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Military Roles Don't Distinguish Between the Sexes; Neither Should the Draft Mar. 05, 2019

Daily Editorials

With greater equality comes greater responsibility. That's essentially what a federal judge said in ... Read More

Give Thanks for the WWII Generation Dec. 10, 2018

Daily Editorials

77 years ago, Americans in Hawaii awoke to the sounds of mass destruction, and the sights of flames ... Read More

I'm a Protected Species Apr. 30, 2018

Marc Dion

I'm 60. I'll be 61 next month. If life is a 9-5 shift at work, I've just returned from my 3 p.m. cof... Read More

Republicans and Patriotism Apr. 07, 2018

Mark Shields

The election night words of the long-shot Republican candidate after his upset victory remain with m... Read More

War Is Not a Spectator Sport Oct. 07, 2017

Mark Shields

On Oct. 15, 2010, a father who knew from painful personal sacrifice the terror and the loss of comba... Read More

The Vietnam War 2017 Sep. 16, 2017

Mark Shields

Three aging U.S. veterans of the war in Vietnam, each of whom still bears the scars of battle, took ... Read More

Challenge Us; Don't Coddle Us Jan. 14, 2017

Mark Shields

The late William Safire, a certified wordsmith who had been a speechwriter for President Richard Nix... Read More

Republicans and Democrats on Women in Combat Aug. 09, 2016

Phyllis Schlafly

The subject of women in the military was addressed by both political parties at their national conve... Read More

Simple, Effective Method to Caulk Windows Jul. 14, 2016

Here's How

Dear James: I noticed a draft coming in through a few of my windows, even though I recently had the ... Read More

When Americans Really Were Exceptional Jan. 02, 2016

Mark Shields

David Brooks, a New York Times columnist and my valued colleague on PBS' "NewsHour," has told of hav... Read More

Correcting the Record Feb. 28, 2015

Mark Shields

An incorrect statement left uncorrected leads often to deception, disillusion and dishonesty. Take t... Read More

You Can Delegate Authority, but Not Responsibility Jan. 10, 2015

Mark Shields

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., is that refreshing, if too rare, Washington type: a workhorse rather than a s... Read More

The End of an Admirable Era Nov. 22, 2014

Mark Shields

After 42 years of steadfast service to his country, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ralph E. Rigby recently ... Read More

Mickey Mouse

Aug. 20, 2014

The NFL Proves Why America Needs to Update Its Civil Rights Laws Feb. 21, 2014

David Sirota

If ever there was a perfect example of how employment discrimination against gay people operates on ... Read More

Time to Fight for Citizen ‘Responsibilities’ Dec. 07, 2013

Mark Shields

In the historic struggles to extend and guarantee civil rights for African-Americans, women, workers... Read More