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Opinion

Marino de Medici: The mystifying, exhilarating democracy of Ghana

Columnists

It does not happen often for a journalist to watch up close a celebration of real democracy in an African country. But this is exactly what happened to me as I landed in Accra, the capital of Ghana, at the very time when a new president was being installed. It was a huge and festive ...

Peter Brookes: Trump’s order makes sense

Columnists

  People will spin it anyway they like - and they will - but President Trump's decision to take a pause and review travel to the United States from seven Middle Eastern and North African countries is sound national security policy. It's also completely defensible in these ...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: The lonely death of Naika Venant

Columnists

  As you may have heard, Naika, a Miami teenager, hanged herself in the dark hours of a Sunday morning. She did this live on Facebook. We'll likely never know why she chose to do it that way. Perhaps she felt invisible. Perhaps she wanted to be seen. Her self-destruction drew ...

George F. Will: An excess of intellectual emptiness

Columnists

WASHINGTON -- In 2013, a college student assigned to research a deadly substance sought help via Twitter: "I can't find the chemical and physical properties of sarin gas someone please help me." An expert at a security consulting firm tried to be helpful, telling her that sarin is not gas. She ...

Froma Harrop: Hitting our heads against a border wall

Columnists

  Illegal immigration from Mexico is yesterday's problem. Last year, more Mexicans left the United States than entered, according to the Pew Research Center. But if Donald Trump were to follow through on threats to ditch or decimate the North American Free Trade Agreement, illegal ...

Letter to the Editor: Hillary lost, get over it

Letters to the Editor

Editor: In regard to recent letters as well as headlines surrounding our newly elected president Donald Trump, I wish to put in some facts about our situation. So many are all up in arms about this man trying to lead our country back on the right track. Folks, it is not about the ...

Letter to the Editor: Voter fraud myth has been debunked

Letters to the Editor

Editor: President Trump’s repeated claims that millions of illegal votes were cast in the recent election are not only false, but dangerous. When arguing against the requested recount by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, his own legal team stated that all available evidence suggests that ...

Letter to the Editor: Here’s a way to change focus

Letters to the Editor

Editor: What if every U. S. citizen signed this statement: Mr. Trump, you are the best; you are the smartest; you are the most talented; everything you do has never been done before; every event you are involved in is better than any other event in the history of the nation; attendance at ...

Froma Harrop: 3 comforting thoughts about Trump

Columnists

It's still hard wrapping my brain around the words "President Donald Trump" -- but there are strategies for moving in that direction. Indeed, I've come up with three comforting thoughts about the next how-many years. 1) Trump has no fixed principles. He's not a real conservative, which ...

Connie Schultz: It is called lying

Columnists

Her name was Miss Nelson. I don't recall her first name. She didn't seem to need one. She taught fifth grade at West Elementary School in Ashtabula, Ohio. In the fall of 1967, my mother dropped me off in her classroom like a failed adoption. My mother would deny that characterization, but ...

Scott Rasmussen: Trump, Mexico and jobs

Columnists

President Trump's commitment to fight for American workers is a big reason he's president. To deliver on that commitment, he should consider a lesson from the Gemini space program. Back in the 1960s, NASA engineers were learning how spaceships could rendezvous and dock. It looks easy in the ...

George Bowers Sr.: New heads reflect new leaders

Columnists

The wisdom and foresight of the framers of our Constitution have been proven yet again with another peaceful transition of power even in the midst of great contention. It struck me that at 11:59 on Jan. 20, former President Obama still had control over nuclear codes, pardons, legislation, ...

Star Parker: Marching for life, and for our future

Columnists

I wonder why when hundreds of thousands of women show up in Washington to demonstrate for what one Wall Street Journal columnist called "everything under the progressive sun," the press goes bonkers with coverage. Yet, when similar numbers of pro-lifers reportedly show up for the March for ...

Andrew P. Napolitano: Donald Trump, revolutionary

Columnists

  Within four hours of becoming president of the United States, Donald Trump signed an executive order intended to limit immediately the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in ways that are revolutionary. With the stroke of a pen, the president ...

Commentary: We need to remain vigilant

Opinion

What a refreshing sight to view the multitude of women’s marches recently! It restores hope in values most Americans share – one of them being the ability to tell and recognize the truth. President Trump continues to create his own alternate reality to prove his arrested emotional ...

James Pinsky: It’s not easy saving world

Guest Columns

Hey, you. Yeah, you there with your head down. Take a deep breath, and let it out. Slowly. After almost two years of weekly columns, not once have I ever written a word about how easy it is to be a conservationist – because it’s not. It wasn’t easy in 1573, 1890, 2000 and it ...

Patrick J. Buchanan: Trump: America for the Americans!

Columnists

As the patriotic pageantry of Inauguration Day gave way to the demonstrations of defiance Saturday, our new America came into view. We are two nations now, two peoples. Though bracing, President Trump's inaugural address was rooted in cold truths, as he dispensed with the customary idealism ...