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Opinion

Robert B. Reich: Trump’s dark cloud of illegitimacy

Columnists

A dark cloud of illegitimacy hangs over the pending presidency of Donald Trump. Bad enough that Trump rejects the conclusions of the CIA, FBI and other U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia intervened in the 2016 campaign to help him become president. Even worse that Trump publicly sides ...

Kathleen Parker: Fear thee well to 2016

Columnists

CHARLESTON, S.C. – As usual, the year's end brings reflections and ruminations on what was and what is to be. This time around, however, it feels as though an era is coming to an end. That gentle frisson between past and future about which columnists customarily write feels vaguely ...

Froma Harrop: Trump’s favorite targets are Republicans

Columnists

Donald Trump has inspired so much fear among his Republican comrades that he no longer has to issue harsh tweets when they misbehave. They do it themselves. Newt Gingrich was once himself revered as House speaker but has since become a Trump fawner. When Gingrich recently opined that Trump ...

Diane Dimond: No justice for JonBenet Ramsey

Columnists

All crime reporters have a story from their past they cannot shake, a case that either touched them on a profound personal level or remains mysteriously unsolved. This time of year, I think of a story I covered 20 years ago this week, which remains with me for both reasons: the Christmastime ...

James Pinsky: Time isn’t renewable, but our world is

Guest Columns

And, it’s 2017. Just. Like. That. Time is our most precious resource, natural or otherwise, and ironically, we have absolutely no way to renew it – or sustain it. It is the most reliably perishable thing in the universe. Our most creative minds, our greenest thumbs and even our most ...

Robert C. Koehler: Pledging allegiance

Columnists

I pledge allegiance to ... what? The Electoral College, to no one's serious surprise, voted Donald Trump in as the nation's 45th president, and the pot of outrage in the American spectator democracy begins to boil. No, no, no, no, no, no, no – no to all his right-wing and idiotic ...

Jonah Goldberg: Does a ‘Never Trumper’ need to be forgiven?

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"I forgive you." I've lost count of how many people have told me that since Election Day. Of course, the number pales in comparison with the legions who've told me I was "wrong about everything" this year and that the election of Donald Trump will spell the end of my relevance, my career ...

Rich Lowry: The conventional threat to Trump

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Donald Trump was supposed to take over the Republican Party, but the question going forward will be whether the Republican Party takes over him. So far the early legislative agenda of Republicans after the Trump revolution is shaping up to be what you would have expected prior to the Trump ...

Scott Rasmussen: Mary Gates’ legacy lives on

Columnists

  John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, encouraged his followers to "Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can... As long as ever you can." When we serve others, amazing things happen. Consider, for example, the story of a Seattle woman born in ...

Andy Schmookler: How should the media cover Donald Trump?

Columnists

In both word and deed, Donald Trump is a most unusual political figure, and the usual journalistic habits for covering politicians have proved a poor guide for how the news media should cover him. So, as the media struggle to figure our how to cover our new president, let me propose a part ...

Marino de Medici: Merkel is right about helping immigrants

Columnists

The most significant statement uttered by a European leader after the latest jihadist slaughter of innocent civilians in a Berlin Christmas market was made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel when she said: “We will continue to support those persons who are asking to integrate in our ...

Jason Wright: Always together in everything they did

Guest Columns

Larry and Sharon Corsini began their 54-year love affair in 1962 at a movie theater in Idaho Falls. Sharon was selling tickets when the handsome Larry, a Massachusetts transplant, caught her eye and her heart. They were married that same year. In the five decades since, through the colorful ...

George Bowers Sr.: Make room for Jesus at Christmas

Guest Columns

We’ve probably all heard the disappointing words before: “there’s no room.” It may have been a full car heading to a party or ball game or it could have been the exclusive club or fraternity that wasn’t accepting new members. In other instances, it might not have come in those exact ...

Letter to the Editor: Churchill should be in Oval Office

Letters to the Editor

Editor: While the focus is on who President-elect Donald Trump will choose for his cabinet, I am concerned with how he will decorate the famed oval room.  It is well known that presidents get inspiration and, perhaps, courage, with the photos, paintings and knick-knacks in their primary ...

Letter to the Editor: More farmers are needed in America

Letters to the Editor

Editor: We need more farmers! This week, TV news reported a shocking statistic: only 2 percent of our population is working to provide the food that nourishes and energizes all of us Americans. Are we doing enough to promote and encourage our youth to farm, more FFA (Future Farmers of ...

Michael Barone: Free advice for Democratic Party

Columnists

  Herewith some unsolicited free advice for the Democratic Party. Whether it's worth more than the price I leave up to Democrats to decide. The first thing to remember is that the Democratic Party is the oldest political party in the world. It's had its ups and downs over many ...

Walter E. Williams: A lack of diversity in college sports

Columnists

Sometimes it seems as if every other word from the mouths of academicians is ''inclusiveness'' or ''diversity.'' How sincere and truthful are these people about their ''inclusiveness and diversity'' religion? Suppose a group of engineering students do not want to include black or Mexican ...

James Pinsky: My Christmas wish

Guest Columns

Christmas comes but once a year Family and friends, all for Christmas cheer Some travel near, others far Some by train, others by car No matter the distance, one thing is clear If it weren’t for conservationists, we wouldn’t be here The trees, the water, the birds and even deer All ...