National Commentary

Another way to banish the bump stock

Congress Las Vegas Shooting-10

“The bump stock is a dangerous invention, created to evade the law, that the maker should...

National Commentary

Legal marijuana is becoming the norm — for good reason

Marijuana California

“The case for full legalization becomes stronger all the time,” writes Steve Chapman.


National Commentary

Education must mean more than the avoidance of offense

Books-Harper Lee-Movie-2

“The greatest stories confront the worst of human nature with the best of the human spirit. We diminish their power by lowering the stakes,” writes Michael Gerson.


National Commentary

Trump's cognitive dissonance presidency

To paraphrase Groucho Marx, President Donald Trump has a position on the Lamar Alexander/Patty Murray health care deal, and if you don't like it, he has another one. Within hours, Trump veered wildly on the bipartisan compromise on Obamacare that the Tennessee Republican and the Washington Democrat...


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Enablers of a debased politics

Trump The Fallen Congresswoman-3

WASHINGTON — Permit me to confess: I am one of the very last people in the United States who does not consider the word "politician" to be an insult. On the contrary, the work politicians do is important because politics is a good and essential thing in a free society. It's the degradation of...


National Commentary

Another way to banish the bump stock

Congress Las Vegas Shooting-10

“The bump stock is a dangerous invention, created to evade the law, that the maker should have known would sooner or later be deployed for indiscriminate slaughter,” writes Steve Chapman.


National Commentary

There are no winners in Dreamers debate

AP Poll Immigration

“The consequence of this high-visibility fight over DACA recipients will be that — whether our youngest, most idealistic and most Americanized immigrants are cast off or allowed to remain in some sort of imperfect status — we'll all lose,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.


National Commentary

The religious right has become a tribe of sycophants

Trump Family Research Council

“When anyone or anything takes priority over the faith, there is a good, strong religious word for it: idolatry,” writes Michael Gerson.


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How the NFL lost to Trump

APTOPIX 49ers Colts Football

“There were all sorts of unobjectionable means available for players to defy Trump, but they allowed themselves to, in effect, get double-dared into disrespecting the flag,” writes Rich Lowry.


National Commentary

Trump declares war on the Constitution

APTOPIX Trump

“Trump's supporters feared that if Clinton were elected, constitutional rights would be damaged over time by a liberal Supreme Court. Instead, they got a president who prefers to damage them immediately all by himself,” writes Steve Chapman.


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Trump's claim that a US interceptor can knock out ICBMs '97% of the time'

APTOPIX Trump US Canada

“The president speaks with confidence but descends into hyperbole. No single interceptor for ICBMs has demonstrated a 97-percent success rate, and there is no guarantee using two interceptors has a 100-percent success rate,” writes Glenn Kessler.


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