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Opinion - Columnists

Faulty perceptions affect judgment; look deeper for reality

Published Feb. 22 2019

Woven into a list of lifelong lessons worth considering, Charles Swindoll includes these three wise words: ... perception overshadows reality.

Woe to the Democrat who isn't dogmatic enough

Published Feb. 22 2019

Many of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and would-be contenders have taken thoughtful and admirable positions on various issues over...

Biden, Sanders face big barriers in 2020 race

Published Feb. 22 2019

The 2020 Democratic presidential field has been filling up with a historically diverse array of candidates, including five women, four...

One false accuser can hurt all future victims

Published Feb. 21 2019

Jussie Smollett was, until a few weeks ago, best known as an actor on the TV show "Empire." Now, he's...

GOP and Trump's trashing of the Constitution

Published Feb. 21 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—America's most improbably popular governor, a Republican beginning his second term in perhaps the bluest state, resembles a beer...

Trump critics' favorite song: Premises, premises

Published Feb. 20 2019

Here is the problem for Trump critics. They began with the wrong premise. They believed that Hillary Clinton should have...

Stop bragging about minority unemployment rates

Published Feb. 20 2019

At every rally, during every speech, during many cabinet meetings and often on Twitter, President Donald Trump asserts a fact...

Democrats strengthen case for Trump's 'emergency'

Published Feb. 19 2019

In retrospect, it seems obvious that President Donald Trump would want to have his cake and eat it, too. That's...

Omar must be accountable for anti-Semitic claims

Published Feb. 19 2019

The past few weeks have been painful and eye-opening for many Americans.

Letter to the Editor: Climate change?

Published Feb. 18 2019

TO THE EDITOR: Climate change warnings are getting a lot of press. However, large contradicting facts are not covered.

The Virginia blackface follies vs. real problems

Published Feb. 18 2019

The "blackface scandal" proved beneficial for two things. It displaced the frenzy over Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's support for...

Is Harris the Democrats' answer?

Published Feb. 16 2019

She's progressive, she's smart, she's tough and it's a good thing that Sen. Kamala Harris right now seems to be...

It's got great curves

Published Feb. 16 2019

What a great time this is to be a lover of sports cars: Tight handling roadsters are better than ever,...

Armada's big sport ute seats eight

Published Feb. 16 2019

The Nissan Armada full-size sport utility, now in its second generation, returns for 2019 with a few updates, including new...

Even loyal Forester lovers will squint to spot changes

Published Feb. 16 2019

2019 Subaru Forester Sport: A little more space ...

Crafting a sensible Green New Deal

Published Feb. 16 2019

The planet is in grave danger from climate change. No reasonable person can doubt this fact. Drastic and immediate action...

The Twitter takeover of politics

Published Feb. 16 2019

The latest political controversy involves Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeting and insinuating that American political support for Israel is driven by...

Did Trump just launch Beto's presidential run?

Published Feb. 16 2019

In the great game of American politics, it can be a risky move to give the nascent campaign of a...

We can finally end troubles right here in River City!

Published Feb. 16 2019

Washington began this week awash in the stereo surround-sound of America's two most famously flamboyant flimflammers, simultaneously treating our capital...

How do you explain the Southern Baptist scandal?

Published Feb. 16 2019

My first reaction upon hearing that hundreds of leaders in the Southern Baptist church had sexually abused as many as...

Parkland shooting: One year later

Published Feb. 15 2019

Well, it's been a year. A year since 17 people were gunned down in the classrooms and hallways of Marjory...

Stop selling the National Enquirer

Published Feb. 15 2019

It's immoral for stores to sell the National Enquirer.

Trump paints Democrats as extremists

Published Feb. 15 2019

Republican politicians are masters of indirection. And led by Donald Trump, they're beginning again, with an eye toward transforming the...