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Robert C. Koehler: Protecting Borders, Not Life
Remember the Space Force? You know, the sixth branch of the U.S. military, officially created in 2019, “establishing space as a warfighting domain and guaranteeing that the United States will dominate in that environment just like all others.” Thus d
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Cal Thomas: In Pursuit Of Wisdom
In an era of political correctness, virtue signaling and woke-ness, wisdom is in such short supply that when discovered it stands out like a beacon in a storm. Wisdom should not be equated with information, of which we have plenty, though information
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Jonah Goldberg: Manchin Taking Heat For What Should Be Political Normalcy
It’s official: In the great existential battle between a return to normalcy and a new progressive era, normalcy is winning. Recall that Joe Biden ran as a moderate in 2020, not just in the general election but also in the Democratic primaries. Biden
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: 'The Right To Vote Is Fundamental To Our American Democracy'
Dear Sen. Joe Manchin: It has only been 56 years. As Americans, we are pleased to call ourselves one of the world’s oldest democracies. We are actually one of the world’s newest. Democracy, after all, is government shaped by the will of the people. B
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Clarence Page: American Reporter Detained In Myanmar For Committing Journalism
He was so close. Danny Fenster was about to board a plane in Myanmar on May 24 to return home to Michigan. Instead he was detained at Yangon International Airport, apparently for — as one of his former teachers at Columbia College in Chicago aptly tw
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Cal Thomas: In Your Heart Do You Believe Trump Is Right?
In the 1964 presidential campaign, Republican candidate Barry Goldwater had a slogan: “In your heart you know he’s right.” That was aimed at deflecting the stereotype about Goldwater and Republicans in general that they were an uncaring lot. It is a
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: After democracy dies
So what will you do after democracy dies? Who will we be after democracy dies? After democracy dies, will we remember the country we had? Will we remember all that we lost? How will we explain what we allowed to happen? Will we be ashamed after democ
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Jonah Goldberg: The People We Owe In Afghanistan
I think Joe Biden’s decision to fully withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan is a mistake. It’s mistaken on strategic and moral grounds. I hope I’m wrong. But when even administration officials, and experts who favor the decision, concede that our pul
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Cal Thomas: The ‘Can’t Do’ narrative continues
President Biden has pledged to “help narrow the racial wealth gap and reinvest in communities that have been left behind by failed policies.” He used the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre in Greenwood, a thriving African American community
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Bill Press: The Battle For The Soul Of America
We all remember that fateful day, September 11, 2001, and the moment when President George W. Bush got the news. While Bush was reading to a group of second-graders at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, White House Chief of Staff
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Robert C. Koehler: Nukes, Lies And Invisible Murder
Let’s listen in for a moment to the gentle, awkward language of mass killing: “The employment or threat of employment of nuclear weapons could have a significant influence on ground operations. . . . Integration of nuclear weapons into a theater of o
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Jonah Goldberg: Populism Is At The Root Of Right Wing’s Conspiracy-mongering Paranoia
Over Memorial Day weekend, Michael Flynn, who briefly served as Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, appeared at a QAnon-affiliated conference in Dallas. During a Q&A session, an audience member asked, “I want to know why what happened in
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Mary Sanchez: Naomi Osaka Raises Issues Surrounding Athletes And Mental Health
On the court, Naomi Osaka can still physically pound her opponents to a pulp. She’s the same incredible athlete. Nothing has changed — except for a very public admittance of details about her mental health after she chose to withdraw from the French
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Where Black History Is Concerned, America Specializes In Not Knowing
It’s not just Tulsa. From the 2019 premiere of HBO’s “Watchmen,” which introduced many Americans to a racial atrocity they’d never heard of, to all the recent media attention — CNN, the New York Times, NPR — marking this week’s centennial, the Tulsa
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Clarence Page: Let’s Not Forget: Chicago Had A ‘Black Wall Street’ Too
Of the many lessons to be considered 100 years after a breathtakingly brutal race riot tore through Tulsa’s Greenwood district, one of the most painful is this: Tulsa wasn’t alone. The two-day rampage came two years after the “Red Summer” of 1919 in
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Cal Thomas: The Commission We Really Need
Senate Republicans refused to go along with the House and establish a commission to investigate the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, which left five people dead, and more than 100 police officers injured. By a vote of 54 to 35, the bill to form th
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: He Was A Vietnam Vet Named Greg
It’s not every day you interview someone who tells you he wants to kill himself. He was a Vietnam veteran named Greg, a man with haunted eyes and a soft voice filled with the horror of his experience in Southeast Asia: the jungle rot, the lost friend
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Jonah Goldberg: Anti-Trump Sentiment Fueled Premature Dismissal Of Wuhan Lab Theory
A remarkable consensus has emerged in the last few weeks: It’s no longer crazy to think that the COVID-19 pandemic was the result of a “lab leak” in Wuhan, China. Just to set the stage, the lab-leak theory isn’t that China deliberately unleashed the
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Clarence Page: Loyola Academy Stirs Up An Unexpected Lesson In What Race, Privilege And Education Really Mean
Education or indoctrination? That’s the big question at the core of the hullabaloo over “critical race theory,” and you don’t have to be a conservative to worry about it. You only have to be a parent. The concept of critical race theory, or CRT, has
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Bill Press: Evangelicals Give Christianity A Bad Name
For a president of the United States, Joe Biden did something highly unusual this week: something I’d bet you never even heard of — till now. On Tuesday evening, around 6 p.m., he skipped out of the White House, hopped on Marine One, helicoptered up
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Robert C. Koehler: A Permanent Structure Of Peace
Suddenly a shard of history comes flying at me from the ebbing days of World War II, hitting me in the heart. You mean world leaders (not to mention all the rest of us) were serious about transcending — for good — the hell the world had just been thr
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Cal Thomas: Ministry of Truth 2.0
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is reportedly considering the development of tools that would help America’s children discern truth from lies and know when they are being fed “disinformation.” The Washington Times, which first repor
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Jonah Goldberg: GOP: ‘Mostly Peaceful’ For Me, Not For Thee
Last summer, after months of protests and riots in response to the murder of George Floyd, the phrase “mostly peaceful,” often used by the media and Democrats to describe the protests, achieved parody status thanks to a CNN clip. It showed a reporter
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: The Crisis That Did Not Bring Us Together
There is no such thing as the united States. As an era of medical mask mandates draws to a close and we begin to ponder lessons learned, that one should top the list. Not to overstate the case. To our credit, we are a nation that has always united in
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Clarence Page: What’s So Wrong About ‘Respectability?’ Let’s Start With Hair
Let’s talk about hair. Cue the soundtrack to the Broadway musical “Hair” theme song: “Gimme a head with hair/Long, beautiful hay-ahh …!” Stop the music. I mean real hair! And respectability. Let’s talk about that too. The “politics of respectability”
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Cal Thomas: A Ceasefire Solves Nothing
In outlining the goal for winning the Persian Gulf War against Saddam Hussein for invading and occupying Kuwait in 1991, Gen. Colin Powell, then the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, “Our strategy to go after this army is very, very simple.
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Clarence Page: Mayor Lightfoot’s Call Out For Media Diversity Didn’t Have To Look Like A Stunt
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has raised a ruckus by announcing that she would only give one-on-one interviews on the two-year anniversary of her term to journalists of color, noting that the City Hall press corps is “overwhelmingly white” in a city t
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: 'Isn’t It Time We Moved On?'
You didn’t see what you thought you saw. You got it wrong, you misunderstood. Your memory is playing tricks. But who can blame you? It was so long ago. We’re talking way back on Jan 6. That’s four whole months. That’s a third of a year! Who can reme
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Mary Sanchez: LGBTQ House Remains Source Of Pride At Bucknell Despite Frat Students' Attack
A framed portrait of a woman, tufts of wavy, gray hair atop her head, sits in a place of honor on the mantle of a Kansas City home. Behind her wire-rimmed glasses is a wry, impish smile. The woman in the portrait is Frances Ann McDaniel, Fran for sho
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Jonah Goldberg: Supreme Court Ruling On Abortion Case Could Be A Game-changer
The Supreme Court recently announced it will take up Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a challenge to a Mississippi law that all but bans abortions after 15 weeks. It’s the first case in years that could result in the overturning of Roe v
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