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Kathleen Parker: Donald Trump's war on women is officially in full swing

Posted 3/26/2016 in National Columns

When a presidential election devolves into a hydrant-watering contest between leading contenders about the relative attractiveness of their respective wives, not only does the United States look ridiculous but also we diminish our moral standing to denounce other cultures' marginalization of women.

 

Leonard Pitts: Why should a Muslim love America?

Posted 3/26/2016 in National Columns

An open letter to American Muslims:

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Azaleas and long legs

Posted 3/26/2016 in National Columns

There are still a lot of overgrown Katrina lots on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, green ghosts left from a decade ago when the driveways led to houses and the concrete slabs held homes.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Few Republicans have the courage to oppose Trump

Posted 3/25/2016 in National Columns

Now that Donald Trump has spoken before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobbying group, Americans have learned a few things.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: The lies Mitch McConnell tells

Posted 3/24/2016 in National Columns

A few words about the pious insincerity of Mitch McConnell.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Our elegant man in Havana

Posted 3/24/2016 in National Columns

Barack Obama walked the cobblestone streets of Old Havana to cheers of "Welcome to Cuba!" After decades of official hostility between the United States and Cuba, Obama has successfully nudged the two toward normal relations.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: The rule-or-ruin Republicans

Posted 3/23/2016 in National Columns

"Things reveal themselves passing away," wrote W. B. Yeats.

 

 

Jamie Stiehm: Obama's lonesome ride to the Supreme Court

Posted 3/22/2016 in National Columns

Shoot. Me. Now. Senator Barack Obama scribbled that note to an aide in a committee hearing.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Understanding the Islamic State

Posted 3/21/2016 in National Columns

One wouldn't call them bedfellows, strange or otherwise, but President Obama and Donald Trump are both inadvertently helping the Islamic State through rhetoric that is either too cautious or too rash.

 

 

Susan Estrich: The Democrats are done. The Republicans are done in.

Posted 3/21/2016 in National Columns

Say good night, Sen. Marco-mentum-less Rubio. When you get trounced in your home state, you're toast. Also in the toaster is the other boy senator, Ted Cruz, the least liked man not only in the United States Senate but also in quite a few states so far.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Suicide of the GOP - or rebirth?

Posted 3/19/2016 in National Columns

"If his poll numbers hold, Trump will be there six months from now when the Sweet 16 is cut to the Final Four, and he will likely be in the finals." My prediction, in July of 2015, looks pretty good right now.

 

Rheta Johnson: Events in black and white

Posted 3/19/2016 in National Columns

The civil-rights movement wasn't just "Rosa sat down, Martin stood up and the white folks came down to save the day," the photographer Matt Herron quips.

 

 

Jamie Stiehm: Garland appointment now in Senate's court

Posted 3/19/2016 in National Columns

Washington -- Here comes a great courtroom drama, pitting the president against the Senate, which will act as judge and jury. The stakes are supremely high, even higher than the presidential race. Filling the empty seat on the Supreme Court amounts to changing the balance of power on the aggressively conservative Court.

 

 

Bill Crawford: Tax cuts the solution to budget deficit? Crazy.

Posted 3/19/2016 in National Columns

Mississippi tax revenues are running short, so obviously it's time for a big tax cut.

 

 

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