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Character Beyond Measure Jun. 24, 2017

Mark Shields

Americans have reason to trust in progress. By so many different yardsticks, we can gauge improvemen... Read More

Political Violence: 'As American as Cherry Pie' Jun. 18, 2017

Steve Chapman

Someday, I hope, I'll sit a couple of grandkids on my lap and tell them about the days when American... Read More

Donald Trump Is No Richard Nixon Jun. 17, 2017

Mark Shields

In just 13 days in October 1973, Washington endured a series of seismic political shocks. On Oct. 10... Read More

Rewriting American History Jun. 14, 2017

Walter E. Williams

George Orwell said, "The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own un... Read More

Russia Inquiry All a Little Bit of History Repeating Jun. 12, 2017

Debra J. Saunders

WASHINGTON — If you watched the testimony of former FBI chief James Comey before the Senate In... Read More

Trump Forgets the Past and Blights the Future Jun. 04, 2017

Steve Chapman

"They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retr... Read More

The Complex Morality of Preserving History Jun. 01, 2017

Laura Hollis

Evangelical author and pastor Jim Wallis has referred to slavery as America's "original sin." That i... Read More

Don't Rush to Impeachment May. 21, 2017

Steve Chapman

To everything there is a season, the Bible and Pete Seeger told us. The season to impeach Donald Tru... Read More

Trump and American History: The Wrong North Star May. 05, 2017

Jamie Stiehm

"I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little later, you wouldn't have had the Civil War." — Presi... Read More

Can Special Elections to the US House Predict Our Political Future? Apr. 22, 2017

Mark Shields

Is there an emerging national pattern to be found in special House elections, such as the one that j... Read More

In Syria, the Wrong Kind of Humanitarian Intervention Apr. 13, 2017

Steve Chapman

Americans are a generous and selfless people, ever eager to improve the lives of foreigners cursed t... Read More

Who's My Daddy? Apr. 11, 2017

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I'm wondering whether you can tell me where to turn. I have no idea who I am. What I mea... Read More

Playboy's Old Age Mar. 16, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

Playboy magazine used to be the illicit thrill that men of all ages hid in their sock drawers. Now i... Read More

Why the Cuban Missile Crisis Matters Today Mar. 11, 2017

Mark Shields

Gen. Charles de Gaulle, a French hero and statesman who did not lack for self-esteem, once stated, "... Read More

How to Say 'I Love You' Feb. 13, 2017

Dear Doug

Q: Our family's favorite celebration is Valentine's Day. Every year, we find a way to gather and cel... Read More

Minimum Wage and Discrimination Feb. 08, 2017

Walter E. Williams

There is little question in most academic research that increases in the minimum wage lead to increa... Read More

The President and Immigration Feb. 02, 2017

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

This past weekend, we all saw massive public outrage in major cities throughout the country. It was ... Read More

'America First' Is Not a Threat but a Promise Jan. 27, 2017

Michael Barone

"From this day forward, it's going to be only America first, America first," Donald Trump proclaimed... Read More

Trump's Inauguration Is Not Without Precedent Jan. 20, 2017

Michael Barone

The United States has just had three consecutive eight-year presidencies, and it's only the second t... Read More

The Real Obstacle to Peace Dec. 30, 2016

Linda Chavez

Shortly after Benjamin Netanyahu won his bid for re-election as prime minister of Israel in March 20... Read More