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Scott Rasmussen: My first ride in a ‘driverless’ car

This past Tuesday, I had my first ride in an autonomous car. The anticipation for me was a bit like a kid waiting for Christmas. But when I shared my enthusiasm with friends and colleagues, many thought I was crazy. A few warned me to make sure my life insurance was paid in full before getting ...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Can sitcoms erase bigotry?

So it turns out sitcoms can erase bigotry. That's the bottom line of a study recently presented before a conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. And it doesn't even have to be a particularly good sitcom. To judge, at least, from a screening of its first two ...

Kahleen Parker: Passing the baton

Two recent comments by famous feminists have underscored the inevitable and predicted the foregone: The feminist era of Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright has come to a close. Each heroic in her own way, these three icons of second-wave feminism have reached a pinnacle of ...

Mark Shields: Cracking the code of campaign-speak

"Do you ever get the feeling," asked humorist Robert Orben, "that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?" But even after real, live Americans actually do vote in Iowa and New Hampshire, somehow we always seem to be left with more winners than losers. Because ...

Diane Dimond: A higher standard

The law says dangerous or illegal actions have consequences. Countless U.S. citizens enter the justice system every year after authorities determine they physically or emotionally harmed someone, financially cheated another person or exposed people to peril. So why do government employees so ...

Peter Brookes: U.S., allies should act now to halt ISIS spread

As if they didn’t have enough to deal with already, the Pentagon has a new problem to panic about: the rise of Islamic State (aka ISIS) affiliates in Afghanistan and Libya. While we’ve known that ISIS has been spreading beyond the Middle East, creating allies and claiming ...

Scott Rasmussen: There’s a lot more to governing than government

As the absurdity of our presidential nomination process adds daily to public cynicism about politics and government, it's encouraging to recognize that governing is not the responsibility of government alone. Historically, the word "govern" comes from a nautical Greek term meaning "to steer ...

Rich Lowry: Don’t discount Donald Trump

Donald Trump's loss in Iowa wasn't just a victory for conservatives, but a loss for the mogul's routinely low and dishonest style of campaigning. There was nothing subtle about his disgraceful attacks on Ted Cruz's eligibility to run for president, although Trump at times tried to wrap them ...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Justice for Caroline Small might help rest of us

Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small. Chances are, you've never heard of her. She was a waitress, a mother of two girls, and a woman with mental health issues who was in and out ...

George F. Will: In Iowa, signs of civil health

WASHINGTON -- When Huck Finn asked Tom Sawyer what a Moslem is, Tom said a Moslem is someone who is not a Presbyterian, which is true, but not the whole truth. Donald Trump says he is a Presbyterian ("I drink my little wine ... and have my little cracker"), which apparently was not good enough ...

Froma Harrop: Government keeps rural West going

The 187,000 acres on which sits the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge never belonged to the state of Oregon, much less the band of cowboy exhibitionists who'd taken it over. This and other federal lands were acquired through conquest over, purchases from or treaties with Mexico, Russia, Spain, ...

Jonah Goldberg: The decline of political party power

  The campaigns will be eager to tell you the meaning of Ted Cruz's victory and the virtual tie between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in Iowa last night, but the larger significance of this election has been clear for months: The two major parties are paper tigers. My old ...

Robert B. Reich: It takes a movement

"I wish that we could elect a Democratic president who could wave a magic wand and say, 'We shall do this, and we shall do that,'" Hillary Clinton said recently in response to Bernie Sanders' proposals. "That ain't the real world we're living in." So what's possible in "the real world we're ...

John Kass: Hillary’s Queen Cersei moment

If Hillary Clinton fails to fulfill her destiny and retake the White House, she'll have to go on that lonely political walk of shame. And then historians may point their bony fingers at young Taylor Gipple. For it was Mr. Gipple, Iowa millennial and passionate supporter of Sen. Bernie ...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: For Planned Parenthood, justice seldom gets more poetic

"A lie can get halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes." That nugget of wisdom dates from the 1800s, i.e., decades before anyone ever heard of the Internet -- much less Fox "News." If a lie traveled that fast in the 19th century, you can only imagine its ...

Lawrence Kudlow: The Fed misreads financial market situation

Early in the new year, on Sunday, Jan. 3, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer delivered a hawkish speech to the American Economic Association. Completely misreading the economy, which is woefully weak while inflation is virtually nil, Fischer strongly hinted that the Fed would be ...

Rich Lowry: The quisling establishment

Few expected Donald Trump would be in a dominant position days before the Iowa caucuses. Fewer still expected the Republican establishment would be among the mogul's deluded enablers. As if to validate every insult ever hurled at it, the GOP elite is putting on a display of fecklessness that ...

Michael Barone: Missing from candidate campaigns: Work

  From someone whose title is senior political analyst you might be expecting a forecast of who will win the Iowa caucuses tonight. Will Donald Trump voters turn out in enough numbers to give him the narrow win over Ted Cruz that polls indicate he has now? Will Hillary Clinton ...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Hasbro should know courage has no gender

I used to consider women pitifully weak and pathetically delicate. For this, I blame Marvel Comics. As a boy in the 1960s, I was seldom without my nose in one of that company's fables. From them, I learned many valuable life lessons: Always lock the portal to the Negative Zone Never ...

Froma Harrop: Why cheap oil isn’t bad for environment

  It stood to reason that collapsing prices for oil would make clean energy relatively more expensive. That would dampen the public's craving to install solar panels and build wind turbines. Well, let's try to reason again. A lot of opposing forces are shaking the old ...