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National Editorials and Columns

  • Trump changes game of debates

    So it turns out that the presidential debates are a noncooperative game. There are advantages to a strategy of cooperating with others, but if you see ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • A campaign that is full of fiction

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, is leading in New Hampshire and within striking distance in Iowa, in large part because he is playing the role of unco ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Curing cancer needs easier access to genetic data

    Vice President Joe Biden’s yearlong push to cure cancer by marshaling the resources of the federal government will no doubt involve every kind of canc ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Iowans give Clinton their (polite) applause

    The challenge facing Hillary Clinton’s well-oiled presidential campaign was on display Wednesday at the Fun and Family Bowling Alley in Adel, Iowa: en ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Connie Schultz: Here we go again, trash talking the working class

    Bear with me, please, as I start this column with a brief story about my two grandmothers who lived in trailer homes.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Why immigration is a big deal to conservatives

    Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, is the latest Republican to learn how important immigration has become to conservatives.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Leonard Pitts: The poor of Flint left under the cover of darkness

    “Them that’s got shall get. Them that’s not shall lose” – Billie HolidayIt was in April of 2014 that ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Michael Barone: Republican race heats up as Hillary falters

    The race for president is accelerating in high gear, or, rather, the races for president – in the Republican and Democratic parties, in the Iowa caucu ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Let 18-year-olds drink

    In America, alleged land of freedom, a 19-year-old soldier just back from Afghanistan can’t sidle up to a bar and legally order a beer.
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • March of victims from Springfield stalemate grows

    Now we’ve lost General Electric.This should surprise nobody. What business wants to move to a state ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • ​John Stossel: Economic myths perpetrated by politicians

    Hillary Clinton: “Of course we want to raise the minimum wage!”Donald Trump: If we trade with China, ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Connie Schultz: Trump and the myth of superiority

    There are many reasons to recommend Elizabeth Strout’s new novel, “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” but this is not a book review, so I offer this single, sea ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Obama’s legacy depends on Hillary

    Since before he took office, President Barack Obama has been compared to Ronald Reagan. His progressive supporters hoped he would move politics to the ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Leonard Pitts: Nikki Haley living in Fantasyland

    It’s Nikki Haley’s 44th birthday this week. You would think her a little old for fairytales.But a bi ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Another View: How to support a graying America

    “For my final address to this chamber, I don’t want to just talk about next year. I want to focus on the next five years, the next 10 years, and beyon ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:30 pm
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