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Mona Charen: Putin speaks code. Does Trump understand?

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Back when word first leaked that Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Donald Trump Jr. had met with a Russian lawyer and others offering dirt on Hillary Clinton, President Trump seemed to think he was supplying an exculpatory cover story. Flying home from Germany on Air Force One, Trump reportedly instructed Don Jr. to claim that he and the Kremlin-linked lawyer had "primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children."

 

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Democrats, take note: 'Normal' isn't coming back

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Smack them with their own bat. That was the gist of, "Hey Democrats, Fighting Fair is for Suckers," a provocative jeremiad that Politico ran on Independence Day. In it, writer Rob Goodman argued that, after Republicans have killed all the old political norms -- denying a Supreme Court nominee a hearing, for example -- it's silly for Democrats to go on playing by the rules. Why obey the law in a lawless world?

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Trump and Putin vs. America

Posted 7/18/2018 in National Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Spare me your shock at Trump's sellout to Putin

Posted 7/18/2018 in National Columns

After almost two years of unending chaos, the only shocking thing about Donald Trump's disastrous Helsinki press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin is that some people were apparently shocked.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is a Trump court in the making?

Posted 7/14/2018 in National Columns

If Mitch McConnell's Senate can confirm his new nominee for the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump may have completed the capture of all three branches of the U.S. government for the Republican Party.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Under unchecked power, no one is safe

Posted 7/14/2018 in National Columns

They did not have to die. That's the bitter truth. Katie Sasser and her friend John Hall would likely still be alive if cops and prosecutors in Glynn County, Georgia, had done their jobs.

 

 

Mona Charen: What the cave boys teach us about abortion

Posted 7/13/2018 in National Columns

Twelve boys and their adult coach trapped in a dank, oxygen-deprived cave in Thailand riveted the world's attention for two weeks.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Kavanaugh and the myth of strict construction

Posted 7/12/2018 in National Columns

When Donald Trump announced his nominee for the Supreme Court on Monday, he said he wanted someone who could set aside his political views "to do what the law and the Constitution require."

 

 

Froma Harrop: Roe v. Wade is yesterday's fight

Posted 7/11/2018 in National Columns

If the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, the right to an abortion might no longer be law of the land.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Tired of having to explain ourselves

Posted 7/11/2018 in National Columns

For barbecuing. For selling bottled water. For napping in a dorm. For mowing a lawn. For smoking.

 

 

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