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: Trump is working hard to make Russia ‘great again’

The mainstream media doesn’t seem to want to talk about this, but it’s important that America and the world face what seems increasingly clear: Vladimir Putin’s best friend in the world — the person prepared to allow Putin to mount additional wars of aggression in Europe — is the ...

Opinion: Fearmongering about president’s age

The special counsel report claiming that Joe Biden’s memory had seriously declined stinks to high political heaven. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe saw “nauseating similarities” to the agency’s investigation of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. To recap, 11 days before ...

Opinion: How to fight Trump as a Republican

What? Nikki Haley is still in the race? Yes, despite pressure from her fellow Republicans to drop her challenge to front-runner and former President Donald Trump, the former South Carolina governor sounds determined to stick around awhile — and as insurgent bids go, she’s not doing ...

Opinion: Report underlines Biden’s vulnerabilities

Joe Biden is the first official ever to be cleared by a special counsel for reasons of mental incompetence. The president might have been better off if special counsel Robert Hur, investigating his mishandling of classified documents, had simply recommended indicting him instead of spelling ...

Opinion: Please stop dismissing the ‘Black national anthem’

Controversy has arisen again regarding the upcoming performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” that is scheduled for Super Bowl 58. During last year’s game, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also referred to as the “Black national anthem,” was sung by Sheryl Lee Ralph, affectionately ...

Opinion: Tucker’s fatal attraction

The title of my 2003 book, “Useful Idiots,” was a reference to a perhaps apocryphal quote sometimes attributed to Vladimir Lenin to the effect that gullible liberals in the West would prove useful idiots for the Soviet Union. I wrote about Democrats. Twenty-one years later, the epithet ...