Opinion

Robert B. Reich: Why Trump might win

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A Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday finds Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a virtual tie, with Trump leading Clinton 46 percent to 44 percent among registered voters. That's an 11 percent swing against Clinton since March. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, also released ...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: The most dangerous place on Earth

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  I hesitate to bring up facts. If recent years have proven nothing else, they've proven that we have fully embarked upon a post-factual era wherein the idea that a thing can be knowable to an objective certainty -- and that this should matter -- has been diminished to the point ...

Jonah Goldberg: Who are the real deniers of science?

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  Why do liberals hate science? The left has long claimed that it has something of a monopoly on scientific expertise. For instance, long before Al Gore started making millions by claiming that anyone who disagreed with his apocalyptic prophecies was "anti-science," there were ...

Rich Lowry: The Trump-Sanders two-step

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The upshot of the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump phenomena is that both parties are moving to the left. Sanders' and Trump's styles and affects are very different -- the rumpled, oddball lecturer in Socialism 101 vs. the boastful, power-tie-wearing business mogul -- but they have worked in ...

Froma Harrop: Bernie Sanders and racism lite

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  In a statement on the Nevada rampage by some of his supporters, Bernie Sanders said a remarkable thing. He said, "Our campaign has held giant rallies all across this country, including in high-crime areas, and there have been zero reports of violence." Who lives in "high-crime ...

Scott Rasmussen: Freedom vs. the bureaucracy

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  Nothing unites Americans more than the belief that each of us has the right to live our lives as we see fit so long as we don't interfere with the rights of others to do the same. Unfortunately, this is seen as a problem by many who want to rule over us. A diverse nation of 325 ...

Connie Schultz: Dear Bernie bullies, I’m so over you

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  In early August 1968, just weeks after Bobby Kennedy was killed, my father and I took a walk through the fields of my great-grandmother's house and plotted my career. We didn't know that at the time. I was only 11. He was 31, a father of four who had already worked for more ...

George Bowers Sr.: Let’s add some madness to May and June

Guest Columns

My wife and I recently returned from celebrating two college graduations. Last Thursday, my son was hooded at Virginia Tech and officially became a doctor of civil engineering. Then, a few days later, we were at Rutgers University in New Jersey where Nancy’s son, Brandon, received his ...

Bonner Day: Different welcomes for valley visitors

Guest Columns

  Miracle of miracles, the hummingbirds came to visit me. When I put up my hummingbird feeder, I really did not know whether it would attract those fascinating little creatures. But after several weeks of impatient waiting, I spotted the first hummer. He sampled the nectar for ...

Letter to the Editor: How can anyone support Trump?

Letters to the Editor

Editor: As a reasoning, compassionate octogenarian, I’ve been pondering the current political nonsense regarding the race to the White House and I’m willing to listen to the answers to three questions: How does increasing taxes for 99 percent of us and decreasing taxes for 1 percent ...

Commentary: The ‘bathroom’ decree is unconscionable

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We are removing our children from the public school system in Virginia and will be homeschooling them for the rest of their K-12 school career. This action is in direct response to the federal government's unconstitutional and dangerous decree that bathrooms, locker rooms, and every other facet ...

James Pinsky: Rain, rain go away … Hey, I’m just kidding

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The rain keeps coming. Go away! I wake up. Rain. I go to sleep. Rain. I drive to work. Rain. I come home. Rain. How much has it rained? Well, I’ve taken a shower to dry off more than once. Ugh. All of this water, all the time, can drive a person mad. Want to hear something crazy? ...

Kathleen Parker: Clinton’s viral nightmare

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WASHINGTON -- You could say that it all depends on how you define "lie." Or, perhaps, that it's hell to have a public record. Either way, Hillary Clinton's vast resume of, shall we say, inconsistencies, is the dog that caught the car and won't let go. A viral video collection of her comments ...