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Froma Harrop: Questions remain on Saudi role in Sept. 11

Posted 7/29/2016 in National Columns

Formerly classified, 28 pages of a probe into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are a mystery no longer.

 

 

Froma Harrop: There's no Bernie revolution without Bernie

Posted 7/28/2016 in National Columns

One hesitates to discuss the small group of Bernie Sanders followers throwing tantrums at the Democratic convention. Some 90 percent of Sanders backers say they've already moved their support to Hillary Clinton.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Will Putin get a Pulitzer?

Posted 7/28/2016 in National Columns

Waving off the clerics who had come to administer last rites, Voltaire said: "All my life I have ever made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies look ridiculous.' And God granted it."

 

 

Kathleen Parker: A tale in political convention contrasts

Posted 7/27/2016 in National Columns

If political conventions tell us anything beyond the predictable, the one held last week in Cleveland and the other going on this week in Philadelphia pose contrasts so stark that one wonders whether the two groups hail from the same country.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Battle between left and right no longer a contest of ideas

Posted 7/25/2016 in National Columns

Well, that was sure ugly. Last week's Republican conclave in Cleveland came across less as a nominating convention than as a four-day nervous breakdown, a moment of fracture and bipolarity from a party that no longer has any clear idea what it stands for or what it is. Everywhere you turned there was something that made you embarrassed for them,

 

 

Other Editors: State's road and bridge maintenance plan still in play

Posted 7/23/2016 in National Columns

Supporters of a comprehensive state road and bridge maintenance plan haven't been able to persuade the state's political leadership that it is important enough to become an urgent priority, but that situation may change.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: A personal Magic Kingdom invaded

Posted 7/23/2016 in National Columns

Most of us, if we are lucky, have one place in our lives we have seen that exceeds all expectations, that we keep in our minds like an escape hatch from the dreary routine of daily existence or failed dreams.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Ted Cruz and the Trump takeover

Posted 7/23/2016 in National Columns

The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking amidst the boos, takes the mind back in time.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Cop killers serve no cause

Posted 7/22/2016 in National Columns

How can anyone ever explain this to Mason? He's only 4 months old, so that moment still lies years in the future. Still, at some point, too soon, he will ask the inevitable questions, and someone will have to tell him how his dad was shot to death for being a police officer in Baton Rouge.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: People should not play Pokemon at Auschwitz

Posted 7/21/2016 in National Columns

Here's something I never thought I'd have to say. People should not play Pokemon at Auschwitz.

 

 

Jaime Stiehm: The summer of our discontent

Posted 7/21/2016 in National Columns

Now is the summer of our discontent, Shakespeare might say, with none to make it glorious.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: After speech debacle, the Trump campaign leaves Melania out to dry

Posted 7/20/2016 in National Columns

Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much.

 

 

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