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: What will they do about embryos?

Such is the state of the Republican Party that only eight of its 210 House members voted yes on a bill to protect the right to contraceptives. We’re talking birth control. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican of Washington, denounced the bill as a “Trojan Horse for more abortions.” ...

Opinion: Democracy won’t survive if those subverting it are not stopped

While the United States champions democracy across the world, our own democracy is under siege. Nothing is more fundamental to democracy than the right to vote — yet there is no explicit guarantee of the right to vote in the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. ranks near the bottom of industrial ...

Opinion: Why is the FBI choosing Biden’s opponent for him?

Donald Trump has more than $100 million in his political war chest. But he has something even more valuable — an active FBI investigation against him. Anyone can raise money. Few can dominate the nation’s political consciousness, cleaving the country into two passionately opposed sides ...

Opinion: The FBI raid is terrible news for Trump, and yet …

“When you’re attacking FBI agents because you’re under criminal investigation, you’re losing.” That 2016 tweet from Trump campaign adviser, and future White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, then referring to Hillary Clinton and Democrats, took on a special irony on ...

Opinion: Shameless Republicans are rooting for Civil War

Executing a valid search warrant, FBI agents arrived in the morning to search the office. The word “unprecedented” was on everyone’s lips. They seized business records, computers and other documents related to possible crimes. An enraged Donald Trump denounced the FBI and the Justice ...

Opinion: Liberal media doing the GOP’s work

Interesting headline in The New York Times: “In an Unequal Economy, the Poor Face Inflation Now and Job Loss Later.” This headline appeared on Aug. 8, after more than 50 straight days of falling gasoline prices, the biggest inflation fear. Once exceeding $5 a gallon, the price of gas in ...