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Opinion

Rich Lowry: Trump blows the whistle on Russian cheating

Columnists

Is the INF Treaty so important that the Russians should be allowed to cheat on it without consequence? That's the implication of the criticisms of President Donald Trump for saying that he's pulling out of the Cold War-era arms-control agreement. Mikhail Gorbachev deemed Trump's stated ...

Mark Shields: What Gerald Ford could teach Beto O’Rourke in 2018

Columnists

When people learn that I have spent the past 50 years either working in or covering the past 13 presidential campaigns, I'm often asked my opinion of what was the best-run national campaign. My answer – the losing 1976 Republican presidential campaign of President Gerald Ford – surprises ...

Kathleen Parker: What’s your DNA?

Columnists

WASHINGTON -- Now that the DNA is out of the bag, Sen. Elizabeth Warren can put her Native American heritage down for a nap -- maybe. After two and a half years of being mocked by Donald Trump as "Pocahontas," referring to the Massachusetts Democrat's claim that she's part American Indian, ...

Froma Harrop: Will you stop obsessing over Trump insults?

Columnists

RELEASE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018   It's getting harder by the day to tune in to MSNBC. My chief complaint isn't the leftish slant. It's the news channel's obsession with the latest idiocy to emerge from the Trumpian yap. Anyone who wants to express dismay that Trump called a woman ...

Jules Witcover: Trump flunks another foreign leadership test

Columnists

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's tepid response to the absurd Saudi Arabian explanation that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in fistfight in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul poses his toughest test yet to his claim of credible leadership on the world stage. Having rolled over for Russia's ...

Robert B. Reich: The truth about the Trump economy

Columnists

I keep hearing that although Donald Trump is a scoundrel or worse, at least he's presiding over a great economy. "The single biggest story this year is an economic boom that is durable and lasting," White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said recently. Really? Look closely at the living ...

Star Parker: Midterms about future of American freedom

Columnists

According to the Pew Research Center, 66 percent of those supporting Democratic candidates and 18 percent of those supporting Republican candidates say, "If a person is rich, it is because he or she had more advantages in life than most other people." This from a new Pew survey of Democratic ...

Letter to the Editor: It’s decision time

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Do Republicans really empathize with the needs and concerns of citizens of the valley?  For 26 years, the GOP has had a stranglehold on the future of the Shenandoah Valley. What is the legacy of Republican rule? Have they expanded desperately needed health care access? Have we seen ...

Andy Schmookler: A party of cheaters

Columnists

When I was a kid, I spent nearly every moment I could playing sandlot pick-up baseball games with kids in the neighborhood, or the equivalent for football (tackle or touch). I loved the competition, honoring the game by striving to play it as it should be played and – if possible –≠ to ...

Jonah Goldberg: DNA doesn’t define who we really are

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren's big reveal that she's got a little Native American DNA in her deserves all the mockery it's getting. But I just want to use it as an excuse to explain why I hate the way we talk about DNA and identity. Consider Kyle Merker. You've probably seen the Ancestry.com ...

Letter to the Editor: Legalizing marijuana, hemp

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I've been frequently canvassing in Woodstock and Strasburg for Jennifer Lewis, who is running for U.S. Congress in Virginia's 6th District. To my surprise, I discovered one of Jennifer's top priorities is in line with many of my neighbors: legalizing marijuana and hemp. Republicans, ...

Letter to the Editor: Facts should matter

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Underhanded diligence by some Democrats to derail the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Justice through character smears and false accusations is unmistakable. The attempted character assassination of Mr. Kavanaugh was a brazen and lawless attempt to use hearsay as a ...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Young people, the GOP is scared of you

Columnists

A word for young people, people of color and, in particular, young people of color: The Republicans are scared of you. Maybe you find that hard to believe. Maybe you wonder how the party can be scared of you -- or of anybody -- given that it controls all three branches of the federal ...

Marc A. Thiessen: Democrats’ smear of judge sunk Senate chances

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WASHINGTON – Just a few weeks ago, analysts thought that control of the U.S. Senate was in play this November and that momentum was shifting to the Democrats. Thanks to their brutal campaign of character assassination against now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, those chances appear to be slipping ...