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Letter to the Editor: Reduction or elimination of COLAs

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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? ...

James Pinsky: Mother Nature doesn’t need us, we need her

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After two years of columns, one would think I’d run out of inspiration. The fact that I haven’t – and won’t, isn’t a testament to my abilities, but to the unlimited awe Mother Nature bestows upon us. For me, it was love at first sight. The passions Mother Nature evokes in most ...

Star Parker: The poor aren’t poor because the rich are rich

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A new study released by the left-leaning Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., headlines what they see as shocking news that in America some people are much wealthier than others. Some findings of the study, titled "Billionaire Bonanza: The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us," are: • ...

Jules Witcover: Biden leaves door open for run at president

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WASHINGTON -- With a leaderless Democratic Party still trying to pick up the pieces from its shocking defeat at Donald Trump's hands in 2016, it is looking to next year's congressional elections for a comeback as a prelude to the next presidential election. But with Barack Obama in retirement ...

Rich Lowry: Roy Moore loses the ‘he said/she said’

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Roy Moore's reputation depends on denying that he dated teenage girls as a grown man, and yet he can't quite bring himself to do it. The Alabama Republican's campaign for the Senate has been rocked by allegations of sexual improprieties with underage girls. While he's denied the worst of the ...

Walter E. Williams: Stalking horses

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When hunting was the major source of food, hunters often used stalking horses as a means of sneaking up on their prey. They would synchronize their steps on the side of the horse away from their prey until they were close enough for a good shot. A stalking horse had a double benefit if the prey ...

Jonah Goldberg: GOP can’t afford to chase away its own

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Politics is about addition, not subtraction. I don't know who first said it (the internet offers many possibilities), but it's an iron law of politics, not just democracy. You gain power by adding forces to your coalition, and you lose power by subtracting forces from your coalition. That's ...

Tom Crosby: Jaguar F-Pace SUV hitting popularity sweet spot

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Introduced last year as the first Jaguar crossover vehicle, the F-PACE has become a sales winner, helping Jaguar become one of the fasted growing brands in the United States. For 2018 the biggest change is the addition of a 2.0-liter turbo-charged gasoline powered engine, the same Ingenium ...

Letter to the Editor: We who support the president

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Editor: I voted for President Trump and I believe he is fighting very hard for the American people to have a better life,  including Republicans, Democrats and independents. He is not a cut and polished politician. He sometimes says things and uses language he shouldn’t when he is talking ...

Letter to the Editor: Look to past for good example

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Editor Historians record that shortly after the end of the Civil War, Gen. Robert E. Lee astonished members of his Richmond parish by kneeling beside a former slave at the communion rail. Notwithstanding his personal views on race, Lee recognized the vital importance of reconciling North and ...

Froma Harrop: Oil Has a Price. Wildlife? Priceless

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The Bible tells how Esau sold his birthright for a "mess of pottage." It is a lesson on the foolishness of choosing immediate gratification over something of far more value but in the future. Esau, in sum, traded his right to be recognized as the firstborn son -- with all the advantages his ...

Robert B. Reich: Patriotism, taxes and Trump

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Selling the Donald Trump/Republican tax plan should be awkward for an administration that has made patriotism its central theme. That's because patriotism isn't mostly about saluting the flag and standing during the national anthem. It's about taking a fair share of the burden of keeping ...

Mark Shields: First ‘pre-mortem’ of 2018 elections

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American voters, almost invariably dissatisfied with the political status quo, generally endorse change. In 2016, Donald Trump was certainly the candidate of change, and Hillary Clinton, seeking a third consecutive Democratic term in the White House, represented continuity. Voters' enthusiasm ...

Kathleen Parker: Looking back at Election Day 2016

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WASHINGTON -- 'Tis the season of looking back, which brings us inevitably to Election Day 2016. Donald Trump's victory places last year as one of the most significant in modern American history. Not only did he change how politics is played, but he probably destroyed the Republican Party as we ...

Andy Schmookler: The power of the spirit

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Something reminded me recently of when I first saw how America’s secular culture greatly underestimates the potential power of the spirit. It was at the beginning of the 1980s, when I was working in Washington on American national security. The overthrow of the Shah of Iran by the Ayatollah ...