Syndicated Columnists

Scott Rasmussen: Media miss the real news of the week

Scott Rasmussen

January 25th, 2015

Last week, one of the world’s most famous and influential men made a major announcement concerning our global future. But you might have missed it because America’s national news media was obsessing over President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Mark Shields: Boehner’s dangerous gamble

Mark Shields

January 23rd, 2015

Bipartisanship, that widely admired virtue so sadly rare in our nation’s politics, has been — since 1948, when President Harry Truman, rejecting the counsel of his own Cabinet secretaries, recognized the newborn nation — the hallmark of United States support for the state of Israel.

Diane Dimond: The takeaway from the terror in France

Diane Dimond

January 22nd, 2015

Who among us was not horrified at the spasm of deadly terrorism that has swept through Paris? Religious extremists — using Islam as justification — caused the deaths of 17 people in three separate instances and plunged the French nation into a state of fright.

Mark Shields: National epidemic of self-esteem

Mark Shields

January 19th, 2015

A half-century ago, Russell Baker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, disclosed to his readers the existence of the mysterious kingmaker he called “The Great Mentioner,” who alone had the power to determine the handful of ambitious politicians who were ever lucky enough to get “mentioned” as potential presidential candidates.

Connie Schultz: Rioters by any other name


January 18th, 2015

Various members of my family have roots at Ohio State University, from college degrees to employment, so my husband and I were plenty happy to watch the Buckeyes defeat the Oregon Ducks for the national championship.

Jonah Goldberg: The problem with Romney nostalgia

Jonah Goldberg

January 16th, 2015

In 2007, when President Obama announced that he was running for president, he did it in Springfield, Ill., to highlight his supposed connection to Abraham Lincoln. He brought in his biggest fans to cheer him on. When George W. Bush announced in 1999, he did it in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Bush campaign, likewise, brought in a big crowd of supporters. John Kerry announced in Patriot’s Point, S.C., in 2003, amid a sea of American flags, war veterans and an aircraft carrier in the background.

Kathleen Parker: Hyping Obama’s Paris fail

Kathleen Parker

January 15th, 2015

WASHINGTON — If we can be serious for a moment: The president made an error in judgment by not sending someone with a higher profile than our ambassador to join world leaders Sunday at a solidarity rally in Paris.

Froma Harrop: Playtime is over for Obamacare’s foes

Froma Harrop

January 15th, 2015

´╗┐Friends of Obamacare, horrified that the Supreme Court has taken a case that could blow up the federal health insurance exchanges, should recalibrate their dread. While the health reforms were safely humming along, there was little political price for demanding their demise. Thanks to the Supreme Court, now there is.