Op-Ed Columns

Trump: ‘ Nobody likes me’

By Leonard Pitts Jr. Truth or Consequences” is the name of a town in New Mexico, and of a game show dating from the 1940s. But it’s also one of the primal laws of existence. Where an important truth is denied, consequences follow. So none of us can be surprised at the state of the union after seven months of Donald Trump’s lies, alibis and magical thinking in the face of one of the worst…
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‘Walk With the Wind …’

By CONNIE SCHULTZ What a moment in America. On Thursday, three former U.S. presidents — George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — walked into Atlanta’s storied Ebenezer Baptist Church to deliver tributes to civil rights icon John Lewis, who died on July 17 at age 80. Earlier this week, the current president of the United States refused to honor Lewis even in Washington, where Lewis’ body lay in state in the Capitol rotunda…
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Biden right man for the moment

By Jules Witcover Only a few months ago, in late February, former Vice President Joe Biden was widely regarded, as one author labeled him, as Yesterday’s Man. He was barely hanging on, looking to the approaching Democratic primary in South Carolina as a “firewall” unseen in most crystal balls. A surge of predominantly Black voters resurrected him, and he was on way to now being his party’s prospective presidential nominee. More than any new insight…
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Who is really burning things down?

By MONA CHAREN My friend David French, one of the most admirable voices in America today, argues that conservatives need not vote against Republican senate candidates in order to send a message about Trumpism. I disagree. He writes, “A rage, fury, and a ‘burn it all down’ mentality is one of the maladies that brought us to the present moment.” This assumes that the reason some plan to evict Republican senators is simply a matter…
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By any other name

By CAL THOMAS Politicians and various social justice groups have long used labels that have nothing to do with the real intent of legislation, or an organization, to dupe the public. But, to paraphrase Shakespeare, a rose by any other name is still a rose. Numerous “civil rights” bills have been passed by Congress over the years that have nothing to do with civil rights, but how many members are brave enough to point that…
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Difficult decisions

Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff The numbers in high school activity programs are staggering — 8 million participants in sports, 4 million students in performing arts, 500,000 coaches and officials and 300 million-plus fans at contests throughout the school year.  Whether as a participant, parent, coach, official, teacher, administrator, community supporter or general fan, millions are invested in the greatest education-based programs in the country - high school sports and performing arts.  And unlike most…
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