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Opinion

‘Living Constitution’ faces a mercy killing

Columnists

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

Columnists

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

Columnists

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

Columnists

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

Columnists

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. ...

Kathleen Parker: Fearing the worst

Columnists

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It was far too easy to assume the worst -- that the inevitable, finally, had come to pass. When news broke Thursday afternoon that a shooter had opened fire in an Annapolis, Maryland, newsroom, more than a few minds converged on the same thought: Donald Trump. The ...

Jules Witcover: Gun violence invades a newsroom

Columnists

WASHINGTON -- Amid President Trump's war on American mainstream journalism as "fake news," an offended reader of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, shot and killed five editorial workers in its newsroom Thursday, with no indication that anything Trump had said had anything to do with ...

Froma Harrop: Funny, we don’t worry about mad romaine disease

Columnists

Come July Fourth, millions of Americans will toss burgers on the grill without a second thought. It was different 14 years ago. Remember "mad cow disease" -- the health crisis that never happened? Shortly before Independence Day 2004, the U.S. Agriculture Department announced -- James ...

Andy Schmookler: When bad politics are supported by good people

Columnists

To the best of my knowledge, I am the only commentator of a liberal bent who regularly tries to reach an audience on the other side of our political divide. The reason I care so much about these conservative, Republican, Trump-supporting readers is that for many years I had a relationship with ...

Kathleen Parker: The Max vs. The Don

Columnists

WASHINGTON -- If I were a cartoonist ... , I would often say to my friend Doug Marlette, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist who died 11 years ago. He'd listen patiently as I described my vision for his work, whereupon, he'd occasionally sometimes say, "Not bad." Today's ...

Scott Rasmussen: The immigration mess

Columnists

Problems with U.S. immigration policy played a big role in the 2016 presidential election and are likely to do so in election after election until significant changes are made. It's a serious issue worthy of substantial public debate. However, what passes for a public dialogue on the issue is ...

Star Parker: America divided against itself, again

Columnists

On May 22, 1856, Representative Preston Brooks entered the floor of the United States Senate, approached abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner, and beat the senator with a cane, almost taking his life. Brooks was provoked by a passionate anti-slavery speech that Sumner had delivered in the ...

Connie Schultz: Let’s not confuse civility with surrender

Columnists

Before I sat down to write this column about what it means to be civil in today's political climate, I took my dog for a walk through our neighborhood. We live in the largest development built in the city of Cleveland since World War II. It's diverse, racially and economically, and home to ...

Kathleen Parker: The crying-child Rorschach

Columnists

WASHINGTON -- Is there a psychiatrist in the house? Like so many Americans, this columnist longs for the voice of another, the great and good Charles Krauthammer, who died last week, leaving us mortals to plod through the darkness without the light of his reasoned guidance. A revered ...