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Opinion

Commentary: Farm Bill opportunity to connect all Americans

Opinion

Roughly every five years, Congress passes a Farm Bill – legislation that affects every aspect of America’s agricultural industry. From programs for farmers and ranchers and shifts in trade policy to conservation efforts and nutrition assistance, the Farm Bill is a vital piece of legislation ...

George Bowers: The miracle of the Israeli nation

Guest Columns

May 14 marks a special day in world history. On that date 70 years ago, a true miracle occurred when Israel was reborn. We should recognize this occasion and celebrate this anniversary with them. In AD 70, the Roman army obliterated Jerusalem following Jewish revolts and uprisings. Determined ...

Rich Lowry: Hold the Nobel Peace Prize

Columnists

Who would have guessed that a Trump crowd 15 months into his presidency would be chanting, "Nobel! Nobel! Nobel!" As in Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor and philanthropist who created the eponymous prizes, including one for peace. The prize was on the minds of Trump fans thanks to ...

Commentary: Virginia has chance to help citizens by expanding Medicaid

Opinion

People called to public service have a common belief in helping their fellow men and women. That’s what inspired me during my 16 years in the Virginia Senate. Many of those I served with over the years shared that commitment to helping Virginians. This spring, the men and women elected to ...

Walter E. Williams: Colleges: Anti-diversity and pro-exclusion

Columnists

Just within the past week or so, some shocking professorial behavior has come to light. In the wake of Barbara Bush's death, California State University, Fresno professor Randa Jarrar took to Twitter to call the former first lady an "amazing racist." Jarrar added, "PSA: either you are against ...

Kathleen Parker: An assassin in Wolf’s clothing

Columnists

PAWLEY'S ISLAND, S.C. -- When I moved to Washington several years ago, a D.C. veteran whispered a warning that she had learned from her father: New York is tough, but Washington is mean. Truer words, my friend, truer words. Yet, apparently, even Washington can be offended by too much ...

Froma Harrop: The right lesson to take from Alfie Evans tragedy

Columnists

The baby Alfie Evans has died. Born in Liverpool with a degenerative brain condition, Alfie had been in a semi-vegetative state for over a year. Against his parents' wishes, the hospital took Alfie off ventilation. The parents had wanted to move him to a Vatican hospital in Rome that would ...

Robert B. Reich: How Democrats can stop Trump

Columnists

  Why did working-class voters choose a selfish, thin-skinned, petulant, lying, narcissistic, boastful megalomaniac for president? With the 2018 midterms around the corner, and prospective Democratic candidates already eyeing the 2020 presidential race, the answer is important ...

Scott Rasmussen: Microtrends, not politics, lead the nation

Columnists

If you want to understand where America is heading, a good place to start is with Mark Penn's new book, "Microtrends Squared." Penn came to fame in the 1990s as a pollster in the Clinton White House, later served as chief strategy officer for Microsoft, and is now chairman of the Harris ...

Diane Dimond: Child sex abuse: Men break their silence

Columnists

Each of the men on the dais was successful in his field. There was a Broadway actor from the hit musical "Hamilton," a popular TV personality and a district attorney. All came to talk about have been sexually abused as a child and how it had impacted their life. Each story was unforgettable ...

Mark Shields: It’s called the Democratic Party

Columnists

  It's an established American tradition to call people what they wish to be called. That's why after he converted religions, nearly everyone -- except a few die-hard bigots -- called the heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali instead of Cassius Clay. Marion Morrison chose to become John ...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Fighting for our country

Columnists

  Dear Sen. Marco Rubio: So I see where you came after me on Twitter. I'm flattered. Never knew you cared. "This well known national writer," you tweeted about my last column, "states very clearly that the 63 million Americans who voted for Trump are haters who should not be heard ...

Rich Lowry: Judges for the #resistance

Columnists

There is a lawlessness rampant in the land, but it isn't emanating from the Trump administration. The source is federal judges who are making a mockery of their profession by twisting the law to block the Trump administration's immigration priorities. If the judges get their way, there will, ...

Froma Harrop: Trump’s people would dirty everyone’s nest but own

Columnists

It's easy to tell when the Trump administration has nasty plans for the environment. The officials in charge spare the places where they or their political allies operate. The examples are as egregious as they are bizarre. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is on a big push to transfer large ...

Froma Harrop: Bernie the good vs. Bernie the bad

Columnists

Bernie Sanders is back in the news, showing us all both his good side and the bad. Let's start with the good. "If Democrats control either the House or the Senate," he recently told The New York Times, "Trump's agenda is dead." Here is Bernie at his best -- blunt and colorful, the senator ...

George Bowers Sr. Little things add up

Guest Columns

I love this time of year! The spring flowers are in full bloom, the grass is emerald green, and the birds are bedecked in their finest feathers. Even the trees are blooming to attract pollinators necessary to produce seeds, fruits, and nuts and the recent rains have accelerated the ...

Letter to the Editor: Say ‘no’ to King Amendment

Letters to the Editor

Editor: The King Amendment is back and being considered as part of the Farm Bill. I oppose this Amendment and am urging Bob Goodlatte and anyone who will listen to oppose this amendment. There is such an array of reasons that almost everyone can agree it shouldn't be approved.This is why ...