Opinion

Andy Schmookler: Does the 25th Amendment apply here?

Columnists

What should be included in the notion of the president being “unable to discharge the duties of his office”? (That’s wording in the 25th Amendment relating to the circumstances in which a president might be removed.) Clearly, it would include circumstances like those in 1919, when ...

Commentary: Parents are failing to guide their children

Opinion

I just finished Clive Skidmore's "Practical Ethics for a Roman Gentleman," a work analyzing the writings of Valerius Maximus, the 1st century A.D. moralist. Valerius's substantial compendium of examples of male and female virtue was designed to spread traditional moral standards throughout his ...

Robert B. Reich: Is Donald Trump unraveling?

Columnists

Last week, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview with the New York Times that Donald Trump was treating his office like "a reality show," with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation "on the path to ...

George Bowers Sr. Tramp rooms then and now

Guest Columns

I always enjoy reading local history and recently finished "Glimpses of the Past in Shenandoah County" published by the Woodstock Museum in 1984 and edited by Joseph B. Clower, Jr. This small volume is a collection of memories of many long-time valley residents, most of whom have now passed on ...

Letter to the Editor: Time for positive change

Letters to the Editor

Editor: In District 4, constituents have repeatedly asked that their elected supervisor do her homework when it comes to making critical funding decisions for our schools - tour all schools and campuses, collaboratively work with the School Board and administration, think strategically to ...

Jonah Goldberg: Trump is the ‘talent,’ not the head of state

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In high school civics I was taught that, in America, the president has many roles, often divided in other countries. He's commander in chief, head of state, chief administrator and executive, the head of his party, chief diplomat, legislative leader and, according to some lists, "the guardian ...

Jason Wright: Gratitude overtakes grief for widower

Guest Columns

On Friday, Oct. 6, Katie Evans, of Santa Clarita, California, made one of countless long drives to visit her infant twin daughters at UCLA hospital. Born in August nearly 15 weeks early, Evans spent every possible moment at their side. Late in the evening, Evans said goodbye to the girls and ...

Letter to the Editor: Should Trump be supporting hatred?

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Our president addressed the Family Research Council's "Value Voters Summit." This is a group that has  portrayed LGBT people as sick, vile, incestuous, violent, perverted, and a danger to children and the nation. Most of us by now have a family member or friend who is LGBT or Q. Do ...

Letter to the Editor: Our choices for governor

Letters to the Editor

Editor, I recently watched a commercial for Ed Gillespie featuring the MS13 gang. The imagery and the words "Kill, Rape, Control" create a sense of foreboding and fear. The ad then accuses Ralph Northam of supporting MS13. When challenged, Mr. Gillespie claims he endorses the ad because Lt. ...

Star Parker: Trump’s timely evangelical appeal

Columnists

President Trump addressed this year's annual Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. He is the first sitting U.S. president to do so. The Values Voters Summit is hosted by the Family Research Council, an organization whose mission is addressing public policy and culture from a Christian point ...

Kathleen Parker: #MeToo: Tipping point, or outrage du jour?

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WASHINGTON -- Depending upon one's distance from all things Twitter, recent revelations of sexual harassment in Hollywood are either the tipping point we've been waiting for -- or just another shark attack until the next one. If you're former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, whose book, "Be ...

James Pinsky: When conservation is wrong

Guest Columns

For nearly two years I have written about different ways we ought to conserve things. Not today. No, today I will talk to you about the one thing on this planet I think we conserve too much. By the time many of you will read this column, I will be in or out of surgery to repair a terrible ...

Walter E. Williams: Who pays what in taxes?

Columnists

Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let's look at who ...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: When making people uncomfortable is the point

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It "makes some people uncomfortable." That was the explanation Kenny Holloway, a school board official in Biloxi, Mississippi, gave the Sun Herald newspaper last week, for the board's decision to remove from its eighth-grade curriculum a Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic, Harper Lee's ...

Diane Dimond: Russian attempts at American mind control continue

Columnists

It is high time we accept the fact that the Russian government is engaged in a massive propaganda campaign aimed at getting Americans to fight with one another. It's been going on for a long time. You might have thought the Russians would back off their social-media misinformation campaign ...

Rich Lowry: Johnny Carson > Jimmy Kimmel

Columnists

Jimmy Kimmel deserves credit for frankness, if nothing else. In an interview over the weekend, the ABC late-night host said he doesn't care about losing Republican viewers. We're a long way from Johnny Carson, whose "Tonight Show" was a national institution that enjoyed a broad audience -- and ...