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The President Is Also a Moral Leader Aug. 19, 2017

Mark Shields

It was obviously an earlier, less cynical time when the president of the United States could explain... Read More

A Slap (or Not) From My Pop Aug. 07, 2017

Marc Dion

When I was a kid, and I did something wrong, I got punished. But Pop had standards. Sometimes, I'd d... Read More

Ignoring the Lessons of Effective Presidents Aug. 04, 2017

Michael Barone

Who have been the most successful presidents in the past 80 years? Most successful, that is, in fram... Read More

On Madison, Trump and Other Presidents Who Burned the White House Jul. 07, 2017

Jamie Stiehm

MADISON, Wis. — Greetings from a postcard state capital, named for one of our worst presidents... Read More

A Long History of Leftist Hatred Jun. 16, 2017

Patrick Buchanan

James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, who aspired to end his life as a mass murderer of Repub... Read More

Our Three Presidents Born in 1946 Apr. 14, 2017

Michael Barone

With the inauguration of Donald Trump this year, we have now had, for the first time in our history,... 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

Leadership Washington Could Learn From Mar. 04, 2017

Mark Shields

Hollywood's critics, of which there has never been a shortage, have long accused that California vil... 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

The Sound of History Sep. 10, 2016

Mark Shields

What comes to mind when you listen to the two last names of a presidential ticket spoken as one word... Read More

The Political Stock Market Aug. 19, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Please settle an argument that I have with a stockbroker who is a staunch Democrat. ... Read More

President Obama Versus George Washington on Thanksgiving Nov. 25, 2014

Chuck Norris

Last week, when "Fox & Friends" highlighted my most recent column, titled "Neutering Religious Holid... Read More

Facts vs. Visions Aug. 26, 2014

Thomas Sowell

The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So... Read More

This Week, the Answer Man Looks at Our Nation's Capital Apr. 12, 2014

The Answer Man

1. This U.S. president signed bipartisan legislation creating the National Cultural Center in Washin... Read More

This Week, the Answer Man Looks at Presidential Trivia Feb. 15, 2014

The Answer Man

1. He is the only president of the United States to be sworn into office by his father. Name both th... Read More

Robert Gates Book Portrays Obama as a Different Kind of President Jan. 14, 2014

Michael Barone

Like just about everybody else in Washington and many across the country, I've been reading the exce... Read More

Obama May Be Best Economic President Ever Dec. 31, 2013

Froma Harrop

Lend me your ears. I have come to praise President Obama and bury the myth that Republican president... Read More

This Week, the Answer Man Looks at Presidential Facts and Firsts Dec. 07, 2013

The Answer Man

1. Who was the first U.S. president to declare Labor Day a holiday? For bragging rights, also provid... Read More

The Presidential Marriage Slide Sep. 06, 2012

Marc Dion

You get strange benefits from marriage. For one thing, since you're not alone in your apartment all ... Read More

Unmemorable State of the Union Speeches Jan. 23, 2011

Roger Simon

When President Obama delivers his second official State of the Union address, he may continue a long... Read More