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Marc Dion: Constitution has no burn ban

Posted yesterday in National Columns

You have a constitutional right to burn the American flag, just like you have a constitutional right to bear arms.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Don't give Fidel Castro the last laugh

Posted 12/1/2016 in National Columns

Sometimes history doesn't have to wait to judge -- and when it comes to dictators, even dead ones, we shouldn't either.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: I oppose the recount

Posted 12/1/2016 in National Columns

There are, to my mind, only two reasons to re-examine ballots in a presidential campaign.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Who is the real Donald Trump (and what does he stand for)?

Posted 11/30/2016 in National Columns

In this season of Thanksgiving, a quirky source of gratitude has emerged -- Donald Trump's many campaign lies.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Brexit, then Trump: beginning of a populist tidal wave?

Posted 11/29/2016 in National Columns

Now that the British have voted to secede from the European Union and America has chosen a president who has never before held public office, the French appear to be following suit.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The enduring value of craftsmanship

Posted 11/29/2016 in National Columns

A best-selling sports book, "The Boys in the Boat," describes the unlikely path of working-class blokes to gold-medal glory at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Controlling the media is at odds with self-governance

Posted 11/28/2016 in National Columns

The most helpful journalism is fact-centered, verified and solution-oriented. The most profitable is not. Understand that and "mass media" is explained.

 

 

Bill Crawford: Leaders' power play puts egg on their faces

Posted 11/26/2016 in National Columns

How appropriate. Fate chose the week of the Egg Bowl for legislative leaders to have to wipe egg off their faces. How silly. House Republican leaders passed a rule, with Senate mimicry pending, to deny media access to the Legislature's contracts, only to find out they were violating their own law.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Newspapers, the answer to fake news

Posted 11/26/2016 in National Columns

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free ... it expects what never was and never will be." -- Thomas Jefferson

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Football and fallacies

Posted 11/26/2016 in National Columns

This is a football story with both political and legal implications.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: If Trump's smart, he'll pick Mitt Romney

Posted 11/26/2016 in National Columns

President-elect Donald Trump's flirtation with Mitt Romney as a possible pick for secretary of state has injected a sliver of hope and change into an evolving administration that could use some.

 

 

Steve Chapman: A 'change election'? Just the opposite

Posted 11/25/2016 in National Columns

Was this a "change election"? Donald Trump's victory is widely attributed to the public's thirst for something new, which he represented and Hillary Clinton didn't.

 

 

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