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The Republican Party has Clearly Lost Its Way Opinions
The Republican Party has Clearly Lost Its Way
2018-10-08 11:42:09
by Leonard Pitts

The other day, a woman confessed to me that she's a Republican. Republicans may bristle at the verb, but it's used advisedly. The lady admitted her party affiliation the way you would some personal failing. "I don't tell a . . . Read More

Hypocritical Damon Uses Kavanaugh Portrayal as a Shield Opinions
Hypocritical Damon Uses Kavanaugh Portrayal as a Shield
2018-10-06 00:38:11
by John Kass

Future historians probably won't devote entire volumes to Hollywood actor Matt Damon for his part in the grotesque savaging of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Sadly, Damon will most likely be just a footnote, some jester in... Read More

Here's Wishing Jason Kander Strength -- and a Speedy Return to Public Life Opinions
Here's Wishing Jason Kander Strength -- and a Speedy Return to Public Life
2018-10-06 00:35:03
by Mary Sanchez

When Barack Obama was asked about the future of the Democratic party in a final White House interview, without hesitation he said one name: Missouri's Jason Kander. Obama likely recognized that Kander had the zest and charisma to enthrall voters, ... Read More

When Cities Rely on Fines and Fees, Everybody Loses Opinions
When Cities Rely on Fines and Fees, Everybody Loses
2018-10-06 00:05:49
by Anne Kim

Raising taxes is painful. That may be why, since 2010, 47 states and a number of cities have instead raised both civil and criminal fines and fees. These increases are often viewed as a conflict-free way to plug budget holes. Read More

Where There's Doubt, Men Get the Benefit Thereof Opinions
Where There's Doubt, Men Get the Benefit Thereof
2018-10-03 10:56:09
by Leonard Pitts

Let's get something straight: Men are not the victims here. It is a foolish and offensive line of reasoning, so naturally it has caught traction on the political right. Indeed, for some, it is an article of faith as the... Read More

New Strategic Focus an Improvement, but US Must Abandon Nation-State Cronyism Opinions
New Strategic Focus an Improvement, but US Must Abandon Nation-State Cronyism
2018-10-03 10:54:14
by Rachel Marsden

It's all laid out in black and white in the Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy: "Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in U.S. national security." Last month, CIA Director... Read More

America's Bullies Opinions
America's Bullies
2018-10-02 11:48:34
by Robert B. Reich

As a kid I was always a head shorter than other boys, which meant I was bullied -- mocked, threatened, sometimes assaulted. Childhood bullying has been going on forever. But America has become a culture of bullying... Read More

The Republicans Put On Quite a Show Opinions
The Republicans Put On Quite a Show
2018-10-01 14:43:15
by Leonard Pitts

Give the Republicans credit: they worked hard to create the appearance of enlightened compassion. Meaning, of course, Thursday's Senate Judiciary... Read More

The Senate Judiciary Committee Sets a New Low Opinions
The Senate Judiciary Committee Sets a New Low
2018-09-29 01:35:03
by Mary Sanchez

Hell hath no fury like an entitled man scorned. America met that man on Thursday, in all his caustic glory. He's federal Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, now well on his way to becoming the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. Read More

Democrats, Kavanaugh and the Illness Deep Within the Bones of the Republic Opinions
Democrats, Kavanaugh and the Illness Deep Within the Bones of the Republic
2018-09-27 11:08:52
by John Kass

It is tempting to watch the political spectacle of Democrats destroying Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as if it were only some shameful partisan circus. Read More

'What Boy Hasn't Done This in High School?' Opinions
'What Boy Hasn't Done This in High School?'
2018-09-26 11:28:46
by Leonard Pitts

Gina Sosa is not impressed by attempted rape. "What boy hasn't done this in high school?" she asks. "Please, I would like to know." Since she asked so nicely, I went on Twitter... Read More

Social Media Propaganda Isn't Changing Any Functional Minds Opinions
Social Media Propaganda Isn't Changing Any Functional Minds
2018-09-26 11:05:44
by Rachel Marsden

In the endless attempt to undermine the legitimacy of U.S. President Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 election, much has been made of the role of social media. Read More

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