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Opinion - Columnists

NATO and E.U.: Mend them, don't end them

Published Jan. 19 2017

In lamenting President Barack Obama's foreign and military policies, Republicans have frequently offered a concise summary: "Our allies don't trust...

Lewis shouldn't turn on system that boosted him

Published Jan. 19 2017

My father seldom talked about his time in Mississippi. It was as if he had gone there in a different...

Trump is the waterbeetle of American politics

Published Jan. 19 2017

WASHINGTON—Leaving aside the missing element of grace and the improbability of his ever stopping to think, Donald Trump is the...

How Tillerson evaded anti-terror sanctions

Published Jan. 18 2017

As our power elites pirouette through yet another ritual transition, they often cannot help but remind us that where they...

America has a role model in Ben Carson

Published Jan. 18 2017

During his Senate confirmation hearing, Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development-designate, told a story. He said his...

Mellower Trump? forget it

Published Jan. 16 2017

He was combative, angry, hostile toward his perceived enemies, defiant, evasive, and not the least bit humbled about the office...

GOP scrap of Obamacare heading for a train wreck

Published Jan. 16 2017

Perhaps the biggest challenge Republicans face in assuming total control of the federal government is how to fulfill their promises...

Marinelli deserves award for the performance of his Cowboys defense

Published Jan. 15 2017

As they wandered, thin in depth and frequently oblivious to flying objects, the Dallas Cowboys were shadowed throughout the preseason...

If Cowboys can pull this off, Jerry Jones is Hall of Fame-worthy

Published Jan. 15 2017

This is not a flip-flop. This is not so much a change of heart as it is a reasonable reconsideration...

DUELING SPLENDOR: F-150 Limited vs. Silverado High Country

Published Jan. 15 2017

I was 16 the first time my uncle tossed me the keys to his brand-new pickup, a white '67 Ford...

The pleasures of the pricier people mover

Published Jan. 15 2017

The German occupation of my Los Angeles neighborhood began with the SUVs.

Pacifica has more technology than earlier vans

Published Jan. 15 2017

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is a sharp-looking, roomy and versatile minivan with more technology than previous Chrysler vans and thoughtful...

Under the Hood: Teenage truck having trouble with winter

Published Jan. 15 2017

I've been having an ongoing problem with my 2001 Ford F-150. When the temperature's above freezing, the truck runs fine....

There's much to learn about our area's musical heritage

Published Jan. 15 2017

At the confluence of two small creeks on what will become the Arkansas/Texas state line it is quiet. There is...

Flagship sedan carves out a spot of modest luxury

Published Jan. 15 2017

Thick, wet snow shrouded visibility and parallel ruts formed in the white stuff, serving as lanes. Traffic slowed to 20...

A President Trump and long-term investing

Published Jan. 15 2017

For decades, American investors have been encouraged to think long-term. Focus on the next several years, not solely this quarter....

Moving quickly on repeal and replacement

Published Jan. 14 2017

President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly promised voters he will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now he and his...

The PTO's assault on free speech

Published Jan. 14 2017

WASHINGTON—In 1929, Chief Justice William Howard Taft convinced Congress to finance construction of "a building of dignity and importance" for...

Sympathy for the victors, now in charge

Published Jan. 14 2017

The inauguration of a new president next week threatens to make a lot of Americans feel uncomfortable. Rather than take...

Secretary of state nominee allays some fears

Published Jan. 14 2017

Rex Tillerson's testimony at Wednesday's Senate confirmation hearing for secretary of state offered some relief for those worried about a...

Not-so-golden moment at Golden Globes

Published Jan. 14 2017

Meryl Streep has played many roles in her long career and holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations...

Chargers move a reminder it doesn't pay for cities to do business with the NFL

Published Jan. 14 2017

There isn't much more to say about the San Diego Chargers' move to Los Angeles other than: "We told you...

President Obama: A farewell speech in a bubble

Published Jan. 13 2017

We did it. In my youth, it would have been unimaginable that we would ever elect a black president. But...