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: Donald Trump to the Democrats’ rescue

Donald Trump will not go away. Not quietly. Not at all. For that, Democrats should send him roses. Things were looking dim for them. Even the Jan. 6 outrage at the Capitol, downplayed by the Republican leadership, failed to nauseate enough voters to send the GOP’s poll numbers south. For ...

Opinion: Reasons to think Trump will soon be indicted

It gives me no joy to write this piece. Even a cursory review of the redacted version of the affidavit submitted in support of the government’s application for a search warrant at the home of former President Donald Trump reveals that he will soon be indicted by a federal grand jury for ...

Opinion: Who says bipartisan cooperation is dead?

Joe Biden and Donald Trump are proving that even sworn enemies can cooperate to promote one another’s political interests. President Biden, with his criticism, and his Department of Justice, with its search of Mar-a-lago and related investigation, have boosted Trump’s profile to the ...

Opinion: Good luck getting a glass of water

There is no water in Jackson, Mississippi. Not at this writing, at least. At this writing, the nearly 150,000 residents of the state capital have been advised that even if they are able to coax some of the precious liquid from their taps — water pressure is feeble — it is unsafe for ...

Opinion: What the COVID pandemic revealed about our children

This past week marked the first day of school in our neighborhood. I’m a sucker for the family tableau — a kid with her new backpack, mom and dad with cameras at the ready as the bus pulls up. It’s alarming to consider how likely it is that by the time that smiling child reaches high ...

Opinion: A MAGA secession could possibly work

With one out of five “strong Republicans” saying a civil war is very likely — and part of the Trump base casually throwing around the word “secession” — one suspects that many residents of MAGAland don’t want to live under their elected national government. They want their own ...