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 By Marc A. Thiessen    Commentary    April 27, 2017 

Forget the Critics, Mr. President - Your First 100 Days Have Been Just Fine

Despite the best efforts of the White House “PR apparatus” to sell the president’s first 100 days as a success, the New York Times declared in an editorial, the new administration has, in fact, been plagued by “many missteps” including a...

 
 By Jennifer Rubin    Commentary    April 27, 2017 

Trump Hasn't Turned a Corner

President Donald Trump’s apologists were convinced that the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, the strikes on Syria and the mega-bomb dropped in Afghanistan signaled Trump had “grown.” He’s learning on the job! He’s coming back into the...

 
 By Geore F. Will    Commentary    April 27, 2017 

The 'Oh, Never Mind' President

In his first annual message to Congress, John Quincy Adams, among the most experienced and intellectually formidable presidents, warned leaders against giving the impression that “we are palsied by the will of our constituents.” In this regard,...

 
 By Marjorie E. Kornhauser    Commentary    April 20, 2017

People don't like paying taxes. That's because they don't understand them.

For the past few years, I’ve sat in New Orleans high school classrooms watching students debate the fairest way for government to raise revenue. They role-play - first as management consultants advising legislators; then as lawmakers, weighing...

 
 By George Will    Commentary    April 20, 2017

What the Freedom Caucus Stands For

With a mellifluous name suggesting bucolic tranquility, Rep. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican, is an unlikely object of the caterwauling recently directed at him and the House Freedom Caucus he leads. The vituperation was occasioned by the...

 
 Commentary    April 20, 2017

Assessment of Present Evidence is Crucial to Future

Dear Editor, Waitsburg citizens, across the board, are concerned about the future of the city. Marty Dunn summed up the purpose of the mayor and city council when he told the Times, “The biggest challenge and needs currently facing the city is main...

 
 By Albert R. Hunt    Commentary    April 13, 2017

Republicans Hold Weak Hand for Tax-Reform Poker

Stung by the collapse of the Republican plan to reshape the U.S. health-care system, President Donald Trump’s White House says that it’s taking charge of the next big GOP initiative: tax reform. What it wants and who will manage the effort...

 
 By George Will    Commentary    April 13, 2017

Our National Scourge of Misinformation

Impulse control is unfashionable as well as unpresidential, but perhaps you should resist the urge to trip people who stride briskly down the sidewalk fixated on their phone screens, absorbed in texting and feeling entitled to expect others to make...

 
 By George W. Bush    Commentary    April 13, 2017

We've Saved Lives, But the Job is Not Done

Last week in Gaborone, Botswana, Laura and I sat in a small room in Tlokweng Main Clinic, a facility that recently started screening and treating women for cervical cancer. Seated with us was Leithailwe Wale, a 40-year-old woman who was diagnosed...

 
 By Margaret Sullivan    Commentary    April 6, 2017

Don't get fooled again by bogus links, bots and pure bunk: Here's how

Roger Daltrey of the Who sang it with a full-throated scream in 1971: “We won’t get fooled again!” And yet, we still do. Oh, do we ever. Remember this one from the presidential campaign? The “news story” that spread the lie that Pope...

 
 By George Will    Commentary    April 6, 2017

End the Filibuster's Power of Obstruction

The Senate’s coming confirmation of Neil Gorsuch will improve the Supreme Court, and Democrats’ incontinent opposition to him will inadvertently improve the Senate -- if Republicans are provoked to thoroughly reform the filibuster. If eight...

 
 By Michael R. Bloomberg    Commentary    March 30, 2017

Stop Blaming Each Other and Start Governing

Who’s to blame for the failure of the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare? Who cares? What matters now is that Democrats stop gloating, Republicans stop sulking, and each party come to the table to improve a health-care system that...

 
 By George Will    Commentary    March 30, 2017

An Oasis of Liberty in the Arizona Sun

As a boy, Barry Goldwater Jr., son of the former senator and 1964 Republican presidential nominee, would step out of his father’s house and shoot at tin cans 50 yards away. Now 78, he says he could fire in any direction and not endanger...

 
 By Jonathan Bernstein    Commentary    March 30, 2017

A Republican Fiasco Years in the Making

After seven years of pledging to repeal and replace Obamacare as soon as possible, Republicans today pulled their bill from the House floor just before a scheduled vote -- because it was going to go down in flames. We should pause and realize what a...

 
 By Hugh Hewitt    Commentary    March 23, 2017

How to Save the GOP Health-Care Plan

The American Health Care Act is in trouble, with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., admitting Wednesday that the bill must change to make it through Congress. The reason? The Republican right and the Republican center want different things, and the...

 
 By KC Kuykendall    Commentary    March 23, 2017

Public Infrastructure Funding Goes Down the Drain

If Benjamin Franklin was right, then we can be certain of only two things in life: death & taxes. And yet Washington citizens remain uncertain about our state’s pending budget and the potential tax hikes likely to be requested to pay for the ever-e...

 
 By Charles Lane    Commentary    March 16, 2017

A White Flag on Health Care

Democrats denouncing the new House GOP health-care bill should actually be dancing in the streets. Perhaps, in the privacy of their own homes, the savvier ones are popping the champagne corks. The true meaning of the proposed legislation is that,...

 
 By Tim Gruver    Commentary    March 16, 2017

U.S. Withdrawal from TPP May Cost State's Wheat Farmers

President Donald Trump’s order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was issued with the promise of saving American jobs, but it may also mean fewer opportunities for Washington farmers. The agricultural industry...

 
 By MicheLe Flournoy    Commentary    March 9, 2017

Trump Right to Spend More on Defense; Here's How to Do so Wisely

In his address Tuesday to Congress, President Donald Trump promised to make sure that the U.S. military gets what it needs to carry out its mission by securing “one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history.” More...

 

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