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Rheta Johnson: Big rig democrat is stunning

Posted 9/19/2015 in National Columns

The New York Times says that the choice of a bona fide working man as the Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor "illustrates to some degree the forlorn state of affairs for Democrats in the South."



Leonard Pitts: No accountability for take-down of James Blake

Posted 9/18/2015 in National Columns

He was not a terrorist with a dirty bomb in his suitcase. He was not a stalker with a Glock in his fist. He was not even a mugger with a switchblade in his pocket.



Thomas Sowell: Opportunity versus outcomes

Posted 9/17/2015 in National Columns

A hostile review of my new book -- "Wealth, Poverty and Politics" -- said, "there is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity that Thomas Sowell would consider unacceptable."



Patrick Buchanan: Purging America's heroes

Posted 9/16/2015 in National Columns

With that kumbayah moment at the Capitol in South Carolina, when the Battle Flag of the Confederacy was lowered forever to the cheers and tears of all, a purgation of the detestable relics of evil that permeate American public life began.



Susan Estrich: The lesson of Kim Davis

Posted 9/14/2015 in National Columns

Raising her arms in a sign of victory, Kim Davis -- the now-famous Kentucky clerk who was jailed for contempt when she refused to obey a court order that she (and every clerk in the state) issue licenses to same-sex couples -- was released from jail this week.



Patrick Buchanan: Kim Davis vs. judicial tyranny

Posted 9/11/2015 in National Columns



Patrick Buchanan: Islam's conquest of Europe

Posted 9/10/2015 in National Columns

"Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide," wrote James Burnham in his 1964 "Suicide of the West."



Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Elvis was Mississippi-made

Posted 9/5/2015 in National Columns

Made in China. Made in Mexico. The souvenirs our Virginia visitors bought at the Elvis birthplace museum in Tupelo, Mississippi, all were made far away in other countries, and I'm wondering why. Elvis wasn't made in China. He was made right here in Mississippi.



Leonard Pitts: 'Religious liberty' looks a lot like intolerance from here

Posted 9/5/2015 in National Columns

"To me," she said in a statement, "this has never been a gay or lesbian issue. It is about marriage and God's word. It is a matter of religious liberty." It's telling that Kim Davis chose those words to defend herself last week. Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, a rural, impoverished and previously obscure patch of northeastern Kentucky, made international headlines for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


Susan Estrich: The summer of 2015

Posted 9/5/2015 in National Columns

In politics, this has been the summer of discontent, of revolt against Washington and established politics and, most of all, experienced politicians. How else to explain what is happening in both parties? Among Democrats, Independent Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money in polls in Iowa and New Hampshire. And among Republicans, none of the top three candidates according to the latest polls -- Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina -- have ever held elected office.


Patrick Buchanan: Do cops' lives matter to Obama?

Posted 9/4/2015 in National Columns

Barack Obama, as chief law enforcement officer of the United States, is going to have to stop acting like a conscientious objector in this war on cops.



Kathleen Parker: GOP candidates must go after Trump

Posted 9/2/2015 in National Columns

The Trump riddle continues to compel: How has he managed to successfully execute such a mass deception?



Froma Harrop: Innocents online with Ashley Madison

Posted 9/1/2015 in National Columns

To the thousands who've been outed as users of the Ashley Madison adultery website: You deserve sympathy.



Susan Estrich: President Trump?

Posted 8/31/2015 in National Columns

The new polls showing Donald Trump in a strong lead for the Republican nomination tell you just how much trouble the Republican Party is in right now.



Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Wish you were here

Posted 8/29/2015 in National Columns

Among the family treasures my siblings and I divided up after my mother died, there was a sewing machine drawer full of postcards. She may have neglected to save one at some point over her nearly 90 years, but I doubt it.



Leonard Pitts: Vester Flanagan has made witnesses of us all

Posted 8/29/2015 in National Columns

"I've seen enough. I don't want to see any more" -- Bruce Springsteen, "Cover Me" When terrorists beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002 and posted video of the killing online, I refused to look. I explained my reasoning in this space. To watch that video, I wrote, knowing it was staged specifically to fill me with revulsion and fear, would feel like cooperating with the monsters who killed him. It would make me an accomplice.


Partick Buchanan: Dis-integrating America

Posted 8/29/2015 in National Columns

The Wednesday morning murders of 24-year-old Roanoke TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were a racist atrocity, a hate crime. Were they not white, they would be alive today.


Susan Estrich: The failure of the insanity defense

Posted 8/28/2015 in National Columns

Was James Holmes -- convicted of the 2012 massacre at the Aurora movie theatre -- nuts?



Leonard Pitts: Jimmy Carter's image of faith truest to what faith should be

Posted 8/27/2015 in National Columns

America is a nation of faith. So it is often said.



Froma Harrop: Heroism, American-style

Posted 8/25/2015 in National Columns

Every country has its heroes, but something in America's cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety.



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