Syndicated Columnists

Jonah Goldberg: Superheroes no more

Jonah Goldberg

September 3, 2015

Ridiculous stories about political correctness float around the Internet like so much ocean garbage. Occasionally, one washes up on “Good Morning America” with a larger story to tell.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Tipping points that didn’t tip

Leonard Pitts Jr.

September 3, 2015

You frequently find fortune cookie aphorisms, yes, but it’s not often that you find searing insight within Twitter’s 140-character confines. Which is why a June tweet from one Dan Hodges — his profile describes him as a British political commentator — stood out.

Froma Harrop: Web can be a dangerous place for innocents

Froma Harrop

September 1, 2015

To the thousands who’ve been outed as users of the Ashley Madison adultery website: You deserve sympathy. Your greatest sin was trusting a website to protect your identity — especially one that would have rated a 10 as a juicy target for hackers.

Rich Lowry: Add Fiorina to debate card

Rich Lowry

September 1, 2015

In the unwieldy Republican presidential field, where attention is as important as money, there was supposed to be a formula for an underappreciated candidate to break out.

Mark Shields: Moynihan explains the 2016 GOP race

Mark Shields

August 31, 2015

Daniel Patrick Moynihan — four-term U.S. senator from New York, ambassador and White House adviser — was that rarest of combinations: a gifted public intellectual and a talented, practical politician. He alone, in January 1980, during the depths of the Cold War, dared to say, “The defining event of the decade might well be the breakup of the Soviet empire.” On Nov. 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down.

George F. Will: Affirming a right to die

George F. Will

August 31, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Brittany Maynard was soon to die. The question was whether she could do so on her own terms, as a last act of autonomy. Dr. Lynette Cederquist, who regrets that Maynard had to move to Oregon in order to do so, is working with others to change California law to allow physician assistance in dying.

Froma Harrop: Heroism, American-style

Froma Harrop

August 25, 2015

Every country has its heroes, but something in America’s cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety. The ingredient would be improvisation — the ability to perform without preparation, using whatever is at hand to complete the task.

Diane Dimond: Kudos for courtroom artist

Diane Dimond

August 24, 2015

In the wake of “Deflategate” (or whatever they’re calling the controversy surrounding New England quarterback Tom Brady these days) and then “Sketchgate,” I think it’s time to speak up for courtroom artists everywhere.

MIchael Barone: Half serious, half fantasy

Michael Barone

August 23, 2015

Donald Trump’s six-page platform on immigration may not be, as Ann Coulter wrote, “the greatest political document since the Magna Carta.” But given the issue’s role in elevating the candidate to leading Republican polls, it merits serious attention.