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Op-Ed Columns

Trump and the military

By ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS Under President Barack Obama, and President Bush before him, America’s admirals and generals have utterly failed to prepare us to fight adversaries such as Russia and China. The worst kept secret in the Pentagon is that the U.S. military may well lose a war to ...

The good and the bad

By DIANE DIMOND Here’s some positive news from the crime beat: It is reported that, nationwide, robberies, rapes, drug offenses and burglaries are down during the first half of 2020. This trend is one of the rare good things to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fewer people have been ...

Trump turns panic peddler

By Clarence Page Having made his name in real estate, it is oddly appropriate that President Donald Trump’s reelection efforts have steered him into a new version of panic peddling. “Panic peddling” or “blockbusting” describes the now-illegal practice of persuading property owners ...

Trump and the Military: Part 1

By ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS President Donald Trump’s frayed relations with the U.S. military could imperil some of his most notable achievements. The relationship between Trump and America’s admirals and generals has reached a low point. This is a shame because it may imperil the Trump ...

How America got so inferior when compared to Europe

By FROMA HARROP Europe took dramatic steps to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Its shutdowns were so tight that the eurozone economy has fallen into a recession even deeper than ours. But guess what. Despite occasional spikes, Europe has beaten the virus down to size. With a public ...

History not yet repeated

By George F. Will Seventy-five years ago Sunday, three days after the first use of a nuclear weapon, the second occurred. There has not been a third in the subsequent 27,394 days. One of humanity’s remarkable achievements is this absence of something. President Harry S. Truman, who ...