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Op-Ed Columns

When the counterculture becomes the culture

By BEN SHAPIRO In November 2015, three years after taking the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl, quarterback Colin Kaepernick was benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert, a career journeyman most recently unsuccessful with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The following preseason, Kaepernick began ...

Why isn’t Trump trying to fix mail-in vote issues?

By Jonah Goldberg President Trump’s delay-the-election trial balloon on Twitter last week was resoundingly denounced, and rightly so. Indeed, so thorough was the repudiation, including from top Republicans, that the president backtracked a little. “I don’t want to delay,” Trump ...

Spying on journalists

By JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO Last week, this column argued that the only constitutional role for armed federal forces in Portland, Oregon, was to assist U.S. marshals in protecting federal property and personnel there — in this case, the federal courthouse and those who come to it. The column ...

As the filibuster goes, so goes GOP

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” This was the nightmare of Ben Franklin. Yet, with passage this spring of a $4 trillion bailout of an economy facing historic losses because of the COVID-19 ...

The truth about the economy

By Robert B. Reich “The recovery has been very strong,” Donald Trump said last week. Then the Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy contracted between April and June at the fastest pace in nearly three-quarters of a century, which is as long as economists have been keeping ...

A saint goes marching home

By Kathleen Parker In a world seemingly gone mad, last Thursday’s funeral for Rep. John Lewis offered a refuge of sanity and presented a confluence of humankind’s best qualities — honor, dignity, humility and grace. Watching from home and listening to the eloquent rhetoric of the past ...