Opinion

The time has come to stop calling Trump a racist

WASHINGTON – President Trump is a horrendous racist. And it’s time for Democrats to stop calling him one. Substantial evidence shows that labeling Trump “racist” backfires against Democrats. It...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

The Trump administration is throttling the BLM

WASHINGTON – This is how the Trump administration goes about the quiet business of incapacitating the U.S. government. President Donald Trump spent his summer making war on Denmark, attacking...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

So the world’s most successful political party ends

NEW YORK – Britain’s Tories are arguably the most successful political party of the modern age. The Conservatives have ruled Britain for nearly 60 of the 90 years since 1929 (the country’s first...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

Fed shouldn’t pick a fight with President Trump

WASHINGTON – ”To the barricades.” That’s one way of characterizing Bill Dudley’s recent proposal that the Federal Reserve fight back against President Trump’s attacks. Although it’s a bad idea, it...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Renewing old friendships

Drought, fire, snow, heavy runoffs, pestilence and helping to pay for orthopedic surgeons’ children to go to college forced me to ignore two good friends. Those friends are Lime Creek and...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

The Old South gets a new kind of college president

CHARLESTON, S.C. – From a childhood laboring in China’s cotton and wheat fields to the presidency of the College of Charleston, Andrew Hsu’s story is anything but ordinary. His extraordinary vision...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Not just a machine, he’s the Lamborghini of gaffes

WASHINGTON – There is no surer way to convince people you are going nuts than to stand in front of a crowd and announce that you are not going nuts. “I want to be clear: I’m not going nuts,” Joe...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Here’s why we may be underspending on defense

WASHINGTON – I’ve written several columns this year on military spending, contending – against conventional wisdom – that we don’t spend more than the next eight countries combined, including China...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Trump’s presidency not unfolding, it’s unraveling

WASHINGTON – Historians studying the Trump presidency will have a prodigious amount of digital material that demands examination but defies explanation. The president’s Aug. 21, half-hour, South...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Agent Orange exposure in the Republic of Vietnam waters

Blue Water Navy veterans are now entitled to a presumption of service connection for conditions related to Agent Orange exposure. This extension of the presumption is a result of Public Law...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | COLUMN: Cagle Cartoons

Who will be the fall guys for the next recession?

WASHINGTON – To have a recession or not – that is the question. It also encompassed last week’s most important political news, notwithstanding all the public attention understandably focused on the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

On China and trade, Trump’s reputation sinks

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump sold himself to the American public as an expert deal-maker. At the top of his list was a promised trade bargain with China that would boost U.S. exports and remedy some...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

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