Opinion

Jules Witcover: What Trump could learn from Woodrow Wilson

Columnists

WASHINGTON -- A century ago, President Woodrow Wilson addressed a class of newly naturalized American citizens upon their oath-taking at the hallowed Philadelphia Convention Hall. He had some wise words for them that would well-serve his present successor amid his conspicuously ruinous efforts ...

Jonah Goldberg: Policy quakes have ground shifting beneath our feet

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One of the more annoying things about politics is that you can swing from left to right, or vice versa, without ever changing positions. For instance, in 2002, I came in favor of same-sex domestic partnerships, or "civil unions." This was widely seen as a compromise between advocates of gay ...

Scott Rasmussen: Trump presses his advantage on immigration

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Two weeks ago, I noted that President Trump won the shutdown because he instinctively understood the strategic situation far better than Senate Democrats, establishment Republicans, and his other beltway critics. He knew he had a stronger position than the Democrats and used that understanding ...

Connie Schultz: Greetings from this ‘career-obsessed banshee’

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Thanks to recent national coverage of Missouri Senate candidate Courtland Sykes and his self-declared expertise on "nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she devils," we're all getting a glimpse into the darker recesses of his mind. It's as if he threw open the doors to his cranial cellar ...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Understanding is the last thing they want

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What we've got here is failure to communicate. Except it's not really failure. It's actually unwillingness to communicate, fear of what communication might mean. After all, if you communicate, you might understand some painful truths -- and then where would you be? That's why discussing race ...

Froma Harrop: Big Pharma doesn’t own Amazon

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President Trump offered few words about health care in his State of the Union address. He did mention drug prices, though. "One of my greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs," he said. "In many other countries, these drugs cost far less than what we pay in the United ...

Kathleen Parker: Can Trump sustain newfound aura of gravitas?

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WASHINGTON -- It was a good speech. Calm down. I said good. Despite talking for an hour and 20 minutes, the longest speech since Bill Clinton's much-mocked 2000 stem-winder, Donald Trump's first State of the Union address did exactly what it needed to do: nothing. It wasn't strident; it ...

George Bowers Sr. Don’t let the fog stop you

Guest Columns

During these chilly winter months, Nancy and I warm up remembering our sunny vacation last spring in Hawaii. The incredible beauty of those islands combined with the ocean breezes created the perfect setting to both relax and worship the one who made them! Even the memories are tropical. One ...

Letter to the Editor: Demand that Medicaid be extended

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Virginia is one of 18 states that has chosen not to expand Medicaid. Because of this partisan decision, Virginia has forfeited $4.6 million a day, or $2.6 billion per year, in federal funds. Keeping that much money in our state should be an issue everyone in Richmond can agree ...

Groundhog Day: When will winter end?

Guest Columns

Mention Groundhog Day and you’ll get a few different reactions. Some folks know it to be a good-natured, but scientifically grossly inaccurate predictive way to forecast how long wintery weather will continue; and, others will think about the Bill Murray-led movie – though I remember his ...

Letter to the Editor: Anyone can make a difference

Letters to the Editor

Editor: We are two students writing on behalf of the Peter Muhlenberg Middle School Sixth Grade Gifted and Talented Program. We would like to inform the public about the #WeRemember campaign. Our teacher recently showed our class a video about nine women who survived the Holocaust. They spoke ...

Letter to the Editor: A day in life of anti-Trumper

Letters to the Editor

Editor: After more than a year, the constant resistance and uproar from anti-Trump fanatics attempting to destroy his presidency has failed to generate enough political dirt and deceitful spin to change the outcome of his election. Seasoned and politically powerful leaders like Chuck Schumer ...

Star Parker: Bogus racist claims against Trump

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As President Trump lays out and implements his vision for American success -- via his campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again" -- there remain defiant naysayers. Among the most defiant are those who want to talk about race. They oppose Trump, claiming he is biased against ...

Jonah Goldberg: Have you heard the news?! It will change everything!

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Washington is awash in so much muchness these days it's hard to follow the story. And that may be the point. Every new development or revelation is a "blockbuster" and smoking-gun proof that "this is bigger than Watergate." Every new dot is connected seamlessly and instantaneously to fit a ...

Tom Crosby: All new 2018 Ford Expedition seeks top in class

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Ford dominates the pick-up truck market with its F-150 and seeks to dominate the large SUV market with an all-new Ford Expedition with power, plenty of cargo and passenger space, plus decent mileage. Priced higher than most competitors, the improvement in head-to-head comparisons will interest ...