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National columns

From the Olympics to shark-infested waters, a life of legend

Just two pages into the book “Unbroken,” its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting … Full story    
Updated 3 hours ago

Freedom, power and the conservative mind

Last week the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that privately owned corporations don’t have to offer their … Full story    
Updated 3 hours ago

When being nice backfired

Could the flood of underage, would-be immigrants over the southern border be “Obama’s Katrina” as Susan Page of USA Today warned? No, it’s worse. Even … Full story    
Updated yesterday

The drumbeat of murder goes on

For most of the country, July Fourth weekend means hot dogs, fireworks and relaxing time with family. In certain neighborhoods in Chicago, it means something … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Impeachment a bridge too far

Increasingly, in Washington, the “I” word is being heard. Impeachment is being brought up by Republicans outraged over Barack Obama’s usurpations of power and unilateral … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Giving public service a better name

A while back, after the Gallup poll had reported that public confidence in Congress had fallen to a then-record low of 9 percent, Arizona Sen. … Full story    
Published:  July 8, 2014

Symptons of moral rot

During last year’s budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, “We don’t have a spending problem.” When Boehner responded with “But, … Full story    
Published:  July 8, 2014

Facebook issue on court docket

An aspiring rapper posts his lyrics on Facebook, suggesting a Halloween costume with his estranged wife’s “head on a stick.” He goes on: “I’m not … Full story    
Published:  July 7, 2014

Court agreed with protesters

Abortion-rights protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court building last Monday holding signs that read “Birth Control: Not My Boss’s Business.” Much to their chagrin, Supreme … Full story    
Published:  July 7, 2014

Are Democrats ready to take the big gamble?

What’s the reason for the tempest in the teapot of Hillary and Bill Clinton’s personal finances? It can’t be about how much money they have. … Full story    
Published:  July 6, 2014

For children, hate is bilingual

Earlier this week, three buses filled with undocumented immigrants – most of them mothers with young children – were forced to turn around in Murrieta, … Full story    
Published:  July 5, 2014

When God meets business

The Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., that if you like your God, you can keep your God, even if … Full story    
Published:  July 5, 2014

Court’s slope is more than just slippery

Relax. This is not a slippery slope. So Justices Samuel Alito writing for the majority and Anthony Kennedy writing in concurrence, take pains to assure … Full story    
Published:  July 3, 2014

The curse of judicial minimalism

Even when Supreme Court decisions are unanimous, the justices can be fiercely divided about fundamental matters, as was demonstrated by two 9-0 rulings last week. … Full story    
Published:  July 3, 2014

Block the $500 million for Obama’s Syrian war

Barack Obama has asked Congress for $500 million to train and arm rebels of the Free Syrian Army who seek to overthrow the government. Before … Full story    
Published:  July 2, 2014

Why government isn’t working and how to make it better

Government just doesn’t work very well. That’s the persuasive thesis of three important books published this year. John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge’s “The Fourth Revolution” … Full story    
Published:  July 2, 2014

The poor have it good in US

A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama, speaking on the economy, told an audience in Osawatomie, Kan: “’The market will take care of everything,’ … Full story    
Published:  July 1, 2014