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Opinion

Commentary: Happy (belated) Return Day

Opinion

  Delaware, with its unique makeup of only three counties, none of which are like the others, has its fair share of political turmoil.  From the generally conservative Sussex, the middle-of-the-road Kent, to the liberal Philly suburb that is New Castle, I know of no other place ...

Rich Lowry: President Obama’s stinging rebuke

Columnists

In the course of about six hours, what was supposed to be a Republican existential crisis turned into a Republican wave. What was supposed to be a victory of the coalition of the ascendant became a dispiriting rout of the coalition that didn't show up. What was supposed to be the crowning ...

George A. Bowers: Be sure to enlist a dependable guide

Guest Columns

Every fall, I enjoy watching the sun rise from my treestand. Although I haven’t been privileged to drag anything out yet, I delight in every opportunity to drink in the beauty of the autumn woodlands. Fall hunting seasons are well underway here in the valley. Archery is already past and ...

Editorials: Random acts of voting

Editorials

Have you ever gone into the voting booth without a clue as to who or what is on the ballot? That's what happened Tuesday in our local elections, according to some voters we spoke to after they cast their ballots.  Some told us they did not know there were local elections on the ballot and ...

Robert B. Reich: Trump’s three biggest enablers

Columnists

  Donald Trump couldn't have accomplished his feat without three big enablers that deserve to be held accountable for what comes next. The first enabler has been the Republican Party. For years the GOP nurtured the xenophobia, racism, fact-free allegations and wanton disregard ...

Froma Harrop: A political 9/11 changes our world

Columnists

  Like the 2001 terrorist attacks, the Donald Trump upset win threatens Americans' sense of safety and continuity. Financial markets went into convulsions, just as they did on that Sept. 11. The difference is that the 9/11 tragedy forged national unity, whereas the Trump election ...

Scott Rasmussen: Trump win a rejection of bureaucrats

Columnists

  The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has been described with words like stunning, historic and unprecedented. Some view it with exhilaration and others with terror. The Republican Party is now Trump's party and it will take some time to sort out what ...

Connie Schultz: Job title won’t change who he is

Columnists

Don't ask us to congratulate him. Not today. Not this week. Not ever, probably. He stands for so much of what we'd dared to hope was behind us as a country. Bigotry, misogyny, xenophobia. He spewed it with reckless abandon, and now he is going to be our next president. Of course we ...

John Kass: Fighting is far from over

Columnists

  After this ugly and contentious American presidential election, with families at odds and friends lost and anger in the air month after month, will the results help begin a healing process? No. It sounds nice, but it really doesn't work that way. Republican Donald Trump won ...

Jonah Goldberg: Reflections on an otherworldly campaign

Columnists

  For months there's been a running gag on social media about "Earth 2," where the 2016 campaign is a happy, normal thing. For instance, in mid-October, shortly after the release of the "Access Hollywood video," I joked on Twitter that, "On Earth 2 [the GOP] is 15 points ahead, ...

Editorial: Get in line

Editorials

Well finally.  Election Day is here. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 tonight.  Don't let the possibility of long lines deter you from heading out to your local polling place to vote. If you're not an early bird voter, don't worry – as long as you are in line by 7 p.m., you are ...

Froma Harrop: Whatever happened to our sense of humor?

Columnists

You'd think there'd have been more laughs. Hard-fought political campaigns drenched in sweat and tears usually produce moments of levity. But Americans seem to have lost their sense of humor, becoming late-night angry, frustrated and sick with anxiety. Mark Twain said: "The secret source of ...

Michael Barone: 2016: The demise of small-r Republican politics

Columnists

Among the many complaints I have seen about this squalid presidential election -- the most dismal choice of major-party nominees since 1856 -- there's one that I find missing: that it shows how our politics have become less republican. That's republican with a small r, in contrast to ...

George F. Will: What to watch for on election night

Columnists

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday evening, after Election Day's tranquility, new clamors will erupt as analysts with agendas tickle portents and lessons from the torrent of election returns. Herewith some developments to watch. -- In the 17 elections since World War II, the winner has averaged 385.4 ...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Election a referendum on demographic change

Columnists

    A black man was elected president and white people lost their minds. Not all of them, no. Not even most of them. But not a piddling few, either. That, in a nutshell, is the story of America's hateful and obstructionist politics over the last eight years -- and ...

Kathleen Parker: America: Still great

Columnists

WASHINGTON -- You can feel the tension. Strolling down the street, shopping at the corner market, stopping for a bite at the local tavern, friends and neighbors greet each other as usual but avoid the elephant sauntering around like he owns the place. It's best not to talk politics this ...

Letter to the Editor: Elections have consequences

Letters to the Editor

Editor: We are so blessed in America to have the opportunity, privilege and freedom to vote for our leader. However, in the past two presidential elections, millions chose not to vote, so we have had a president who ignored the Constitution, ignored Congress and with his pen and phone has ...