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Inflation and Stagflation -- the Great Instructors Apr. 29, 2021

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

Stagflation, which reigned during the presidency of Jimmy Carter, occurs during an unusual confluenc... Read More

Gov. Hutchinson's Distortion of President Reagan Apr. 14, 2021

Star Parker

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas raised ire from conservatives for vetoing legislation pas... Read More

Antidote to March Mar. 06, 2021

Mark Shields

In the New England where I grew up, March was an unpopular month — wet, muddy, cold and, with ... Read More

2020 Voters Knew What They Wanted Feb. 27, 2021

Mark Shields

There has always been something faintly Old Testament about the way we Americans pick our presidents... Read More

Dark Winter of a Grand Old Party Feb. 12, 2021

Patrick Buchanan

It has been a dreadful three months for the Grand Old Party. On Nov. 3, President Donald Trump seeme... Read More

Time to Move on From Anger Feb. 08, 2021

Daily Editorials

Saturday marked President Ronald Reagan's 110th birthday. Without Reagan, the outcome of the Cold Wa... Read More

Political Hypocrisy on Deficits and the National Debt Feb. 06, 2021

Mark Shields

On April 1, 2018, when Thad Cochran retired after 40 years as a U.S. senator from Mississippi, he ma... Read More

Time to Move on From Anger Feb. 04, 2021

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

This Saturday marks President Ronald Reagan's 110th birthday. Without Reagan, the outcome of the Col... Read More

Candor: A Politician's Secret, Unused Weapon Jan. 02, 2021

Mark Shields

Let me be blunt, please: Most of us ink-stained wretches in the political press corps are complete s... Read More

Semifinal Thoughts on Election 2020 Nov. 14, 2020

Mark Shields

Joe Biden won the White House, we are reminded almost daily, on his third try, having run unsuccessf... Read More

A Time for Choosing Again Oct. 29, 2020

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

In order to win the presidential election next week, President Donald Trump will have to articulate ... Read More

A Time for Choosing Again Oct. 29, 2020

Daily Editorials

In order to win the presidential election next week, President Donald Trump will have to articulate ... Read More

The Irrelevance of Presidential Debates Sep. 27, 2020

Steve Chapman

The first debate is typically the most dramatic occasion of every general election presidential camp... Read More

Donald Trump's Unusual Political Libido Sep. 17, 2020

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

Washington — The election of 2020 is well underway. President Donald Trump is probably overhea... Read More

Nancy Reagan Red Aug. 29, 2020

Susan Estrich

Nancy Reagan was one of the most elegant women I have ever met: gracious, with impeccable taste. It ... Read More

Voters Have Decided on Trump Jul. 18, 2020

Mark Shields

By now, Republican officeholders are daily and in ever-increasing numbers coming up with reasons why... Read More

The Look of Things, Headed Toward November Jul. 14, 2020

William Murchison

A man of the mass entertainment world, President Donald Trump, would be familiar with vaudeville, wh... Read More

The Buck Doesn't Stop Here Jul. 11, 2020

Mark Shields

Dan Buck is a philosopher friend of mine with a rare gift for explaining the political world. Back w... Read More

The Professor's War Against Truth Jul. 02, 2020

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

Washington — Here we are, halfway through 2020, and what is the latest finding on the achievem... Read More

Are Democrats Smart Enough to Take Yes for an Answer? Jun. 06, 2020

Mark Shields

Here's the fail-safe test for whether a political party is growing and strengthening or shrinking in... Read More