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Bud Selig’s winning legacy

January 29, 2015

George Will writes on politics, law and social character. Will began writing for The Washington Post in 1974. He is a contributor for Fox News, a Pulitzer Prize recipient for commentary, and is the author of 12 books. The business of baseball and the nation’s business used to be conducted in Washington with similar skill. Read More

Column: The sacrifice of Sarah Palin

January 28, 2015

KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist of The Washington Post, a regular guest on television shows like The Chris Mathews Show and The O’Reilly Factor, and is a member of the Buckley School’s faculty. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, Read More

Random thoughts on the passing scene

January 27, 2015

THOMAS SOWELL is an American economist, social theorist and Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate and has authored more than 30 books. Random thoughts on the passing scene: Who says President Obama doesn’t promote bipartisanship? His complicity in Iran’s moving toward nuclear Read More

Column: Get used to Obama’s swagger

January 24, 2015

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. Here’s some practical advice to those who didn’t like President Obama’s swagger during his State of the Union address: Get used to it. Economic indicators suggest he’s going to have even Read More

Column: Vermont’s Sanders has mountains to climb

GEORGE F. WILL is a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper columnist, author and television commentator for The Washington Post Writers Group. He has authored books on baseball, politics, and American culture. The young man who answered the phone in the Senate office of Vermont’s Bernie Sanders told the caller, a would-be campaign contributor, that it is illegal Read More

Tehran’s quest to dominate the Arab world

January 23, 2015

While Iran’s march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran’s march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the pro-American ones, the Gulf Arabs in particular, are deeply worried. This week, Iranian-backed Houthi Read More

Column: Early presidential prospects for 2016

January 21, 2015

THOMAS SOWELL is an American economist, social theorist and Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate and has authored more than 30 books. With 2015 just getting under way, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already Read More

Column: When the pope talks …

KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist of The Washington Post, a regular guest on television shows like The Chris Mathews Show and The O’Reilly Factor, and is a member of the Buckley School’s faculty. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. Forget E.F. Hutton. It’s P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he Read More

‘Diversity’ in action

January 20, 2015

Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe, and European governments’ counter-attacks are more than just a passing news story. Europe is currently in the process of paying the price for years of importing millions of people from a culture hostile to the fundamental values of Western culture. And this is by no means the last of the Read More

A closer look at the ‘equality’ racket

January 16, 2015

THOMAS SOWELL is an American economist, social theorist and Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate and has authored more than 30 books. Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: “RICH BASTARDS.” Read More

The Keystone catechism

George Will writes on politics, law and social character. Will began writing for The Washington Post in 1974. He is a contributor for Fox News, a Pulitzer Prize recipient for commentary, and is the author of 12 books. Not since the multiplication of the loaves and fishes near the Sea of Galilee has there been Read More

Obama: Charlie who?

Charles Krauthammer is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician. He is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard, a weekly panelist on the PBS news program Inside Washington and a nightly panelist on Fox News. On Sunday, at the great Paris rally, the whole world was Charlie. By Tuesday, the veneer Read More

The Chamber of Commerce conveniently forgets its attacks on Obama

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. Tom Donohue, the longtime president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, sounded ebullient as he gave his annual report on the health of American business Wednesday. “The economy is gaining momentum,” Read More

Column: Hyping Obama’s Paris fail

January 15, 2015

KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist of The Washington Post, a regular guest on television shows like The Chris Mathews Show and The O’Reilly Factor, and is a member of the Buckley School’s faculty. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. If we can be serious for a moment: The president made an Read More

President Obama’s New Year’s irresolution

January 13, 2015

THOMAS SOWELL is an American economist, social theorist and Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate and has authored more than 30 books. President Barack Obama’s absence from the great gathering in Paris of national leaders from other countries, to show their solidarity Read More

Questions for a nominee that would highlight festering problems

January 10, 2015

George Will writes on politics, law and social character. Will began writing for The Washington Post in 1974. He is a contributor for Fox News, a Pulitzer Prize recipient for commentary, and is the author of 12 books. Senate confirmation hearings put nominees on notice that, as a Michigan state legislator reportedly once said, “I’m Read More

Column: Drill on Wall Street, not oil patch

Jim Branscome is the former managing director of investment analysis and indexing at Standard & Poor’s and lives in Montrose, Colorado. Next year the best place to drill for oil and gas may be on Wall Street instead of in Texas or North Dakota.  The dramatic decline in the price of oil may also help Read More

All buzz, no bite — Speaker John Boehner swarmed by pests

January 8, 2015

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. John Boehner won re-election as speaker of the House on Tuesday with the help of an unlikely ally: Mario Cuomo, the former Democratic governor of New York. Astute readers may have Read More

Turning down the heat on our bias

January 7, 2015

KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist of The Washington Post, a regular guest on television shows like The Chris Mathews Show and The O’Reilly Factor, and is a member of the Buckley School’s faculty. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. Recent events from Ferguson, Missouri, to Staten Island, New York, might prompt Read More

Column: Why Bob Corker is the senator to watch in 2015

January 6, 2015

George Will writes on politics, law and social character. Will began writing for The Washington Post in 1974. He is a contributor for Fox News, a Pulitzer Prize recipient for commentary, and is the author of 12 books. Standing at the intersection of three foreign policy crises and a perennial constitutional tension, Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Read More

Are facts now obsolete to mobs, media and grand juries?

January 2, 2015

Some of us, who are old enough to remember the old television police series “Dragnet,” may remember Sgt. Joe Friday saying, “Just the facts, ma’am.” But that would be completely out of place today. Facts are becoming obsolete, as recent events have demonstrated. What matters today is how well you can concoct a story that Read More

Nylons for nothing in Cuba

There’s an old Cold War joke — pre-pantyhose — that to defeat communism we should empty our B-52 bombers of nuclear weapons and instead drop nylons over the Soviet Union. Flood the Russians with the soft consumer culture of capitalism, seduce them with Western contact and commerce, love-bomb them into freedom. We did win the Read More

In 2014, the joke was on us

A writer seeking profound pronouncements for a year-end column is likely instead to find herself awash in punch lines. Life isn’t a comedy. It’s a joke. Hey, did you hear the one about North Korea hacking Sony Pictures Entertainment and threatening to blow up movie theaters that showed the film? Joke, right? No, wait. It Read More

Column: How can America inspire the Slacktivist Generation to action?

December 31, 2014

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. I wanted to do something for my country during the holidays, so I went to the movies. I watched the Christmas Day opening of “The Interview,” to show North Korea that Read More

Column: Random thoughts

December 30, 2014

THOMAS SOWELL is an American economist, social theorist and Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate and has authored more than 30 books. Random thoughts on the passing scene: Now that Barack Obama is ruling by decree, he seems more like a king Read More

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