterward.

 

 

Marc Dion: Leonard Cohen and Donald Trump

Posted 11/20/2016 in National Columns

Most American newspapers, especially the influential ones, wrote more words about the death of singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen than their readers wanted to (or did) read.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Is Obama's world a utopian myth?

Posted 11/18/2016 in National Columns

Speaking in Greece on his valedictory trip to Europe as president, Barack Obama struck a familiar theme: "(W)e are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude form of nationalism, or ethnic identity, or tribalism that is built around an 'us' and a 'them' ...

 

 

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