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Steve Chapman: What Queen Elizabeth reveals about Trump

Posted 1/7/2017 in National Columns

Life for a modern monarch is often a jeweled prison, with an excess of tedium and a dearth of authority. Anyone who detests the idea of royals can take satisfaction in how insignificant they have become. But their adaptation to this shrunken role sheds a revealing light on Donald Trump.



Kathleen Parker: If Obama is a Muslim, is Trump a Russian spy?

Posted 1/7/2017 in National Columns

First, a history refresher: For the past nine years, a smattering of Americans, most recently led by our now president-elect, have insisted that Barack Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya.



Patrick Buchanan: Is liberal democracy an endangered species?

Posted 1/6/2017 in National Columns

"As we begin 2017, the most urgent threat to liberal democracy is not autocracy," writes William Galston of The Wall Street Journal, "it is illiberal democracy."



Froma Harrop: The people saved the ethics office, not the tweets

Posted 1/5/2017 in National Columns

That went over well. In the darkness of night on a federal holiday, House Republicans voted to kill the Office of Congressional Ethics.



Veronique de Rugy: Political resolutions for the New Year

Posted 1/4/2017 in National Columns

The new year is a time to make resolutions to improve your life over the next 12 months.



Patrick Buchanan: Can Trump and Putin avert Cold War II?

Posted 1/3/2017 in National Columns

In retaliation for the hacking of John Podesta and the DNC, Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and ordered closure of their country houses on Long Island and Maryland's Eastern shore.



Steve Chapman: A stronger economy will also destroy jobs

Posted 1/2/2017 in National Columns

In South Africa, people who speak Afrikaans use the word "robot" to mean the same thing it means in English. But it is also the word for "traffic light." Why?



Dana Milbank: Hamilton helped elect his rival to keep an 'unruly Tyrant' from the presidency

Posted 12/31/2016 in National Columns

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- I came here during the holidays to visit an old friend who's fallen on hard times.



Robert Reich: Why President Trump will continue to hold rallies

Posted 12/31/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump has just finished the last of his nine post-election "thank-you tour" rallies. Why did he do them? And why is he planning further rallies after he becomes president?



Steve Chapman: The triumph of falsehood

Posted 12/30/2016 in National Columns

In 1644, the English poet John Milton made an eloquent case against censorship. Freedom of thought and inquiry was not only a God-given prerogative but also the best protection against error: "Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter?"



Mona Charen: Standing 'idly by'

Posted 12/29/2016 in National Columns

Secretary of State John Kerry used the word "conscience" over and over again as he attempted to explain and justify the Obama administration's decision not to veto a one-sided U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel.



Froma Harrop: Cocktail culture: meditation by other means

Posted 12/29/2016 in National Columns

Stressed Americans seeking calm through decluttering and meditation might add a third activity: the cocktail hour.



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