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Jeb Bush's unfortunate honesty

Posted 5/18/2015 in National Columns

You know we're off to the races when the first slip of the tongue by the presumed Republican presidential front-runner consumes the news for days and launches the primary race in earnest.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Luis Lang discovers GoFundMe's much worse than Obamacare

Posted 5/16/2015 in National Columns

Luis Lang would like you to send him some money. He has taken to GoFundMe (gofundme.com/s78e9w), the crowd-funding website, trying to raise $30,000. Lang, who is 49 and lives in Fort Mills, S.C., is slowly losing his eyesight to diabetes. Without surgery, he'll go blind. Those grim facts notwithstanding, some may not find Lang the most sympathetic candidate for charity.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: George Washington, whiskey distiller

Posted 5/16/2015 in National Columns

Who knew that the Father of Our Country made and sold whiskey? Rye whiskey, most probably foul-tasting, un-aged, as was the custom of the day. I would not tell a lie.

 

Partick Buchanan: Our next Mideast war -- Syria

Posted 5/16/2015 in National Columns

Jeb Bush has spent last week debating with himself over whether he would have started the war his brother launched on Iraq. When he figures it out, hopefully, our would-be president will focus in on the campaign to drag us into yet another Mideast war -- this time to bring down Bashar Assad's regime in Syria.

 

Froma Harrop: The left is so wrong on trade

Posted 5/14/2015 in National Columns

The left's success in denying President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership is ugly to behold.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Jeb Bush's eloquent defense of Christianity

Posted 5/13/2015 in National Columns

It is nearly axiomatic that presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians -- inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Party's base and are, therefore, deemed fair game.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Defeatism in Baltimore

Posted 5/11/2015 in National Columns

Using the most bloodless terms, an economist explained the failure or inability of so many African-Americans to rise from their impoverished circumstances. They do not respond to the economic incentives that push others to study and strive, he said.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: The incredible journey of a paperboy

Posted 5/9/2015 in National Columns

Almost everybody I've ever known in the newspaper business threatens at some point to write a book. Few do. I guess it's realizing that you spit out enough words in daily increments to complete "War and Peace" 50 times that makes you think writing a book would be a piece of cake. And, yes, make that a best seller while we're at it.

 

Kathleen Parker: Pamela Geller's abuse of free speech

Posted 5/9/2015 in National Columns

The recent spectacle of Pamela Geller, the erstwhile journalist who organized a provocative contest in Texas of cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, gives pause to even the most passionate defenders of the First Amendment.

 

Partick Buchanan: On a fast track to national ruin

Posted 5/9/2015 in National Columns

In the first quarter of 2015, in the sixth year of the historic Obama recovery, the U.S. economy grew by two-tenths of 1 percent. And that probably sugarcoats it. For trade deficits subtract from the growth of GDP, and the U.S. trade deficit that just came in was a monster.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Anti-government resistance now the beating heart of GOP

Posted 5/8/2015 in National Columns

Some folks thought it was "inflammatory." Some said it was "irresponsible," others, "absurd," still others, "disappointing."

 

 

Froma Harrop: Getting the sports moguls off our backs

Posted 5/7/2015 in National Columns

It was not out of a sense of decency that the National Football League recently let go of its tax-exempt status.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Killer cops or malicious prosecutor?

Posted 5/5/2015 in National Columns

Who killed Freddie Gray?

 

 

Froma Harrop: On the Internet, nobody knows you're a fraud

Posted 5/4/2015 in National Columns

There's been some tense back-and-forth over the Canadian mother who said she had stopped opposing vaccinations after all seven of her kids came down with whooping cough.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Baltimore, comedy, and courage

Posted 4/30/2015 in National Columns

True words are often said in jest, it has long been said.

 

Leonard Pitts: 'What Can I Do?' Let's find out

Posted 4/29/2015 in National Columns

Tracy is tired. She was tired even before Baltimore burned this week.

 

Leonard Pitts: 'Normal' is gone for good

Posted 4/27/2015 in National Columns

After all, NRA chief Wayne LaPierre traded his dog whistle for an air horn at a recent gathering of the gun faithful in Washington, D.C. "I have to tell you," he said, "eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough." Subtle, it was not.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Why Is Yemen our war?

Posted 4/25/2015 in National Columns

For a month now, the Saudi air force has been bombing Yemen to reverse a takeover of that nation of 25 million by Houthi rebels, and reinstall a president who fled his country and is residing in Riyadh.

 

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