‘Outlaw’ horses, skinny dogs and love as a verb

Every so often, someone brings me a horse that, at no real fault of its own other than the passage of time, has gotten big and strong and is used to doing whatever it wants, whenever it wants. When...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Rankin: Are education policies helping or hindering student (and teacher) success?

President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law in 2001. Since that time, Colorado has tested students and used the tests and other assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of the K-12...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Too many of us have a vested interest in division

WASHINGTON – This is the summer of our discontent. As Americans celebrated July 4, they were mad at their leaders, mad at their government and mad at each other. A recent Pew poll finds that...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

No return on North Korea, the Rubicon has been crossed

WASHINGTON – Across 25 years and five administrations, we have kicked the North Korean can down the road. We are now out of road. On July 4, North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

James: An old timer in a new age

I was born in Austin, Texas, back before Austin was cool. The Armadillo World Headquarters didn’t exist yet. Dwight Eisenhower was president and television (if you were fancy enough to own one) was...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Douthat: Going small on health care

Seven years ago, the Democratic Party found itself at a crossroads. Its sweeping health care bill was increasingly unpopular – the subject of angry town hall protests, the cause of a shocking...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Samuelson: Good news - next recession may well be delayed

WASHINGTON – This is not your father’s inflation, and that’s good news. Business cycles often end when higher inflation causes a country’s central bank (the Federal Reserve in the United States) to...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Krauthammer: Coherent American strategy needed in Syria

WASHINGTON – The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Russia threatens to attack coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates. What is going on? It might...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Brooks: Let’s not get carried away

I was the op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal at the peak of the Whitewater scandal. We ran a series of investigative pieces “raising serious questions” (as we say in the scandal business)...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Douthat: This era is crazy, but not as crazy as we may think

The first thing to say about the attempted massacre of congressional Republicans on a baseball field in suburban Virginia is that the motivations of the shooter were unusual. By which I mean that,...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Samuelson: Trump is not destiny

WASHINGTON – It’s time to take a brief break from Donald Trump. Whatever you think of him, there’s no denying that he dominates the news cycle. We seem to assume that the nation’s future depends on...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Trump’s tweets come direct, unfiltered, from the id

WASHINGTON — Having coined “Bush Derangement Syndrome” more than a decade ago, I feel authorized to weigh in on its most recent offshoot. What distinguishes Trump Derangement Syndrome is not just...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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