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Bernard Goldberg: Jumping the shark: the news media way

Posted 9/6/2017 in National Columns

It was the fifth season of the sitcom "Happy Days" and producers figured they needed something to boost the show's sagging ratings. So they had the gang leave industrial, blue-collar Milwaukee and head to Southern California, where everybody is beautiful and the sun always shines. And on Sept. 20, 1977 Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, better known to his pals simply as Fonzie, put on a pair of water skis, hopped into the Pacific Ocean and jumped over a shark.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Should Japan and South Korea go nuclear?

Posted 9/5/2017 in National Columns

By setting off a 100-kiloton bomb, after firing a missile over Japan, Kim Jong Un has gotten the world's attention. What else does he want?

 

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Alan Gratz's novel 'Refugee' demands your humanity

Posted 9/3/2017 in National Columns

They are the least of these.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: What Harvey wrought

Posted 9/3/2017 in National Columns

Like 9/11, Hurricane Harvey brought us together.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Meeting the people through disaster

Posted 8/31/2017 in National Columns

Politicians, celebrities and the rich often set the world's idea of their cities and regions. It takes a disaster to meet the regular folks.

 

 

Bernard Goldberg: When parody becomes reality, you know there's a problem

Posted 8/30/2017 in National Columns

I recently wrote about the controversy over removing Confederate era statues from public places, and in my column I acknowledged the concerns of those who don't want to honor or celebrate men who fought, at least in part, to preserve slavery.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Michael Moore and the Democrats' burden

Posted 8/29/2017 in National Columns

Michael Moore's one-man show on Broadway is at times hilarious, at times tedious.

 

 

Bill Crawford: When the generals are in charge

Posted 8/26/2017 in National Columns

Seven Days in May, written by Fletcher Knebel and Charles Bailey and published in 1962, portrays a tense, nearly successful coup of American government by a cadre of senior generals. A quote on the cover of the paperback attributed to the Army Times said, "They say it can't happen here, but if it does, it probably will be pretty much as Knebel and Bailey say."

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: What still unites us?

Posted 8/26/2017 in National Columns

Decades ago, a debate over what kind of nation America is roiled the conservative movement. Neocons claimed America was an "ideological nation" a "creedal nation," dedicated to the proposition that "all men are created equal."

 

 

Steve Chapman: Why Trump's wall is not going to happen

Posted 8/26/2017 in National Columns

Donald Trump has served one-seventh of his constitutionally allotted term of office, and given his talent for self-destruction, there is no guarantee he will get to serve the remaining six-sevenths. But whether he does or not, one thing is a safe bet: When he leaves the White House, there will not be a wall running the length of our southern border.

 

 

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