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Witcover: Biden is an ambitious crisis manager, not a miracle-worker

WASHINGTON — As the coronavirus pandemic expands, President Biden faces a widening domestic challenge not of his making but nonetheless his responsibility as the nation's leader. His success or failure to survive it politically rides on his ability to navigate the crisis confronting him, as ...

Dimond: In this season of compassion, spare a thought for prisoners

During the weeks between Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas I always recall warm childhood memories of the season: my parents preparing baskets for the needy, special decorations, shopping for gifts and happy family and friends who came to visit. It was a time full of hugs, good food and ...

Charen: Dr. Oz quacks the code of Republican politics

Sean Parnell, the Trump-anointed candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania, dropped out of the race a week ago after a custody hearing that featured lurid details of his relationship with his ex-wife. Laurie Snell alleged that Parnell had struck her, choked her, left her by the side of the road and ...

Lowry: The king of hypocrisy

Nike's latest TV ad is another slick paean to individual empowerment and prevailing despite the naysayers. Centered around Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant, the commercial features various people doubting that Morant can keep up his stellar play, to which someone always cheekily replies, "Says ...

Guest: ‘Bear Service’ at Utah Lake

In Finland, there's a phrase to describe an offer of help that ends badly — “bear service.” Think of a bear offering to help in a china shop. Some private real estate developers are now offering “bear service” that will not turn out well. They propose to save Utah Lake by building ...

Witcover: The vice-presidential woes of Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON — For 85 minutes on Nov. 19, the Vice President of the United States held the power of the presidency, as Joe Biden underwent his first physical exam in office. He was anesthetized for a colonoscopy for that time, requiring the temporary transfer of power until he recovered ...

Moore: We need a little more Milton Friedman right about now

Editor's note: Pat Buchanan is off. Not long ago, President Joe Biden made an offhanded comment that "Milton Friedman isn't running the show anymore." This president has seldom spoken more valid words. And that's where the trouble has begun. If you were to rate the three most influential ...