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Partial to Home: An evening with Paul Thorn

Posted 6/10/2017 in National Columns

Paul Thorn, songwriter, musician, storyteller, artist, former welterweight boxer, son of a preacher and all-around good guy, walked onto the stage of the Omnova Theater Friday evening, sat down and to a full house unceremoniously announced he was going to play a song about "back-road fornication." Thorn then launched into "A Long Way from Tupelo."

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: The impeach-Trump conspiracy

Posted 6/10/2017 in National Columns

Pressed by Megyn Kelly on his ties to President Trump, an exasperated Vladimir Putin blurted out, "We had no relationship at all. ... I never met him. ... Have you all lost your senses over there?" Yes, Vlad, we have.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Trump's palpable fear of the truth

Posted 6/10/2017 in National Columns

None of us knows when the moment to gain immortality will arise, but Sarah Huckabee Sanders saw her opportunity and seized it. Asked Thursday about James Comey's assertion that President Donald Trump had lied, the White House spokeswoman answered, "No, I can definitively say the president's not a liar."

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Where did Maher get the idea he could say that word?

Posted 6/9/2017 in National Columns

Here's a good rule of thumb for aspiring comics. Whenever you are compelled to say, "Hey, it was a joke," it probably wasn't.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Trump's overriding trait

Posted 6/8/2017 in National Columns

What do the directors of the Transportation Security Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI have in common?

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: The forever war?

Posted 6/7/2017 in National Columns

On May 22, Salman Abedi, 22, waiting at the entrance of the Arianna Grande pop concert in Manchester, blew himself up, killing almost two dozen people, among them parents waiting to pick up their children.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Trump's lousy numbers

Posted 6/6/2017 in National Columns

Thing about Donald Trump is he doesn't have the numbers.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Can Americans be happy again?

Posted 6/5/2017 in National Columns

America is not a very happy place, and it is getting less so.

 

 

Other editors: SPLC lawsuit against the state ill-founded

Posted 6/3/2017 in National Columns

There's no doubt, as a lawsuit filed against the state of Mississippi alleges, that public education creates unequal opportunities and unequal outcomes.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is Afghanistan a lost cause?

Posted 6/3/2017 in National Columns

"We are there and we are committed" was the regular retort of Secretary of State Dean Rusk during the war in Vietnam.

 

Steve Chapman: Trump forgets the past and blights the future

Posted 6/3/2017 in National Columns

"They were careless people, Tom and Daisy -- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made." -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby"

 

Bernard Goldberg: Revolt against the elite

Posted 6/2/2017 in National Columns

It's been my experience, having covered the news at CBS for nearly 30 years, that when the media elites come in for criticism, they're not very good at introspection.

 

 

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