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Leonard Pitts Jr.: No Way For Decent People To 'Unite' With Racism, Anti-Semitism Or Homophobia
It’s been said of Abraham Lincoln that he had a “mystical” devotion to the idea of Union. His conviction that the American states were united in an indissoluble bond is what braced him through the monstrous burdens he bore. It’s not too much to say t
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Jonah Goldberg: Both Sides Need To Ditch Whataboutism And Condemn Bad Actors
As many feared, after President Joe Biden was inaugurated, a mob unleashed destruction. They stormed the Democratic Party headquarters. They spray-painted “[expletive deleted] Biden!” and smashed the Democratic HQ’s windows. One sign read, “We don’t
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Mary Sanchez: Making Peace With Our Land Of Immigrants
The biracial daughter of immigrant parents stood before a bilingual Latina Supreme Court justice and swore allegiance to the nation. If that’s not what you saw at the inauguration, then your perspective is likely shaped from experiences different fro
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Robert C. Koehler: Countering The Fascism To Come
Normalcy and tradition held sway as — for the first time in my life — I watched a presidential inauguration live, listening to Lady Gaga sing the national anthem and, then, Joe Biden take the oath of office, becoming the 46th president of the United
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Cal Thomas: They’re coming to America
In 1980, singer Neil Diamond recorded a song that celebrated American immigration, first in the early 1900s and then more recently. The song included this chorus: “On the boats and on the planes They're coming to America Never looking back again They
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Bill Press: Our Long Nightmare Is Over: America Is Back!
Without exaggeration, I just witnessed the most beautiful sight of my life. At about 8:20 on Wednesday morning, January 20, from our home on Capitol Hill, I watched Marine One circle over Washington and then head to Andrews Air Force Base with the di
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Cal Thomas: For Trump: What Might Have Been
“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.” — John Greenleaf Whittier There are many things beyond human control, among them, when and where you were born and who your parents are. As President Trump leaves off
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Carl Hiaasen: Just Because The Twit Can’t Tweet, Doesn’t Mean His Big Mouth Is Silenced
To all the fools who actually believe we’ve got a constitutional right to a Twitter account: What constitution have you been reading? Twitter is a private company that can shut down you or me anytime it chooses. Same goes for Facebook, Instagram and
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: But he wasn’t Black
To the Republican Party: As the Trump administration stumbles through its final hours, it seems a proper time to offer a summation of the era just past. Ordinarily, this calls for analytical heavy lifting. One seeks to reconcile a mosaic of accomplis
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Jonah Goldberg: Parler’s Lawsuit Against Amazon Is Destined To Fail
I have never been a free speech absolutist. I am, however, somewhat closer to being a First Amendment absolutist. Many free speech absolutists don’t like this distinction because they think the First Amendment should guarantee the ability to express
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Mary Sanchez: How Long Will The Suspension Of Corporate PAC Contributions Last?
Corporate America has found its soul. It only took a bloody insurrection staged at the U.S. Capitol to force an awakening. A growing list of companies have announced at least a temporary suspension on their PAC contributions to Republicans linked to
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Clarence Page: Searching For Hope In A Capital City Under Tight Security
If there are any silver linings to be found amid the big clouds of bad news, I try to find them, as hard as that might be in a time of terror. Once again our national leaders are telling us that the show must go on or the terrorists win, except this
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Cal Thomas: Democrats, Unity And Revenge
The old saying “Revenge is a dish best served cold” is understood to mean it is better to deliver retribution for a perceived or actual injustice after time has passed, in order for it to be done dispassionately. Sometimes it is better not to serve t
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Clarence Page: Twitter’s Action Against Trump Opens A Can Of First Amendment Worms
Ironies abound in the debate over free speech, now that Twitter has taken away President Donald Trump’s favorite bullhorn. “We are living Orwell’s 1984,” his son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted in his dad’s defense on his own Twitter account. “Free-speech n
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Bill Press: Impeach Trump: That’s Just The Beginning
Don’t despair. Our democracy survives. Our democracy is strong. And our democracy still works. We’ve seen two powerful examples of that in the last few days. First, last week, just four hours after the mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, the
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Robert C. Koehler: Lynching political correctness
I still see the noose in front of the capitol building, dangling oh so metaphorically. “No matter how all this plays out, it’s only the beginning,” wrote a user on TheDonald message board, according to the Associated Press. Actually, it’s anything bu
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: 'Let 'em up easy'?
On April 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln went to Richmond. With the Civil War all but won, the president wanted to tour the rebel capital. There, he met a Union general who asked how the conquered city should be treated. “If I were in your place, I’d let ‘e
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Jonah Goldberg: Violence At Capitol Was Horrific, But Don’t Lose Sight Of The Attempted Theft
An attempted bank robber who doesn’t hurt anybody is still guilty of attempted bank robbery. If someone gets hurt, though, the penalties are greater even if the robber didn’t intend harm. This is how I think about what Donald Trump did last week. Of
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Cal Thomas: Free Speech Is Being Tested Again
Twitter and Facebook have permanently banned President Trump from their social platforms. Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and attorney Sidney Powell have also been permanently banned as Twitter announced a purge of “accounts dedicated
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Carl Hiaasen: Impeach Him! Invoke The 25th! Whatever — Just Get Trump The Hell Out Of There!
After almost four years of coddling the psychopathic narcissist in the White House, Mitch McConnell and Mike Pence rediscovered their moral obligation to the country last Wednesday. All it took was the trashing of the U.S. Capitol by a festive MAGA m
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: So what now?
So what now? A few things, actually. But before we get to them, we must recognize last week’s insurrectionist rampage at the Capitol for what it was. It is being seen, and not wrongly, as the angry response of delusional right-wingers lied into belie
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Mary Sanchez: Racists Welcomed Trump; Admitting It Can Help Us Heal From The Shame
Racism is central to the terror that overtook the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. And addressing racism will be crucial to repairing the damage caused not just by this mob trampling on the Capitol, but the entire Trump presidency. There is no other viable wa
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Clarence Page: Pro-Trump Protesters Can Be Thieves, Too
“Protesters? Sorry, they look like looters to me.” That was how I responded last summer when a Black Lives Matter organizer tried to justify a brutal rampage of thievery and vandalism through downtown Chicago’s ritziest shopping district as a protest
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Jonah Goldberg: It’s A Fallacy That Trump Supporters Haven’t Been Heard
The president of the United States incited a mob. It was a disgraceful, inexcusable, impeachable act. Donald Trump’s defenders offer any number of excuses in order to shave off the shame. The media didn’t condemn riots last summer by left-wing groups
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Robert C. Koehler: Real Change On A Living Planet
As the new year asserts itself — a year that begins in global lockdown and political shock-and-awe — an extraordinary question emerges: Are we on the brink of real change? Are we moving, politically speaking, beyond the small and stupid? Is the era o
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Cal Thomas: The new ‘know-nothing’ party
House Democrats keep coming up with ideas that are bound to sink their already low approval ratings to new depths, possibly giving Republicans a majority in the 2022 election. A representative body that has been unwilling to fix problems confronting
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Jonah Goldberg correction
We have moved a corrected version of Jonah Goldberg's column. The spelling of the word "desserts" has been fixed in the second paragraph.
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Bill Press: Throw Him Out Of The White House
We’re lucky. We survived an insurrection against the United States. Actually, we survived a double insurrection, both occurring on the same day, January 6: one by a Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol; the other by Trump’s Republican enablers ins
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Cal Thomas: The Conservative’s Bad Bargain
The mob violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was deplorable and disgusting. It is the antithesis of a free society that wishes to remain free. Any supporter of President Trump and his policies must denounce this horror with even mo
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: White Conservatives Gave Violent White Radicals A Pass. Now They’re About To Destroy The Country
In the end, it wasn’t "antifa.” It wasn’t Black Lives Matter. No, it wasn’t any of the boogeymen white conservatives have imagined, exaggerated and bloviated into national threats. Rather, it was a mob of white conservatives themselves, unrestrained
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