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Leonard Pitts: Nothing to see here, say climate deniers

Posted 9/9/2017 in National Columns

Katia and Jose? Seriously? As if it were not bad enough that Houston is still drying out from Hurricane Harvey and South Florida is hunkered down in the face of Hurricane Irma, last week found the newly formed hurricanes Katia and Jose, respectively spinning in the Gulf of Mexico and whirling west across the Atlantic.

 

Froma Harrop: Time to remove Trump from the pilot's seat on trade

Posted 9/9/2017 in National Columns

Nuclear threats by North Korea frighten us and terrify South Koreans, who could suffer devastating losses in a conflict. But Donald Trump apparently sees the crisis as an occasion to threaten South Korea's economy, as well as its leadership's manhood.

 

 

Lenore Skenazy: The great GMO freakout

Posted 9/9/2017 in National Columns

It all began when a neighbor of filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy's sent a text asking whether she could borrow some organic milk. Kennedy texted back, "You can borrow some milk, but I don't have organic."

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Trump dumps the do-nothing Congress

Posted 9/8/2017 in National Columns

Donald Trump is president today because he was seen as a doer not a talker. Among the most common compliments paid him in 2016 was, "At least he gets things done!"

 

 

Other Editors: Coast residents can do more than empathize with Harvey victims

Posted 9/8/2017 in National Columns

Twelve years ago Tuesday, Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast and changed our lives forever. In past years, the Sun Herald marked Aug. 29 by writing about the storm and the recovery of the Mississippi Coast.

 

 

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.

 

 

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