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Opinion - Columnists

National equilibrium lost, restored

Published Jul. 13 2019

In this moment of dueling political hysterias ("The fascists are at the gates!" "The socialists are within the gates!"), it...

Defend Fed independence--you might need it

Published Jul. 12 2019

Federal Reserve independence is on trial in Washington again.

U.S. should look to Hungary's immigration policy

Published Jul. 12 2019

Two summers ago on a visit to Budapest, I asked the spokesman for the Hungarian government about the growing problem...

Baseball has issues beyond a juiced ball

Published Jul. 12 2019

First the players, now the ball. Home runs are skyrocketing, and once again Major League Baseball officials claim they don't...

Can't be inclusive and ban Trump supporters

Published Jul. 11 2019

Our society is sharply polarized for a bunch of reasons, but one that sticks out in my mind is the...

Age no problem, but mental test would be a plus

Published Jul. 11 2019

When former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, 77, showed up at the first Democratic debates on...

Time to face facts and fix troubled food system

Published Jul. 10 2019

Our food system is in crisis. In Maryland alone, one in every nine people is food insecure. In Baltimore, approximately...

Epstein's power, wealth must not be a shield

Published Jul. 10 2019

Only the most naive would believe that power and wealth aren't the best defense for the guilty.

How can our presidential candidates be so silly?

Published Jul. 10 2019

If California Sen. Kamala Harris is elected president in 2020 and reelected in 2024, by the time she leaves office...

Harris' real positions are tough to pin down

Published Jul. 10 2019

Who is the real Kamala Harris?

Michigan's Justin Amash: Not a 'total loser'

Published Jul. 10 2019

Rep. Justin Amash has left the Republican Party and will now represent Michigan's third congressional district as an Independent. In...

Let's all agree that America is more than 'just OK'

Published Jul. 9 2019

It seems an inevitability that every year around the Fourth of July, certain media will publish a series of articles...

Justice Roberts is a different kind of swing voter

Published Jul. 9 2019

When the 2018 Supreme Court term began in October, all eyes were on the confirmation of the newest justice, Brett...

Is the political cartoonist an endangered species?

Published Jul. 8 2019

Here's how I define unnerving times: When professionals who write, draw or talk about current events for a living worry...

Explorer is new, yet familiar

Published Jul. 6 2019

Ford Explorer, you had me at ST. I'm a big believer in "halo" cars, those goosebump-inducing, chart-topping performance variants that...

New Jaguar XE is well worth consideration

Published Jul. 6 2019

If you haven't noticed the Jaguar XE, the company's compact sports sedan, you can be forgiven. After all, its predecessor,...

Harris vs. Biden equals two flops

Published Jul. 6 2019

It was as if nice, old Joe Biden was out on the street begging for votes when Kamala Harris walked...

Last century's immigration debate

Published Jul. 6 2019

If you think we have reached peak stupidity—that America's per-capita quantity has never been higher—there is solace, of sorts, in...

Technology could spark new bubble

Published Jul. 6 2019

A decade after the housing crash, it is now possible to buy or sell a house with the click of...