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Thomas Sowell: Predatory journalism

Posted yesterday in National Columns

The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls "predatory lending."

 

 

Froma Harrop: Canada can be tough on immigration

Posted 10/23/2014 in National Columns

Two years ago, Jeffrey Niehaus was a popular teacher at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

 

 

Dana Milbank: President pariah

Posted 10/22/2014 in National Columns

They were fired up and ready to go home.

 

 

Froma Harrop: 'Death with Dignity' law is least slippery slope

Posted 10/21/2014 in National Columns

The story of Brittany Maynard has revived the debate over Oregon's Death with Dignity Act.

 

 

Other Editors: Ebola virus is a threat we can handle

Posted 10/20/2014 in National Columns

Given the degree and ease of international travel, it was probably inevitable that the Ebola virus would reach the United States from West Africa.

 

Kathleen Parker: Alison Grimes and the unanswered question on Obama

Posted 10/20/2014 in National Columns

So unpopular is President Obama these days that the (D) following Democratic candidates' names might stand for Denial. And, so desperate are political pundits for any fresh news crumb that a molehill quickly becomes a mountain.

Michael Gerson: Ebola challenges America's ability to adapt

Posted 10/18/2014 in National Columns

In any health care setting, it is wise to listen to the nurses, who see all. Their reports from Dallas about the initial procedures used in treating Thomas Eric Duncan are appalling.

 

Dana Milbank: The magic of Sukkot

Posted 10/18/2014 in National Columns

There haven't been a whole lot of good Jewish carpenters since Jesus. As I have just learned anew, I'm not about to reverse the trend.

 

 

Mary Sanchez: With gun in the mix, mental illness turns to tragedy

Posted 10/18/2014 in National Columns

Colby Sue Weathers killed her father at the insistence of the voices in her head.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Why millennials don't drive so much

Posted 10/16/2014 in National Columns

Young Americans are just not into driving the way their elders are or did at their age.

 

 

Dana Milbank: The FEC is the poster child for a broken Washington

Posted 10/14/2014 in National Columns

If you were to seek out a poster child for all that is broken in Washington, you could find no better candidate than the Federal Election Commission.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Ebola and the 41 million uninsured Americans

Posted 10/9/2014 in National Columns

With the first diagnosed case of the deadly Ebola virus in the United States located in Dallas, Texans are understandably alarmed.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Stomachaches

Posted 10/8/2014 in National Columns

I've had stomachaches for as long as I can remember.

 

 

Other Editors: A public defender program needed

Posted 10/6/2014 in National Columns

The justice system in Mississippi is partially broken, and lawmakers have long ignored the most obvious fix -- a statewide public defender program.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: You almost feel sorry for Sean Groubert

Posted 10/6/2014 in National Columns

Let us give Sean Groubert every benefit of the doubt. Let us assume he is a good person. Let us assume he is kind to children, well liked by neighbors. And by all means, let's assume he has a black friend. For good measure, let's assume he has two.

 

Thomas Sowell: Random thoughts

Posted 10/4/2014 in National Columns

Random thoughts on the passing scene: What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional -- which means that decency is likely to become less common.

 

Dana Milbank: The GOP's mug-shot primary

Posted 10/4/2014 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- Why is the lineup of prospective GOP presidential candidates beginning to look like, well, a lineup? Chris Christie went to campaign last week for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, putting the New Jersey governor in the company of a man who is in almost as much legal jeopardy as he is. Between them, the two would-be 2016 presidential nominees are the subjects of six investigations.

 

 

Michael Gerson: Discipline along with love

Posted 10/4/2014 in National Columns

CLEVELAND, OHIO -- Ginn Academy resembles no urban public school I've ever visited: all male, dress shirt and tie, the Socratic method employed in classrooms. School spirit seems imported from the prep school; discipline from the playing field; aspiration from the church pew.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Blundering Secret Service needs to step up its game

Posted 10/3/2014 in National Columns

Last year, the White House was breached twice.

 

 

Dana Milbank: Yes, 'mistakes were made'

Posted 10/2/2014 in National Columns

Julia Pierson is really putting "secret" into the Secret Service.

 

 

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