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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.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is the Party Over for Bushism?

Posted 7/19/2016 in National Columns

Neither George W. Bush, the Republican Party nominee in 2000 and 2004, nor Jeb, the dethroned Prince of Wales, will be in Cleveland. Nor will John McCain or Mitt Romney, the last two nominees.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: The war on cops

Posted 7/18/2016 in National Columns

There was never a more appropriately named book than "The War on Cops" by Heather Mac Donald, published a few weeks ago, on the eve of the greatest escalation of that war by the ambush murders of five policemen in Dallas.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Who gave us Justice Ginsburg?

Posted 7/16/2016 in National Columns

"Her mind is shot." That was the crisp diagnosis of Donald Trump on hearing the opinion of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the possibility he might become president.

 

 

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