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Hill’s emails: lying in plain sight

Hill’s emails: lying in plain sight

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Speaking in San Francisco last week, Hillary Clinton told supporters that Donald Trump is not fit to be president. “He roots for himself,” the former Secretary of State proclaimed, “and that’s the type of person who should not be president of the United States.” By that standard, Clinton herself has no business […]

Obama and Hiroshima’s moral lessons

Obama and Hiroshima’s moral lessons

By E.J. DIONNE JR. Unless you are a pacifist, you accept that evil acts—the destruction of other human lives—can be justified, even necessary, in pursuit of good and urgent ends. But unless you are amoral, you also acknowledge the human capacity for self-delusion and selfishness. People are quite capable of justifying the utterly unjustifiable by […]

Art should reflect the good of society

Art should reflect the good of society

Anyone who has lived in these United States can be excused if they agree that there has been a general deterioration in American morals and related behaviors. There are, arguably, many reasons for the decline in our ability to enjoy our lives free of bullets flying everywhere, rampant drug addiction, the inability to trust anyone save those […]

Trade and tariffs could define future

Trade and tariffs could define future

There has been talk during this year’s presidential campaigns about free trade and trade protections. If American people are inclined to look to the past they will find that during the latter years of the 1800s, the U.S. was viewed as possibly the most protectionist nation on earth. The most notable industrialists of that age, often referred to as the […]

Deal with the devil

Deal with the devil

By MICHAEL GERSON  In the category of credit where credit is due, Donald Trump has been exactly right in one important respect. He attacked the Republican establishment as low-energy, cowering weaklings. Now Republican leaders are lining up to surrender to him—ike low-energy, cowering weaklings. The capitulation has justified the accusation. It would be impolite to name […]

Being grateful at all times

Being grateful at all times

By CRAIG MURPHY There were no signs of the house. Is that a good omen or a bad omen? That question was going through my mind as I saw the field where the burned out house sat last time I was here, 10 months earlier. Looking at the field, you would never know there used […]

Free speech is not up for debate

Free speech is not up for debate

By now I’m sure you are all aware that an election is just around the corner. Hopefully you’ve registered to vote and may have received your ballot in the mail already. I have been out putting up a lot of lawn signs and I know I’m not the only one—you can hardly drive a block […]

The good news; the bad news

The good news; the bad news

I slowly study the newspaper each morning. Here’s what I learned today: • The featured national crisis of the day was worry over who you might meet in a public bathroom. In my first 67 years I’ve been spared a traumatic event in any public restroom.  Well, actually, there was Japan.  I was shocked to […]

Strategy: Speak. Repeat. Repeat again

Strategy: Speak. Repeat. Repeat again

Any Keizerite who watched the GOP debates may remember that Donald Trump quite often used nicknames on his competitors. He referred to Marco Rubio as “Little Marco,” Jeb Bush as “Low Energy Jeb,” “One in 41” for Kasich and, and for his biggest obstacle, “Lying Ted” for Ted Cruz, among other derogatory labels he pinned on those […]

The state of disunion

The state of disunion

By MICHAEL GERSON The 2016 presidential race already counts an extraordinary accomplishment: It has made the 2000 election seem like the good old days.    Before Bush v. Gore became a Supreme Court controversy, the contest seemed to demonstrate that American politics was modernizing in a hopeful direction. Clintonism (including Al Gore’s slightly revised version) […]

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