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National columns


The GOP racing form: First edition

With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it’s time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies. No point … Full story    
Updated 9 hours ago

Schultz: Firing squads are not tourist attractions

By CONNIE SCHULTZ

We should have seen this coming, I suppose. We are, after all, the can-do country. Nobody is going to tell us what we can and … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Reich: College isn’t -- and shouldn’t be – for everyone

I know a high school senior who’s so worried about whether she’ll be accepted at the college of her choice she can’t sleep. The parent … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Will: Who says economics is hard?

Every day the Chinese go to work, Americans get a raise: Chinese workers, many earning each day about what Americans spend on a Starbucks latte, … Full story    
Published:  March 26, 2015

Buchanan: What would Ike do?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN

In November 1956, President Eisenhower, enraged he had not been forewarned of their invasion of Egypt, ordered the British, French and Israelis to get out … Full story    
Published:  March 23, 2015

Social inequality’s deepening roots

By GEORGE F. WILL

The rate of dog ownership is rising ominously. How can a profusion of puppies be worrisome? A report from the Raymond James financial services firm … Full story    
Published:  March 23, 2015

Harrop: Half a heart on marijuana is better than no heart at all

By FROMA HARROP

Give thanks for the little things, they say. A bill that would stop the feds from going after medical marijuana users in states that permit … Full story    
Published:  March 23, 2015

The ‘iEverything’ and the redistributional imperative

It’s now possible to sell a new product to hundreds of millions of people without needing many, if any, workers to produce or distribute it. … Full story    
Published:  March 22, 2015

Krauthammer: Peace not out of reach in the Middle East

Of all the idiocies uttered in reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu’s stunning election victory, none is more ubiquitous than the idea that peace prospects are now … Full story    
Published:  March 21, 2015

Schultz: Tackling tip theft

By CONNIE SCHULTZ

Whenever young journalists ask how to write stories that can change lives, I suggest they start asking about tipping policies whenever they see a tip … Full story    
Published:  March 21, 2015

What Reagan understood

American radio host Howard Stern conducted a lengthy interview with Madonna last week. Although the world-famous singer might not share my conservative political views, I … Full story    
Published:  March 20, 2015

Pitts: The Republican List of Things You Cannot Say

You are, perhaps, already familiar with the Republican List of Things You Cannot Say. If not, here’s a quick refresher: 1. “Vagina.” That’s a definite … Full story    
Published:  March 19, 2015

Kathleen Parker: Hillary’s secret mess

On March 2, the story broke that Hillary Clinton had possibly violated email regulations while secretary of state. You could almost hear the collective gasp … Full story    
Published:  March 17, 2015

Krauthammer: Early onset Clinton fatigue

By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

She burned the tapes. Had Richard Nixon burned his tapes, he would have survived Watergate. Sure, there would have been a major firestorm, but no … Full story    
Published:  March 16, 2015

Will: The prescience of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

In the mid-1960s, a social scientist noted something ominous that came to be called “Moynihan’s Scissors”: Two lines on a graph crossed, replicating a scissors’ … Full story    
Published:  March 16, 2015

Shields: Emotionally secure leader wanted

The late Rep. Morris Udall of Arizona, who finished second in the campaign for the 1976 Democratic presidential nomination, warned his fellow citizens with the … Full story    
Published:  March 16, 2015

Disagreement is a reason to start talking, not stop

This is for Gigi, who can’t figure out why I don’t like Bill Maher. Gigi, a reader in West Palm Beach, wrote me last week … Full story    
Published:  March 14, 2015