Columnist Byron York: Joe Biden and Democrats’ chronic crime problem

What’s one good clue that President Joe Biden really intends to run for reelection in 2024? He is trying to distance himself from the Democratic Party’s soft approach to crime. The president, who in 2020 distanced himself from Democrats who advocated defunding the police, stunned many in his party recently when he announced his opposition to a lenient local law in the District of Columbia that would reduce sentences for carjackers and other criminals who use guns in the commission of their crimes.

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Columnist Slim Randles: A different take on the ides of March

“Makes a guy wonder sometimes,” Windy Wilson said, “if gettin’ all stabbed to death might not be a bad way to go.”

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Columnist David Shribman: Two Nixon ‘hands’ take a broader view of the president

PITTSBURGH — Two old Richard Nixon hands and a columnist walk into a downtown city club and ...

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Columnist Terry Mattingly: Raquel Welch found some personal peace in a church pew

The statuesque film legend didn’t call attention to herself as she shared a pew with other conservative Presbyterians in their small church not far from Hollywood.

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Columnist Carrie Classon: Vacationing in a tourist town isn’t all bad

My husband, Peter, and I are staying in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, which is, according to a lot of folks, a tourist town. Sometimes, the person saying this means it is not a place they would want to spend time. This puzzles me. I’m not sure why a town known for meatpacking or manufacturing would be a better place to spend time than a town known for tourism. But I respect anyone’s right to spend time wherever they want, and Peter and I are happy in San Miguel, in large part because it is a tourist town.

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Columnist Gene Lyons: The humanities are not dead — art, authors still important

All right then, it’s official. People like me have gone out of fashion, grown superannuated, way past their sell-by date. According to no less an authority than The New Yorker, that most bookish of large-circulation magazines, the academic study of imaginative literature is in the process of vanishing from American college campuses. The humanities, we’re told, are all but finished.

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