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Opinion - Columnists

Patriots, 49ers have brain lock in final seconds of Week 14 games

Published Dec. 12 2018

The San Francisco 49ers aren't accustomed to lining up in victory formation. So, it should come as little surprise that...

Cruz, Cornyn threaten critical prison reform

Published Dec. 12 2018

Getting legislators on both sides of the aisle in Congress to agree the sky is blue takes nothing short of...

Paul Ryan: Good, bad and truly disappointing

Published Dec. 12 2018

It's hard to excel in a job you never wanted in the first place. That seems to be one of...

Mean-spirited media do a 180 on Bush 41

Published Dec. 12 2018

Before George H.W. Bush fades from memory into the darkness of history books, one more point needs to be made....

Huawei reveals the real trade war with China

Published Dec. 10 2018

If you only scan the headlines, you could be forgiven for thinking that the U.S.-China trade war is mainly about...

Biden's boasting doesn't mean he can beat Trump

Published Dec. 10 2018

We all know that Donald Trump is the braggart in chief. But a close second may be Joe Biden, whose...

Where were the media when he needed them?

Published Dec. 10 2018

As with the passing of former President Ronald Reagan, the media are in full praise mode following the death of...

Parable of the 'good guy with a gun' is rewritten

Published Dec. 10 2018

Emantic Bradford Jr. was at the intersection of three powerful vectors of American culture on Thanksgiving night—consumerism, racism and gun...

NFL's Walter Payton Award means much to nominees

Published Dec. 9 2018

Winning any of the AP's individual NFL awards, from MVP to top rookie, means plenty to players.

Brawny, lifted, loaded

Published Dec. 9 2018

MARSHALL, Mich.—Brawny, lifted and loaded with premium features, the 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 pickup is a 4WD specialist and a...

Ford's new Mustang is off like a shot

Published Dec. 9 2018

Of the more than 100 new vehicles I've driven this year, the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt might be my favorite....

Motormouth: Smacking the engine won't fix that noise for long

Published Dec. 9 2018

Q: I have what you might call a classic vintage car, a 1988 Lincoln Town Car. When I was returning...

Under the Hood: Fixing conductive strips in car's defogger system

Published Dec. 9 2018

Q: My rear window has a strip of glass that doesn't defrost like the rest of the window. It bugs...

How to shop for a car when interest rates are high

Published Dec. 9 2018

If you're new to car buying or it's been a few years since your last purchase, get ready for a...

Being reasonable about climate change

Published Dec. 9 2018

It used to be called global warming and now it's mostly called climate change, but it's still a near apocalypse...

Court jumps to unanimity on frogs

Published Dec. 9 2018

WASHINGTON—Unanimity is elusive in today's America but the Supreme Court achieved it last week. Although the dusky gopher frog is...

GOP leaders aren't backing the wall

Published Dec. 9 2018

President Donald Trump has issued countless threats to shut down the government unless Congress approved money for the border wall....

Republicans rejected free trade for no good reason

Published Dec. 8 2018

Donald Trump's election in 2016 was taken as clear evidence that Americans were fed up with globalization. Though elites and...

A powerful lesson as we remember President Bush

Published Dec. 8 2018

The scene at the U.S. Capitol on Monday as former President George H.W. Bush lay in state presented a tableau...

There is too much risk to abandon Afghanistan

Published Dec. 7 2018

Twelve U.S. soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan this year. Since the war began in 2001, 2,417 U.S. troops...

Betting on the wrong side in the Middle East

Published Dec. 7 2018

Taking sides among the conflicting factions in the bewildering and dangerous Middle East undercuts the United States' potential to act...

Trump seeks to undo what Bush helped to build

Published Dec. 7 2018

There was a certain irony in the fact that, on the weekend President George Bush died, the 45th president of...

Deaths of despair: The decline in life expectancy

Published Dec. 6 2018

The cover of a recent issue of The Economist magazine highlighted a heartening story: "Staying alive: Why the global suicide...