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Froma Harrop: The apology tour

Posted 7/11/2017 in National Columns

Barack Obama much annoyed many of his critics when he noted less-than-stellar moments in American history during his trips abroad. They called it Obama's apology tour.

 

 

Bernard Goldberg: Here's an idea, Mr. President

Posted 7/11/2017 in National Columns

Sometime in 2011, I got a call from Donald Trump. He said he was thinking of running for president and wanted to know what I thought of the idea.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Is notion of a genderless humanity going too far?

Posted 7/8/2017 in National Columns

We don't even have pronouns for this.

 

Steve Chapman: Facing down the North Korean threat

Posted 7/8/2017 in National Columns

Imagine this situation: The United States faces a hostile and possibly deranged dictator ruling an Asian communist state tightly closed off from the outside world. He has developed nuclear weapons and is on the way to building missiles capable of carrying those devices across the Pacific Ocean and vaporizing American cities. What can we do?

 

Patrick Buchanan: Patching it up with Putin

Posted 7/7/2017 in National Columns

President Donald Trump flew off for his first meeting with Vladimir Putin -- with instructions from our foreign policy elite that he get into the Russian president's face over his hacking in the election of 2016.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Something is very wrong with the GOP

Posted 7/6/2017 in National Columns

Dear Colleagues: We're doing it again.

 

 

Steve Chapman: A polarized public? No. A polarizing system

Posted 7/6/2017 in National Columns

American politics is a bicycle with a rusty chain, flat tires and no brakes. It's broken, and it's not taking any of us where we want to go.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is America still a nation?

Posted 7/5/2017 in National Columns

In the first line of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson speaks of "one people."

 

 

Steve Chapman: Confederate monuments and the Fourth of July

Posted 7/1/2017 in National Columns

In 1871, the city of Richmond, Virginia, publicly celebrated the Fourth of July. It was an unfamiliar experience. There had been no general commemoration of Independence Day since 1860 -- before Virginia had seceded from the nation that was formed in 1776.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: The 'United' States is anything but

Posted 7/1/2017 in National Columns

"Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead." -- Martin Luther King Jr., April 3, 1968

 

 

Connie Schultz: No recess for the American public

Posted 6/29/2017 in National Columns

On Tuesday, public outrage forced the Republicans to postpone their vote to gut the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

 

 

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