National Columns

The Washington Post, beginning Nov. 1, 2019, will allow its syndicated columns to appear only in print. The columns will still be available as part of our e-edition newspaper online, but they will not be available as separate pieces on our website, ljworld.com. These columnists include George Will, David Ignatius, Michael Gerson and others. This does not affect other columnists like Leonard Pitts, Mona Charen, Connie Schultz and Mark Shields, who are not affiliated with the Washington Post.

Opinion: Dems should reject big-spending PAC

Last week, in a House Democratic primary contest to represent a predominantly Black middle-class district north and east of Washington, D.C., Glenn Ivey, a former state’s attorney for Prince George’s County, defeated Donna Edwards, the first Black woman elected to the House from Maryland. ...

Opinion: The rule of law could use a win

Dear Attorney General Merrick Garland: You are doubtless familiar with the old adage that, “The wheels of justice may grind slow, but they grind exceedingly fine.” As we watch your Justice Department’s ongoing investigation of the criminal conspiracy that was the Trump White House, many ...

Opinion: No woman of any background needs butt surgery

Kim Kardashian got very, very rich by adopting features associated with Black women. Racial blurring is her marketing device. One such feature is a large rear end that she obtained surgically. Thus was launched a strange circular trend. Black and Latina women already so endowed have joined ...

Opinion: ‘Massive resistance’ goes both ways

They called it “massive resistance.” That, some of you may recall, was what Virginia dubbed its campaign of defiance of Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 Supreme Court ruling that outlawed school segregation. The Virginia crusade was just part of a drive by conservatives all over the ...

Opinion: Elon Musk wants to be in our faces

It’s hard not to admire Elon Musk, currently the world’s richest man. I wouldn’t mind seeing less of him, though. There are those who dislike Musk because he is rich. I don’t mind rich people, especially those who make fortunes doing amazing things. I would like Musk better had ...

Opinion: Trump ‘under malignant influence’?

“Donald was enabled from the beginning . . .” — Mary L. Trump, “Too Much and Never Enough” Liz Cheney sure called that one. Tuesday afternoon, in her opening statement at the latest hearing of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, the Wyoming congresswoman ...