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Op-Ed Columns

The Biden Rule: ‘No Men Need Apply!’

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN There is a real possibility that, this coming week, Joe Biden will be selecting the 47th president of the United States. For the woman Biden picks — he has promised to exclude from consideration all men, black, brown, white or Asian — has a better chance of ...

Biden right man for the moment

By Jules Witcover Only a few months ago, in late February, former Vice President Joe Biden was widely regarded, as one author labeled him, as Yesterday’s Man. He was barely hanging on, looking to the approaching Democratic primary in South Carolina as a “firewall” unseen in most crystal ...

‘Walk With the Wind …’

By CONNIE SCHULTZ What a moment in America. On Thursday, three former U.S. presidents — George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — walked into Atlanta’s storied Ebenezer Baptist Church to deliver tributes to civil rights icon John Lewis, who died on July 17 at age 80. Earlier this ...

Who is really burning things down?

By MONA CHAREN My friend David French, one of the most admirable voices in America today, argues that conservatives need not vote against Republican senate candidates in order to send a message about Trumpism. I disagree. He writes, “A rage, fury, and a ‘burn it all down’ mentality is ...

Difficult decisions

By 
Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff The numbers in high school activity programs are staggering — 8 million participants in sports, 4 million students in performing arts, 500,000 coaches and officials and 300 million-plus fans at contests throughout the school year.  Whether as a participant, ...

Political dissent and freedom

By JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLIANO Two weeks ago, this column offered a brief history of the freedom of speech in America. The essence of the column was that all public speech is lawful when there is time for more speech to challenge it and that the remedy for hate speech is not censorship, but ...