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Op-Ed Columns

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 ...

Early voting and subverting election chaos

By George F. Will When Margaret Fuller, one of 19th century America’s public intellectuals, grandly proclaimed, “I accept the universe,” Thomas Carlyle, the British historian, reportedly said, “By gad, she’d better.” In 21st-century America, people worry about whether President ...

Intensifying into violence

By MICHAEL BARONE Protestors in California, tweeted ABC News, about an incident in Oakland, “set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified.” If you’d presented your ninth-grade teacher with that sentence in your ...

The inconvenience of neighborliness

By ERICK ERICKSON A legal scholar tested Jesus and asked simply, “Who is my neighbor?” In reply, Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest ...

Trump: ‘ Nobody likes me’

By Leonard Pitts Jr. Truth or Consequences” is the name of a town in New Mexico, and of a game show dating from the 1940s. But it’s also one of the primal laws of existence. Where an important truth is denied, consequences follow. So none of us can be surprised at the state of the union ...

Trump’s tweet about election delay just another distraction

By JONAH GOLDBERG On Thursday morning, the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that the U.S. GDP had the biggest drop in a single quarter in U.S. history. From April through June, the economy contracted by 9.5 percent, with GDP falling at an annualized rate of 32.9 percent. President ...