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  • Why did Brian Williams do it? Feb 12, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Kathleen Parker: These are tough times for NBC’s Brian Williams — and tougher times for journalism.

     
  • Pretty lies, ugly truths and ISIS Feb 11, 2015 7:30 PM
    Guest columnist Larry Kaifesh: The unvarnished truth is we won't create comprehensive solutions or strategies to mitigate this complex problem until we honestly define it.

     
  • Condemning Islam is the wrong course Feb 11, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Michael Gerson: Those who long for greater clarity in describing the peculiarly Islamic nature of terrorism should also be clear about something else. They are proposing a fundamental shift in the rhetorical strategy of the war against terrorism.

     
  • Netanhahu, Boehner - the bad boys of diplomacy Feb 11, 2015 12:47 PM
    Columnist Georgie Anne Geyer: From the days, centuries ago, when Tatar and then French were the languages of diplomacy, there was another language even more important than the spoken word. This was the unheard, but seen, “speech” of body language, small courtesies and dignities we call diplomacy.

     
  • Unmasking Rand Paul Feb 8, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Michael Gerson: It has become the Rand Paul pattern: A few weeks paddling vigorously in the mainstream, followed by a lapse into authenticity, followed by transparent damage control, followed by churlishness toward anyone in the media who notices. All the signs of a man trying to get comfortable in someone else's skin.

     
  • 2016: Bumpy roads ahead to the nominations Feb 8, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Donna Brazile: Ever since the modern political process made running for president a four-year job, this is the time when potential candidates started making their public moves. So how are the two parties’ races for the nomination shaping up?

     
  • A real plan for economic growth Feb 6, 2015 5:30 PM
    Guest columnist Andy Koenig: While President Obama has decried “income inequality,” his policies have mainly helped Wall Street, the wealthy, and the well-connected.

     
  • Seeking a vaccine for ignorance Feb 5, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Kathleen Parker:

     
  • Do liberals really have a free-speech problem? Feb 5, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Gene Lyons: New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait recently caused an uproar on the left by pointing out how many sanctimonious, puritanical progressives “attempt to regulate political discourse by defining opposing views as bigoted and illegitimate.”

     
  • Public opinion left out of picture in Obama immigration drive Feb 4, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Byron York: Gallup recently asked adults around the country a very simple question about immigration: Are you satisfied, or dissatisfied, with the level of immigration into the United States today?

     
  • Anti-Semitism: The most durable conspiracy theory Feb 4, 2015 1:57 PM
    Columnist Richard Cohen: The title of my recently published book is “Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?” When I started writing it, I did not know how I was going to answer that question. The more I delved into the subject, the more I read and did research, the more I concluded that the answer is yes.

     
  • It’s time to be practical about multiculturalism Feb 11, 2015 12:48 PM
    Columnist Georgie Anne Geyer: If you listened carefully, you could hear the shattering of a concept that has formed much of European life for the last half-century — “multiculturalism.”

     
  • Republicans should plan for post-Obamacare world Feb 1, 2015 6:55 AM
    Even though Obamacare isn't their fault, congressional Republicans should step up and solve the problem — and they should do it in a way that hastens its end.

     
  • The sacrifice of Sarah Palin Jan 30, 2015 5:30 AM
    Columnist Kathleen Parker: When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A — Sarah Palin.

     
  • Google Glass joins the Failure Hall of Fame Jan 29, 2015 1:42 PM
    From Harrop: Google Glass has entered the annals of spectacular product failures, along with the Edsel, Crystal Pepsi and Clairol’s Touch of Yogurt shampoo.

     
  • Republicans in the immigration minefield Jan 29, 2015 1:42 PM
    Michael Gerson: Any Republican event convened by Rep. Steven King could easily have degenerated into a festival of immigrant bashing. It is to the credit of the serious GOP presidential prospects in attendance that the Iowa Freedom Summit generally was not.

     
  • Obama rush to empty Gitmo alarms lawmakers Jan 28, 2015 6:12 AM
    Columnist Byron York: Now that it’s clear Obama is rushing to empty Gitmo, Republicans are stepping up efforts to stop him.

     
  • Cohen: Netanyahu visit may cost Israel America’s liberals Jan 28, 2015 5:55 AM
    Columnist Richard Cohen: Benjamin Netanyahu's open disdain for President Barack Obama threatens to turn support for Israel into a partisan divide, prompting liberals to back away.

     
  • The overcriminalization of America Jan 27, 2015 1:01 AM
    Guest columnists Charles G. Koch and Mark V. Holden: As Americans, we like to believe the rule of law in our country is respected and fairly applied, and that only those who commit crimes of fraud or violence are punished and imprisoned. But the reality is often different.

     
  • The fight for the middle class Jan 27, 2015 1:01 AM
    Columnist Michael Gerson: When you strip away all the layers of cockiness, preachiness and delusion in President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, you find more cockiness, preachiness and delusion underneath.

     
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