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National columns


Wrinkle in the ACA decision

Roberts' intellectual complex­ity does not prevent him from expressing himself pithily, as he did with those words when dissenting in a case from Arizona. Joined … Full story    
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My objection is to those Christians who wield their Bible as a weapon to oppress.

This column is in response to my fellow Christians who insist they're not bigots just because they oppose marriage equality. I've been hearing from them … Full story    
Published:  July 3, 2015

The secret message conveyed by same-sex marriages

The four dissenters in Oberge­fell v. Hodges lucidly expressed the profound offense against constitutional law and repre­sentative democracy the ruling represents. In short, five lawyers, … Full story    
Published:  July 3, 2015

Barack Obama’s lonely road

Americans were perilously close to losing their right to health care when the Supreme Court offered a reprieve. Few were more grateful than the conservative … Full story    
Published:  July 2, 2015

Supreme Court ruling sets up next gay marriage battle

Everyone knows where the debate over gay marriage is go­ing next. Now that the Supreme Court has imposed its edict on the land, the question … Full story    
Published:  July 2, 2015
Another Viewpoint

In the South, grace and dignity

"Lots of folks expected us to do something strange and break out in a riot. Well, they just don't know us," the Rev. Norvel Goff … Full story    
Published:  July 1, 2015

Could this really take a bite out of white-collar crime?

What exactly does it mean for a big Wall Street bank to plead guilty to a serious crime? Right now, practically nothing. But it will … Full story    
Published:  July 1, 2015

For many, racial unity is a comfortable fact of daily life

CHARLESTON, S.C. - By all appearances Friday morning, as thousands lined the street waiting (and wilting) for hours in 90-degree heat to enter the funeral … Full story    
Published:  June 30, 2015

Obamacare's negative impact

The judicial decision to uphold all of the president's health care subsidies may be very disappointing, but the economics of Obamacare are far worse. The … Full story    
Published:  June 30, 2015

An uneasy coexistence between politics and religion

By MARK SHIELDS

Regular readers may remember the “Shields rule,” about the tension between organized religion and politics. It goes like this: With but one exception, ministers, priests, … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2015

The national need to act

By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

After a massacre like the one at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, our immediate reaction is to do something. Something, for politicians, means legislation. And … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2015

Retiring the flag

By CONNIE SCHULTZ

On the evening of June 17, nine black Americans were killed in their Charleston, South Carolina, church by a white supremacist – but only after … Full story    
Published:  June 27, 2015

With no solutions, outrage is all the rage

If you have not realized it, outrage is about the only tool left in the Democrats’ political arsenal. After years of the left telling Americans … Full story    
Published:  June 27, 2015

Politics and the pope

Pope Francis is in the news again, not only for his recent environmental encyclical, “Laudato Si,” but also for his off-the-cuff comments about businesses that … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2015

Hard questions for candidate Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s reticence is drowning out her message, which is that she is the cure for the many ailments that afflict America during a second … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2015

Bernie Sanders stirs the Birkenstock constituencey

Hillary Clinton relaunched her campaign on Roosevelt Island with a 4,687-word speech. But it’s not clear whether she and her husband, Bill Clinton, can win … Full story    
Published:  June 24, 2015

Too many people showing up at the emergency room

On a recent Saturday morning, I drove a good friend from her health club to an emergency room at a nearby hospital. Her symptoms – … Full story    
Published:  June 24, 2015