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Steve Chapman: In the gun debate, bipartisan hypocrisy

Posted 10/6/2017 in National Columns

Republicans and Democrats don't agree on much, but they agree that sometimes, individual freedom must yield to the imperatives of public safety. They also agree that sometimes, efforts to save lives come at too high a price in liberty. Trouble is, they can't agree on when.

 

 

Connie Schultz: Such empty thoughts and prayers

Posted 10/5/2017 in National Columns

No matter how great one's faith in God, after yet another massacre of innocent people, it's impossible to believe that prayer alone is going to save us from ourselves.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Taxing dollars already taxed by states will not happen

Posted 10/4/2017 in National Columns

Nice try, Republicans. You'd like to end the federal deduction for state and local taxes. That would stick the expensive-to-live-in blue states with more of the nation's bills. It would amount to taxing income that has already gone to taxes. Not gonna happen.

 

 

Other Editors: State correct in holding Equifax accountable

Posted 10/2/2017 in National Columns

Mississippi's involvement in a multistate investigation over the recent Equifax data breach is a step in the right direction to helping our residents understand better how such a significant incident occurred and what steps can be taken in the future to prevent such an error from happening again.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: We were idiots then

Posted 10/2/2017 in National Columns

We were such idiots then. That realization is, if you are a guy, an unavoidable hazard of seeing the new movie, "Battle of the Sexes."

 

 

Leonard Pitts: So black athletes have forgotten their place?

Posted 9/30/2017 in National Columns

Dear black people: I guess we've messed up again. Seems like we're never going to learn how to properly protest, no matter how hard conservatives try to teach us.

 

 

Bernard Goldberg: Freedom from speech on campus

Posted 9/30/2017 in National Columns

It's not exactly a secret that liberal college campuses are among the most illiberal places in America. Liberals talk a good game about diversity -- but it's not diversity of opinion they have in mind. Just ask any number of prominent conservative speakers who got shouted down when they tried to speak on campus.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Judge Moore and God's Law

Posted 9/29/2017 in National Columns

When elected chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2000, Judge Roy Moore installed in his courthouse a monument with the Ten Commandments that Moses brought down from Mount Sinai carved into it.

 

 

Connie Schultz: 'It never ends'

Posted 9/28/2017 in National Columns

Before I started attending Kent State in the fall of 1975, I was a kid living in small-town Ashtabula, Ohio, on the northern edge of a county by the same name, which had lost 26 servicemen in the Vietnam War.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Why do whites oppose the NFL protests?

Posted 9/27/2017 in National Columns

In a poll, whites were asked whether the NFL players kneeling in protest during the national anthem are helping or hurting the cause of racial justice. No fewer than 85 percent said they're hurting it.

 

 

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