Syndicated Columnists

Jonah Goldberg: Obama’s trolling helped give rise to Trump

Jonah Goldberg

September 21, 2016

Many people are to blame for the rise of Donald Trump as a political force, and most of them reside on my side of the aisle. But that story is familiar by now. And we’ll be hearing a lot more about it. Should Trump lose, conservatives will be lucky if the ensuing riot of recriminations falls short of outright civil war. Should Trump win, I’m hoping to get a tent upwind from the latrine at the re-education camp. (I kid, I kid.)

Mark Shields: Debating the future

Mark Shields

September 20, 2016

The presidential debates, especially this year’s first scheduled one — at New York’s Hofstra University on Monday — are really a national job interview. We the people will have a chance to make our own judgments on the character, intelligence, personality and humanness of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Linda Chavez: Age matters for Clinton and Trump

Linda Chavez

September 19, 2016

In March 2015, I wrote a column suggesting Hillary Clinton was too old to run for president. It generated a lot of blowback, as I suspected it would, even though she hadn’t yet formally announced her candidacy.

Michael Barone: The year of political re-enactors

September 19, 2016

The thought came to me as I watched the Cleveland police clear away protesters from the city’s Public Square. Half a dozen on horseback, nearly a dozen or so on heavy-duty bikes, the cops deftly corralled the protesters without so much as touching anyone, much as a border collie channels a flock of uncomprehending sheep.

Froma Harrop: Trump’s ‘alleged Christian faith’

Froma Harrop

September 19, 2016

In recent presidential years, Catholics and white evangelical Christians joined in favoring the Republican candidate. A key reason was a shared opposition to abortion.
This time, Catholics appear to be deserting the candidacy of Donald Trump, and one can understand why. Trump is the most vulgar, least moral presidential candidate in modern memory — by Christian or any other ethical standards.

George F. Will: Putin’s post-factual politics

George F. Will

September 15, 2016

WASHINGTON — Documents inconvenient to the regime went into the Ministry of Truth’s slits and down to “enormous furnaces.” Modern tyrannies depend on state control of national memories — retroactive truths established by government fiat. Which is why Russia’s Supreme Court recently upheld the conviction of a blogger for violating Article 354.1 of Russia’s criminal code.

Connie Schultz: Hillary Clinton, everywoman

Connie-Schultz

September 15, 2016

Every woman in my family, from my great-grandmother to my mother, was fond of saying, “A man works from dawn till dusk, but a woman’s work is never done.”

Jonah Goldberg: Hillary’s health is a valid issue

Jonah Goldberg

September 14, 2016

One of the most amusing spectacles of this election season has been the whipsawing of the loyalists. Repeatedly, spinners for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been sent out to hammer this or that talking point, only to be left holding the bag when the candidate goes another way.

Kathleen Parker: Hillary’s deplorable basket case

Kathleen Parker

September 14, 2016

WASHINGTON — She didn’t want to say she was sick.
Hillary Clinton, that is, who recently has suffered coughing fits followed Sunday by a near collapse during New York’s 9/11 memorial ceremony. She left the ceremony early, claiming over-heatedness, and appeared to weave, lose her footing and pitch forward as she approached her car, as captured on a mobile phone video.