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National Editorials and Columns

  • Criminal charges in Tulsa shooting may prevent unrest

    TULSA, Okla. – Less than a week after an unarmed black man was shot dead by a white police officer on a Tulsa street, prosecutors charged the officer ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Pitts: Trump unfit for White House ... so what are we?

    “I know you are, but what am I?”Maybe you remember that one from the schoolyard. It was one of those ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • Tucker: Trump's popularity can't be blamed on economy

    For months now, we’ve heard about an angry and anxious electorate, depressed by stagnant wages, furious about a “rigged” economic system, uncertain ab ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 12:54 am
  • Another View: Illinois State Fair needs a boost

    A corn dog and a lemon shake-up. A few thrill rides or maybe a leisurely trip on the Sky Glider. Getting up close and personal with farm animals – and ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Tucker: Capitalism and education are incompatible partners

    The news left tens of thousands of students stunned: Just as the fall semester was starting, ITT Technical Institute – one of the nation’s largest cha ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 1:07 am
  • Ponnuru: Gary Johnson's unfair, expensive national sales tax

    Gary Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, is running for president as the Libertarian Party’s nominee to draw attention to his ideas.
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Not my place to absolve Nate Parker

    I had decided not to see Nate Parker’s new movie.This was a tough choice. I had been looking forward ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Tucker: Fearful Trump supporters hold us all hostage

    On Aug. 31, Donald Trump delivered a mind-boggling speech on immigration, striking for its anger, its mendacity, its hostility, its cruelty and its fr ...
    Sept. 5, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Ponnuru: 'Alt-right' has dubious claim on conservatism

    Hillary Clinton recently gave a speech denouncing the “alt-right,” which is news that must have a lot of you asking, “What’s the alt-right?” The answe ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Pitts: Vance gives substance, dimension to America's invisible

    His name doesn’t even appear in the book.But make no mistake. “Hillbilly Elegy,” the new best-seller ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • Barone: Maybe borders aren't 'worst invention ever'

    “Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians.”Those were the words of Jean-Claude Junck ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Tucker: Flooding in La. one more link to warming climate

    President Barack Obama’s visit to flood-ravaged Louisiana didn’t assuage those critics who lambasted him for his failure to come earlier, but he didn’ ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 11:57 pm
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