Opinion

Connie Schultz

CONNIE SCHULTZ: Empty thoughts and prayers are not enough

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No matter how great one's faith in God, after yet another massacre of innocent people it's impossible to believe that prayer alone is going to save us from ourselves. We're living and grieving this essential truth, no matter how many times we try to tell ourselves and anyone who will ...

Harrop

FROMA HARROP: A Nobel Prize for cosmetic science?

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Warning: What follows here is of no national consequence whatsoever. I don't know whether I should take this personally or it's a function of my age, but whenever I walk the aisles of a high-end department store, arms shoot out of the shadows offering samples of beauty serums. These ...

EDITORIAL: Mike Pence — puppet, pawn or just a proud American?

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So Vice President Mike Pence is a puppet and a pawn for walking out of the 49ers-Colts game in Indianapolis Sunday when several San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem? That action, of course, piled criticism on Pence, who in some people's eyes is wrong for expressing his ...

charen

MONA CHAREN: An American Madness

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All countries have mental illness, but its expression differs dramatically by culture. Historically, in Southeast Asia, men whose minds were coming unglued displayed symptoms of wild, uncontrolled violence. It was called "amok" and entered our language as "running amok." In the Middle East, ...

Erickson

ERICK ERICKSON: The Normalization of Gun Violence Lies

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It takes six months in America to get an X-ray, but you can buy an AR-15 immediately. That is one of the lies pushed by gun control advocates in the United States. It is easier to buy a gun in the United States than vote. Never mind that one needs photographic identification to do the former ...

scott-rasmussen

SCOTT RASMUSSEN: That Helpless, Hopeless Feeling

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Horrific, sickening and tragic are just a few of the words I've heard used to describe the news from Las Vegas. But none of them really capture the reality that such acts are utterly beyond comprehension. As I write this, official sources are still looking for a motive, but no rational ...

Shapiro

BEN SHAPIRO: The Power of Good

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Last week, an evil human being murdered nearly 60 Americans and wounded more than 500 others in Las Vegas. His attack was well-planned: The shooter had some 23 guns in his hotel room, including a semi-automatic rifle affixed with a "bump stock" allowing the shooter to operate the rifle like an ...

Harrop

FROMA HARROP: America Creates Industry to Clean Up Massacres

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America woke up last Monday to news of the biggest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. As of last count, 59 dead, hundreds wounded. And you know what jumped into my head? Oh, another one. Took place in Las Vegas? Uh-huh. Horrifying? Yes. Shocking? No. But something made this story ...

Napolitano

JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO: Can the Government Keep Us Safe?

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Here we go again. The United States has been rattled to the core by an unspeakable act of evil perpetrated by a hater of humanity. A quiet, wealthy loner rented a hotel suite in Las Vegas, armed it with shooting platforms and automatic weapons, knocked out two of the windows, and shot at ...

Bozell

L. BRENT BOZELL: A Rerun of the ‘Da Vinci’ Kook

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Dan Brown, the author of "The DaVinci Code," is back with another blockbuster anti-religion novel, and CBS "Sunday Morning" rolled out the red carpet on Oct. 1 to honor him and his massive commercial success. The segment began with what he called his "fortress of gratitude" -- his house ...

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Commentary: Bad news will keep coming, but we can find good, too

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Providing news to readers of The News-Sentinel has been my primary objective since I began working for this newspaper as a sportswriter in 1971. The sports department was a happy place for the most part because the stories I wrote as a reporter and those I chose for our sports section as a ...

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Jerry Stewart shared ‘Life’s Little Moments’

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“Gospel bird.” Jerry Stewart created his own flavor in his “Cookin’ With Jerry” recipe column, which ran in The News-Sentinel, in which he often referred to chicken as “gospel bird,” a term he described as “soul lingo for chicken every Sunday.” Born in Pine Bluff, Ark., ...

THE BUZZ: America’s worst mass shooting

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Why did he do it? With most mass shootings, the motive becomes known fairly quickly. It was terrorism. It was a mental breakdown. It was revenge for an imagined slight. But six days after Stephen Paddock opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas from his Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino ...

Forum File: Alarms and diversions for the thinking person

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The reading list “Walt Whitman thought of himself as the national poet of the United States ... The biographers and critics have been studying the man for 150 years by now, which adds up to a lot of thinking and research. And, even so, something at the heart of his literary career — his ...

Chavez

LINDA CHAVEZ: The Real Obstacle to Peace

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Shortly after Benjamin Netanyahu won his bid for re-election as prime minister of Israel in March 2015, I wrote a column describing President Barack Obama as being ''on track to go down as more hostile toward Israel than any president in the past 68 years.'' I warned that President Obama was so ...