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National Editorials and Columns

  • Bernstein: Trump or Clinton have already persuaded you

    We’re now out of nomination politics (barring any late-breaking “dump Trump” effort), and the general-election campaign is on. If there was any doubt ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Stossel: Libertarian Party gives voters a better alternative to Trump, Clinton

    Finally! Voters have another choice. The Libertarian Party nominated two socially tolerant but fiscally conservative former governors, Gary Johnson an ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Reeder: My father's gift was teaching son value of work

    SPRINGFIELD – As Father’s Day approaches, I’ve been reflecting a bit more on my dad, who died last August.
    June 9, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Ponnuru: Conservatives say character no longer matters

    Once upon a time, we called it “the character issue.” It was a major part of the conservative attack on Bill Clinton in the 1990s: He was a draft-dodg ...
    June 9, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Barone: Dogs that aren't barking – and those that are

    Let’s look back on the primary campaign – completed for Republicans, still ongoing for Democrats – and see whether we can identify what Sherlock Holme ...
    June 6, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Another View: Blockchain could fix fragile finance system

    Could the technology behind bitcoin, the alternative currency much loved by anarchists and drug dealers, make the world less vulnerable to financial d ...
    June 6, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Another View: Eight is not enough on Supreme Court

    “Eight,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said last month, “is not a good number.” Since Antonin Scalia died, leaving a vacancy on the Supreme Court and de ...
    June 6, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Another view: Fed's next move needn't depend on jobs numbers

    If the Federal Reserve was looking for reasons not to raise interest rates when its policy-making committee meets later this month, it now has two. Fr ...
    June 5, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Another View: Congress plays games over Zika

    As members of Congress visit their districts over the Memorial Day recess, we hope they have kept in mind a warning from Tom Frieden, director of the ...
    June 2, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Another View: Protesters on the left sullying the process

    Violence damages democracy.Democrats and other activists on the left are doing their part to ensure ...
    May 31, 2016 - 10:10 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you agree with the Supreme Court's ruling striking Texas's restrictions on abortions?