National Commentary

The jungle of political suspicion

Congressman Shot Baseball Leaders

“Every gun measure is decried as confiscation. Every tax increase is described as oppressive....

Editorial Cartoon

Fresh ink from Pat Bagley

Bagley edit toon 6-23-17

A Pat Bagley editorial cartoon.


National Commentary

Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" — a play for our times

Shakespearean Trump

“Overall, this picture of a divided Rome – a mix of power politics, of stoic ideals giving way to ego – should give pause to modern audiences,” writes Jyotsna G. Singh.


National Commentary

Four scenarios that could doom the Senate's health care bill

Congress Health Overhaul Protest

Negotiated in secret, the Republican health care bill could fall apart in at least four ways, writes Amber Phillips.


National Commentary

Trump's Putin infatuation, and other signs of guilt

United States Russia Trump Ambassador

“In demanding a quick end to it, his defenders don't sound confident the investigation will validate his innocence. They sound terrified it won't,” writes Steve Chapman.


Editorial Cartoon

Fresh ink from Nate Beeler

Beeler edit toon 6-21-17

 A Nate Beeler editorial cartoon.


National Commentary

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of The Slants, it ruled for free speech

Supreme Court Offensive Trademarks

Political correctness can’t silence the First Amendment, writes Rich Lowry.


National Commentary

George H.W. Bush had it right — we need a kinder, gentler nation

Congressman Shot Baseball Scalise Strong

“We can't un-crazy crazy, but we can each try to stem the madness,” writes Kathleen Parker.


National Commentary

Donald Trump is a Republican now

Trump-1 Camp David

“The president may be besieged, unpopular and prone to lashing out self-destructively, but all of this cements his bond to his party rather than erodes it,” writes Rich Lowry.


National Commentary

The jungle of political suspicion

Congressman Shot Baseball Leaders

“Every gun measure is decried as confiscation. Every tax increase is described as oppressive. This simply shuts down dialogue before it can even start,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.


National Commentary

Political violence — "as American as cherry pie"

Trump Domestic Terrorism-3 McVeigh

“This grotesque outbreak of political violence was a tragedy, but it was not an aberration. The first step to overcoming our flaws is to admit how deep they go,” writes Steve Chapman.


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