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The Remaining Election of 2018 Nov. 10, 2018

Mark Shields

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus taught us that "character is destiny." Nowhere is character more ap... Read More

Why Did God Choose the Apostle Paul? Oct. 26, 2018

David Limbaugh

During interviews about my most recent book, "Jesus Is Risen: Paul and the Early Church," many hosts... Read More

The Arf Of Reading People Jun. 05, 2018

The Science Advice Goddess

I'm a woman who judges potential boyfriends by whether dogs like them. My friends think I'm crazy, ... Read More

Character Does Matter May. 05, 2018

Mark Shields

With news that Sen. John McCain's last book, "The Restless Wave" — the seventh he has written ... Read More

Touching the Nation Apr. 21, 2018

Mark Shields

She was born into comfort in Manhattan and raised in Rye, a leafy, exclusive suburb in New York's We... Read More

What Is a Good American? Jan. 19, 2018

Linda Chavez

The president of the United States apparently believes that some people are less worthy of becoming ... Read More

Gorsuch: The Character Who Snowed One Side of the Aisle Mar. 24, 2017

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — Judge Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court nominee speaking before the Senate Judiciar... Read More

Painful Choices Nov. 08, 2016

Thomas Sowell

Let's talk sense about the election. Nothing is to be gained by refusing to face the hard facts. Wha... Read More

Gerald Ford and the 2016 Election Nov. 05, 2016

Mark Shields

On Sept. 8, 1974, one month after he became the nation's only un-elected commander in chief, Preside... Read More

Why Character Counts in a President Oct. 21, 2016

Suzanne Fields

"Reputation is the shadow," Abraham Lincoln said, "and character is the tree." Lincoln, as he usuall... Read More

The Candidates for 2016 Jul. 21, 2016

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

WASHINGTON — When Great Britain's Boris Johnson was forced out of the running to replace David... Read More

Character Truly Is Destiny May. 28, 2016

Mark Shields

It turns out that Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher, knew exactly what he was talking about some 25 ... Read More

How Many Trumps Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb? May. 17, 2016

Roger Simon

Donald Trump runs into the psychiatrist's office in an uproar. "Doctor, doctor!" Trump shouts. "How ... Read More

No Pander Bear Apr. 30, 2016

Mark Shields

At the tricky art of pandering — a candidate's seeking the support of a specific group of vote... Read More

Someone's Happy Earth Day Is Over Apr. 23, 2015

Lenore Skenazy

Editor's Note: We recently caught up with our old friend Arbor Day, who was sitting at a Greyhound ... Read More

When Sportsmanship Trumps Cereal Boxes Feb. 18, 2014

Chuck Norris

There are those who are champions on courses of competition. Then there are those who are victors in... Read More


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About the Dog Jan. 16, 2012

Susan Estrich

There is a famous story (it may be apocryphal, of course) about Richard Nixon and his dog. No, I don... Read More

Lifetime in GOP Culminates With Gingrich Announcement on Fox May. 10, 2011

Matt Towery

Trust me, when it comes to the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination, I am going to b... Read More

From Teachers, a Lesson in Character Mar. 15, 2011

Connie Schultz

It's a question on a lot of parents' minds these days: How do we teach character? New York Times col... Read More