Syndicated Columnists

Mona Charen: Fix the Secret Service

Mona Charen

April 26, 2015

We learned this week that the Secret Service dawdled for an entire year before fixing a broken security system at the home of former President George H. W. Bush.

Jonah Goldberg: O’Malley should just stop talking

Jonah Goldberg

April 24, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is thinking about running for president on the Democratic ticket by appealing to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s populist fans. Warren is a very bright former Harvard law professor. So it is interesting that O’Malley thinks the best way to reach out to her fans is to say remarkably stupid things.

Scott Rasmussen: Depressed journalists are depressing nation

Scott Rasmussen

April 24, 2015

I am far more pessimistic about our political system than most Americans. At the same time, I am very optimistic about the future of our nation. That may seem like an odd combination to some, but I am optimistic because I recognize that Washington, D.C., does not lead the nation.

Kathleen Parker: Mr. Hughes goes to Washington

Kathleen Parker

April 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — When postal worker Doug Hughes — otherwise known as the gyrocopter dude — landed his gizmo on the West Lawn of the Capitol, he wasn’t worried about being shot down, he says.

Froma Harrop: Fighting robots with robots

Froma Harrop

April 22, 2015

So machines are now able to assess a human’s mood. “Emotion detection software” has put robots one step closer to replacing the humans who work — or used to work — in what we in the olden days called “customer relations.”

Michael Barone: Was 2007 a flexion point?

Michael Barone

April 22, 2015

“I would bet on globalization slowly being in abeyance,” tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel said in a video interview with George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen. “I think with the benefit of hindsight, we will realize that 2007 was not just the peak year of the finance boom, but also the peak year of globalization, like maybe 1913.”

Kathleen Parker: 2016: The woman trap

Kathleen Parker

April 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — Here we go. If you’re a woman who might prefer someone other than Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States, you’re a self-loathing, anti-woman traitor.

Scott Rasmussen: Election 2016 not about candidates

Scott Rasmussen

April 20, 2015

Last week was a big week for the political press. That means it was also a good week for highlighting how the world of the political elite is so out of touch with the world of everyday Americans.

George F. Will: Don’t seize the raisins

George F. Will

April 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the government defend its kleptocratic behavior while administering an indefensible law. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 is among the measures by which New Dealers tried and failed to regulate and mandate America back to prosperity. Seventy-eight years later, it is the government’s reason for stealing Marvin and Laura Horne’s raisins.

Mark Shields: Wisconsin’s semi-favorite son

Mark Shields

April 19, 2015

MADISON, Wis. — Why, during a recent visit here — while asking some trusted Wisconsin sources for their candid assessment of Scott Walker, the state’s governor, an undeclared but leading 2016 Republican presidential candidate — did I keep thinking about a conversation I’d had 17 years ago with one of my favorite American politicians and the most recent Democrat to win the Texas governorship, the late Ann Richards?

Michael Barone: Clinton out of sync with times

Michael Barone

April 19, 2015

Presidents are inevitably shaped by the circumstances in which they campaign for — and come into — office. In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt called for “bold, persistent experimentation” and followed through once in office. Had Roosevelt run in another year, or had there been no Great Depression, he would have campaigned and governed differently.