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National columns


It was once thought ... well, that doesn’t matter to Donald Trump

When the Americans defeated the British at Yorktown, the surrendering British forces supposedly played "The World Turned Upside Down." The song should be on the … Full story    
Updated 11 hours ago

Rhetoric is a growing danger

There is a stain darkening the city of Cleveland, and it is threatening to leach so many good intentions here as we prepare to welcome … Full story    
Updated yesterday

The off-the-cuff, contradictory world according to Trump

Foreign policy does not determine American elections. Indeed, of all Western countries, we are the least interested in the subject. The reason is simple: We … Full story    
Updated yesterday

McAuliffe does right thing the wrong way on felon voting rights

Last week, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, issued an executive order restor­ing voting rights to more than 200,000 ex-offenders. The sweep­ing order applies to … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Ethnicity still matters in 2016

Ethnicity still matters. That's one lesson I draw from the results so far of this year's Republican and Democratic primaries and caucuses. We're encouraged to … Full story    
Published:  April 27, 2016

Let’s break from identity politics and elect the right candidates

Both parties sort voters by color and gender. Though there's nothing new about promoting solidarity on the basis of genetics, it can get old really … Full story    
Published:  April 27, 2016

Black votes matter, Mr. Sanders

African-Americans in the South can't get a break when it comes to voting, as history can't deny. After all they've endured through slavery, Jim Crow … Full story    
Published:  April 26, 2016

How many gun suicides could be prevented if we really tried?

Thank goodness there have been no headline-grabbing mass shootings in America recently. I was thinking about that this week after reading about the 17th anniversary … Full story    
Published:  April 26, 2016

How Trump is beating Cruz

Donald Trump's landslide victory in the New York GOP primary was a game-changer. It ended his Wisconsin slump and set the stage for an across-the-board … Full story    
Published:  April 25, 2016

New York’s home-state winners both have November problems

Home-state candidates notched up impressive victories in New York's presidential primaries Tuesday. Donald Trump topped 50 percent for the first time - and handsomely, with … Full story    
Published:  April 25, 2016

Convention should find a unifier, not become an infomercial for parties

What are political conventions for? If you've ever been to one, you might think the purpose is for attendees to schmooze, drink and drink some … Full story    
Published:  April 24, 2016

Same misogyny, new season

Hillary Clinton's ascendancy in the race for president has provided an opportunity for the rest of us women to step back and assess our standing … Full story    
Published:  April 23, 2016

Why some people are afraid of a tax on financial speculation

Why is there so little discussion about one of Bernie Sanders's most important proposals - to tax financial speculation? Buying and selling stocks and bonds … Full story    
Published:  April 23, 2016

The liberal silent majority

A few days before Bernie Sanders lost badly in the New York primary, 27,000 souls filled Washington Square Park, many wildly cheering him on. The … Full story    
Published:  April 22, 2016

Trump and Clinton become comeback kids in New York primary

The results in the New York presidential primaries were not decisive in either party, but they certainly were course correc­tions after brief stalls in the … Full story    
Published:  April 22, 2016

A trans-ient dilemma in NC

As Archie Bunker might say, the world is going down the terlet. And how. Who could have pre­dicted that politics would require serious discus­sion of … Full story    
Published:  April 21, 2016

A day of reckoning for Duane Buck and also for justice system

> Friday is a day of reckoning for Duane Buck. That's the day the Supreme Court will determine whether to hear his appeal for a … Full story    
Published:  April 21, 2016