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Parker: Before we lose our minds

WASHINGTON -- Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it's time to phase out and replace Medicare -- as opposed to "attacking the seniors," as one woman at a recent event bellowed out -- will soon seem quaint against the realities of our future.

July 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Phillips: The best medicine

The world, and life in general, is filled with sadness, despair, hopelessness, hatred, evil, negativity and sorrow of all kinds. Sorry to be such a downer, but it's simply a fact. There's a lot of bad feelings, attitudes and emotions we all face every day, from others and even from within ourselves.

July 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns

Noble: Doing the near impossible -- quickly

What's your favorite pet: dog or cat? What do you prefer on your hot dog: mustard or ketchup? Who do you like for president: Hillary or Jeb?

July 29, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Tatum: Eavesdropping on E.T.

I read the other day Stephen Hawking is leading a new effort to look for extraterrestrial life.

July 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Rich: It goes so fast

A friend said something the other day which has clung like mist to the crevices of my mind. She's soon to turn 70 and this is what she said:

July 27, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Walker: Cat-tastrophe

America is No. 1 in the world for the number of cats with an estimated 74 million felines. Experts believe there are millions of unspayed, unneutered, unwanted and uncared for cats. They roam our streets and are multiplying at lightning speed.

July 27, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Noble: Abbeville case key to S.C.'s future

There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- more important to the future of our state than fixing education. And as a result of the Abbeville case, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to fix it. The question is will we?

July 27, 2015 | | Columns

Cahn: Looking back at myself

My father recently pulled the old "baby picture" trick, but for the modern age.

July 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Parker: Trumping himself

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump can't help himself. Nor can we.

July 24, 2015 | | Columns

Moment of Nature - July 24, 2015

The mere mention of the word "root extraction" concurs up images of the dentist chair, Novocain and the shrill sound of the drilling tool, which sends a shiver up my spine! Thankfully, extraction in this context is not of tooth roots but of tree roots.

July 24, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Parker: A modest proposal for humanity

WASHINGTON -- In his satirical solution to Ireland's prolific poor, especially among Catholics whose fish diet was thought to enhance fertility, Jonathan Swift suggested a new menu item: Succulent 1-year-olds for dinner.

July 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Phillips: The roots run deep

My mother's family has six in her generation. She is the oldest, followed by my Aunt Doris and my uncles Mart, Bill, Jim and John. They grew up on a small farm in Stoddard County in southeast Missouri, but are now scattered about, as many families are. They are a remarkable bunch.

July 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns

Tatum: More landmarks on Curmudgeon Road

So we were standing together, my Beloved and I, in our front yard, the breeze from passing cars rustling our bumper crop of crabgrass. The conversation had to do with weighing the various and sundry options we are considering for the yard -- and there are quite a few, actually.

July 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Rich: It’s hard to quit your raising

Here, I'll announce something I've never admitted publicly. I love going barefooted. It's how I was raised.

July 20, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Morgan: Forty years

At the end of the past school year, I finished 40 years of working in public education. To put this in perspective, Gerald Ford was president when I began my career as a middle school teacher and coach in 1975. That's seven presidents ago. This mostly makes me old. The 40-year milestone has caused me to do a lot of thinking about where public education has been and where it's going.

July 20, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns

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Tatum: Your reputation precedes you

So, I walked into a neat little country store/artists colony thing up in the mountains last week. Having been drawn by the sound of ...

October 13, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Parker: Don’t do it, Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON -- The worst job in the world, it turns out, isn't the U.S. presidency but speaker of the House of Representatives.

October 13, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Rich: A childhood friend and lesson

When I was 6, the boy with hair the color of cotton and eyes tinted sapphire came to live with us. He was the same ...

October 13, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Noble: Race, guns, culture and change

I love South Carolina and the South -- I really do. And I consider myself a reasonably serious student of our history and culture.

October 13, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Arrants: The impact of cats - Part 2

(This is the second in a two-part series on the impact of cats on the natural world. In the first installment -- which elicited several comments ...

October 09, 2015 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns

National Newspaper Week highlights power of the press

The power of the press should never be underestimated and must never be abused.

October 09, 2015 | By Jim Zachary C-I guest columnist | Columns

Cahn: ‘Disasters’ I’ve lived through, or missed

I've been very lucky.

October 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Parker: A Rose for racial reconciliation

OXFORD, Md. -- Long before there was a "Black Lives Matter" movement, there was Ruth Starr Rose -- an activist artist whose paintings nearly a century ago ...

October 09, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Joseph: The sun will shine

After the storm, comes the sun. No matter how dark it gets, the sun will shine again. Or perhaps we should say, no matter how ...

October 09, 2015 | Paula Joseph | Columns


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