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Opinion - Columnists

Cadillac CT5

Published Apr. 21 2019

Cadillac just may have got this right. The 2020 Cadillac CT5 sport sedan debuting at the New York auto show...

Chevrolet brings back Blazer with slick, sporty design

Published Apr. 20 2019

SUVs have come a long way since the last time I owned one.

Will Sanders realize capitalism works?

Published Apr. 20 2019

When President Donald Trump used to talk about illegal immigrants as rapists and murderers, he would always add that some...

The citizenship question for census

Published Apr. 20 2019

The oral arguments the Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday will be more decorous than the gusts of judicial testiness...

If Assange encouraged leaks, so what?

Published Apr. 20 2019

The arrest of Julian Assange presages a free-speech debate that we've been avoiding for the seven years he was living...

Fund should be permanent

Published Apr. 19 2019

In 2015, a Republican House and a Republican Senate, working with a Democratic president, provided medical coverage and financial support...

Notre Dame fire offers Macron, France hope for unity

Published Apr. 19 2019

The horrific image of flames consuming the roof of Notre Dame cathedral has already become a powerful symbol for those...

The exception to the rule that is Costa Rica

Published Apr. 19 2019

In the ongoing U.S. debate about immigration, the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala are mainly in...

'Unplanned' and the reality of abortion

Published Apr. 19 2019

There is a scene in the HBO adaptation of the Stephen Ambrose tome, "Band of Brothers," in which the men...

Politics at the expense of the vulnerable

Published Apr. 19 2019

Back in the early 1960s, a cheerful, bald man named George Singelmann often visited The Associated Press office in New...

What would Jesus do? Pete Buttigieg has no idea

Published Apr. 18 2019

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., is one of the many candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. But...

Cabinet is remarkably bare in the White House

Published Apr. 18 2019

Turnover at the top levels of the Trump administration has set a modern record for turmoil. As of this week,...

Electric-vehicle credit should be taken off road

Published Apr. 18 2019

Some government foolishness has an educational value that compensates for its considerable cost. Consider the multibillion-dollar federal electric-vehicle tax credit,...

Trademarks and words that cannot be spoken

Published Apr. 17 2019

How do you write a column about a word that is so apparently offensive it cannot be uttered before the...

Unleashing a flood on those sanctuary zones

Published Apr. 17 2019

In the category of Mad magazine's "scenes we'd like to see," comes President Trump's threat to transport migrants to cities...

Homeland security: Focus on what matters

Published Apr. 17 2019

When President Trump pushed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign, he said he wanted a "tougher" effort...

Gen Z is likely to temper aging socialist millennials

Published Apr. 16 2019

The 2020 election will be the first one in which members of Generation Z are casting their vote for president,...

The silver lining in Trump's homeland security purge

Published Apr. 16 2019

'They are decapitating the entire department,' a Department of Homeland Security official ominously told The Washington Post of this week's...

Let's look at the fake news 'surge' in hate crimes

Published Apr. 15 2019

According to the FBI, "hate crimes" are on the rise. The agency reported a 17% increase in such crimes in...

Hugs may be free, but they're not for everybody

Published Apr. 15 2019

I just got back from my weekly trip to the local supermarket. I usually count of the number of items...

China, Russia dominating Mediterranean?

Published Apr. 14 2019

As NATO celebrated its 70th anniversary in Washington, one compelling security issue received insufficient attention: Chinese acquisitions of critical European...

Judges should give America a chance

Published Apr. 14 2019

If you can't trust the courts, who can you trust? Nobody. So don't trust anybody ever again, because if a...

Democrats' sweepstakes of frivolity

Published Apr. 14 2019

The Democrats' presidential aspirants seem determined to prove that their party's 2016 achievement—the election of the current president—was not a...