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Froma Harrop: Whom do we thank for today's strong economy?

Posted 12/16/2017 in National Columns

A president deserves partial credit for a strong economy. The current economic numbers are good, so to the extent that gratitude is due, let us offer it. Thank you, President Obama.

 

Connie Schultz: Hope bloomed in Alabama

Posted 12/16/2017 in National Columns

Just two years ago, 65-year-old Peggy Wallace Kennedy stood on the steps of the Alabama Capitol and renounced the acts of hate her father had committed there.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Unlike Nixon, Trump will not go quietly

Posted 12/15/2017 in National Columns

On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon bowed to the inevitability of impeachment and conviction by a Democratic Senate and resigned.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Alabama was a win, and not just for Democrats

Posted 12/14/2017 in National Columns

The Democratic conquest of a senate seat in Alabama produced a lot of winners other than the victor himself, Doug Jones. Many were Republicans, including some who voted for the inexplicable Roy Moore.

 

 

Clarence Page: 'Chaos president' keeps us guessing -- and praying

Posted 12/13/2017 in National Columns

Why, I am often asked, do media cover President Donald Trump so much?

 

 

Bernard Goldberg: Plan B: Sex

Posted 12/12/2017 in National Columns

Democrats who want Donald Trump removed from office need a backup plan in case the Russian collusion thing doesn't pan out. And Plan B, I suspect, is sex.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: True to history, Mississippi both gracious and vicious

Posted 12/11/2017 in National Columns

My, my, my. Such language. Granted, having Donald Trump at the opening of a civil rights museum was akin to asking Jeff Davis to deliver the eulogy for Abraham Lincoln, but the reaction! And the variety! To some degree, it illustrates why few sane and sober people seek public office.

 

Steve Chapman: Trump triumphs over his appeasers

Posted 12/9/2017 in National Columns

Anyone with the slightest knowledge of World War II remembers its chief moral: Appeasement is not only futile but contemptible. It signifies cowardice, naivete and moral bankruptcy.

Patrick J. Buchanan: Is Flynn's defection a death blow?

Posted 12/9/2017 in National Columns

Why did Gen. Mike Flynn lie to the FBI about his December 2016 conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak? Why did he not tell the FBI the truth?

 

Froma Harrop: Roy Moore poisons Alabama's business climate

Posted 12/7/2017 in National Columns

In 2006, a Chicago schoolteacher was sentenced to three years in prison for molesting teenage girls. He was 34 at the time and, according to news accounts, had slipped his hands under the shirt of a 17-year-old and fondled her breasts.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Donald Trump's meaningless tribute to Rosa Parks

Posted 12/6/2017 in National Columns

Here comes the most meaningless sentence you'll read today: Last week, Donald Trump paid tribute to Rosa Parks.

 

 

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