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

Epstein’s weird New Mexico plot to extend himself

WASHINGTON – The more we learn, the more Jeffrey Epstein resembles an evil comic book character for the developmentally arrested intellectual – the charming-but-lurid mastermind with a plot to take...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

We already have a welfare state. So what’s next?

WASHINGTON – It seems unavoidable. Like it or not, the U.S. welfare system is bound to play a big role in the 2020 election. The recent Democratic debate on health care is just a prelude to a...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

I need your feedback to perfect our lands bill

Colorado’s Third Congressional District is home to some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes and open spaces. Towering mountains, vast forests, archaeological sites from hundreds of years...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

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