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Kathleen Parker: A new day in S.C. as the Confederate battle flag comes down

Posted 7/11/2015 in National Columns

The past may not be past, as William Faulkner put it. But it sure seems to be leaving.

 

Kathleen Parker: A new day in S.C. as the Confederate battle flag comes down

Posted 7/11/2015 in National Columns

The past may not be past, as William Faulkner put it. But it sure seems to be leaving. As I watched the broadcast of the Confederate battle flag being brought down from its post on the South Carolina statehouse grounds Friday morning, my thoughts went to Gen. Robert E. Lee, who surely would have raised a toast to this new day. Yes, you read correctly.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: A coming era of civil disobedience?

Posted 7/11/2015 in National Columns

The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the Capitol. Calling the Commandments "religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths," the court said the monument must go.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Trump proves GOP proclamations of mortal affront untrue

Posted 7/9/2015 in National Columns

In 2006, then-Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce advocated the return of a 1954 program for the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants. It was called "Operation Wetback."

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The age of the professional showoff

Posted 7/8/2015 in National Columns

"So, Mom," he says. "Did you tweet that you were going on 'Meet the Press'?" No. "Did you tweet that you were going on 'Hardball'?" No.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Meditate for success

Posted 7/7/2015 in National Columns

We ambitious strivers seeking guidance from fitness pros, decluttering experts and TED talks often find the day divided in two unequal parts. Three-quarters goes to overworking.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: The Girl Scouts' inspiring example of moral courage

Posted 7/4/2015 in National Columns

Thank heaven for little girls. So sang French actor Maurice Chevalier in a famous song celebrating "their little eyes so helpless and appealing" and the fact that "they grow up in the most delightful way." Well, we are here to thank heaven for little Girl Scouts -- and for former girl, Megan Ferland, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. We are indebted to her for a recent inspiring example of moral courage.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The unexpected rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

Posted 7/4/2015 in National Columns

Stranger things have happened in American politics, but the sudden surge of Democratic/populist Bernie Sanders and Republican/pompulist Donald Trump puts one in mind of alternate universes. And I don't mean Miss Universes.

 

 

Partick Buchanan: Europe's real existential crisis

Posted 7/4/2015 in National Columns

However the Greek crisis ends, whether with Athens leaving the eurozone, or submitting and accepting austerity at the dictates of its creditors, the European Union appears headed for an existential crisis. Greece borrowed and spent beyond its means, like New York City in the '70s, and Detroit, Illinois, and Puerto Rico today. But the crisis of Europe is about more than budget deficits and bad debts.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Quo vadis, America?

Posted 7/2/2015 in National Columns

"Natural law -- God's law -- will always trump common law," said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in her own right, "God will have the final word in this matter."

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Quo vadis, America?

Posted 7/2/2015 in National Columns

"Natural law -- God's law -- will always trump common law," said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in her own right, "God will have the final word in this matter."

 

 

Leonard Pitts: A speech for history

Posted 7/1/2015 in National Columns

"This whole week," said President Obama, "I've been reflecting on this idea of grace."

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Covering the Bushes

Posted 6/30/2015 in National Columns

If anyone should be feeling an overwhelming sense of Groundhog Day this presidential election, c'est moi.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: South's heritage includes reputation for gentility, too

Posted 6/29/2015 in National Columns

One stereotype we Southerners love to hear praises our collective gentility. We open doors for ladies. We say yes ma'am and no sir.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: A blueprint for changing the way we talk about race

Posted 6/27/2015 in National Columns

By all appearances Friday morning, as thousands lined the street waiting (and wilting) for hours in 90-degree heat to enter the funeral arena where President Obama was to deliver a eulogy for state Sen. Clementa C. Pinckney, racial unity seemed a comfortable fact of life.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Love and hate in Dixie

Posted 6/27/2015 in National Columns

"I will never be able to hold her again, but I forgive you."

 

Rheta Johnson: Gone but not forgotten

Posted 6/27/2015 in National Columns

I grew up in cemeteries. They were part of our education, recreation and, too often, conversation.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Women get the money

Posted 6/22/2015 in National Columns

Actually, they don't. Whether you're a butcher, a baker or a candlestick maker, you make more if you're a man.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: The Cry Wolf Project

Posted 6/20/2015 in National Columns

There is a website that purports to expose "myths about the economy and government," Cry Wolf Project.

 

 

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