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Froma Harrop: Google Glass Joins the failure hall of fame

Posted 2/7/2015 in National Columns

Google Glass has entered the annals of spectacular product failures. Many bright ideas have foundered on the shoals of consumer rejection. The Product Failure Hall of Fame is too small to contain them all. But a few fall from such enormous heights of hype and hope that they deserve special recognition as awesome.

 

 

Dana Milbank: Ashton Carter likely to break hawks' hearts

Posted 2/6/2015 in National Columns

The hawks were swooning.

 

 

Froma Harrop: A fine romance: Online daters hire private eyes

Posted 2/5/2015 in National Columns

She was a lawyer, noisy but nice. He was a Marine, quiet and even nicer.

 

 

Susan Estrich: The byzantine world of modern medicine

Posted 2/4/2015 in National Columns

I spent the last three months of 2014 in another country. Over the course of those months, I was hospitalized five times in two different hospitals.

 

 

Froma Harrop: What killed the 'American Sniper'?

Posted 2/3/2015 in National Columns

The second-most jarring scene in "American Sniper" takes place not in the urban maze of wartime Iraq but in the domestic tranquility of Chris Kyle's home in Texas.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Free tuition at community college should just be the start

Posted 2/2/2015 in National Columns

It's good that many Republicans have joined Democrats in declaring the growth of economic inequality a problem.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: History on the big screen

Posted 1/31/2015 in National Columns

The second record album I ever owned was "In the Wind" by Peter, Paul and Mary. The first, a compilation of rock hits by various artists, including the inimitable Aretha Franklin singing "Sweet Bitter Love," one of the best songs ever sung. I still have Albums One and Two, their surfaces scratched and covers worn.

 

Kathleen Parker: The sacrifice of Sarah Palin

Posted 1/31/2015 in National Columns

This isn't to say that Palin was part of the war on women, though many Democrats would say so. Rather, she was one of the war's most conspicuous victims -- fragged, you might say, by her own troops.

 

Dana Milbank: The White House game of drones

Posted 1/31/2015 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- I confess to being surprised by the surprise over the discovery Monday of a drone at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Happily, this particular offender was nothing worse than a hobbyist's copter gone awry. But the presence of drones at the White House should not come as news to anybody who has ever heard a Joe Biden speech or a press briefing by Josh Earnest. Drones large and small are a fixture at this White House.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: We could have predicted Cake Wars II

Posted 1/30/2015 in National Columns

We should have seen this one coming.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Rupert is right

Posted 1/30/2015 in National Columns

Mitt Romney and his allies are not very pleased with media magnate Rupert Murdoch, who this week said out loud what most political pros have been stewing about for years: Romney was a "terrible candidate."

 

 

Lisa McLeod: One horrible thing wrong with schools

Posted 1/29/2015 in National Columns

Do you remember career counseling when you were in school?

 

 

Susan Estrich: Word games

Posted 1/28/2015 in National Columns

The brilliant actor Benedict Cumberbatch is in hot water for getting his words wrong

 

 

Froma Harrop: Free tuition at community college should just be the start

Posted 1/27/2015 in National Columns

It's good that many Republicans have joined Democrats in declaring the growth of economic inequality a problem.

 

 

Tim Kalich: Open government is good government

Posted 1/26/2015 in National Columns

Sen. Lydia Chassaniol considers legislative proposals a good way to get the conversation started on matters of public interest.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Why serious people discount Fox News

Posted 1/24/2015 in National Columns

Tucker Carlson said on Fox that more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings. They don't. Steve Doocy said on Fox that NASA scientists faked data to make the case for global warming.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: This ole house

Posted 1/24/2015 in National Columns

When I was little, Stuart Hamblen's song "This Ole House" always made me unutterably sad. Despite the lively melody and cheerful beat, the homeowner was giving up, leaving his faithful hound dog to fend for itself.

 

 

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