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Opinion - Columnists

Nursing home dealings threaten patient care

Published Jan. 18 2018

The outsourcing of logistical support services, which became commonplace in the U.S. military in the 1990s and later was adopted...

Imprudent words may hurt plans for border wall

Published Jan. 18 2018

WASHINGTON—Building walls to keep your neighbor out or you in is not a viable solution to anything in the modern...

A short-sighted new paean to progressivism

Published Jan. 18 2018

WASHINGTON—Is there anything more depressing than a cheerful liberal? The question is prompted by one such, historian David Goldfield, who...

Trades often leave baseball fans in the dark

Published Jan. 17 2018

Some recent trades have baseball fans scratching their heads.

Liberal double standard with 'Fire and Fury'?

Published Jan. 17 2018

Author Michael Wolff admits to blending fact and fiction in his new book, "Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White...

DACA kids are victims of the political system

Published Jan. 17 2018

I don't know if it has to do with my Catholic upbringing, or the fact that I'm an Eagles fan,...

Thanks to China, Congress may have to cut spending

Published Jan. 17 2018

Is China about to do the United States a big favor, however unwittingly?

Progressivism spills over at the pump

Published Jan. 14 2018

WASHINGTON—Frank Lloyd Wright purportedly said, "Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles."...

Lexus LC 500: New Lexus an instant classic in luxury market

Published Jan. 14 2018

Here it is, the second week of 2018, and I'm about to say the smartest thing I'll say all...

Maxima gets upgrades for the new year

Published Jan. 14 2018

Nissan rolled out the newest generation of its Nissan Maxima sport sedan just two years ago, and now it returns...

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is like a good winter coat

Published Jan. 14 2018

A good compact crossover is like a good winter coat: it's nothing to get excited about, but its ability to...

Under the Hood: New tire size changes readings on odometer

Published Jan. 14 2018

Three months ago I purchased 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport. It came with P255/75R17 tires which are larger than the original...

Honda Insight aims to become America's favorite hybrid

Published Jan. 14 2018

Honda will make its latest pitch for recognition as a leader in gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles when the sleek 2019 Insight...

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter may be the answer to deliveries

Published Jan. 14 2018

STUTTGART, Germany—A century ago, it wasn't unusual for households, even middle class households, to have servants. The number has declined...

Have you seen any good movies lately?

Published Jan. 14 2018

Jodie Foster, accomplished producer, director and actor, isn't impressed with the fare generally available at the local multiplex. Noting the...

Trump is handling Iran exactly right

Published Jan. 14 2018

If you've got a minute to pause from our collective obsession with a gossipy book of dubious veracity, here's an...

Banking on the new era of taxes

Published Jan. 14 2018

The new tax law is only two weeks old but already it is costing billions of dollars—on paper, at least.

Trump mental health debate offensive

Published Jan. 13 2018

I've not been shy in my criticism of President Trump's candidacy or his first year in office. However, I draw...

Enter Oprah, the left's latest 'Messiah'

Published Jan. 13 2018

The ancient Greeks referred to the dramatic moment in some of their plays as "deus ex machina," the god from...

We are not ready for a possible influenza pandemic

Published Jan. 12 2018

WASHINGTON—It starts with body aches, chills, exhaustion, headache and fever. Then come congestion, sore throat and cough. It is miserable....

Why Trump is likely to hang on through this term

Published Jan. 12 2018

For the past week, Washington and the political world have been fixated on Michael Wolff's gossipy account of the chaos...

Sanctions or no? Trump's best tack for squeezing Iran

Published Jan. 11 2018

President Donald Trump has a chance over the next several days to deliver a punishing blow to Iran's leaders and...

Could Romney KO Trump in 'Year of the Feud?'

Published Jan. 11 2018

WASHINGTON—This could be the Year of the Feud.