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Partial to Home: The view from Homer's front porch

Posted 5/28/2016 in National Columns

It's Friday afternoon and I'm sitting on the front porch of an uninhabited trailer that until recently was the home of Homer Cantrell.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Difficult to overestimate impact of 'Roots'

Posted 5/28/2016 in National Columns

Everything was different, the day after.

 

 

Jamie Stiehm: FDR still speaks across the ages

Posted 5/28/2016 in National Columns

The president spoke a personal word: "I never forget that I live in a house owned by all the American people and that I have been given their trust."

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: 'The great white hope'

Posted 5/28/2016 in National Columns

"Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group ... death rates in this group have been rising, not falling."

 

 

Froma Harrop: The public squalor of airport security

Posted 5/26/2016 in National Columns

I was about to share my own sob story, when I read that hundreds of passengers missed their flights at Chicago O'Hare International Airport because of hours-long security lines.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Pragmatism don't know Bernie

Posted 5/26/2016 in National Columns

A few words in defense of pragmatism. That ideal has taken quite a beating lately, mostly at the hands of Bernie Sanders and his supporters.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Grim choices

Posted 5/25/2016 in National Columns

We must frankly face the fact that the front runners in both political parties represent a new low, at a time of domestic polarization and unprecedented nuclear dangers internationally.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The cure for expensive cities is moving vans

Posted 5/24/2016 in National Columns

A funny thing didn't happen on the way to the digital revolution. It failed to empty out the cities.

 

 

Stiehm: Sisterhood: Feel the Burn

Posted 5/21/2016 in National Columns

Many wept at Barack Obama becoming the first black president. So much shared euphoria cutting the cold of a January day at high noon. The country crossed over the highest threshold -- so we thought.

 

 

Buchanan: Who's the conservative heretic?

Posted 5/21/2016 in National Columns

In his coquettish refusal to accept the Donald, Paul Ryan says he cannot betray the conservative "principles" of the party of Abraham Lincoln, high among which is a devotion to free trade.

 

 

No, Trump, most dangerous place in the world is not Ferguson

Posted 5/21/2016 in National Columns

I hesitate to bring up facts. If recent years have proven nothing else, they've proven that we have fully embarked upon a post-factual era wherein the idea that a thing can be knowable to an objective certainty -- and that this should matter -- has been diminished to the point of near irrelevancy.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Hillary Clinton's viral nightmare: A video of her 'lying for 13 minutes'

Posted 5/19/2016 in National Columns

You could say that it all depends on how you define "lie." Or, perhaps, that it's hell to have a public record.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: George Zimmerman takes a victory lap on a dead boy's grave

Posted 5/18/2016 in National Columns

It was not enough just to kill Sam Hose. No, they had to make souvenirs out of him.

 

 

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