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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Poor white people
Come and let us pity white people. They are the real victims here. That, in essence, is the battle cry that’s powered much of American politics for the last 30 years, the last 15 in particular. It has echoed from the halls of government to the set of
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Cal Thomas: How Children Become Progressives
How are progressives made? By cooking them in a public school six hours a day, five days a week where they are seemingly indoctrinated with an ideology that contradicts the values and beliefs of many of their parents. It began as a trickle, but now i
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Clarence Page: Why — And How — We Need To Talk About Racial Disparities In Abortion Rates
Remember the old days when President Bill Clinton brought a temporary calm to the raging abortion debate by declaring the ultra-controversial procedure should be “safe, legal and rare?” That was in 1992, when compromise still sounded like an achievab
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Jonah Goldberg: Trump’s Goal Is To Solidify Control Over The GOP, Not Help It Win Elections
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said something interesting while campaigning for Dave McCormick, one of the contenders for the GOP nomination to replace departing Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. “Just once, I’d love to see a Republican candidate stand up in
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: It's Different When It's Your Home
It’s different when it’s your home. I speak from experience. For 46 years, I’ve made my living by expressing my opinions. And an opinion — at least when it’s on a matter of substance — is by definition a divisive thing. That’s why social etiquette re
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Robert C. Koehler: Eve's Choice: Patriarchy No Longer Rules
“Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.’” — Genesis 2:18. RSV One chapter later, after Eve was held responsible for the First Sin (Adam, the submissive male, just did what she told
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Cal Thomas: Whipping Inflation – Then And Now
In 1974, when the inflation rate was 11.04 percent, President Gerald Ford came up with a slogan: “Whip Inflation Now.” WIN buttons were manufactured by the millions and people were asked to wear them to demonstrate grassroots solidarity to combat the
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Bill Press: They Did It: Now They Must Pay The Price
There are few events that fundamentally shake the entire body politic, but last week’s leak of Justice Alito’s draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, reportedly already signed onto by four other justices, is definitely one of them. It’s changed the w
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: If The Court Loses Its Legitimacy, Can Its Authority Be Far Behind?
To the Honorable Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States: Dear Sir: Have you ever met your wife? Yes, it’s an impudent question, but it seems justified by the speech you gave Friday at a judicial conference in Atl
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Clarence Page: Twitter Tames Trump, But What About The Mighty Musk?
Behave yourself, my Mama used to say, or you lose your toys. Are you listening, Mr. Trump? The nation’s former president probably heard that message from his mother many moons ago, even if his more recent behavior tells us it didn’t quite sink in. Wh
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Jonah Goldberg: It’s Not Easy To Predict US Politics In A Post-Roe World
The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a passionate advocate for abortion rights, but she was also one of Roe v. Wade’s most effective critics. “My criticism of Roe is that it seemed to have stopped the momentum on the side of change,
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Mary Sanchez: From Kansas — A Warning Of Impending Abortion Battles
The menacing message was spray painted in neat script on the side of a charred and graffitied building: “If Abortions aren’t safe; then you aren’t either.” The threat to an anti-abortion nonprofit organization in Wisconsin might as well have been an
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Cal Thomas: Why Mother’s Day weekend?
Irony doesn’t begin to explain why pro-choice activists chose Mother’s Day weekend to picket the homes of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts, who appear ready to overturn Roe v. Wade. In an age when there appear to be fewer conse
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Clarence Page: Which J.D. Vance Will We Meet Next?
“Are you a racist?” asks the young bearded man in the TV ad. “Do you hate Mexicans?” “The media calls us racists for wanting to build Trump’s wall,” he says, sounding to my politically attuned ears a lot like The Donald himself. “They censor us, but
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: It’s Hard To Fight From A Crouch
So let’s talk about That Word. Meaning the word the political left was using to define itself until the political right got hold of it and made it an object of ridicule. The word that quickly became unusable, even faintly embarrassing. No, the word i
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Cal Thomas: The end of Roe?
Chief Justice John Roberts has confirmed the accuracy of a leaked document that revealed an initial majority vote to overturn Roe vs, Wade. In that memo, Justice Samuel Alito wrote that the 1973 case overturning restrictive state abortion laws was “e
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Robert C. Koehler: A Promise To Our Kids: We Won’t Kill You
At a certain point, as I was reading the book I’d recently been sent, a strange transformation began occurring: Gradually, as I moved ever deeper into it, I wasn’t so much reading as quietly singing a hymn . . . participating in a chant. The book is
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Bill Press: The Outrage Is Not The Leak, It’s The Decision
So what do we know after the big Supreme Court leak of Justice Alito’s draft majority decision on abortion? When all the dust settles, we know three things. One. We know that whatever legitimacy the Supreme Court once held is gone, perhaps forever. I
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: When You Stay Home On Election Day
“Maybe we need to blow this b--ch up.” Five years ago, that was the considered opinion of comedian Mike Yard, a panelist on Larry Wilmore’s old Comedy Central program, “The Nightly Show.” It came as candidate Bernie Sanders absorbed a crushing primar
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Clarence Page: Dems, If You Don’t Care About The Supreme Court, You May Not Deserve To Win
Since I’m not a fan of their political agenda, I can’t quite bring myself to congratulate the anti-abortion movement, but I have to give them credit where it’s due. They’ve worked long and hard to weaken and ultimately repeal the Supreme Court’s 1973
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Cal Thomas: Propaganda American style
As with many things, propaganda can be used for good or for ill, depending on who dispenses it. During World War II, American propaganda was considered a necessary tool in the pursuit of victory in a moral cause. Germany and Japan had their own propa
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Jonah Goldberg: Twitter Used To Correct The Narrative. Now It Writes The Narrative
“What is the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?” the president of the United States asked 10 years ago at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. “A pit bull is delicious.” Of course, to echo E.B. White: Explaining a joke is like dissect
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Right Wing Creates God In Its Own Image
“I was a stranger, and you did not invite me in . . .” Matthew 25:43 A few words on creating God. Last week, Right Wing Watch, the liberal watchdog group, flagged online video of a recent interview with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene by one Michael Vori
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Clarence Page: A Ban On Menthol Cigarettes? It’s About Time
The Food and Drug Administration’s new plan to ban sales of menthol-flavored cigarettes reminded me, as so much of life does, of an often-quoted scene in “The Godfather.” In a discussion by mob leaders of the rising and risky business of illegal drug
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Mary Sanchez: No, Derek Chauvin Wasn’t Just One Bad Apple
It’s far clearer why ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin seemed empowered and righteously indignant in murdering George Floyd. And why fellow officers seemingly stood by, witnesses to a man’s suffering and slow death, failing to intervene. Th
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Cal Thomas: Ignorance And Apathy
There’s an old joke about a fictitious poll taker who asked people what they thought about ignorance and apathy when it comes to politics and elections. One respondent said, “I don’t know, and I don’t care.” I thought of that joke after seeing a rece
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Clarence Page: Elon Musk’s Next Surprise? ‘Free Speech’ Has Limits
Although it may take several months for Elon Musk to complete his purchase of Twitter, reaction to the $44 billion deal was immediate and decidedly partisan. On the right we saw robust #ThanksElon memes tweeted out on the social network, especially f
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Bill Press: America Is Still Stuck In 1619
Did you miss me? Whether you noticed or not, I’ve been gone for a month, taking advantage of an incredible opportunity to spend a month as a resident scholar at the wonderful American Academy in Rome. The Academy’s a great institution, located on top
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Robert C. Koehler: The Global Suicide Budget
“Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.” I truly wish these words of Ike, uttered seven decades ago, were no longer quite so relevant. Perhaps what he should have called it was a “cross of irony.” In 2021, th
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