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Cal Thomas: Signs Of The Times
Signs have been a part of Middle East lore dating back to biblical times. People in the region take them seriously, which is why the signs emanating from the Biden administration are having serious ramifications. Recent rioting on the Temple Mount an
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Let’s talk about ‘Foxitis’
That, as you may recall, was the explanation attorney Joseph Hurley offered last week at a court hearing for his client, accused Capitol insurrectionist Anthony Antonio, who is facing five federal charges for his role in the attack. “You want war?” h
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Jonah Goldberg: Biden And Other Politicians Use Competition As A Marketing Tool
In his address to Congress last month, President Biden used some variant of “compete” a dozen times. “We’re in competition with China and other countries to win the 21st century,” Biden said. “We’re at a great inflection point in history.” Chinese Pr
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Clarence Page: Who’s Afraid Of Critical Race Theory? Those Who Don’t Know What It Is
Amid rising attacks against a line of academic debate called “critical race theory,” I was surprised to see a Black state lawmaker from Chicago’s West Side, La Shawn Ford, introduce a bill calling for its inclusion in police officer training. As a pr
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Cal Thomas: The Infernal Revenue Service
Thanks to the beneficence of the Internal Revenue Service — and the fallout from COVID-19 — we half of Americans who pay federal income taxes have been given until May 17 to file. Since I began earning enough to file Form 1040 and associated forms, I
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: We Keep Hitting New Lows
We keep hitting new lows. So perhaps we ought not be surprised that the GOP, the party that brought us the insurrection of Jan. 6, now presents the public, if figurative, execution of Liz Cheney. At this writing, she is not yet politically dead, but
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Jonah Goldberg: Is ‘Banned On Facebook’ The New ‘Banned In Boston’?
“Banned in Boston” is a phrase that probably doesn’t resonate with many people today. But there was a time when “Footloose” might as well have been set in Beantown. Founded by Puritans in the 1630s, Boston held onto its Puritan zeal — if not necessar
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Clarence Page: A GED For College? Not As Far-fetched As It Sounds
When I saw the Wall Street Journal headline, “Some CEOs suggest dropping degree requirements in hiring,” I was impressed. At last, I thought, the business establishment is starting to see things my way. I’m a big supporter of education in the spirit
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Jesse Jackson: 'America Is Not A Racist Country'
"America is not a racist country." This is quickly becoming a Republican mantra. Sen. Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, used it in his rebuttal to President Biden's address to the Congress. Sen. Lindsey Graham, the Republican weathe
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Bill Press: The California recall: Big joke
SAN FRANCISCO — Despite leading the country in so many ways — music, movies, fashion, technology, innovation, science — California’s still often unfairly derided as “the land of fruits and nuts.” But, once in a while, it earns the title. As it does t
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Cal Thomas: Central Insanity Agency
The Central Intelligence Agency is always looking to recruit new agents and advertising is one way it has done so in the past. The difference this time is in a newly created series of recruitment videos that reflect the spirit of the age in which we
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Mary Sanchez: The NRA’s Misfires Won’t Shake Its Hold On America
The latest shot at the floundering non-profit that was once the all-powerful National Rifle Association hit the organization point-blank. NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre can’t shoot straight. Or at least he couldn’t get a shot off to kill a mortal
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Jonah Goldberg: Biden’s Spending Spree Isn’t A New New Deal
We don’t know what the Biden years will ultimately look like, but one thing is pretty obvious, at least to me: It won’t be a new New Deal, nor will this be the beginning of a new Progressive Era. First, a bit of history. The New Deal, particularly in
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Why Can’t We Have Nice Things?
Its Constitution fixed the value of African Americans at three-fifths that of other humans. Its bloodiest war was over whether they should be enslaved. It has no institution — not one — that is free of racial discrimination. Yet, we are supposed to t
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Cal Thomas: Biden vs. Scott
The contrast between President Biden’s first address to Congress last Wednesday night and the Republican response delivered by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) reminded me of another occasion between one long-winded and another profound speaker. It was 1863 and
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Clarence Page: If Chicago Is In Hot Pursuit Of A Better Police Chase Policy, Why Is It Moving So Slowly?
If Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s recent call for a new police foot-pursuit policy made you feel a twinge of what Yogi Berra is said to have called “deja vu all over again,” maybe you have good memory. We’ve been here before. Five years ago a groundb
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Leonard Pitts: Times These Days When You Simply Must Close Your Mind
Thirty years ago, when I was still a music critic, I received a letter from a lady who informed me in no uncertain terms that I didn’t know what I was talking about. This was after I‘d written about the origins of gospel music, a subject on which I c
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Jonah Goldberg: Biden’s Overreach Doesn’t Match Campaign Rhetoric
Joe Biden didn’t just campaign as a moderate. He signaled again and again that he would be an affable placeholder president who’d clean up the messes created by his opponent, mend some fences with allies and get the pandemic under control. “Look, I v
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Clarence Page: Are We A ‘Racist Nation’? Who’s Asking?
Some questions can best be answered with another question. Consider, for example, the question that popped up with prominence as President Joe Biden finished his first 100 days last week: Are we a racist country? Before I answer that question, I want
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Robert C. Koehler: Transcending ‘The Religion Of Whiteness’
Basically, Derek Chauvin was convicted of enforcing the status quo. Because his behavior was caught on video — his knee on George Floyd’s neck, oh my God, choking him to death — and looked so disturbing to most of the public, official American “justi
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Cal Thomas: Virginia Flunks Math
The state of Virginia, which used to be reliably red and mostly conservative, is providing more evidence of an increasingly blue and liberal hue. Virginia is “considering” renovating its math courses. As the publication Virginia Mercury noted, “In w
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Jesse Jackson: The Case For DC Statehood Is Clear
Last week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 51, a bill that would make Washington, D. C., the 51st state of the union. It would finally end the denial of voting representation to its more than 700,000 residents, the majority of whom are black
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Jonah Goldberg: Boring is Biden’s superpower
Joe Biden’s first 100 days as president will be in the books Friday, and one thing is clear: Boring is a superpower. But first, let’s start by noting that the whole “first 100 days” thing is a pseudo-event that’s only a big deal because politicians a
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: We've Failed Our Children
An open letter to the children. We owe you an apology. Meaning all of us in the generations above you. We had one job where you were concerned, and that was to keep you safe. “Save the children,” pleaded a man named Marvin Gaye a long time ago. But w
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Cal Thomas: Power Back To The People
“Power to the People” was a chant used by anti-war and civil rights protesters in the ’60s. John Lennon wrote a song with that title in 1971. The idea flowed from the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution which begins, “We the people.” The concept behin
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Clarence Page: The Complicated Road To Slavery Reparations — And The Need For An Apology
When “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah opened his nightly monologue with “Let’s talk about slavery” a couple of years ago, he immediately followed with alarm, “No, white people, come ba-a-a-ack.” Right. That’s the voice I hear whenever I consider wri
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Not And Open-and-shut Case
Sorry, but this is not an open-and -shut case. This is not Tamir Rice, Philando Castile or Walter Scott, unarmed and clearly executed on camera by police. No, the bodycam video of Tuesday’s killing of a 16-year-old black girl named Ma’Khia Bryant tel
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Clarence Page: Trying To Keep Hope Alive After The Derek Chauvin Verdict
It’s easy to be optimistic if you keep your expectations low. That’s why, after Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer with a long history of use-of-force complaints, was convicted for the murder of George Floyd, I felt less of a sense
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Jonah Goldberg: Inability To Make Distinctions Has Led To Toxic Discourse
Nothing is more vital to serious thinking than the ability to make distinctions between superficially similar things. The gas pedal and the brake pedal look awfully similar, but if you can’t distinguish between them, good luck getting out of the driv
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Mary Sanchez: Policing Will Reform With Or Without The GOP
America is pushing toward policing reform, with or without Republicans. Not swiftly, not without debate, and not without public protests. But it will happen. There is simply too much momentum for either political party to revert to the status quo bef
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