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Leonard Pitts Jr.: The Right To Bear Arms Does Not Extend To Black People
Conservatives have a special purgatory for uppity black women who dare question America’s founding myths. New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones — her Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project” centralized slavery in America’s origin story, a heres
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Jonah Goldberg: Concept Of Antiracism Leaves No Room For Dissent
“If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.” I’ve long argued that this exhortation is a soft form of totalitarianism. It’s rhetorical bullying. The speaker assumes he or she has authoritative knowledge of not just the problem bu
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Mary Sanchez: Dear GOP: Nulling Federal Gun Law Is Not Backing The Blue
Last summer, conservative state lawmakers pontificated with great bluster about a federal plan called Operation Legend. They saw it as a vehicle to appear empathetic about the gun violence destroying urban neighborhoods, while also allowing them to d
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Cal Thomas: Why Not Call It Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?
A New Jersey school district has voted to eliminate “the names of all religious and secular holidays from the school calendar … opting for the more generic description ‘Day Off.’” You can guess the reason. They used those increasingly popular words —
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Robert C. Koehler: Politically correct racism
“The United States is a nation founded on both an ideal and a lie.” I offer these words of Nikole Hannah-Jones, whose 2019 essay is part of the New York Times Magazine’s “1619 Project,” to the Heritage Foundation and the horde of Republican politicia
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Clarence Page: The Historic Latta Plantation Controversy Reminds Us What Juneteenth Can Teach Us
After more than a century and a half of underappreciation, the emancipation celebration known as Juneteenth is bringing out the regional differences in various ways, some of which make me wonder whether the Civil War really ended in 1865 — and if so,
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Bill Press: Catholic Bishops Choose Trump Over Biden
Some people can’t take yes for an answer. Take America’s Catholic bishops. For only the second time in our history, a Catholic has been elected president of the United States. But Joe Biden’s not just a Catholic in name only, like John F. Kennedy. Bi
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: 'Allow Teachers To Teach The Truth'
The morning bell rang at Republican High (”Home of the Fightin’ Pachyderms”) as students shuffled in. Gretchen Niedermeyer dry swallowed a couple of pre-emptive aspirins and reminded herself as she did every morning that she was just 16 months and —
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Jonah Goldberg: Cold War Strategies No Longer Apply With Russia
President Joe Biden and Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin are scheduled to meet today for the first time since Biden was elected president. For many in the foreign policy establishment and diplomatic press corps, this is an exciting opportunity to conj
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Cal Thomas: Southern Baptists: Repent!
Cover-ups of sexual misconduct, allegations of racism and intimidation of those who wish to speak their minds but can’t for fear of losing their jobs. It sounds like the dysfunctional ways of the world, doesn’t it? These are just some of the problems
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Mary Sanchez: Will Black Lives Matter In The Summer Of 2021?
About a year ago in a June 2020 column, I posed this question: “Is the aftermath of George Floyd's killing the beginning of a lasting tide or a mere moment in time?” We’re about to find out. To all those who were newly engaged in the Black Lives Matt
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Something is wrong
A few words about the makers and the takers. That, as you may recall, was the formulation once favored by Fox “News” and other organs of the political right to describe the dynamic between those at the top of the economic pyramid and those at the bot
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Jonah Goldberg: Outrage Over Billionaires’ Tax Returns Ignores Basic Facts
ProPublica obtained the tax returns of the richest Americans and discovered what every informed person already knew: They don’t pay as much in income taxes as some people would like them to. This is being called a great scandal by many Democrats and
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Clarence Page: Vice President Kamala Harris’ Charm Offensive Turned Mostly Offensive
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez actually was being kind when she described Vice President Kamala Harris’ “Do not come” message to undocumented Central American migrants as “disappointing.” “Embarrassing” would have been closer to the point. On her firs
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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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Bill Press: Open letter to Joe Manchin
Dear Sen. Manchin: I don’t know you, senator. We’ve never met in person. But, ever since you arrived in the Senate, I’ve admired your streak of independence, your willingness to reach out across the aisle, and your dedication to the people of West Vi
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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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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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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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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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