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Opinion - Columnists

The very high cost of today's cheap and easy speech

Published Sep. 21 2017

WASHINGTON—At this shank end of a summer that a calmer America someday will remember with embarrassment, you must remember this:...

New realities require support for Kurds' referendum

Published Sep. 21 2017

In 2016, Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani told me that Mideast chaos had already destroyed the region's old borders.

Let police, prosecutors handle campus rape cases

Published Sep. 21 2017

For much of this decade, Americans have debated how college administrators should handle allegations of campus sexual assaults. How to...

Liberal snowflakes and the offense buffet

Published Sep. 20 2017

Before Colin Kaepernick took a knee and became a movement, he was a pretty good football player. And then, he...

Leftist bad behavior being normalized

Published Sep. 20 2017

Last week, conservative Ben Shapiro gave a speech. At Berkeley. And all across America, people watched their screens to see...

Public education isn't working for U.S.

Published Sep. 20 2017

At a National Archives ceremony last Friday in Washington, D.C., 30 immigrants became naturalized U.S. citizens. In a video, President...

Hillary Clinton worries Dems with a book tour

Published Sep. 18 2017

Hillary Clinton ran a historic presidential campaign that was honorable, if flawed. The former New York senator was the first...

It's not always sadness: Why women cry at work

Published Sep. 18 2017

Crying at work might not mean what you think it does. A woman weeping in front of her colleagues, her...

Out with 'left' and 'right.' Who's a 'Neville'?

Published Sep. 17 2017

A question for history buffs: In politics, where did the terms "left" and "right" originate? If you answered the French...

Football's enjoyment on a fade pattern

Published Sep. 17 2017

WASHINGTON—Autumn, which is bearing down upon us like a menacing linebacker, is, as John Keats said, a season of mists...

Happy days are here again, statistically

Published Sep. 17 2017

NEWSBREAK: Happy days are here again, statistically.

Cars for College: Students, parents may want to consider leases

Published Sep. 17 2017

If your college kid is in need of a car, here are some vehicles with excellent current lease deals that...

Honda's CRF250 Rally: Bigger than it looks

Published Sep. 17 2017

The last couple of years have seen interesting developments in the "adventure riding" motorcycle segment. It's the fastest-growing niche and...

2018 Mercedes E400 is the Debbie Harry of coupes

Published Sep. 17 2017

I was surprised but not shocked earlier this week to see that new wave rock star Debbie Harry, 72, had...

Complex technology requires skilled workers

Published Sep. 17 2017

For decades, we have been hearing about how advances in technology would make our lives easier and more productive. While...

Hurricanes won't change forecast from Fed Reserve

Published Sep. 17 2017

Hurricanes upend lives. They become demarcations for millions of people—life before the storm and after. Harvey and Irma have done...

Two governors tackle health insurance

Published Sep. 16 2017

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper have shown that American politics does not need to...

Who will challenge Trump in 2020?

Published Sep. 16 2017

It's way too early to think about the 2020 presidential primaries—too early for normal people, that is. But that hasn't...

Trump, the GOP and the option play

Published Sep. 16 2017

What just happened? President Trump cut a deal with Democrats to pay for hurricane damage relief and raise the debt...

Let NFL handle its business without court interference

Published Sep. 15 2017

So the Cowboys are 1-0, with Ezekiel Elliott logging his first 100-yard game. Everybody's happy, right?

Trump will have to continue working with Democrats

Published Sep. 15 2017

Shortly before Hurricane Irma hit the U.S. mainland, the latest waves of Hurricane Trump hit Washington, reshaping political battle lines...

Trump's deal a welcome example of cooperation

Published Sep. 14 2017

The idea that Donald Trump would barrel into Washington, D.C., and get things done was a key reason many voters...

Football's back, but problems persist at Penn State

Published Sep. 14 2017

WASHINGTON—For too long, perhaps, Penn State University has lived in its own little world. It's a school so dedicated to...