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Lies the Liar Tells Jun. 15, 2019

Mark Shields

When politicians talk in private, they regularly use a cruel shorthand. For example, a candidate who... Read More

'We' Once Did Fight Wars Jun. 08, 2019

Mark Shields

Beneath the perfectly manicured lawns and under the pines and elm trees at the Normandy cemetery lie... Read More

Rolling Thunder: The Parade These Warriors Never Got May. 29, 2019

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — I heard Rolling Thunder at my window overlooking Massachusetts and Wisconsin Aven... Read More

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

Please Speak Ill of the Dead Aug. 31, 2018

Ted Rall

"Too soon!" That was a standard response to my criticisms of John McCain after his death. My cartoon... Read More

With Nixon in '68: The Year America Came Apart Apr. 27, 2018

Patrick Buchanan

On the night of Jan. 31, 1968, as tens of thousands of Viet Cong guerrillas attacked the major citie... Read More

50 Years of White What-ifs Apr. 04, 2018

Connie Schultz

America's white working class has never had a champion more eloquent than the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther... Read More

Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport Sep. 29, 2017

Jamie Stiehm

Take me to the protest. Let's meet out on the streets: at a National Football League game, a law sch... Read More

'It Never Ends' Sep. 27, 2017

Connie Schultz

Before I started attending Kent State in the fall of 1975, I was a kid living in small-town Ashtabul... Read More

The Vietnam Syndrome: How We Lost It, Why We Need It Sep. 21, 2017

Steve Chapman

In Kabul, Afghanistan, American Embassy personnel who want to meet with their counterparts at the ne... 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

Why Are Service-Injured Veterans Getting the Runaround? Jul. 05, 2016

Daily Editorials

The time has come. The Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs must stop dragging their feet. Th... Read More

History Is Watching Jun. 11, 2016

Mark Shields

On Nov. 30, 1967, I stood in the caucus room of what is now called the Russell Senate Office Buildin... Read More

Politics Becomes Theater of the Absurd May. 27, 2016

Suzanne Fields

The Theater of the Absurd was the vogue of the '60s, when the cry was "anything goes." and everythin... Read More

Vietnam Peace Accord 43 Years Old Jan. 29, 2016

Daily Editorials

The calendar has a way of reminding us of historic events, dates that stick in one's mind from an ea... Read More

Who Created These Campus Whiners? Nov. 24, 2015

Stephen Moore

Remember the campus unrest in the 1960s? Whether or not you agreed with the students, they were prot... Read More

Documentary on Kent State Shootings Resonates Today Apr. 29, 2015

Connie Schultz

As a '79 graduate of Kent State University, I was eager to watch PBS' new documentary on the 1970 ca... 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

Iraq and the Echoes of Vietnam Jun. 26, 2014

Steve Chapman

A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing... Read More

Bob Gates Is Tired of War Jan. 16, 2014

Steve Chapman

Robert Gates may be the only CIA director or defense secretary who ever took part in peace demonstra... Read More