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Robert C. Koehler: Beyond Gun Control, We Need Hatred Control
Another terrorist slips into the classroom, into the news. Does anyone understand this? Even if guns are easily, readily available, why, why, why? I find it impossible even to be angry — it’s hard to be angry under incomprehensible circumstances. Ins
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Cal Thomas: What Is U.S. Foreign Policy?
For the third time since becoming president, Joe Biden has said he would send U.S. forces to defend Taiwan should mainland China launch an attack. And for the third time, White House staff and the State Department had to “walk back” (diplospeak for d
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Bill Press: ‘It's Just Sick!’
As a political commentator, I’ve reported on a lot of remarks by presidents of the United States, from State of the Union speeches, to Oval Office addresses, to comments on the South Lawn. I’ve heard presidents speak from the mind, and sometimes from
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Sen. Bill Cassidy Still Doesn’t Know What Hit Him
Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy still doesn’t know what hit him. That’s the only logical conclusion following a Sunday tweet in which he responded to the political firestorm he ignited last week. For those who missed it, it came when an interviewer from
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Cal Thomas: Theology, Politics And Abortion
The archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, has announced he will no longer allow Speaker Nancy Pelosi to receive Communion because of her refusal to adhere to Catholic doctrine on unborn human life. This continues a battle between Catholi
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Jonah Goldberg: Why Do Democrats And Republicans Agree On Ukraine Aid?
During the 2020 campaign, Joe Biden was outspoken in his desire to “revive the spirit of bipartisanship in this country.” On May 15, Politico reported that, at the urging of many advisers, Biden had mostly given up on working with the GOP, which he p
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: The Republican Party stands for the Republican Party
So it looks like they finally found their red line. Meaning the Republican Party. Tuesday, the GOP seems to have finally identified the barrier no Republican may be allowed to cross. Many of us had wondered where it was — or even if it was. We were g
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Clarence Page: Don’t Be Duped By ‘Replacement Theory.’ Put Race In Its Proper Place
I know it happens a lot, but we in the news media perform a public disservice when we run headlines like “The US white majority will soon disappear forever” and “America is becoming a white-minority nation.” I am not sorry to report that this change,
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Bill Press: GOP Must Abandon Great Replacement Theory
How times have changed. Once upon a time, not so long ago, there was a Republican congressman from Iowa named Steve King. An outright racist, anti-Semite, and white nationalist. He denounced immigration as a threat to Western civilization: “We can’t
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Robert C. Koehler: The Heart Is Mightier Than The Sword
They’re coming for me! Sounds like a horror movie on permanent rewind through the brain, through the soul. Catch your breath, buy a gun. What other choice do you have? It’s called, among other things, “white replacement theory” — but my sense is that
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Cal Thomas: The Law And Racism
The overt racism and anti-Semitism written in the Buffalo shooter’s 180-page “manifesto” has been rightly denounced by civilized people. The usual questions are being asked. These include how did he get the gun after he was admitted to a hospital las
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Mary Sanchez: ‘Replacement Theory’ Is Destructive, But Nothing New. It’s Time To Engage It
The language of “replacement theory” is often leveled in verbal attacks against Latinos, immigrants like my father who came to this country as a child from Mexico City. Calling it a “theory” makes it sound harmless, academic. But as more Americans ar
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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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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: 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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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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