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July 21, 2016
Column: You know what they say ...
CLEVELAND -- Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much. This is especially so if you're Melania Trump on opening night at the Republican National Convention. Or, is it? By the reaction, both within and without the campaign, you'd have thought the...
July 21, 2016 - 9:01pm
July 19, 2016
Column: Who will keep us safe?
WASHINGTON -- Nice, France. Of all places. But of course a terrorist in love with death would choose one of the world's most beautiful coastal cities to mow down innocents in a moment of celebration. There are no words. Over the next few days, as Republicans convene in Cleveland...
July 19, 2016 - 9:06pm
July 15, 2016
Column: Eye of the beholder
NEW YORK -- By now most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David Brown -- and quite a few wouldn't mind seeing him play a larger national role. I hear Republicans are looking for a substitute nominee. Brown is admired not only as a defender of law and order but also...
July 15, 2016 - 9:17pm
July 11, 2016
Column: America's killing fields
WASHINGTON -- Horror. Shock. Disbelief. Numbness. Grief. Anger. And terrible sadness. These fractured thoughts were all I could muster upon waking Friday to news of the ambush on Dallas police. They were still fresh in my mind from the night before when I'd turned in early,...
July 11, 2016 - 9:13pm
July 5, 2016
Column: Bill-gate, again
WASHINGTON -- But of course Bill Clinton wants his wife to become president of the United States and make history as the nation's first female commander in chief. Why, he'd be pleased as punch and proud as proud can be. Plus, it would be tons of fun to return to the White House as...
July 5, 2016 - 6:23pm
June 29, 2016
Column: Double trouble for Trump
WASHINGTON -- Watching Hillary Clinton beaming sidewise on stage as Elizabeth Warren taunted Donald Trump brought the Wrigley twin ditty to mind: Double your pleasure, double your fun, with double good, double good, Doublemint gum. Instead of two happy twins riding a tandem...
June 29, 2016 - 8:35pm
June 27, 2016
Column: Brexit, meet Trexit
WASHINGTON -- With Britain's vote to leave the European Union, did Donald Trump just win the presidential election? On the surface, this may seem an odd question, but the concerns that led a majority of Brits to vote "leave" on Thursday are similar to those that have catapulted...
June 27, 2016 - 9:37pm
June 22, 2016
Column: Trump's pivot to Damascus
WASHINGTON -- If you turned on cable TV news Monday, chances are good that you caught Corey Lewandowski fibbing that he doesn't have a clue why Donald Trump fired him as his campaign manager. Of course he knows. In a series of interviews on several shows, Lewandowski dodged every...
June 22, 2016 - 9:22pm
June 20, 2016
Column: Repeat, retreat and reload
WASHINGTON -- The arguments for and against gun control are so familiar by now, we might as well hit replay and skip the debate. In the wake of the horrific murders of 49 people in an Orlando gay nightclub, America is re-enacting the usual drama: Politicians repeat past arguments,...
June 20, 2016 - 10:26pm
June 15, 2016
Column: There he goes again
WASHINGTON — From Shanghai to Paris to Moscow, the world has been watching to see how the U.S. election is affected by the latest terrorist bloodbath on our soil, this time in the shadow of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Newspapers in those cities and in many others focused attention...
June 15, 2016 - 10:54am
June 8, 2016
Column: A Florida mourned
ORLANDO — Standing on my hotel balcony in the predawn hours, I gaze out over several dimly illuminated swimming pools abutting a small manmade lake and a golf course. Beyond the grassy carpet now black with night stretches a vast darkness that ends at a thin strand of lights marking...
June 8, 2016 - 9:54pm
June 6, 2016
Column: GOP surrenders to the dark side
WASHINGTON — With the surrender of House Speaker Paul Ryan to the Trump crusade, it is fair to wonder what the Republican Party stands for. Ryan’s endorsement of Trump, which appeared in an op-ed the speaker wrote for his hometown paper — rather than before a gaggle of reporters...
June 6, 2016 - 9:10pm
June 2, 2016
Column: Once a great notion
OXFORD, Md. — It was such a marvelous idea: The United States of America. Obviously, we’ve never really pulled it all together under one hat, but it has always seemed that at least we were striving for a more perfect union. No more. Something changed — and quickly, as history...
June 2, 2016 - 9:40pm
May 31, 2016
Column: A legacy of a pre-post-racial era
WASHINGTON — As Barack Obama’s presidency takes a backseat to the psychodrama known as the 2016 election, historians, speculators and revisionists are busy writing his presidential epitaph. Not least of the revisionists is Obama himself. At a recent commencement address at historically...
May 31, 2016 - 4:38pm
May 25, 2016
Column: A Trump too far?
WASHINGTON — If Donald Trump prefers combatants who aren’t captured, as he once mocked John McCain, he apparently doesn’t believe in taking prisoners, either. The exception to the rule is obviously truth. But then, veracity is no hindrance to the conspiracy-minded. Now, Trump...
May 25, 2016 - 5:31pm