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National columns


Neel Kashkari is Goldwater 2.0

By GEORGE F. WILL

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its … Full story    
Updated 1 hour ago

President missed his calling

By RICH LOWRY

President Barack Obama must have missed his calling as head of the National Transportation Safety Board. In the wake of the downing of Malaysia Airlines … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Why the president and Democrats are in trouble

“Why do you think President Obama’s job rating is falling, even though the economy is recovering?” the interviewer asked. It’s a fair question, even though … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Waking up the Democrats

It is often said, believed and undoubtedly right that the Republicans’ ace in midterm elections is apathetic Democrats not showing up at the polls. But … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Moral clarity in Gaza

By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in … Full story    
Published:  July 20, 2014

Cleveland Could Be Good for GOP, if ...

You needn’t be clairvoyant to deduce what the Democratic Party wants to run on in 2016. It really doesn’t matter whether their nominee is Hillary … Full story    
Published:  July 19, 2014

A pipeline of sorrow

The Rev. German Calix, director of a Catholic relief agency in Honduras, described how gang members killed five children ages 5-13 in May: “They cut … Full story    
Published:  July 19, 2014

The limits of corporate citizenship

Dozens of big U.S. corporations are considering leaving the United States in order to reduce their tax bills. But they’ll be leaving the country only … Full story    
Published:  July 18, 2014

Attacking Israel with the big lie: genocide

“Here’s the difference between us,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained on “Fox News Sunday.” “We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re … Full story    
Published:  July 17, 2014

Obama’s ‘man-caused’ border disaster

As a defender of the nation’s borders, President Barack Obama is a hell of a pool player. The president enjoyed a game at a bar … Full story    
Published:  July 17, 2014

Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

The U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 2012 losses because of personal identity theft totaled $24.7 billion. The money losses from identity … Full story    
Published:  July 15, 2014

Cleveland an inspired choice

At last, Cleveland gets another turn in the limelight After 80 years, the city of Cleveland, much maligned in lore as “the mistake on the … Full story    
Published:  July 14, 2014

The immigration no-brainer

By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

As is his wont, President Obama is treating the border crisis – more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossing illegally – as a public relations problem. … Full story    
Published:  July 13, 2014

Government spying on its own people

In what appears to be one of Edward Snowden’s final revelations, the former CIA and NSA agent has demonstrated conclusively that the National Security Agency … Full story    
Published:  July 13, 2014

What will happen to jazz when all the greats move on?

A jazz great died this month. Though revered by fans around the world, Horace Silver is not a household name in his own country, where … Full story    
Published:  July 12, 2014

Now new: Good old-fashioned Cleveland

Greetings from Cleveland, the birthplace of Superman. You knew that, right? Please say yes. Like so many here in this fine city, Superman was a … Full story    
Published:  July 12, 2014

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    
Published:  July 11, 2014