Syndicated Columnists

Froma Harrop: Is losing election part of Trump’s plan?

Froma Harrop

June 24, 2016

What’s Donald Trump really up to? Is he using the election of 2016 to enrich himself, with no intention of assuming the burdens of the presidency? Many wonder. If that’s the plan, he’s going about it the right way.

Scott Rasmussen: Uber infuriates regulators but increases public safety

Scott Rasmussen

June 23, 2016

In the view of those who believe that bureaucrats know best, the only way to protect consumers from unscrupulous companies is to provide detailed regulations and a swarm of investigators to enforce them. They typically justify their role by claiming to champion the safety of helpless consumers.

Kathleen Parker: Trump’s pivot to Damascus

Kathleen Parker

June 22, 2016

WASHINGTON — If you turned on cable TV news Monday, chances are good that you caught Corey Lewandowski fibbing that he doesn’t have a clue why Donald Trump fired him as his campaign manager. Of course he knows.

Froma Harrop: Cultural case for Brexit deserves respect

Froma Harrop

June 22, 2016

It’s not all about money. The economic arguments for Britain to stay in the European Union may be compelling, but the noneconomic ones demand respect. Preserving a way of life is a valid desire — and one widely shared.

Rich Lowry: The irrelevant crusade

Rich Lowry

June 21, 2016

Almost as soon as the massacre at the Orlando nightclub Pulse ended, Democrats took up their push to forbid people on the terrorism watch list from purchasing guns.

Diane Dimond: Gun violence issue needs urgent solutions – but what?

Diane Dimond

June 21, 2016

Oh, the empty rhetoric that spewed from politicians in the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history!
Stop all foreign Muslims from coming to the United States. Stop people on the No-Fly List from buying guns. Enforce tougher background checks for gun buyers. Restore the ban on assault weapons.

Lawrence Kudlow: Overthrow establishment to fix economy

Lawrence Kudlow

June 21, 2016

Famed investor Wilbur Ross recently told CNBC that “Trump represents a more radical new approach to government that the nation’s economy desperately needs.” He’s right. Trump seeks an overthrow of the establishment. He’s a disrupter — just what we need to fix the economy.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: History can help us chart a course

Leonard Pitts Jr.

June 20, 2016

Some of you questioned my evocation of history’s great villain in a recent column on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s surrender to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. I likened Ryan to Franz von Papen, a German politician who helped Adolf Hitler rise to power under the naive delusion that he could control him.

George F. Will: When party establishments mattered

George F. Will

June 19, 2016

WASHINGTON — Months before the 1940 Republican convention nominated Wendell Willkie, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Theodore Roosevelt’s waspish daughter, said that Willkie’s support sprang “from the grass roots of a thousand country clubs.” There actually was a Republican establishment in 1940, when GOP elites created a nominee ex nihilo.

Mark Shields: Will Obama beget Trump?

Mark Shields

June 17, 2016

History offers little encouragement to either major American party this election year.
Sobering for Republicans is the fact that in

Andy Schmookler: Open primaries: A wrong idea

Andy Schmookler

June 17, 2016

It is reported that one of the reforms that Bernie Sanders would like to see implemented in the Democratic Party is the idea of “open” primaries. That is, the idea that people who are not affiliated with a given political party should be able to vote in the elections to determine whom that party should nominate for office.

Robert B. Reich: Thanks, Bernie


June 16, 2016

I don’t know what Bernie Sanders is going to do from here on, and I’m not going to presume to advise him on his next steps. He’s earned the right to figure out for himself what’s next for his campaign and the movement he has launched.