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National Columnists

Impact of tiny church’s fish fry immeasurable

If you make a fish fry dinner, people will come for miles around. They will even cross several state lines to get to your church basement if the fish sandwich is fresh and spilling out of both sides of the bun, the macaroni and cheese is homemade with just enough crisp on top, and the coleslaw ...

Economic condition affects immigration debate

When we think about the economy, it’s not just numbers that matter. It’s also how we feel about the numbers. Public discontent about the economy, even as the economy is growing and unemployment is low, has been President Joe Biden’s persistent headache. I thought about this contrast ...

Biden blames companies for shrinkflation

President Joe Biden wants to remind you that your Super Bowl party was more expensive than it used to be. The reason, he claims, is corporate greed and “shrinkflation.” In a social media video before Sunday night’s game, he spoke of companies selling “smaller-than-usual products where ...

Migrant crime turning cities into war zones

Criminals posing as asylum seekers are turning American cities into war zones. The Venezuelan gang Tren de Aragua, feared for how it tortures its victims, is setting up business in New York City, police sources reveal. Gang members recruit migrants from shelters and as they come off buses ...

Winds of change blowing in Black vote

Data shows that winds of political change are blowing among Black voters. In volatile times like now, predictions can be made with only the greatest caution. However, it seems clear that something is going on and Black voters are breaking with past voting patterns. The New York Times ...

Using Putin to shakedown allies already reality

Former U.S. President Donald Trump just suggested that he’d use Russian President Vladimir Putin as a shakedown artist against allies in a sort of protection racket. Those criticizing the remarks, and even Trump himself, may be surprised to learn that this is already effectively ...