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National Editorials and Columns

  • Ponnuru: Welfare reform, the great bipartisan success story

    Welfare reform may be the last great bipartisan success story. It wasenacted in 1996 by a Republican Congress led by Newt Gingrich and by Democratic P ...
    NEW: Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Pitts: Sylville Smith, unlikely racial martyr

    As racial martyrs go, you could hardly do worse than Sylville Smith.He was no Trayvon Martin or Tami ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Keillor: The America I miss

    Life is good if you have your health and not all bad even if you don’t, which is sometimes forgotten in an election year, what with the high-pitched o ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Barone: Sympathy for victims can backfire

    Victims aren’t always virtuous. That’s a sad lesson that people learn from life. Human beings have a benign instinct to help those who are hurt throug ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Stossel: Evaluating vice presidential prospects

    We’ve heard nonstop criticism of both the Democrat and Republican presidential candidates – for good reasons. So are their running mates any better?
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Schultz: Better days already are here

    The annual cicadas have barely begun their end-of-summer evensong in the trees behind our house, but children in the neighborhood already are headed b ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Pitts: Nation divided by perceptions of reality

    “Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free”– John 8:32Or maybe not.Far be it from ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Barone: Nationalism not necessarily a bad thing

    Google “Donald Trump” and “nationalism” and you’ll get more than 1 million results, the large percentage of which are, to judge from the top hits, neg ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Tucker: Harsh drug sentences take toll on black lives

    On a Sunday morning in late July, in a small town in southwest Alabama, Barbara Moore Knight gave her fellow church members news that brought spontane ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Another View: Senate should act on Obama's Supreme Court nominee

    It has been almost six months since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly, and almost five months since President Obama nominated Mer ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Pitts: How I got in trouble with ladies

    Let me tell you how I got in trouble with ladies.No, not “the” ladies. Not, in fact, female human be ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Barone: The end of history not turning out as hoped

    The scholar Francis Fukuyama has been widely ridiculed for the title of his 1992 book, “The End of History.” Critics point out that we’ve had – suffer ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Tucker: Universal voting franchise still troubles some

    The universal franchise is a radical idea – and a relatively new one in human history. The proposition that each man or woman is given equal footing a ...
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Another View: Put right to vote in Constitution

    There will not be a national election this fall – not really. Instead, we will have 50 state elections where officials in more than 3,000 counties adm ...
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Hunt: Dems see Trump sinking other Republicans

    In 1980, Democratic pollster Peter Hart warned Gaylord Nelson, Wisconsin’s champion vote-getter as governor and senator, that he was going to lose. Ha ...
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 11:35 pm
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