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National columns


‘Laboring’ for a new year

As regular readers may remember, I have long insisted that Jan. 1 - smack in the middle of winter and completely overshadowed by Christmas, just … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Don’t you have anything nice to say about Trump?

When my syndicate editor told me a few clients had been asking, Don't you have anyone over there who can write something positive about Donald … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Midwestern-style nihilism

Tim Pool is a fearless social- media reporter who specializes in getting close to the action. It almost doesn't qualify as a protest or a riot … Full story    
Published:  August 23, 2016

The melancholy chirping in the summer of 2016

The crickets, whose melancholy chirping is always the knell of the sunniest season, sound particularly mournful this summer of '16. They're wearing out their hind … Full story    
Published:  August 23, 2016

Trump doubles down on Trump

WASHINGTON - Before it ever really got started, the makeover of Donald Trump from amateur political outsider to a controlled and controllable presidential candidate has … Full story    
Published:  August 22, 2016

Middle Eastern alliances shape landscape for rest of the world

Last week, Russian bombers flew out of Iranian air bases to attack rebel positions in Syria. The State Department pretended not to be surprised. It … Full story    
Published:  August 22, 2016

Better days are already here

The annual cicadas have barely begun their end-of-summer evensong in the trees behind our house, but children in the neighborhood are already headed back to … Full story    
Published:  August 20, 2016

Sometimes the running mate is better than candidate

We've heard nonstop criticism of both the Democrat and Republican presidential candidates - for good reasons. So are their running mates any better? Yes. Trump's … Full story    
Published:  August 20, 2016

Hillary must tap into power of progressive movement

It looks increasingly likely that Hillary Clinton, a self-described “progressive who likes to get things done,” will have her chance starting next January. But how … Full story    
Published:  August 19, 2016

The real existential threats

On Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion. With spending on the four biggest budget … Full story    
Published:  August 19, 2016

Burkini bingo at the beach

  Once upon a time, a scantily clad lass padding down a beach might cause a riot - at least of eyeballs eager to extend … Full story    
Published:  August 18, 2016

No Republican should pretend Trump is an easy choice  

Serious acrimony has now broken out among conservatives regarding whether to vote for Donald Trump. As I’ve made clear, as of now I have no … Full story    
Published:  August 18, 2016

Congress needs to stand up

The pharmaceutical industry has become a major health hazard to the American people. Our nation pays - by far - the highest prices in the … Full story    
Published:  August 17, 2016

The forgotten – and manipulated – voting population

Have you decided who you will vote for in the upcoming presidential election - or whether you'll vote at all? As you ponder, realize that … Full story    
Published:  August 17, 2016

Trump likes the snub from the Republican elites

From on high they have spoken to us, we the people. The neocon foreign policy elite vigorously embraced and enforced President George W. Bush starting … Full story    
Published:  August 16, 2016

Clinton’s boredom advantage

Donald Trump's supporters complain that the media is fixated on the billionaire's wild and crazy campaign while ignoring or at least downplaying Hillary Clinton's gaffes, … Full story    
Published:  August 15, 2016

Nationalism is not necessarily the worst thing in the world

Google "Donald Trump" and "nationalism" and you'll get 1,090,000 results, the large percentage of which are, to judge from the top hits, negative. "Nationalism" is … Full story    
Published:  August 15, 2016