National Editorials and Columns

  • Barone: Obama’s ‘flexibility’ leads to a dangerous world

    “This is my last election,” President Barack Obama said in words caught on an open mic. “After my election, I have more flexibility.”
    March 31, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Minter: China allows protest against another government

    Chinese anger at the Malaysian government’s incompetent and evasive response to the Flight 370 disappearance found an unlikely, angry ally last week: ...
    March 30, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Harrop: Two-track minds on security and privacy

    The first shocking headlines after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared revealed that two men had boarded with stolen passports. “Stark evidence o ...
    March 30, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • McCarthy: Doctors: Lethal injection often botched, horrific

    NEW YORK — Dennis McGuire clearly knew something was wrong. At 10:34 a.m. on Jan. 16, as a crowd at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility looked on, ...
    April 3, 2014 - 2:53 pm
  • Carson: Energy’s Role in the Path to Peace

    While the media have been focused on the missing Malaysian aircraft, massive alterations of the world’s geopolitical terrain are underway.
    March 29, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Ponnuru: Fed head’s ‘gaffe’ not biggest problem

    Don’t blame Janet Yellen for what she said. Blame her for what she’s doing.Last week, Yellen had her ...
    March 26, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Pitts: The wasted life of Fred Phelps

    And what shall we say now that the monster has died?His estranged sons Mark and Nate told the world ...
    March 25, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Another View: Bold solution needed for many bad decisions

    While there may not be one single act that has led to Illinois leading the Midwest in job loss, and having the nation’s worst budget deficit or our re ...
    March 25, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Barone: Hillary Clinton won't have easy ride to presidency

    Will Hillary Clinton be elected America's next president? The polls suggest she will.Recent polls co ...
    March 24, 2014 - 10:56 pm
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