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Rheta Grimsley Johnson: It comes down to a small room and a blank page

Posted 1/9/2016 in National Columns

There's a postcard they sell in Key West that has a photo of the dapper young Ernest Hemingway above the words "Hemingway Women" and portraits of four striking females.

 

Leonard Pitts: Obama's tear a starkly human thing

Posted 1/8/2016 in National Columns

He didn't bawl. His voice only roughened for a moment and he dabbed at a couple tears that straggled down his cheek. As displays of emotion go, it wasn't all that much. But it was, of course, more than enough.

 

Kathleen Parker: Republicans' do-nothingness on guns

Posted 1/7/2016 in National Columns

It is axiomatic that congressional Republicans will oppose anything smacking of "gun control," which may as well be read as " your mama."

 

 

Leonard Pitts: A white man just can't catch a break

Posted 1/6/2016 in National Columns

He brought his rifle up at the sound of footsteps crunching the Oregon snow. "Who goes there? Stop and be recognized." A weary voice answered out of the darkness. "It's me, Sam. It's Bud."

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Will Mideast allies drag us into war?

Posted 1/5/2016 in National Columns

The New Year's execution by Saudi Arabia of the Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr was a deliberate provocation.

 

Susan Estrich: The Donald vs. Big Bill

Posted 1/2/2016 in National Columns

Not satisfied with hurling sexist invectives at Hillary Clinton, the Donald has turned his ire on her husband, the former president, claiming he has "a terrible record of women abuse." Really? Does anyone recall Bill Clinton ridiculing women reporters (as Trump did with Megyn Kelly), insulting the looks of a female candidate (as Trump did with Carly Fiorina) and introducing a generation to Jewish slang for a male organ (his description of Barack Obama's '08 defeat of Hillary Clinton)?

Patrick Buchanan: Winners and losers: 2015

Posted 1/2/2016 in National Columns

Each year, "The McLaughlin Group," the longest-running panel show on national TV, which began in 1982, announces its awards for the winners and losers and the best and the worst of the year. Rereading my list of 39 awardees suggests something about how our world is changing.

 

Froma Harrop: Making shopping fun again

Posted 12/30/2015 in National Columns

As the shopping season winds down, we might well consider consumers' changing shopping habits -- the move from bricks-and-mortar stores to online merchants. The convenience of online buying and an aversion to crowds are the usual explanations, and they no doubt play a part.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Is the West disintegrating?

Posted 12/30/2015 in National Columns

 

 

Froma Harrop: An apology to Bernie Sanders

Posted 12/30/2015 in National Columns

Hardly a week goes by without some demand for an apology populating my inbox.

 

 

Carl Hiaasen: Rubio sighting in the Capitol

Posted 12/30/2015 in National Columns

A strange thing happened the other day in Washington, D.C.: Marco Rubio actually showed up for work.

 

 

Possumhaw: One day at a time

Posted 12/28/2015 in National Columns

New Year's resolutions date back to the Babylonians when promises were made to the gods to pay off debts and return borrowed items. The Romans made promises to the god Janus (January) in hopes of a favorable new year.

 

 

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