Opinion

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: My people venerate America’s ideals

I’ve got something to say about “you people.” That, as you may recall, was how I referred, in a recent column, to Mike Pence and others who have apparently sworn an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Florida taco bowl connoisseur who used to be president. It left a handful of ...

Opinion: Yes, our economic problems are ‘high class’

Here’s how TV news works: What is just an annoyance becomes a concern. A concern turns into a serious worry. And a serious worry is elevated into a crisis. Stoking anxiety is how they keep the public glued. White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain recently got sucked into the cyclone when he ...

Opinion: Those who ignore crime are just as culpable

“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” — Albert Einstein Dr. Stanley Weber worked for the Indian Health Service as a pediatrician for more than two decades. He was assigned to ...

Opinion: The U.S. supply chain makes no sense

If there is one universally recognized principle in American political life, it’s that the president of the United States should want Christmas to come off without a hitch. Surely, this is one of the reasons Anthony Fauci rapidly backed off his comment in an interview the other day that ...

Opinion: Kansas and America’s abortion endgame

After nearly a half-century of political struggle, the right to abortion in the United States, at least as a constitutional matter, may come to an end in 2022. What would follow that is anyone’s guess, but Kansas will probably be at the center of it. True, the “end of abortion” — ...

Letter to the editor: Reality check

To the editor:   As the political commercials roll out touting how much they are helping and plan to help us, the everyday people, maybe they should take a good, hard look at reality. Inflation has already eaten away any monetary advantage we may have had this year, and the Social ...