“How much is that doggie in the window? The one with the waggly tail?”
LEONARD PITTS JR.
At great political peril, George Ryan did the right thing.
How bizarre it is that a prime instrument of a mother’s love for her children — one of her pots and pans — has become a creepy instrument of death.
Note to GOP re Benghazi: Stop calling it Watergate, Iran-contra, bigger than both, etc. First, it might well be, but we don’t know. History will judge. Second, overhyping will only diminish the importance of the scandal if it doesn’t meet presidency-breaking standards. Third, focusing on the political effects simply plays into the hands of Democrats desperately claiming that this is nothing but partisan politics.
LEONARD PITTS JR.
Well, this is a fine mess.
Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt — the benighted Mainstream Media.
RICHARD S. DAVIS
Economist Peter Fisher doesn’t think much of business climate studies. And he and the groups he works with hope you agree with them. If you do, they think it will make it much easier for them to convince legislators to raise taxes and expand regulation.
Suppose that the Environmental Protection Agency were to admit offhandedly that the fluoridation of water had only modest communist mind-control effects. Or the United Nations were to concede it has been running fleets of black helicopters over American cities, but only in the course of conducting extensive goodwill tours.
THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
SANAA, YEMEN — If you want to know how bad things can go in Syria, study Iraq. If you want to know how much better things could have gone, study Yemen. Say what? Yemen?
Mistakes were made.
“You’re not gonna put my name in there, are you?”
In some cases, the fog of war is initially thick, then dissipates. Following the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the facts were initially clear. The fog was a later addition.
LEONARD PITTS JR.
It should’ve been the shot heard around the world. Chances are, you didn’t hear it.
Like so many of you, I never got to meet all four of my grandparents. But Alexander Graham Bell has reminded me how the grandchildren of today can have a better idea of their grandparents, even if they have never met them in the flesh.
You know you’re in trouble when you can’t even get your walk-back story straight. Stung by the worldwide derision that met President Barack Obama’s fudging and fumbling of his chemical-weapons red line in Syria, the White House leaked to The New York Times that Obama’s initial statement had been unprepared, unscripted and therefore unserious.
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Community Columnists · 2013
Community Columnists · 2012
- Hey, Pete, it's time you talked about Seahawks' drug-test failures
- Confirmed: Josh Portis arrested for DUI; RB Christine Michael Signs
- He set out to disprove a faith, woo a girl now he loves both
- UPDATED: Two arrested in fatal assault at Lakewood poolroom
- Narrows tolls to rise; more hikes possible as debt and lack of traffic may push maximum amount over $6 prediction
- 300 Secrecy ignited firestorms over Benghazi, IRS
- 123 Aide: Obama learned about IRS from news accounts
- 95 He set out to disprove a faith, woo a girl now he loves both
- 60 Narrows tolls to rise; more hikes possible as debt and lack of traffic may push maximum amount over $6 prediction
- 54 Tacoma program uses housing to promote good parenting, self-sufficiency