Opinion

Diane Dimond: A pause in the sex talk, please

Columnists

Americans have been left breathless with all the talk of sexual improprieties over the last few months: sexual harassment, sex acts with underage kids, sexual assault and even rape. Allegations, admissions, apologies and confusion reign. Let's take a collective deep breath and reflect for a ...

Kathleen Parker: A groper’s gallery of the grotesque

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WASHINGTON -- It seems more than coincidence that the first year of Donald Trump's presidency coincides with a trend that was heretofore unrecognized -- groping. Gropers abound, it seems. From Harvey Weinstein to Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore to Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken -- ...

Walter E. Williams: Diversity obsession

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A common feature of our time is the extent to which many in our nation have become preoccupied with diversity. But true diversity obsession, almost a mania, is found at our institutions of higher learning. Rather than have a knee-jerk response for or against diversity, I think we should ask ...

Bass Mitchell: If you can be a Christian in your car…

Guest Columns

I was on Interstate 81 recently and had to go through Staunton. Everything was going fine until I stopped at the first stoplight. Something on the seat had fallen to the floor and I reached down to pick it up. While I did, the light turned green. A car horn blasted behind me. I glanced in the ...

Jonah Goldberg: Helping America isn’t part of Putin’s plan

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Toward the end of his 12-day trip to Asia, President Trump tweeted, "When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. There [sic] always playing politics -- bad for our country. I want to solve North Korea, Syria, ...

Froma Harrop: Go ahead, Republicans. Investigate Hillary. Again.

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Whenever the legal walls start closing in on Donald Trump, the president releases a bad rabbit on the political field, a creature invisible to all but the haters of Hillary Clinton. The most recent example is his attorney general's call to "evaluate certain issues" regarding the sale of a ...

Letter to the Editor: Claims about PETA misleading

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Please allow me to respond to letter-writer Renee Hawkins' misleading claims about PETA. More than 83 percent of PETA's operating expenses in 2016 went directly to our programs fighting animal exploitation. Last year alone, PETA spent more than $1,402,000 to spay and neuter more than ...

Mark Shields: The powerful waging war on the weak

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The story is as timeless as it is ugly. The names of the actors change, but the plot remains the same. The powerful -- whether the undocumented maid's employer, the factory owner who signs the undocumented teenage worker's paycheck or the producer who can cast an aspiring actress -- are in ...

Rich Lowry: Roy Moore is pure Steve Bannon

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Roy Moore is the Steve Bannon project in a nutshell. For the former Trump operative, the Alabama Senate candidate's tattered credibility is a feature, not a bug. If Moore had well-considered political and legal views, good judgment and a sterling reputation, he'd almost by definition be part ...

Connie Schultz: Our country turns to you, Alabama

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Like so many women in recent days, I've discovered a renewed interest in who and what I was at age 14. My freshman portrait in my high school yearbook is smaller than most "forever" postage stamps. What a skinny, wide-eyed scaredy-cat I was back then. You could fit everything I knew about the ...

Letter to the Editor: Don’t try to fool us again

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Fool Americans once, shame on government, but fool Americans twice, shame on the people! America won't be fooled by trickle-down economics again. Trump's "tax reform" is nothing but a giveaway to the wealthiest Americans and to corporations, and a boot on the backs of the middle and ...

Letter to the Editor: Karma is wonderful

Letters to the Editor

Editor: It was heart warming to see the huge turnout in the statewide elections – especially by women voters. Most women are appalled that we have a suspected sexual assaulter in the White House (I say suspected even though he admitted it on the "Access Hollywood" tape and many ...

Andy Schmookler: Not taking our blessings for granted

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It is natural to take for granted those good things that one has experienced as always being there. We take for granted that we’ll have good air to breathe and water to drink. Most of the time we can take for granted that when we flip the switch, the electricity will be there to light the ...

George Bowers Sr. How do we treat our ultimate giver?

Guest Columns

What a joyous time is Thanksgiving! It is one of my favorite holidays! Not only does it offer a great opportunity to visit with family and friends, but the traditional menu includes many of my all-time favorites! The main reason I love Thanksgiving, however, is its intentional focus on ...

Letter to the Editor: Reduction or elimination of COLAs

Letters to the Editor

Editor: As a federal retiree who has served our country for years, I am deeply concerned with a provision in the president's budget that would eliminate cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for current and future federal retirees. I ask that my representative and senators oppose any proposals ...

Rachel Marsden: Is a Trump doctrine already taking shape?

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TANGIER, Morocco -- As current and former presidents, ministers and members of various government administrations from all over the world gathered here last week for an annual conference near Africa's northernmost point, attendees repeatedly circled back to one individual in their comments and ...

Jonah Goldberg: Moore’s supporters chalk up scandal to conspiracy

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I'll cut to the chase: I think Roy Moore did it. And I can predict what Moore supporters will say: "Of course you would believe that!" After all, I called for conservatives to repudiate Moore, the Alabama Republican candidate for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, before the Washington ...

Kathleen Parker: What to my wondering ears did he say?

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WASHINGTON -- Without nearly enough fanfare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made history this week with a scant four words: "I believe the women." All across America, forks dropped, glasses shattered and knees wobbled as women turned to each other in astonishment. (BEG ITAL)Wait. What? ...