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Opinion

Craig Murto: Racing fortunes constantly change

Guest Columns

Racing fortunes constantly change. One moment you’re leading a race, the next moment you’re in the wall. Ask Justin Haley. One moment he thought he’d won the Xfinity race at Daytona in spectacular fashion in only his second start. The next moment he realizes he’s been put in 18th, the ...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Now I know how the Gipper felt

Columnists

"I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.'' -- Ronald Reagan Now I know how the Gipper felt. Once upon a time, you see, I thought I was a little bit conservative. Mind you, I could never side with the right on social justice matters like the treatment of LGBTQ Americans, ...

Kathleen Parker: At Marquette, conservatives got it wrong

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WASHINGTON -- Free speech won; decency lost. This has become such a common observation that it hardly merits a headline. But in a Wisconsin Supreme Court case resolved Friday, the plaintiff was that rarest of victors these days -- a conservative professor defending his freedom of speech rights ...

Froma Harrop: Roe v. Wade is yesterday’s fight

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If the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, the right to an abortion might no longer be law of the land. But the ability to obtain one would remain a fact of the land. It might be harder to end a pregnancy in some states, but there would be no returning to the pre-Roe world. That's ...

Mark Shields: Taking the Disraeli test

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Benjamin Disraeli, a 19th-century British prime minister and writer, shrewdly advised that to be a successful political leader, a man (even though it was the Victorian era, it was still a man's game) must first know himself and then know and understand the times in which he lives. Whether ...

Andy Schmookler: Dealing with the pain and despair

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This time I would like to address those on the same side as I of the fracture that runs through America right now: the fracture between those who support what’s being done through this Trump presidency, and those who are heart-sick to witness the damage being done to our America right before ...

The demagoguery of Ocasio-Cortez

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Now that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rocketed into the national spotlight as result of her stunning primary victory over incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley in New York's 14th Congressional District, what's the message for national politics? How did this young woman, who has never held or run for ...

Connie Schultz: After attack in Annapolis, the anger stage of grief

Columnists

It's a big deal, as a journalist, to work for The New York Times, The Washington Post or The Wall Street Journal. Wielding the press badge of one of the biggest newspapers in the country is a fast-track pass onto talk shows, including ones that cover the practice of journalism. Even as just a ...

George Bowers Sr. Thank God for do-overs

Guest Columns

One hundred and fifty-five years ago, on July 3, 1863, Confederate Maj. Gen. George Pickett led an ill-fated assault on Union lines at Gettysburg. Acting on orders from Gen. Robert E. Lee, Pickett and his men charged over open fields attempting to take the high ground from their enemies. ...

‘Living Constitution’ faces a mercy killing

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How dare an 81-year-old man retire from the Supreme Court? How dare he? That, in a nutshell, seems to be the widespread reaction among many liberals to the announcement that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will step down from the bench next month. “Anthony Kennedy Just Destroyed His ...

Froma Harrop: Ocasio-Cortez is off to mostly fabulous start

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As most everybody knows, a remarkable Bronx resident named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just won a Democratic primary against a 10-term congressman. That she is a 28-year-old Latina and an unapologetic progressive has many Democrats over the moon. She is perfect, almost. The attention paid her ...

Letter to Editor: The cruelty of Donald Trump

Letters to the Editor

Editor: In November of last year, a 39-year-old mother and her 6-yea-old daughter arrived in the United States after fleeing the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A few days later immigration officials transferred the child to a Chicago facility and locked up the mother in San Diego. At a ...

Walter E. Williams: College destruction of black students

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Amy Wax, a University of Pennsylvania law professor, has come under attack and scathing criticism because she dared criticize the school's racial preferences program. In an interview with Brown University economist Glenn Loury, discussing affirmative action, Wax mentioned how racial ...

Mark Shields: Odds and ends

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Thanks to President Donald Trump's 2017 tax cuts, we learned this week from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, an additional $2.3 trillion (with a "t") will be added to our national debt over the next decade. Soon, for the only time since World War II, nearly three-quarters of a ...

Diane Dimond: Let’s drain the congressional money-spending swamp

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Whether you believe the involvement of the federal government in our everyday lives is a good thing or a bad thing, I'm betting we can all agree on one thing: Lawmakers in Washington continue to misspend our money. Big time. There ought to be a law, but there isn't. Pork barrel politics is ...

Tom Crosby: Infiniti’s 2018 QX60 SUV increasing in sales

Guest Columns

The Infiniti QX60 increased sales sharply in the first two months of 2018, with its comfortable, well handling, seven passenger all-wheel drive cross-over SUV. The 42 percent jump in sales can be partially attributed to its competitive pricing, sumptuous cabin and numerous features that come ...

Letter to the Editor: An apology for disgraceful actions

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I would like to send my sincere apology to the entire Hispanic/Latino community of the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and to the many descendants of immigrants who have come to America – Native Americans included. I want to apologize for the disgraceful actions taken by Mr. ...