Opinion

Parker: Feeling sorry for Trump? That’s the plan

WASHINGTON – Two distinct realities coexist in the nation’s capital with the approximate compatibility of oil and water. There’s the reality of 4.1 percent economic growth, full employment, a...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Bears Ears: Don’t dismantle the sacred spirit of the land

On Dec. 4, 2017, President Donald Trump traveled to Utah to announce his attempt to undo the Bears Ears National Monument. His actions shrink the size of the protected landscape and reduce the...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Parker: Scrappy pilot versus Bigfoot hunter in Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Republican Ashley Nickloes is the only woman in a seven-way primary race to fill a congressional seat held by one family for five decades. She’s also the only military pilot...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Samuelson: Get ready for the coming welfare wars

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration may have declared it over, but a new War on Poverty is coming anyways. It will be fought largely over the concept of a “work requirement.” Should the...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Thiessen: Trump is not attacking NATO; he is strengthening it

WASHINGTON – As President Trump put Germany and other allies on notice for the harm they are doing to NATO with their failure to spend adequately on our common defense, Democrats in Washington came...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Marc Thiessen

Gerson: Feds should take note of prison reform successes

WASHINGTON – An administration not known for policy creativity is unlikely to have useful internal policy debates. But in the Trump administration, prison reform is a welcome exception. This is...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Left’s anger may well hand Trump a second term

WASHINGTON – Democrats have a new theory for how they can win back Congress and the White House. Just like “soccer moms” helped put Bill Clinton in the Oval Office in 1996, and “NASCAR dads” helped...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Marc Thiessen

Samuelson: Why our neo-isolationism will not work

WASHINGTON – As we near July Fourth, America has taken a turn for the worst. The great delusion of Donald Trump’s presidency is that we can thrive by embracing nationalism even though major...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Samuelson: History of 1930 tariff legislation is haunting

WASHINGTON – The ghost of Smoot-Hawley seems to haunt President Trump. You will recall that Smoot-Hawley was the sweeping tariff legislation that Congress passed and President Hoover signed in...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Saying goodbye to Kat

I had to say goodbye to a friend today, and I’m not sure how I’m doin’ just yet. Katrina, Kat for short, was a big beautiful bay mare. Registered paint, “breeding stock.” She was the reason I...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Parker: We must invoke philosophy of compassion

WASHINGTON – Is there a psychiatrist in the house? Like so many Americans, this columnist longs for the voice of another, the great and good Charles Krauthammer, who died last week, leaving us...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Samuelson: Consequences of unraveling trade rules unclear

WASHINGTON – The escalating trade war between the United States and China poses crucial, though unanswerable, questions: Is this the beginning of the end of the post-World War II international...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

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