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The party conventions — reality shows worth watching
Democracy in action — loud, raucous, colorful, entertaining, educational and occasionally watchable. The two major-party conventions were all of that, and the watchable part applies if you don’t mind sitting through long-winded speeches and losing some sleep when they run…
Hillary may not be relatable, but she’s a good choice for president
I don’t understand the need for people to find a politician “relatable” in order to vote for them. People want them to be like “family.”
Bill O’Reilly irretrievably loses it over White House slaves
If James Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch are looking for a moment in which to make a statement about their vision for Fox News, now is it. These two brothers — sons of mogul Rupert Murdoch and two-thirds of the triumvirate…
A belch in gym class, handcuffs and a lawsuit
Is fake burping in gym class enough to get a seventh-grader arrested? Yes, according to a federal appeals court, which granted immunity to school officials sued by the kid’s family after the 13-year-old was hauled off to juvenile detention in…
What was omitted from Bill Clinton’s DNC speech
With the lights of the DNC Convention shining brightly, the chosen one took to the stage to deliver a speech, a love fest, convincing the American people that his ‘wife’ used to be a nice person.
Gun rights keep our government honest
I have to disagree with a recent letter, “Context of Second Amendment is often ignored,” by Rolan O. Clark (July 27).
Philadelphia challenges a conservative myth
My hotel room in Philadelphia features a magnificent view of City Hall. Each day, I’ve stood at the window and marveled over it; on Tuesday I made a visit. Constructed over the last three decades of the 19th century, the…
Guns have many other uses
Mr. Godfrey again was right on in his July 25 letter. Mr. Rubin’s reply to my letter that guns are only used for destruction is misleading. Guns have been converted for civilian use in many gun competitions like cowboy shooting,…
Baltimore State’s Attorney continues fight with police
Here we go: Baltimore State’s Attorney Mosby accusing the police of sabotaging her prosecution of the six officers in the Freddie Gray case. If she would have taken the time to investigate and really look at the case, she may…
Victor Davis Hanson: When a war went worldwide 75 years ago
Seventy-five years ago, the world blew up in just six months.
One man’s tally of roadkill
Does anyone ever wonder how many animals you see killed on the road while traveling to and from work within a year’s time?
Slavery will be impossible to remove from our nation’s history
Were Mr. Taney and Mr. Johnson the only celebrities or men of importance that owned slaves during that period of their lives?
Stop telling me I’m ‘beautiful.’ I’m ugly. It’s fine.
If you’re alive and online, you’ve seen the Dove “Real Beauty” ads, where people react to being called beautiful. They smile, break into tears and hug. These campaigns are meant to make me (and all women) feel good in their…
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