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Erickson: There probably needs to be a law

In 2020, two professors and a group of students at Cornell University sent 32,398 emails and handwritten letters to 7,132 state legislators across the nation. The letters and emails took conservative and progressive positions on issues ranging from abortion to gun control. They seemingly ...

Garvey: Buy my book, but read ‘Candide’ first

A collection of my columns, titled "Everything Is Going To Be OK (Until It's Not)," has recently been released in book form, but I'm re-reading "Candide." And while I hope everyone buys my book, I recommend first reading Voltaire's, which is also pretty good. I mean, first of all, it'll ...

Barone: The surge of populism — and nationalism

"Populist politicians and parties," writes the Ethics and Public Policy Center's Henry Olsen in The Spectator, are "rapidly gaining strength and power across the developed world." They're doing so despite the opposition and angry scorn of political and intellectual establishments of Left and ...

Napolitano: His own worst enemy, again

On "Meet the Press" last week, former President Donald Trump made a compelling case highlighting the differences between his years in office and President Joe Biden's. He also substantially and irretrievably undercut his principal defense in the four criminal cases in which he is a ...

Harrop: What about Gina Raimondo?

As Joe Biden runs for a second term, we'll be hearing more questions about his age-related cognitive abilities. So far, he's doing just fine. And never mind that his likely Republican opponent, Donald Trump, gave speeches last weekend confusing the current president with Barack Obama and ...

Stiehm: Two strikes and an out: A tale of three towns

Summer's lease has all too short a date, wrote Shakespeare, but he was wrong. Thank goodness it's gone. 2023 delivered the summer of our discontent. It's striking that three company towns, Hollywood, Detroit and now Washington, D.C., are just about shut down. The job is not getting done in ...

Robbins: Bowing to Trump, the GOP launches a phony impeachment inquiry

A political gaffe, journalist Michael Kinsley once said, is what happens when a politician accidentally tells the truth. Republican Rep. Ken Buck is no doubt drawing fire from his Republican colleagues in the House for his Washington Post op-ed last week deriding his party's newly launched ...

Erickson: Politics and faith at a crossroads

A growing number of Christians in the United States are convinced the nation is in a spiritual crisis. Crime is on the rise. Singleness and isolation are on the rise. Mental health issues, suicide, depression and despair have set in. Secular society has rushed toward unbridled hedonism, pouring ...

Barone: People of color trending Republican

Are non-white voters really moving away from the Democratic Party? To partisan Democrats confronting this question on Twitter (sorry, X), it seems preposterous that the party of former President Donald Trump, whom they routinely call a racist, could be gaining support from blacks, Hispanics and ...

Charen: Stop hidin’ Biden

Our octogenarian president traveled 8,000 miles to meet with India's premier, Narendra Modi, and to attend the G20 summit in New Delhi. He then flew another 2,000 miles to visit America's new pal, Vietnam — all over the course of just five days. That's a demanding trip, even for a younger ...