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Opinion - Columnists

Ford and U.S. ingenuity

Published May. 25 2017

Tesla, the electric vehicle startup, did something remarkable last month: It surpassed Ford and GM to become the country's most...

Manchester rises amid the shattered innocence

Published May. 25 2017

Girls scream at concerts. Girls screamed for Frank Sinatra, for Elvis Presley, for The Beatles, for The Supremes, for Madonna,...

A portentous congressional election in the Peach State

Published May. 25 2017

ATLANTA—By the time Georgia's 6th District votes in the June 20 special congressional election, $40 million—perhaps more than $130 per...

Emotions forecast: Anxious, changeable

Published May. 24 2017

It was probably a mistake to read Psychology Today while my husband was watching The Weather Channel. He's absorbed by...

Should we wish for a President Pence?

Published May. 24 2017

President Mike Pence? The question is way ahead of where we are. There's no solid reason to expect that President...

Remembering insight of Roger Ailes

Published May. 24 2017

Roger Ailes was no genius, not in the league of Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein. The founding chairman of Fox...

Finally, some relief on school lunch nutrition

Published May. 22 2017

To the great delight of many students and school lunch administrators, the Agriculture Department announced the relaxation of some strict...

'Emperor's New Clothes' takes on new meaning

Published May. 22 2017

In the 1837 Danish tale "The Emperor's New Clothes," two weavers provide an emperor with a suit of clothes that...

Toyota 4Runner: The beast that refuses to die

Published May. 21 2017

At this point, the best way to describe the Toyota 4Runner is as a freak of nature, a dinosaur that...

Hatchback opens up new possibilities

Published May. 21 2017

The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring: Better than the sedan?

Dodge Challenger GT: Where's the beef?

Published May. 21 2017

There are many reasons to desire a mighty American muscle car like the Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Corvette or...

Elantra Sport holds its own against Civic, Mazda3

Published May. 21 2017

Spring weekends: When dreams of race tracks and winding backwoods roads come crashing down under the domestic weight of lawn...

The Washington Post goes overboard

Published May. 21 2017

The Washington Post recently put American security at risk, but let's point the finger at President Donald Trump instead. The...

FCC trying to kill net neutrality rules

Published May. 21 2017

Here we go again. For the fourth time in the past decade, the Federal Communications Commission is proposing a dramatic...

Ukraine simmers: Russia's aims still drive friction as world's attention fades

Published May. 21 2017

Ukraine has receded from world attention since its peak in 2014 when it changed presidents, Russia annexed Crimea and fighting...

Let's examine some recent fake news

Published May. 21 2017

On Tuesday, I was honored to be included on a panel discussion titled "The Search for Truth in an Age...

Hard talk on trade, soft on the dollar

Published May. 20 2017

President Donald Trump spends the week ahead on his first foreign trip as president. Investors should watch the dollar in...

Looking at the WannaCry cyberattack

Published May. 20 2017

The particularly nasty computer program dubbed WannaCry that attacked hospitals, businesses and government agencies around the world this past weekend...

More at stake than espionage etiquette

Published May. 20 2017

When Donald Trump was elected president six months ago, his supporters thought he'd soon grow into the job. He'd surround...

The big hacker attack and the NHS

Published May. 20 2017

GLASGOW, Scotland—The ransomware cyberattack that wormed its way into at least 74 countries recently exposed new vulnerabilities in the UK's...

Football helmet-makers Riddell, Schutt butt heads in patent lawsuit

Published May. 20 2017

CHICAGO—The two largest football helmet manufacturers in the U.S. are once again butting heads in court over allegations of patent...

This was the week when Putin trumped Trump

Published May. 19 2017

In our 16th week of observing the performance of President Donald Trump, here's what we know:

Look for the lesser known in Democrats' 2020 prospects

Published May. 19 2017

Every controversy enveloping President Donald Trump spurs Democratic optimism about their party's future prospects. And just as the maneuvering for...