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Dana Milbank: Build a moat, or add manpower

Posted 9/27/2014 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- The last lunch hour of the summer was like many others outside the White House gates. In Lafayette Square, office workers were eating, or just sitting, on the park benches. On the sidewalk nearest the White House, tourists were taking photos of the Executive Mansion through the ornamental fence. In the pedestrian section of Pennsylvania Avenue, the usual suspects presented their causes: anti-China, anti-nuclear, anti-gun, anti-same-sex-marriage. Jehovah's Witnesses offered pamphlets. A man held a picket sign asking, "What Is Terrorism?"


Dana Milbank: Obama is liberals' lesser evil

Posted 9/26/2014 in National Columns

The anti-Obama left was out in force. All 22 of them.



Froma Harrop: Kids who don't go to college also matter

Posted 9/25/2014 in National Columns

It shouldn't be this way, but the well-to-do tend to dominate public conversations in this country. The result has been a national preoccupation with the comfort, safety and psychological health of children like theirs -- that is, children who go to college.



Michael Gerson: Tall order for GOP in '16

Posted 9/25/2014 in National Columns

It is the most important development so far in the 2016 presidential race, at least on the Republican side: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is evidently not a total meathead.



Thomas Sowell: Who wants war?

Posted 9/23/2014 in National Columns

Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the ISIS crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don't want another war.



Other Editors: Internet thrives on neutrality

Posted 9/22/2014 in National Columns

The Federal Communications Commission should not turn the "information superhighway" into a toll road.



Dana Milbank: At last, a Benghazi hearing without rancor

Posted 9/20/2014 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- When Trey Gowdy got the job to run the House's new Benghazi select committee, there was good reason to fear bad things.



Rheta Grimsley Johnson: News doesn't come any harder

Posted 9/20/2014 in National Columns

McCLELLANVILLE, S.C. -- Highway 17 heading north from Charleston is the kind of funky, low-country trail I love. Roadside vendors sell sweetgrass baskets made in Gullah tradition, and late-summer flora is profuse and aquarium green.


Leonard Pitts: What is and is not child abuse

Posted 9/20/2014 in National Columns

My mother was a child abuser. I was, too. In fact, growing up, pretty much every parent I knew abused their kids.


Dana Milbank: Republicans saddle their warhorses

Posted 9/19/2014 in National Columns

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was testifying Tuesday about the need for military action in Syria and Iraq when Ann Wright, an anti-war demonstrator in the audience, rose and began shouting: "No more war! No more war!"



Froma Harrop: A rough month for women

Posted 9/18/2014 in National Columns

Mark Sanford's heralded engagement to Maria Belen Chapur is apparently over. The rep from South Carolina released the news to America through a Facebook post. That's how Chapur found out, too.



Leonard Pitts: No defense for what Ray Rice did

Posted 9/17/2014 in National Columns

"I think they're going too far with Ray Rice."



Michael Gerson: Obama's careful war

Posted 9/16/2014 in National Columns

The most compelling and encouraging parts of President Obama's Islamic State speech -- his intention to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the enemy, his pledge to hunt down its fighters and deny them "safe haven," his moral clarity on their "acts of barbarism" -- also sounded least like Obama.



Froma Harrop: Do we need a place called home?

Posted 9/16/2014 in National Columns

There's this scene in Shakespeare where the straight-talking Rosalind tries to make sense of Jaques, a guy who travels all the time and is plagued by melancholy. "I fear you have sold your own lands to see other men's," Rosalind says to him in "As You Like It." "Yes, I have gained my experience," Jaques responds gloomily.



Rheta Grimsley Johnson: A lady in Sun studio

Posted 9/13/2014 in National Columns

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- While thousands were touring Graceland during Elvis Week last month, a retired English professor from Baton Rouge sat at legendary Sun Studio and signed copies of her quiet but fascinating book.


Leonard Pitts: Wondering 'what if' as U.S. forces head back to the Middle East

Posted 9/13/2014 in National Columns

If. Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of paths not taken, possibilities foreclosed, regrets stacked high -- and it lies like a pall of smoke over President Obama's Wednesday-night announcement that this country is returning to war, albeit with air strikes only, in a place we just left behind in 2011 after spending almost nine years, over a trillion dollars and 4,425 lives.


Wyatt Emmerich: Stats reveal fallacy of taxpayer-subsidised megadeals

Posted 9/13/2014 in National Columns

As of July 2014, Mississippi has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, 8 percent. I remember in the 90s when Mississippi's unemployment rate was two full percentage points better than the national average.



Dana Milbank: Bubba and Dubya pal it up

Posted 9/11/2014 in National Columns

Now it can be told: Bill Clinton was a secret adviser to George W. Bush.



Froma Harrop: Casino fantasies

Posted 9/11/2014 in National Columns

The video for the Bruce Springsteen song "Atlantic City" opens with a scene of the grand Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel imploding into a pile of dust. That was almost 40 years ago. The Traymore Hotel and other grand hotels were leveled in much the same spectacular fashion.



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