Syndicated Columnists

George F. Will: Pence the pliable

George F. Will

July 24, 2016

WASHINGTON — Crucial political decisions often concern which bridges to cross and which to burn. Donald Trump’s dilemma is that he burns some bridges by the way he crosses others. His campaign depends on a low-probability event, and on his ability to cause this event without provoking a more-than-equal and opposite reaction.

Jonah Goldberg: GOP convention has become a stomach-churning affair

Jonah Goldberg

July 22, 2016

CLEVELAND — It was reported late in the second day of the GOP convention that a large number of Republican National Committee staffers were stricken with the norovirus. Most commonly associated with the sorts of gastrointestinal crises aboard cruise ships that attract wall-to-wall CNN coverage, the norovirus is known for inducing bouts of “explosive diarrhea and vomiting,” according to various news reports.

Robert B. Reich: Hillary deserves presidency but must overcome public distrust

Robert Reich

July 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s six-point lead over Donald Trump in last month’s CBS News/New York Times poll evaporated as of mid-July. Even before Trump’s inevitable post-convention bump in the polls, Clinton was tied with him, according to the latest CBS/Times poll, with each garnering the support of 40 percent of voters.

Froma Harrop: At Fox News, sexism is business

Froma Harrop

July 18, 2016

What to make of Gretchen Carlson’s suit against Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes alleging sexual harassment? If Ailes did demand sex as a condition of her employment and Carlson can prove it, then she’d seem to have a good case.

Connie Schultz: Here comes Trump

Connie Schultz

July 17, 2016

For weeks now, many of us who live in Cleveland have been fielding questions about how safe we feel about the Republican National Convention’s coming to our city next week.

Kathleen Parker: Eye of the beholder

Kathleen Parker

July 16, 2016

By now most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David Brown — and quite a few wouldn’t mind seeing him play a larger national role. I hear Republicans are looking for a substitute nominee.

Andy Schmookler: Time to put nation ahead of party

Andy Schmookler

July 16, 2016

Dear Congressman Goodlatte, If there’s one thing people can count on you for, it’s that you will put your party’s interests ahead of the good of the nation. Fortunately, there’s something you can do now to redeem yourself.

Scott Rasmussen: Selecting the lesser of two evils

Scott Rasmussen

July 15, 2016

Over the past generation, there has been growing evidence that our dysfunctional political system is badly broken. For the past 30 years, neither party has been able to hold a sustainable governing majority in both Congress and the White House. In fact, control has been divided between the parties for 22 of those 30 years.