Category Archives: National Columnist

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Column: Hyping Obama’s Paris fail

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… Continue Reading

President Obama’s New Year’s irresolution

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Turning down the heat on our bias

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… Continue Reading

Column: Why Bob Corker is the senator to watch in 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.),… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Column: Random thoughts

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… Continue Reading

Jeb Bush’s hurdles

In 1968, a singularly traumatic year — assassinations, urban riots, 16,899 Americans killed in Vietnam — Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the ebullient Minnesotan, said his presidential campaign was about “the politics of joy.” This was considered infelicitous. He was, however, right to insist that, whatever America’s vicissitudes, the nation’s premises explain its trajectory and validate… Continue Reading

Take the punch bowl away from the Fed’s party

As I write this on Christmas Eve, with only four trading days left in the year, it’s safe to say the good old USA has produced another stellar return year for investors.  The S&P 500 is up 12.63 percent on a price basis and 14.92 percent including dividends. That’s proof enough that the best returns… Continue Reading

Larry Klayman’s legal massacre

Larry Klayman is losing again. The conservative gadfly, who has been suing presidents for years with little success, was back in court Monday morning, this time representing Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff famous for his immigration crackdowns, who wants President Obama’s immigration orders to be struck down. Judge Beryl Howell, an Obama appointee to the… Continue Reading

Cuba derangement syndrome

Barack Obama has made a geopolitical irrelevancy suddenly relevant to American presidential politics. For decades, Cuba has been instructive as a museum of two stark failures: socialism and the U.S. embargo. Now, Cuba has become useful as a clarifier of different Republican flavors of foreign-policy thinking. The permanent embargo was imposed in 1962 in the… Continue Reading

Column: Inglorious hackers attacking Hollywood

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 I were a cartoonist, a phrase cartoonists are loath to hear,… Continue Reading

Column: Lighting fuses in Oklahoma

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. Scott Pruitt enjoyed owning a AAA baseball team here, but he is having as much fun as Oklahoma’s attorney general, and one of the Obama administration’s… Continue Reading

Column: How to fight the lone wolf, the new nightmare

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 The lone wolf is the new national nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking… Continue Reading

Column: Marco Rubio’s fury over Cuba shift

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, the Republican Party’s point man on Cuba, seemed to be struggling to contain his fury as he responded to President Obama’s move Wednesday to normalize relations… Continue Reading

Column:Talk about a wildfire

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. First there’s the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and… Continue Reading

Column: Fear inspired tortured reasoning

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. Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were… Continue Reading

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