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Data: Sept. 24, 2016
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August 15, 2016
Column: Dreaming of a different Republican party
NEW YORK -- In recent days, I have had a dream: that America has a real Republican Party, a party offering a serious right-of-center alternative to the Democrats. Such a contest of ideas would improve the public debate and offer Americans a real choice, not the cartoon campaign we...
August 15, 2016 - 8:59pm
August 14, 2016
Column: To each his own Olympics
WASHINGTON -- You may be thrilled by the feats of Katie Ledecky, mesmerized by the grace of the women gymnasts, startled by Rio spectators mocking U.S. soccer star Hope Solo with chants of "Zika! Zika!" (the first recorded instance, noted one wit, of a stadium rocking to the invocation...
August 14, 2016 - 8:25pm
Column: Trump tries to wreck the political system
WASHINGTON -- Apparently we've reached the part where Donald Trump, not satisfied with having demolished the Republican Party, tries to bring down the rest of the political system as well. No one should be surprised. The garbage that comes out of his mouth gets more vile and putrid...
August 14, 2016 - 8:23pm
August 13, 2016
Column: Driven to distraction
OXFORD, Md. -- Reflexively, I type "Dru" and The Drudge Report pops up. I hate myself for going there but as a columnist ever in search of the zeitgeist's ultimate wave, I am behooved. Breezing past the latest tricklings about The Hill & Trumpie Show -- I'm not proud of this...
August 13, 2016 - 8:55pm
August 12, 2016
Column: The sinking fantasy that Trump would defend the Constitution
WASHINGTON -- Like shipwrecked mariners clinging to a floating mast, many Republicans rationalize supporting Donald Trump because of “the court.” This two-word incantation means: Because we care so much for the Constitution, it is supremely important to entrust to Trump the making...
August 12, 2016 - 8:57pm
August 11, 2016
Column: In defense of efforts to combat the Zika virus
WASHINGTON -- There’s an effort to distort my votes on spending to fight the Zika virus to make it seem as if I don’t care about women and children’s health. That’s not the case. Ivoted for $1.1 billion in emergency spending for Zika. I alsovoted for the underlying bill...
August 11, 2016 - 8:51pm
Column: Flat-footed responses cripple both campaigns
CHICAGO -- If it seems that voting for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump constitutes a lesser-of-two-evils choice, one thing is clear: Never mind evil -- neither has a lick of sense, if the ability to think on their feet is any indication. Exhibit A: Donald Trump went on an ill-advised...
August 11, 2016 - 8:50pm
Column: The Disney-fication of our national parks
AUSTIN, Texas -- It’s summer vacation time and gasoline is quasi-cheap. So why not pile the family into the minivan and pay a visit to the historic Budweiser Statue of Liberty, or motor out west in your Camry to Toyota’s Yellowstone National Park? That’s right, our thoroughly...
August 11, 2016 - 8:47pm
August 10, 2016
Column: Hurray for John Oliver
WASHINGTON -- Every couple of years or so, I feel the need to whine about the plight of newspapers. It's August. I'm Trumped out. So today's the day. Except that HBO's John Oliver beat me to it with the best defense of newspapers -- ever. His recent "Last Week Tonight with John...
August 10, 2016 - 9:29pm
August 9, 2016
Column: Why a Trump loss in November could still be destructive
WASHINGTON -- All Americans should be alarmed by Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone's suggestion that Trump claim Hillary Clinton is trying to steal the election. Asserting that there is already "widespread voter fraud," Stone said Trump should say that "if there's voter fraud,...
August 9, 2016 - 8:40pm
August 8, 2016
Column: From Alzheimer's to Zika, working to solve problems
Q: What’s the federal government’s stake in seeking a cure for Alzheimer’s disease? A: More than five million Americans today are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly two-thirds of these individuals are women. And unless medical breakthroughs are discovered to unlock...
August 8, 2016 - 8:53pm
Column: Trump's head case
WASHINGTON -- Two years ago, Karl Rove caused a stir when he planted a seed that Hillary Clinton might have suffered brain damage from a fall. My, how things have changed. Today, Clinton's brain seems to be working just fine, though it's less than clear that Donald Trump's is....
August 8, 2016 - 8:52pm
August 7, 2016
Column: Donald Trump and the fitness threshold
August 7, 2016 - 9:35pm
Column: Trump's act is wearing thin
ASHBURN, Va. -- Maybe this is how it ends for Donald Trump: not with a bang but with a child's whimper. The Republican presidential nominee, rallying supporters in a high school auditorium here, was talking about Chinese currency manipulation when an infant began to cry. "Don't...
August 7, 2016 - 9:33pm
August 5, 2016
Column: Trump's ignorance about sexual harassment
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump says his daughter, were she a victim of sexual harassment, should "find another career or find another company." His son Eric Trump said that his sister Ivanka "is a strong, powerful woman" who would not "allow herself to be subjected to that" treatment....
August 5, 2016 - 9:21pm