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Jamie Stiehm: The main champion for conscience: Senator Margaret Chase Smith

Posted 9/11/2016 in National Columns

Her name was Margaret Chase Smith, a Mainer from small Skowhegan. Senator Smith to you and me, she was the first woman to run for president from a major political party.



Patrick Buchanan: Is tide going out on Hillary?

Posted 9/9/2016 in National Columns

Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College.



Leonard Pitts: How to talk to black people in eight easy lessons

Posted 9/8/2016 in National Columns

Today's column is presented as a public service.



Froma Harrop: Trump on immigration

Posted 9/8/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump's recent rant against all things Mexican followed hard upon his promise of a gentler approach toward most of the estimated 11 million immigrants here illegally.



Patrick Buchanan: Trump & the Hillarycons

Posted 9/7/2016 in National Columns

In 1964, Phyllis Schlafly of Alton, Illinois, mother of six, wrote and published a slim volume entitled "A Choice Not an Echo."



Froma Harrop: Main street shopping and the Internet

Posted 9/3/2016 in National Columns

Walmart is seeing the future, and the future isn't more shoppers driving through stop-and-go traffic to big boxes at the edge of town. It's online shopping. The giant retailer plans to plunk down a princely $3.3 billion for, an e-commerce company. Using the same crystal ball, Macy's says it will close at least 100 stores, many in malls that have seen better days.


Jamie Stiehm: Political hurricanes and a quarterback tempest

Posted 9/3/2016 in National Columns

Summer's lease hath all too short a date, Shakespeare says. But the Bard died 400 years ago and never saw the burning summer of 2016.


Rheta Grimsley Johnson: A dangerous place to travel

Posted 9/3/2016 in National Columns

It was a story in USA Today with a big, inky headline that caught my eye: "OVERSEAS WARNINGS ABOUT TRAVEL TO USA COULD HURT TOURISM."



Patrick Buchanan: Conquistador Trump

Posted 9/2/2016 in National Columns

In accepting the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto to fly to Mexico City, the Donald was taking a major risk.



Kathleen Parker: Trump can't fake love of 'the blacks'

Posted 9/1/2016 in National Columns

When Donald Trump says he has a great relationship with "the Blacks," I wonder if he also gets along well with the Smiths. We know he's tight with the Whites.



Thomas Sowell: A gem in Chicago

Posted 8/31/2016 in National Columns

We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic "leaders" caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of bullying students that it is a long overdue surprise to see a sign that at least one major university has shown some backbone.



Leonard Pitts: Not my place to absolve Nate Parker

Posted 8/31/2016 in National Columns

I had decided not to see Nate Parker's new movie.



Froma Harrop: Story not over in EpiPen scandal

Posted 8/30/2016 in National Columns

So the seller of the EpiPen is now going to offer a generic alternative costing 50 percent less.



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