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Kathleen Parker: Words that kill

Posted 3/11/2015 in National Columns

"At least nobody died," we often hear in politics to explain away some regrettable act.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Fox 'News' proof of old P.T. Barnum adage

Posted 3/11/2015 in National Columns

Every once in a while the universe arranges itself to make you look smarter than you are. Lucky me, I am having such a moment now.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Does Iran really want a bomb?

Posted 3/10/2015 in National Columns

America, we have a problem.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Civil Rights Movement changed only the legal landscape

Posted 3/9/2015 in National Columns

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Darren Wilson: Free at last!

Posted 3/6/2015 in National Columns

Eric Holder's Justice Department has completed its investigation into whether Ferguson cop Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in cold blood for racist reasons when he shot the black teenager last August.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Injustice is resilient, but so are defenders of freedom

Posted 3/6/2015 in National Columns

First, they sang "God Will Take Care of You."

 

 

Froma Harrop: Open Internet survives weird politics

Posted 3/3/2015 in National Columns

Net neutrality won the day in Washington, and that wasn't supposed to happen.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Is Twitter really America's conscience?

Posted 3/2/2015 in National Columns

Denizens of social media were rankled during the Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'My Girl': 50 years and counting

Posted 3/2/2015 in National Columns

There are sounds it feels like you've known forever, sounds that have been in your ear so long, it's hard to believe they were ever new.

 

Dana Milbank: Jeb Bush, CPAC pinata

Posted 2/28/2015 in National Columns

It happened just as Jeb Bush was about to explain why he thinks conservatives need to stop being perceived as "anti-everything": Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference let it be known that, as part of their anti-everythingness, they are also anti-Bush.

Partick Buchanan: GOP platform: war without end

Posted 2/28/2015 in National Columns

If the sadists of ISIS are seeking -- with their mass executions, child rapes, immolations, and beheadings of Christians -- to stampede us into a new war in the Middle East, they are succeeding. Repeatedly snapping the blood-red cape of terrorist atrocities in our faces has the Yankee bull snorting, pawing the ground, ready to charge again.

 

Leonard Pitts: Rudy Giuliani, once heroic, now simply foolish

Posted 2/27/2015 in National Columns

Here we are, six years later, six years of mom jeans and golf dates and taking the girls for ice cream. And yet, some of us are still hung up on the perceived "otherness," the "not like us"-ness, of Barack Obama.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Politicians for local control, except when they're not

Posted 2/26/2015 in National Columns

The people of Denton, Texas, recently voted to ban fracking within the city limits.

 

Kathleen Parker: The love litmus test

Posted 2/25/2015 in National Columns

Republicans seem ceaselessly enamored of litmus tests, but the newest one -- Do you believe President Obama loves America? -- makes birthers seem witty.

 

Kathleen Parker: Wordsmithing war

Posted 2/24/2015 in National Columns

Channel-surfing the nightly cable news, one is reminded that certitude is the enemy of sanity.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Malingerers draw criticism, but why blame them?

Posted 2/23/2015 in National Columns

What state Rep. Gene Alday put in words earlier this month struck a chord with many. They believe America in 2015 is a place where a decreasing number of people work to support themselves and their families and are forced to support an increasing number who are shiftless and lazy -- yet have cars, homes, plenty of food, health care, vastly more children than they can afford or care for, super cell phones and plenty of frou-frou including the latest in clothing and jewelry designs.

 

 

Bill Crawford: Mississippi's thin racial veneer

Posted 2/23/2015 in National Columns

Race persists as a predominant part of Mississippi life.

 

Leonard Pitts: Jon Stewart is why I'm not crazy

Posted 2/21/2015 in National Columns

I am not insane. For this, I have Jon Stewart to thank. Thirteen years ago, it felt like I was in a front row seat on the express train to Crazy Town. That, you will recall, is when the wheels began to come off the Bush administration's argument for invading Iraq, i.e., to find the weapons of mass destruction.

 

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