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Get wild but stay smart

Minutes to midnight on New Year's Eve, I sat around a fire with friends, discussing plans for 2015. I told them mine: to hike over 200 miles on the John Muir Trail through the High Sierras, by myself.

January 09, 2015 | | Other Views


Say Islam is violent . . .

Here's what I love about the French: They've long understood the dangers presented by radical Islam. French President Francois Hollande swiftly called the deadly Wednesday shooting at Paris' Charlie Hebdo magazine "an act of exceptional barbarity," without doubt a terrorist attack. There was no hedging. The Socialist leader didn't engage in the sort of blather White House spokesman Josh Earnest offered on MSNBC shortly after the shootings. Earnest called the attack a "terrible act of violence," but not necessarily terrorism.

January 09, 2015 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Flat-footed backflip for Wall Street

Congress, which had been so tied up in a partisan knot by right-wing extremists that it became unable to move, suddenly sprang loose at the end of the year. Before heading home for the holidays, it put on a phenomenal show of acrobatic lawmaking.

January 07, 2015 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


A party at war with itself

For the third time, the cops of the NYPD have turned their backs on the mayor of New York.

January 06, 2015 | By Pat Buchanan Founder and editor of the American Conservative | Other Views


Remember 2014’s Demo wins

While last year's voters put a pack of reactionaries in charge of the new Congress, let's not forget that bigger majorities of the same electorate leapt at the chance to say "yes" to an array of unabashedly progressive ballot initiatives.

January 06, 2015 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


What’s up with ‘The Interview’?

"The Interview" is a funny movie that does a stand-up job showcasing how a not particularly serious or informed person would deal with Kim Jong Un - and evil itself, with all its blandishments. James Franco plays talk show host Dave Skylark, who discovers that the North Korean dictator loves his show. Skylark's susceptibility to flattery renders him willfully blind. Because Kim plays up to him, Skylark wants to believe that the phony grocery his chauffeured car happens to drive by is real, that reports that Kim starves his people are the result of media bias and that Kim, like ...

January 05, 2015 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Christie’s pork barrel politics

The past month of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the Winter Solstice, our hearts grew warmer and our thoughts turned to kindness and goodwill toward all.

January 03, 2015 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


Hollywood plays with fire

In July of 1870, King Wilhelm sent Foreign Minister Bismarck an account of his meeting with a French envoy who had demanded that the king renounce any Hohenzollern claim to the Spanish throne.

January 01, 2015 | | Other Views


Millennials rely on newspaper media

It has become a never-ending quest to define millennials. Those between the age of 18 and 34 are often portrayed as a self-absorbed, narcissistic generation obsessed with technology. They are a group more likely to check their Twitter or Instagram apps than keep up with world events. In fact, voters age 18-29 made up a mere 13 percent of the vote in this month's mid-term elections.

December 31, 2014 | By CAROLINE LITTLE CEO, Newspaper Association of America | Other Views


Remembering greediest Americans

Peace on Earth, good will toward men. We honor these noble values every holiday season - and some people actually work to advance them all year long.

December 28, 2014 | | Other Views


The war on cops

"NYPD, KKK, How many kids did you kill today?"

December 27, 2014 | By Pat Buchanan Founder and editor of the American Conservative | Other Views


Torturing Obama’s legacy

An old bumper sticker offered a stinging response to the Bush-Cheney regime's enthusiasm for waterboarding: "Impeach Bush," it urged. "Torture Cheney."

December 27, 2014 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


War against Christians & Christmas

There are 250 million Christians in America today, but most seem to be oblivious of the fact that they and their religion are under steady attack from those who apparently hate Christianity, or at least want to expunge Christianity from any public place or mention. That hatred seems to extend to all sorts of evidences of Christianity in our society, such as Christmas, which is a federal holiday.

December 25, 2014 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Ethics training for Congress? Dream on

Do you - or does anyone - really need a book of rules and a three-hour briefing to do your job ethically?

December 25, 2014 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


Global warming, empty gestures

I have a theory as to why Americans don't worry all that much about global warming: High-profile purveyors of climate change don't push for reductions in greenhouse gases so much as focus on berating people who do not agree with their opinions. They call themselves champions of "the science" yet focus on ideology more than tangible results.

December 22, 2014 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


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Love finds a way in Oakland

In this age of hypersensitivity, the more trivial an issue is, the more controversy surrounds it. This month, Oakland's City Council voted 5-3 to ...

April 21, 2016 | | Other Views


CHINESE STUDENTS

High school seniors are eagerly watching their mail this month, hoping for the "fat envelope" indicating acceptance by the college of their choice. Unfortunately, more ...

April 20, 2016 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY | Other Views


Being imprisoned by debt

At 36, Marcus White has spent half of his life in prison. Today he's no longer behind bars, but now he's imprisoned by ...

April 20, 2016 | LIBERO DELLA PIANA | Other Views


Is GOP risking suicide?

Donald Trump has brought out the largest crowds in the history of primaries. He has won the most victories, the most delegates, the most votes ...

April 19, 2016 | | Other Views


Bathroom ‘Freedom Fighters’

Back in the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen and other rock stars formed Artists United Against Apartheid and performed a song proclaiming "Sun City" that referenced an ...

April 18, 2016 | L. BRENT BOZELL III | Other Views


Why Dems love Bernie

Why do Democrats love Bernie Sanders? OK, it's not just because he's "cute" (as some younger voters are calling him). In point of ...

April 18, 2016 | | Other Views


America’s imperial overstretch

This week, SU-24 fighter-bombers buzzed a U.S. destroyer in the Baltic Sea. The Russian planes carried no missiles or bombs.

April 15, 2016 | | Other Views


36 tweets to consider

1) "Political correctness" is just a fancy term for not telling the truth.

April 14, 2016 | | Other Views


A sweet tax in Great Britain

As Americans prepare to meet this year's April 18 deadline to file our taxes, there's talk of taxes across the Pond, too.

April 13, 2016 | | Other Views


Why are voters angry? Check out the tax code

Perplexed about why Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are so popular?

April 12, 2016 | | Other Views


Will Trump be swindled?

In the race for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump would seem to be in the catbird seat. He has won the most states, the most ...

April 12, 2016 | | Other Views


Left-wing abortion extremism

Donald Trump, when asked, "Do you believe in punishment for abortion?" said, "There has to be some form of punishment." "For the woman?" asked MSNBC ...

April 11, 2016 | Larry Elder | Other Views


THE ‘WOMAN PROBLEM’

"He's so cute," the young woman said to me, explaining her support for Bernie Sanders.

April 11, 2016 | Susan Estrich | Other Views


Homeopathic remedies no better than placebo for postnasal drip

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have nonstop postnasal drip. A Web search led me to a site selling homeopathic remedies that they claim are safe, natural ...

April 10, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


HEROIN USERS

Larry Campbell, a former cop and former mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia, was appalled as he came to San Francisco to advocate a bill that ...

April 09, 2016 | | Other Views


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