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Column: Sorting through a legacy of liberalism

November 18, 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. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said there were “phrases that serve as an excuse for not thinking.” One of Read More

Column: Elections results don’t reflect well on Pelosi

November 15, 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. There are five 2014 House races still to be decided before we can answer a question of historical interest: Was this the worst election for House Democrats since 1928? Or merely Read More

Column: A Holocaust murderer’s warped sense of idealism

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. Western reflection about human nature and the politics of the human condition began with the sunburst of Read More

The Gruber Confession

November 14, 2014

It’s not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War). But what the just-resurfaced Gruber Confession lacks in world-historical consequence, it makes up for in world-class cynicism. This October 2013 video shows MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, a principal architect of Obamacare, admitting that, in order to get it Read More

Column: A White House of cheerleaders

November 13, 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. Denis McDonough, the White House chief of staff, had a peculiar reaction to the Democrats’ defeat in the midterm elections, widely blamed on President Obama’s unpopularity. NBC White House correspondent Chris Read More

Column: Rethinking U.S. foreign policy

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. Barack Obama’s coming request for Congress to “right-size and update” the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against terrorism will be constitutionally fastidious and will Read More

Column: President Obama’s obfuscations have added up

November 12, 2014

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. Post-election analysis falls somewhere between amusing and clueless. In the amusing camp Read More

Column: What happened in the 2014 election? What is going to happen?

November 11, 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. Just what happened last week on election day? And what is going to happen in the years ahead? The most Read More

Column: Tipped workers being left out of the wage debate

November 7, 2014

Catherine Rampell is an opinion columnist at The Washington Post. She previously worked as a reporter for The New York Times, covering economics and launching the award-winning Economix blog. An age-old complaint about tipping is that it makes little sense to give someone a bonus for just doing her job. Why, frustrated customers grouse, am Read More

Column: GOP has an opportunity to seize the day, control the agenda

Charles Krauthammer writes a weekly political column for The Washington Post. He is also a Fox News commentator. Memo to the GOP. You had a great night on Tuesday. But remember: You didn’t win it. The Democrats lost it. This is not to say that you didn’t show discipline in making the election a referendum Read More

Obama numb to this latest ‘shellacking’ of Democrats

“I hear you,” President Obama said to the voters who gave Democrats an electoral drubbing in Tuesday’s midterm elections. But their message went in one presidential ear and out the other. The Republican victory was a political earthquake, giving the opposition party control of the Senate, expanding its House majority to a level not seen Read More

Voter fraud and voter I.D.

One of the biggest voter frauds may be the idea promoted by Attorney General Eric Holder and others that there is no voter fraud, that laws requiring voters to have a photo identification are just attempts to suppress black voting. Reporter John Fund has written three books on voter fraud and a recent survey by Read More

Column: What Republicans must do now

November 6, 2014

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. Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to its consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what Read More

Column: Lena Dunham’s bare, naked truth

November 5, 2014

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. Lena Dunham, creator of the sensational HBO series “Girls” — and now Read More

Column: A referendum on competence

November 1, 2014

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 Is this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but it’s not. First, Read More

Column: Fortify yourself for Tuesday’s election returns

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. Mix a pitcher of martinis Tuesday evening to fortify yourself against the torrent of election returns painting a pointillist portrait of the nation’s mind. Before you Read More

Column: The people and the pendulum

October 29, 2014

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. To paraphrase Roger Miller — and, indeed, to reveal my vast store Read More

Column: A quirky independent shakes up the Senate race in S.D.

October 28, 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. Many issues are at play in these 2014 midterm elections. The 1970s Abscam scandal has not been one of them. Until now. Former Republican senator Larry Pressler, mounting an independent candidacy Read More

Barack Obama, bewildered bystander

October 24, 2014

The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government’s handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in the New York Times last Saturday. There’s only one problem with this pose, so obligingly transcribed for him by the Times. It’s his government. He’s president. Has been for six years. Yet Barack Obama Read More

Column: Meet the one Democrat who is not running from 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. David Perdue took the cheap and easy route. The Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, like Republican candidates in most other competitive races, calculated that the surest road to victory was to Read More

Column: Bears and wolves find a voice in the wilderness

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 politicians preying upon your attentions this season fail to inspire, you Read More

Column: In Kentucky, a constitutional moment

October 23, 2014

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. Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing Read More

The nasty politicization of Ebola

October 22, 2014

Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, administered a dose of truth to political Washington this week. For this honest service, Collins was pilloried. In an interview published Sunday night, Collins shared with the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein his belief that, if not for recent federal spending cuts, “we probably would have had Read More

Predatory journalism

October 21, 2014

The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls “predatory lending.” Just what is predatory lending? It is lending that charges a higher interest rate than people like those at the New York Times approve of. According to such thinking — or lack of thinking — the answer is to have Read More

Column: Will the FCC try to tackle ‘Redskins’?

October 18, 2014

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. Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust Read More






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