Who will be the fall guys for the next recession?

WASHINGTON – To have a recession or not – that is the question. It also encompassed last week’s most important political news, notwithstanding all the public attention understandably focused on the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

On China and trade, Trump’s reputation sinks

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump sold himself to the American public as an expert deal-maker. At the top of his list was a promised trade bargain with China that would boost U.S. exports and remedy some...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Epstein’s weird New Mexico plot to extend himself

WASHINGTON – The more we learn, the more Jeffrey Epstein resembles an evil comic book character for the developmentally arrested intellectual – the charming-but-lurid mastermind with a plot to take...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

We already have a welfare state. So what’s next?

WASHINGTON – It seems unavoidable. Like it or not, the U.S. welfare system is bound to play a big role in the 2020 election. The recent Democratic debate on health care is just a prelude to a...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

I need your feedback to perfect our lands bill

Colorado’s Third Congressional District is home to some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes and open spaces. Towering mountains, vast forests, archaeological sites from hundreds of years...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Here’s how the internet’s tentacles grabbed me

WASHINGTON – I got hacked. It was scary. In this age of cybereverything, we all live in dread that we’re going to be attacked by the internet. Nearly everyone seems vulnerable. The internet is...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

The cancerous consensus in today’s Washington

You often hear that in these polarized times, Republicans and Democrats are deadlocked on almost everything. But the real scandal is what both sides agree on. The best example of this might be the...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

Is Russia’s Putin right that liberalism is obsolete?

WASHINGTON – It looks as if Vladimir Putin wants to be recalled as something besides an aggressive autocrat. He yearns, it seems, to be seen as a leading political thinker, respected for his...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

George Will’s book shows why conservatism failed

NEW YORK – Today’s crisis of conservatism has produced surprisingly few books that try to understand what exactly has happened to the venerable creed. For decades, conservatism was a dominant...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

Bernie, the ’30s called and wants its decade back

WASHINGTON – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, is a man from the 1930s. If you didn’t believe that before, you certainly should now....

DATE: June 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Civility doesn’t just work, it also makes us noble

WASHINGTON – In his 1984 book, “The Naked Public Square,” Richard John Neuhaus recalled attending an event featuring the late Jerry Falwell Sr., who delivered an excoriation of liberals and other...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Trump’s Mexico tariffs would be risky and nasty

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s latest foray into trade policy is notable for its economic recklessness (it could tip Mexico into a recession, followed perhaps by the United States), its gratuitous...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

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