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Ohio: Both Sides of the Political River Jun. 13, 2018

Jamie Stiehm

CINCINNATI — I look across the Ohio River and I sigh. The winding river divided America for s... Read More

Polls Apart Jun. 09, 2018

Mark Shields

"Fish gotta swim. Birds gotta fly." Add to Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's timeless wisdom fr... Read More

California Results Suggest Blue Wave Has Crested and Ebbed Jun. 08, 2018

Michael Barone

The nation is just past halftime in the 2018 primary election cycle. Twenty states — containin... Read More

When Politics Was Fun Jun. 02, 2018

Mark Shields

On Sept. 26, 1960, when Democratic nominee John F. Kennedy and his Republican opponent, Richard Nixo... Read More

Is America's Racial Divide Permanent? Jun. 01, 2018

Patrick Buchanan

For Roseanne Barr, star of ABC's hit show "Roseanne," there would be no appeal. When her tweet hit, ... Read More

Tom Wolfe Is Dead, and I Am in Italy May. 24, 2018

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

Castelvetro di Modena, Italy — On May 14, a star failed to come out. Tom Wolfe passed away tha... Read More

Politics as (Un)usual May. 19, 2018

Mark Shields

In Marine Corps jargon, a "duty station" is the military base or camp where a Marine is assigned to ... Read More

Colleges: Anti-Diversity and Pro-Exclusion May. 02, 2018

Walter E. Williams

Just within the past week or so, some shocking professorial behavior has come to light. In the wake ... Read More

Finally, We Can Let Melania Be Melania Apr. 27, 2018

Suzanne Fields

This has been the fortnight of the first ladies. Last week, the focus was on two former first ladies... Read More

Microtrends, Not Politics, Lead the Nation Apr. 26, 2018

Scott Rasmussen

If you want to understand where America is heading, a good place to start is with Mark Penn's new bo... Read More

Politics Polarize; Community Unites Apr. 19, 2018

Scott Rasmussen

News outlets are routinely filled with commentary and analysis suggesting that 21st-century America ... Read More

The Political Currents Beneath Us Apr. 03, 2018

Armstrong Williams

Last October, the cover of TIME magazine forecasted a gloomy picture for the Democratic Party. The a... Read More

Helpful Hints for Candidates Mar. 31, 2018

Mark Shields

Successful politicians, those who have won election and re-election to office, almost always have an... Read More

Politics and McDonald's Mar. 28, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: You've never expressed your political opinions. Some of us had hoped you'd comment o... Read More

Trump, Adultery, Morality Mar. 27, 2018

Dennis Prager

Some years ago, I wrote a column about adultery and politicians. In light of the Stormy Daniels and ... Read More

Losers Blame the Voters Mar. 17, 2018

Mark Shields

On Nov. 4, 2008, American voters faced the happy task of choosing between two popular presidential n... Read More

Secret Ballot Mar. 12, 2018

Marc Dion

Here's a little story from the 1960s. My parents were ordinary working people. They went to Mass eve... Read More

Ronald Reagan and Nancy Pelosi: 2 Real Professionals Mar. 03, 2018

Mark Shields

Former President Ronald Reagan is hands down the most electorally successful American politician of ... Read More

Relative Political Vision Mar. 01, 2018

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

Republicans need to more clearly articulate their relative political vision. In our current two part... Read More

Rooting for Laundry Feb. 27, 2018

Bernard Goldberg

I reluctantly have come to believe that most Americans — whether they're members of the chatte... Read More