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Possumhaw: No use in squalling

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National Columns

Looking out the glass doors, I watched the bottom fall out of the sky. When I went into the gym it was a bright, sunny, cloudless day. I leaned on the door and wondered when was it I stopped playing in the rain?

 

Editorial cartoons 6/25/18

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Steve Chapman: The needless cruelty of Trump's border policy

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National Columns

In 1729, an Irish political writer named Jonathan Swift noted with sorrow the large number of hungry children in Ireland and offered "a modest proposal" to solve the problem. His suggestion was for people to buy and eat them.

 

 

Mona Charen: Being decent

Posted 6/23/2018 in National Columns

Not too long ago, I returned to my parked car and found a sheet of paper on the windshield bearing an expletive-laden message. The anonymous poster had obviously gone to some effort to make these flyers on his home computer -- complete with color cartoon figures and such.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Has the West the will to survive?

Posted 6/23/2018 in National Columns

"If you're ... pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you're strong, then you don't have any heart, that's a tough dilemma. ... I'd rather be strong."

 

 

Froma Harrop: How opponents feed Trump media machine

Posted 6/22/2018 in National Columns

The time has come for Donald Trump's critics to take a much-deserved vacation from all things Donald Trump.

 

 

Larry Elder: IG Report -- Imagine this level of bias during the O.J. Simpson case

Posted 6/21/2018 in National Columns

Imagine what defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, during the O.J. Simpson murder trial, would have done with notes to and from LAPD lead detectives Tom Lange and Philip Vannatter in which they demeaned Simpson's fans.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Immigrant children are real children

Posted 6/20/2018 in National Columns

"Illegals" have faces.

 

 

Froma Harrop: When women's dignity counts for zero

Posted 6/20/2018 in National Columns

The woman soon to be Rudolph Giuliani's third ex-wife is not the most sympathetic of victims.

 

 

David Harsanyi: Free trade already puts America first

Posted 6/19/2018 in National Columns

These days, I'm often accused of being a globalist.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Trump's historic gamble

Posted 6/16/2018 in National Columns

President Donald Trump appears to belong to what might be called the Benjamin Disraeli school of diplomacy. The British prime minister once counseled, "Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel."

 

Steve Chapman: How Republicans went soft on communism

Posted 6/16/2018 in National Columns

If you had told Ronald Reagan in 1988 that in 30 years, the president of the United States would be chummy with communist dictators in China and North Korea, eager to please a brutal Kremlin autocrat, and indifferent to the needs of our military allies, he might have said: That's what you get for electing a Democrat.

 

Leonard Pitts: What if God were one of us?

Posted 6/16/2018 in National Columns

What if God were one of us? Singer Joan Osborne famously asked that question in 1995. In her Grammy-nominated hit, "One Of Us," she envisions the author of all creation as "a slob like one of us, just a stranger on a bus trying to make his way home."

 

Other editors: Tariffs and the tax cut

Posted 6/16/2018 in National Columns

More than a few conservative intellectuals have warmed to Donald Trump's trade protectionism because it supposedly helps blue-collar Americans. But what if his tariffs do the opposite?

 

 

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