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Cal Thomas: Dock Their Pay
When the government shuts down the people responsible continue to receive their pay because they are considered “essential.” These include the president and members of Congress. It reminds me of when it snows in Washington (as opposed to the snow job
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Bill Press: The Supreme Surrender To Donald Trump
In case you still had any faith in the Supreme Court. In case you thought the Supreme Court, even under Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, was capable of deciding the law fairly and objectively. FUHGEDDABOUTIT! There is no justification for the Suprem
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Robert C. Koehler: Changing The World With Fire And Love
The easiest way to cope with the news is to shrivel it into an us-vs.-them abstraction and, thus, to extract as much humanity from it as possible. I’m thinking about the recent protest death of Aaron Bushnell, who set himself on fire — doused himself
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Clarence Page: Frozen Embryos Are People? In The World Of Politics, At Least
An Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are “children” offers a sad example of the age-old law of unintended consequences. Instead of simply protecting the developing life of the embryos to help childless couples become parents, the court
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Jonah Goldberg: Nikki Haley Keeps Losing — And Revealing Something Important About Trump And Republicans
Celebrating his victory in the South Carolina primary Saturday, Donald Trump declared, “I have never seen the Republican Party so unified as it is right now.” It was an indisputable victory for Trump, particularly given that it was in the home state
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Cal Thomas: Trump Promises To Protect Christians From Persecution
Speaking to an audience of devoted fans at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville last Friday, Donald Trump said if re-elected president he will “… create a new federal task force on fighting anti-Christian bias. … Its mission wi
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Mary Sanchez: Biden Eyes US-Mexico Border With A Trumpian Gaze
How close to Republican hardliners can President Joe Biden creep without losing Democratic votes? Can he sound tough on immigration by pleading for Congress to give him the power to “shut down the border?” Check – he did that a few weeks ago. It was
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Clarence Page: Fani Willis And The Court Of Public Opinion
Fani Willis should have known better. It doesn’t take a law degree to know that the appearance of impropriety can be just as damaging as the real thing. Sometimes worse. That’s particularly true in a “heater case,” which is courthouse slang for a cas
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Robert C. Koehler: Struggling To Stay Positive — And Productive
Excuse me as I ponder eternity — briefly. Like it or not, this is the essence of . . . uh, aging. As I wrote a year ago: “. . . once you actually hit it — that three letter word, ‘old’ — watch out: ‘An aged man (as William Butler Yeats pointed out, a
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Bill Press: Hang Vladimir Putin around Donald Trump's neck
Before I’m accused of plagiarism, I want to admit: I stole that line and the very last line in this column from Bill Kristol, former editor of The Weekly Standard, now editor of The Bulwark newsletter. Because they’re so good, so true, and so sum up
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Cal Thomas: The new American antisemitism
In the aftermath of “from the river to the sea” anti-Israel protests on many college campuses and in the streets comes a perfectly timed book by Johns Hopkins University Professor Benjamin Ginsberg titled “The New American Anti-Semitism: The Left, Th
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Jonah Goldberg: No, Donald Trump does not equal Alexei Navalny
Alexei Navalny didn’t simply die. He wasn’t just murdered. He was tortured to death. It didn’t happen on the rack or mid-beating, but Vladimir Putin — who had tried to eliminate him earlier — slowly killed Navalny all the same. Putin sent the Russian
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Cal Thomas: Willis Vs. Wade Vs. Euphemisms
During questioning of Fulton County, Georgia prosecutor Nathan Wade about his “relationship” with District Attorney Fani Willis there was a moment that cut through all the euphemisms we have become accustomed to when it comes to human behavior. Scott
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Clarence Page: On Trump’s Befuddling Hold On The GOP And The Fizzling Of The ‘Never Trump’ Movement
I’m so old that I can remember when moderate Republicans such as Colin Powell, former secretary of state, clung to hopes that Donald Trump might “grow” into the presidency. I don’t hear much talk like that nowadays with Trump leading the polls for th
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Mary Sanchez: Why My Beloved Kansas City Suffered A Mass Shooting
The words about the tragedy tumbled from the mouth of Kansas City’s mayor, grim-faced, who stood before a scrum of reporters outside of police headquarters. Not quite four hours had passed since the shooting that abruptly ended my city’s gloriously j
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Bill Press: New York CD 3: Big Lessons For Both Parties
First, this declaimer. For years, I’ve cautioned against exaggerating the importance of any one special election. For the most part, they’re one and done, I argued. Don’t try to draw any wider lessons. And I still, generally, hold that view. But this
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Cal Thomas: Gospel On PBS Lifts Spirits
If you are tired of TV shows like “The Bachelor” where women demean themselves by competing for the “love” of a man; if you are sick of all the shootings and explosions on TV, the canned laughter on sitcoms that mostly aren’t funny (which is why they
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Robert C. Koehler: The War On Gaza: Public Relations Vs. Reality
For its victims, war is . . . yes, hell. For the rest of us — the onlooking and supportive patriots — war is an abstraction embedded in ignorance, a.k.a., public relations, served up for public consumption. At least that’s the way it’s supposed to be
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Clarence Page: Economic Gloominess In Spite Of Upbeat Data Also Affects Immigration Debate
When we think about the economy, it’s not just numbers that matter. It’s also how we feel about the numbers. Public discontent about the economy, even as the economy is growing and unemployment is low, has been President Joe Biden’s persistent headac
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Cal Thomas: The Unmaking Of A President
Beginning with the election of John F. Kennedy in 1960 and through the re-election of Richard Nixon in 1972, political journalist and biographer Theodore H. White wrote books called “The Making of a President.” Were he alive today he might title one
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Clarence Page: How To Fight Donald Trump As A Republican And Survive
What? Nikki Haley is still in the race? Yes, despite pressure from her fellow Republicans to drop her challenge to front-runner and former President Donald Trump, the former South Carolina governor sounds determined to stick around awhile — and as in
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Mary Sanchez: America Must Choose – Aging Man With Bad Recall Or The One With Evil Intentions
Your choices, America, are as follows: Either you vote for “a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory” (words of the recent special counsel report on Biden). Or you can take what’s behind door number two: an equally aging and most c
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Robert C. Koehler: Diversity In The Crosshairs
“Welcome to Dearborn, America’s Jihad Capital . . .” No, this is not the official “you are now entering Dearborn, Michigan” sign, at the corner of Michigan and Wyoming avenues, or whatever. This prosperous Detroit suburb — not only the hometown of He
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Bill Press: Breaking News: No Person Is Above The Law!
Under the 14th Amendment, is Donald Trump, architect of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, eligible to run for president again? That weighty question is now before the Supreme Court. We don’t know what the court will do. But we know what they should
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Cal Thomas: Limiting Lawbreakers Is Still Lawbreaking
The satirical Babylon Bee mocks the Senate immigration bill: “New Senate Anti-Murder Bill Caps Murders At 5,000 Per Day.” The point is that even if the bill passes both chambers and is signed by the president, which at the moment seems unlikely, it w
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Jonah Goldberg: Biden’s Job Approval Rating Is Abysmal. Here’s Why He Might Beat Trump Anyway
There’s bad news and good news for those who want to see Joe Biden win in 2024 (or who really just want to see Donald Trump lose). The bad news is that in the era of modern polling, no president has ever won re-election with approval ratings as low a
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Cal Thomas: Let Us Pray
The number of President Biden’s gaffes and flip-flops on issues would fill a book, but he combined several categories of verbal meanderings at last week’s National Prayer Breakfast. The gathering took place in the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall. Bi
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Clarence Page: Joe Biden’s Campaign Could Use Some Star Power. Paging Taylor Swift?
President Joe Biden’s team looks to Taylor Swift for a touchdown. Considering the obvious ability that pop star Taylor Swift and her NFL star boyfriend, Travis Kelce, have shown for stealing the limelight, it comes as little surprise that, without ev
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Mary Sanchez: Sorry Liberals, There’s Something To Learn From The Taylor Swift/Travis Kelce Conspiracies
Liberals are now claiming to be oh-so-tired of the feeding frenzy they helped stoke. This would be their pushback, some of it admittedly quite witty, to far-right conspiracy theories about the lovey-dovey relationship between singer-songwriter Taylor
Tribune Content Agency Opinions4 min readInternational Relations
Robert C. Koehler: Neck Deep In The Big Muddy
Read the news, hup, two, three, four! “Top United States officials prodded Israel on Monday to do more to protect civilians in the Gaza Strip . . .” Thus began a recent, and oh so typical, piece of war reportage. It was purveyed by the New York Times
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