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Our American Greatness Endures Nov. 20, 2018

Salena Zito

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — In the days that followed Abraham Lincoln's 272-word speech to thousands of ... Read More

Taking the Disraeli Test Jul. 07, 2018

Mark Shields

Benjamin Disraeli, a 19th-century British prime minister and writer, shrewdly advised that to be a s... Read More

Which Politicians Look Like Their Home State? May. 12, 2018

Mark Shields

West Virginia — which, between 2015 and 2016, was the only state to see both more deaths than ... Read More

Our Sore President Dec. 30, 2017

Mark Shields

During his winning campaign to capture the White House, Democrat Barack Obama was harshly critical o... Read More

Is the Party of Lincoln Now the Party of Lee? Aug. 18, 2017

Mona Charen

This year will mark my 30th anniversary as a syndicated columnist. During these years, I have writte... Read More

Self-Pity Can Be Politically Fatal May. 20, 2017

Mark Shields

In polls of American historians conducted over the past 17 years by C-SPAN, Abraham Lincoln and Fran... Read More

Lessons Unlearned From the '92 LA Riots Apr. 26, 2017

Star Parker

This weekend marks 100 days of the Trump administration. This milestone also coincides with a very i... Read More

Freedom Caucus, Today's Abolitionists Mar. 29, 2017

Star Parker

The House Freedom Caucus and its chairman, North Carolina Republican Congressman Mark Meadows, are t... Read More

How Trump Affects the Presidential Rankings Feb. 23, 2017

Steve Chapman

Any president can change the future. Donald Trump stands out for his ability to change the past, wit... Read More

Whatever Happened to Americans' Sense of Humor? Nov. 08, 2016

Froma Harrop

You'd think there'd have been more laughs. Hard-fought political campaigns drenched in sweat and tea... Read More

Concession Is Good for the Soul Oct. 22, 2016

Mark Shields

The first time I ever saw my sainted mother cry was late at night on Nov. 4, 1952, as she listened t... Read More

Looking to the Gallery of Vice Presidents: Sure, They Matter Oct. 07, 2016

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — Mike Pence, the Republican Indiana governor, showed more style in the vice presid... Read More

In Praise of Paul Ryan Aug. 17, 2016

Star Parker

Voters in last week's Republican primary in Wisconsin wisely supported House Speaker Paul Ryan, in a... Read More

Why America Recoils From Trump Jul. 22, 2016

Joe Conason

The revulsion evoked by Donald Trump as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination in Clevel... Read More

Obama, Clinton and Race Exploitation Jul. 15, 2016

David Limbaugh

Hillary Clinton, exploiting the venue of her appearance in Springfield, Illinois — where Abrah... Read More

Celebrating America on July Fourth Jul. 01, 2016

Linda Chavez

July Fourth is traditionally a day to celebrate not only America's founding but also the exceptional... Read More

Who's the Conservative Heretic? May. 20, 2016

Patrick Buchanan

In his coquettish refusal to accept the Donald, Paul Ryan says he cannot betray the conservative "pr... Read More

The Crackpot Idea of Free College Tuition May. 07, 2016

Mark Shields

Prominent opinion-leaders and leading American politicians have roundly rejected the unrealistic and... Read More

Blumenthal's New Book Reads a President Well -- and Gives a Fair Shake to His Wife Apr. 15, 2016

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — It's high Lincoln season, bittersweet as it can be in remembrance of the slain Ci... Read More

Lenten Reflection Feb. 18, 2016

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

Lent began last week on February 10. In the Christian tradition, the Lenten period is a time of fast... Read More