Opinion

Robert B. Reich: After Donald Trump

Robert Reich

August 30, 2016

“Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians.” Those were the words of Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Union’s European Commission, at the Alpbach Media Academy last Monday.

Rich Lowry: Obamacare stumbles on

Rich Lowry

August 30, 2016

For years, Obamacare supporters have been telling critics of the law to shut up and fall in line. Now, they are urging them to come to its rescue.

Froma Harrop: Story not over in EpiPen scandal

Froma Harrop

August 30, 2016

So the seller of the EpiPen is now going to offer a generic alternative costing 50 percent less. The Mylan drug company has been drowning in public outrage for jacking up the list price of an EpiPen two-pack from about $100 to as high as $600 over nine years. The EpiPen is a lifesaving injection device for people suffering a severe allergy.

Diane Dimond: Pardoned for sex crime he did not commit

Diane Dimond

August 29, 2016

He was accused of an unspeakable crime he did not commit. For 27 years, Earnest Leap of Oakview, Missouri, has lived with the ugly label of child molester. With his name on a public sex offender list, word quickly spread that he had sexually abused his own son and admitted it in court.

Mark Shields: Missing Gerald Ford in 2016

Mark Shields

August 28, 2016

During my more than a half-century of living and working in Washington, D.C., in my semi-humble opinion, Gerald Ford was the most emotionally secure president I have observed. To support that position, allow me to tell you about President Ford’s 1976 campaign against his Democratic challenger, former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter.

Kathleen Parker: Hillary’s heel

Kathleen Parker

August 26, 2016

When I wrote the headline “Hillary’s heel,” I was thinking of Achilles, not Bill, though the former president is usually within nipping range of his wife’s pantsuit hem.

Commentary: The schools bring us together

August 26, 2016

In succinctly capturing the essence of education, I don’t think anyone has ever done a better job than G.K. Chesterton. He wrote, “Education is simply the soul of a society being transferred from one generation to the next.” His point is that civilization continues because each generation takes responsibility for passing along to the next generation all that humanity has learned up to that point.

Scott Rasmussen: Is there enough time for Clinton to lose?

Scott Rasmussen

August 25, 2016

In baseball, a team entering the ninth inning with a two-run lead will bring in their closer to secure the victory. However, if the team has to rely upon a less-skilled reliever, there is always a chance they will blow the lead. A single bad pitch could wipe out the advantage they built over the first eight innings.

Kathleen Parker: A nice column about Trump

Kathleen Parker

August 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — When my syndicate editor told me a few clients had been asking, Don’t you have anyone over there who can write something positive about Donald Trump?, I thought, well, that could be fun.
But hard.

Editorial: Hang up the phone

August 23, 2016

It must be the season for scams. Some area residents have reported receiving calls – live or automated – from the “Internal Revenue Service.” The caller will tell you that you are in trouble with the IRS and will give you a number to call. If you receive such a call or one similar, just hang up the phone. It’s a scam.