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National Editorials and Columns

  • Barone: Is America ready for a disruptive president?

    Disruptive. That’s a good word to describe Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy, and to describe the sometimes-ramshackle Republican National Convent ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Tucker: Republicans, Democrats reside in different galaxies

    It’s often noted that liberals and conservatives tend to see the world differently. But if the Republican National Convention is any indication, liber ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Scarborough: Mistake-filled convention won't doom Trump

    For decades, political conventions have been derided as miserably predictable events that always devolve into monotonous made-for-TV affairs. Once you ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Another view: Watching democracy slip away

    This is the way democracy dies – not in the streets of Turkey, not because of a coup, but in its aftermath and in the halls of power.
    July 24, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Keillor: Praise the Lord, I've seen the dark

    A week ago I felt good about America, but no more. Coyotes are running freely in the streets of our ...
    July 23, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Stossel: Ignoring politicians usually a good thing

    My Fox colleagues were in Cleveland this week, diligently interviewing Republicans. Next week, they’ll interview Democrats. I’m glad they do it – beca ...
    July 23, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Schultz: RNC'S message – be very afraid

    My first up-close glimpse into the enduring power of political fearmongering came through a two-way mirror in 2006.
    July 22, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Ponnuru: Convention's unifying theme so far is... incompetence

    While Melania Trump was speaking, I tweeted that she was giving a perfectly serviceable speech about someone who did not bear much resemblance to her ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Barone: Trump's 'other people's money' campaign

    Donald Trump postponed the announcement of his vice presidential candidate, Mike Pence, because of the terrorist attack in Nice, which was in line wit ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • Another View: Tennis balls banned, guns OK near convention

    Planning to visit the 1.7-square-mile area in downtown Cleveland where many of the events and protests connected to the Republican National Convention ...
    July 17, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Tucker: Demons of our racist past still haunt us

    So we’re not post-racial yet.Instead, we are preoccupied with race, chafing along the color line, po ...
    July 17, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Schultz: Donald Trump is coming to town

    For weeks now, many of us who live in Cleveland have been fielding questions about how safe we feel about the Republican National Convention’s coming ...
    July 15, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Pitts: America has gone mad and there's no place to hide

    “What sort of people are we, we Americans? ... Today, we are the most frightening people on this planet.”
    July 12, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Another View: It's just how the Clintons operate

    “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material. So I’m certainly well-aware of the classification req ...
    July 10, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Berg: Illinois’ AFSCME contract needs a reality check

    George works for the state of Illinois. He has a clerical job. Nothing fancy.But it pays the bills.O ...
    July 10, 2016 - 11:35 pm
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