National Editorials and Columns

  • Carson: Recovering America’s exceptionalism

    In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville, the famous French historian, came to America to study our nation. Europeans and others were fascinated with the succes ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Ponnuru: Why ambitious ideas always backfire politically

    Americans say they want politicians to tackle the big issues and get things done. In 2008, they even elected a presidential candidate who said he was ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Pitts: ... And this is Overkill News Network

    Enough, already.Please, for the love of Cronkite: Give us a break from the missing plane. Yes, we al ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Reeder: Legend of Haymarket Riot doesn't match fact

    SPRINGFIELD – Growing up during the Cold War, May Day always was a bit ominous.On the evening news, ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine

    PERTH, Australia – The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of t ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Barone: Dems play politics with bogus pay inequality claim

    An economist serving on a second-term president’s Council of Economic Advisers might expect to weigh in on fundamental issues, restructuring the tax s ...
    April 14, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Harrop: Let there be light on health spending

    Foes of Obamacare often frame such health reforms as “redistribution” schemes. They take money from hardworking Americans and give it to the presumabl ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Carson: Keeping conservatives focused on the big picture

    Imagine a situation in which there is an earthquake that destroys a suspension bridge over a deep canyon.
    April 11, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Putin: Ukraine debt threatens gas supplies

    MOSCOW – Vladimir Putin warned Europe on Thursday that it may face a shutdown of Russian natural gas supplies if it fails to help Ukraine settle its e ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Ponnuru: Don’t discount Jeb Bush’s chances

    “The notion that Jeb Bush is going to be the Republican presidential nominee is a fantasy nourished by the people who used to run the Republican Party ...
    April 10, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Pitts: Christianity again last to get it right

    Eleven years ago, Richard Stearns went to Washington.Stearns – president of World Vision, the billio ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Schultz: Money won, so now what?

    There’s no way we didn’t see this coming.This week’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision, split along partisa ...
    April 3, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Reeder: Free to choose –even raw milk

    SPRINGFIELD – My Grandma liked her milk just like her orange juice – freshly squeezed.To hear her t ...
    April 1, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Pitts: Hobby Lobby case a slippery slope

    Your right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins.That bit of live and let live wisdom, usuall ...
    April 1, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Barone: Obama’s ‘flexibility’ leads to a dangerous world

    “This is my last election,” President Barack Obama said in words caught on an open mic. “After my election, I have more flexibility.”
    March 31, 2014 - 9:41 pm
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