Froma Harrop: Often there is no sensible middle

April 17, 2015

Some time ago, I heard a power company executive arguing that humans have played no role in global warming. Actually, he went further, “demonstrating” that global warming isn’t even happening. (This is often done by cherry-picking dates to start with an unusually warm year.) He ended by spreading his arms and beseeching us in his common-sense voice, “Can’t we meet in the sensible middle?”

Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘The Government’ is us

Leonard Pitts Jr.

April 17, 2015

On Sunday, it will be 20 years since the morning a bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and took 168 human lives. Nineteen of those lives belonged to children.

Editorial: Time that’s well spent

April 17, 2015

Each week a Northern Virginia Daily reporter visits a local animal shelter to write a feature about one of its residents. In the past few weeks, we’ve met “Ace, a sweet dominant cat,” “Rascal, the friendly rabbit,” Squawker Lee, the strong silent type” cat, “energetic Nina” who needs an outlet, and the high energy but sweet Foxy the pit bull mix.

Robert B. Reich: Will Hillary be bold and fight?

Robert Reich

April 16, 2015

It’s a paradox. Almost all the economic gains are still going to the top, leaving America’s vast middle class with stagnant wages and little or no job security. Two-thirds of Americans are working paycheck to paycheck.

Commentary: Is business destined to wither on vine?

April 16, 2015

The Front Royal Board of Supervisors’ leadership is uncertain which direction to take: should they favor (a) business, (b) tourism, (c) homeowners’ rights, or (d) all or (e) none of the above? Unfortunately, based on the board’s most recent decisions, it appears they might lean toward option (e) at the expense of (d), all of the above: business, tourism and homeowners’ rights.

Michael Barone: A very fluid race for GOP nomination

Michael Barone

April 15, 2015

Two weeks ago, Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for president at Liberty University, and last week, Rand Paul announced at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Marco Rubio announced this week at the Freedom Tower in Miami. Others will follow.

Diane Dimond: Revenge on purveyors of revenge porn

Diane Dimond

April 15, 2015

Can I get a high-five and a hallelujah for the California judge who recently sentenced cyber-criminal Kevin Bollaert to 18 years behind bars? Finally, at least some of the smarmy creatures who psychopathically roam the dark corners of the Internet are being brought to justice.

Jonah Goldberg: Iran nuke deal is no deal at all

Jonah Goldberg

April 14, 2015

The first thing one needs to know about the nuclear deal with Iran is that it is not, in fact, a deal. You might be confused about this point, given that so many news outlets refers to a “deal” that doesn’t exist.

George F. Will: Containing Iran’s nuclear intoxication

George F. Will

April 14, 2015

WASHINGTON — This week brings a constitutional moment illustrating a paradox of Barack Obama’s presidency. The catalyst of the drama is legislation proposed by Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, asserting Congress’ foreign policy responsibilities and prerogatives. The paradox is this:

Mark Shields: The Clinton record unmasked

Mark Shields

April 13, 2015

About the time the Dodgers abandoned Brooklyn for Los Angeles, my savvy precinct captain drilled into all her workers this rule: A week is a lifetime in politics, and a month is an eternity. This should be a warning for all wise people handicapping the 2016 presidential race who have already conceded the Democratic nomination to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the dominant front-runner in the polls.

Lawrence Kudlow: Tougher sanctions necessary to force Iran to change its terrorist ways

Lawrence Kudlow

April 13, 2015

If recent news accounts are to be believed, the framework of agreement between the U.S. and Iran is on the rocks. Iran’s top officials, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, are saying economic sanctions must end immediately and that U.N. inspectors will not be granted unfettered access to military installations and nuclear construction sites.