Syndicated Columnists

Mark Shields: Missing Gerald Ford in 2016

Mark Shields

August 28, 2016

During my more than a half-century of living and working in Washington, D.C., in my semi-humble opinion, Gerald Ford was the most emotionally secure president I have observed. To support that position, allow me to tell you about President Ford’s 1976 campaign against his Democratic challenger, former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter.

Kathleen Parker: Hillary’s heel

Kathleen Parker

August 26, 2016

When I wrote the headline “Hillary’s heel,” I was thinking of Achilles, not Bill, though the former president is usually within nipping range of his wife’s pantsuit hem.

Scott Rasmussen: Is there enough time for Clinton to lose?

Scott Rasmussen

August 25, 2016

In baseball, a team entering the ninth inning with a two-run lead will bring in their closer to secure the victory. However, if the team has to rely upon a less-skilled reliever, there is always a chance they will blow the lead. A single bad pitch could wipe out the advantage they built over the first eight innings.

Kathleen Parker: A nice column about Trump

Kathleen Parker

August 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — When my syndicate editor told me a few clients had been asking, Don’t you have anyone over there who can write something positive about Donald Trump?, I thought, well, that could be fun.
But hard.

Diane Dimond: Fix the ghetto

Diane Dimond

August 22, 2016

Fear, anger, cries of racism. This is what seems to envelop America these days. It’s all dished up daily by presidential candidates and the media. There are so many people taking offense to what others say or do that I can’t keep track of it all. It’s exhausting.

Peter Brookes: Phase 2 of Moscow’s moves in Middle East

Peter Brookes

August 22, 2016

People seem plenty panicked about recent reports of Russian war planes using an Iranian air base for bombing runs into Syria as part of its ongoing support for the beleaguered regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Kathleen Parker: Beach burkini bingo

Kathleen Parker

August 21, 2016

WASHINGTON — Once upon a time, a scantily clad lass padding down a beach might cause a riot — at least of eyeballs eager to extend the sidelong glance.

Andy Schmookler: The biggest bargain around

Andy Schmookler

August 20, 2016

Would it be possible for any American leader to persuade the American people about how much better off we’d all be if we had publicly financed elections?

Froma Harrop: Is the Left really wary of Clinton?

Froma Harrop

August 19, 2016

The hard left can be an unforgiving crowd, not always mindful of the give-and-take required to get things done. Donald Trump’s fascist-lite ravings are anathema to them, but with moderate Republicans migrating to Hillary Clinton, some on the left worry that a President Clinton might feel less obliged to push a vigorous liberal program.

Connie Schultz: Better days are already here


August 18, 2016

The annual cicadas have barely begun their end-of-summer evensong in the trees behind our house, but children in the neighborhood are already headed back to school.

Michael Barone: Will Trump take down some GOP lawmakers?

Michael Barone

August 17, 2016

On Friday, Republican National Committee and Trump campaign staffers held what one described as an “emergency meeting” at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando. The obvious subject: what to do about Donald Trump’s flagging campaign and how Republican down-ballot candidates can avoid the possible (likely?) downdraft.

Kathleen Parker: Driven to distraction

Kathleen Parker

August 17, 2016

Reflexively, I type “Dru” and The Drudge Report pops up. I hate myself for going there but as a columnist ever in search of the zeitgeist’s ultimate wave, I am behooved.

Froma Harrop: Obamacare under President Hillary Clinton

Froma Harrop

August 16, 2016

We may be getting ahead of ourselves assuming that Hillary Clinton will be the next president, but let’s proceed on that (comforting) notion. Few are better prepared to preserve and improve upon the Affordable Care Act than Clinton, who’s long immersed herself in health care policy.

Rich Lowry: The nihilism in Milwaukee

Rich Lowry

August 16, 2016

Tim Pool is a fearless social-media reporter who specializes in getting close to the action. It almost doesn’t qualify as a protest or a riot if Pool isn’t live-streaming from the streets. But he is pulling out of Milwaukee because it is too dangerous for white people.