Clarence Page: Will ‘President Hillary’ open the UFO files?

If “the truth is out there,” as they used to say on the old X-Files program, Hillary Clinton says she’s eager to expose it.

Steve Chapman: Legal pot little problem for Colorado

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper opposed a 2012 state ballot initiative to allow the sale and use of marijuana for recreational purposes.

Froma Harrop: Bernie Sanders has history of racism lite

In a statement on the Nevada rampage by some of his supporters, Bernie Sanders said a remarkable thing. He said, ‘‘Our campaign has held giant rallies all across this country, including in high-crime areas, and there have been zero reports of violence.’’

Linda Chavez: Politics of identity can be bad for nation

Identity politics have become an engrained part of our culture — and one that threatens to tear us apart.

Kathleen Parker: Hillary’s viral nightmare comes to life

WASHINGTON — You could say that it all depends on how you define “lie.” Or, perhaps, that it’s hell to have a public record.

Mary Sanchez: Male caregivers face problems in workplace

Recognize this woman? She’s sandwiched between the needs of aging parents and the demands of young children. Her frustration is palpable. She’s fed up with her employer’s inflexibility over her schedule and with her boss’ attitude that equates motherhood with undedicated slacking off.

Walter E. Williams: Name change upsets some liberals at university

George Mason University School of Law has just been renamed the Antonin Scalia School of Law in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Carine M. Feyten: Higher education must serve a higher calling

“I look to the diffusion of light and education as the resource most to be relied on for ameliorating the condition, promoting the virtue, and advancing the happiness of man.”

Froma Harrop: Numbers play variety of roles in our lives

Numbers are how one keeps score. Those who engage in any competitive endeavor — business, sports, even weight loss — seek numbers to tell them how well they’re doing and how much better than how many other people.

Steve Chapman: Clinton's Medicare plan has fatal flaw

Decades ago, the wealthy owner of the Washington Redskins lamented the free-spending ways of his head coach, George Allen: ‘‘I gave George an unlimited budget, and he exceeded it.’’

Thomas Sowell: Voters face grim choices in race for president

We must frankly face the fact that the front-runners in both political parties represent a new low, at a time of domestic polarization and unprecedented nuclear dangers internationally.

Ross Ramsey: Someone should step up to fix school system

A Texas Supreme Court decision saying the state’s school funding system is a big mess — but not an unconstitutional one — might be just the medicine to keep things just the way they are.

Clarence Page: Ryan, Trump battle for Republican Party’s soul

Donald Trump seems to relish stirring the troubled waters of race, gender and ethnicity. But the other big surprise of the presumed Republican presidential nominee’s rise has been his unexpected emergence as a working-class hero.

Jonah Goldberg: Millenials embrace a sketchy socialism

Socialism is having a moment.

Walter E. Williams: Politicians fiddle away black futures

Most black politicians, ministers, civil rights advocates and professionals support Hillary Clinton’s quest for the presidency.

Leonard Pitts: America should not apologize for Hiroshima

The first flash came at 8:15 on a Monday morning. Eyewitnesses remember it as a bolt of soundless light as if the sun had somehow touched down to the Earth.

Linda Chavez: The Donald not upfront about taxes

Paul Ryan’s decision not to quickly endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will inevitably leave a substantial number of Republicans unhappy. He may yet do so, but the person to blame for Ryan’s reluctance is Trump.

Mary Sanchez: What is Trump hiding about his wealth?

This is what Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns says about America. We are a nation that can’t think straight about wealth and class. And Trump knows better than to puncture our delusions.

Froma Harrop: Facebook fun dulls us to its business agenda

Facebook remains uncontested as the social media champ of Wall Street. Its stock recently hit an all-time high while Twitter’s hit its low. As an enrollee in both, I can tell you why — and the why of it is reason for concern.

Steve Chapman: Hiroshima visit to put spotlight on leaders

In early August 1945, a 19-year-old Navy ensign sailed from California to take part in the invasion of Japan. Those on board the vessel didn’t know if they would live to see the end of the war. But suddenly, as they were en route, Japan surrendered.

Thomas Sowell: Moral dry rot common in academia

Jason Riley has now joined the long and distinguished list of people invited — and then disinvited — to give a talk on a college campus, in this case Virginia Tech.

Clarence Page: Trump walks Buchanan’s path in presidential race

Three-times-failed presidential candidate Pat Buchanan has a right to feel vindicated by Donald Trump’s success.

Jonah Goldberg: GOP sells its souls to Trump

“Let no one be mistaken: Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded,” former Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared 10 months ago. Trump’s candidacy, Perry added, represents “a toxic mix of demagoguery and mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued.”

Leonard Pitts: The Donald’s supporters may resort to violence

Will there be blood? That question has gone conspicuously unasked as we enumerate the possible outcomes of November’s election. The potential impact on the nation’s economy, its foreign policy and its standing in the world have all been duly analyzed. But there has been little, if any, discussion of the potential for violence.

Pamela Wat: Support rich spectrum of human uniqueness

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Gen 1:27)

Kathleen Parker: Majority of GOP voters rejected The Donald

WASHINGTON — It should be obvious to all by now that Donald Trump knows nothing of what he speaks. His disastrous economic ideas are but the latest in a litany of nonsensical proposals.

Froma Harrop: Time for team Sanders to redirect passion

Bernie Sanders is almost certainly not going to be the Democratic nominee. Though he retains a devoted following, the crowds, the attention and the money are no longer what they were — death for a campaign built on momentum.

Walter E. Williams: Young people should learn common sense from adults

Former Republican presidential aspirant John Kasich stirred up angry words from women’s organizations and the Democratic Party by his response to a question from a female college student at a town hall meeting in Watertown, New York, regarding sexual assault.

Steve Chapman: Trump whips up feast of incoherence on U.S. policy

The reviews of Donald Trump’s grand foray into foreign policy agreed on one thing, which is that Trump can’t even agree with himself.

Mary Sanchez: Book offers ideas to cut 2-party stranglehold

America is nearly gagging over its two probable choices for president. The upcoming general election feels like an indigestible dinner menu: Would you like boiled liver or the five-day-old pot pie? Can’t there be a third option?

Linda Chavez: Republicans must defeat Trump in November

Donald Trump is now the presumptive presidential nominee of the Republican Party.

Jim Mann: Identity true issue behind restroom debate

There’s a lot of talk in our beloved country today about bathrooms. Arguments and emotions are at a high pitch on both sides. What interests me most about the debate are the philosophies behind them.

Kathleen Parker: What if Trump were a woman?

WASHINGTON — One of the most effective political ads of the season features women repeating the many derogatory statements Donald Trump has made about the fairer sex.

Froma Harrop: Drug business model sickening to behold

Sometimes the road to hell is paved with bad intentions. A company adopts a business model so twisted that justice must come clanking down on its executives and bankrollers.

Jonah Goldberg: We should denationalize our politics

Nationalism and socialism are in full gallop in America today while conservatives are without a horse.

Thomas Sowell: Some random thoughts come to mind about our world

Random thoughts on the passing scene: One of the problems with being a pessimist is that you can never celebrate when you are proven right.

Clarence Page: Women journalists under fire, fighting back

Five years have passed since CBS 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan was sexually assaulted by a mob of crazed men — and rescued by a small group of brave Egyptian women — in Cairo’s Tahrir Square during the fall of Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship.

Walter E. Williams: America has become a country of thieves

Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly.

Ross Ramsey: Texas political influence sinks in national race

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz entered the week with the 2016 political life expectancy of a turtle crossing a six-lane highway: Success is not impossible, but the job requires one very lucky turtle.

Jonah Goldberg: Indiana Gov. Pence must pick a side

Someone slap a photo of Mike Pence on a milk carton. The Indiana governor may not have been abducted, but he’s certainly missing in action on the central question facing the Republican Party: Are you with Trump, or against him?

Leonard Pitts: Bernie Nation can’t get behind Hillary Clinton

“And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain.” Those are, of course, the opening lyrics to Frank Sinatra’s immortal recording of “My Way.” They are also a succinct description of the state of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

Thomas Sowell: Cruz best candidate to become president

The sudden appearance of Donald Trump on the political horizon last year may have been surprising, but not nearly as surprising as seeing some conservatives supporting him.

Mary Sanchez: Women already proving worth in combat

Is Donald Trump the Republican Party’s leading misogynist? Not recently. That honor goes to California Rep. Duncan Hunter, who pressed forward a bill that would require women to register for a draft.

Ed Soph: Gas-fired power plants not right for Denton

Denton and its residents should be proud of the environmental stewardship and progressive initiatives that make our lives safer and healthier.

Steve Chapman: No harm in letting felons vote

America has 2.2 million jail and prison inmates, and everyone worries about what will happen when they get out.

Jeff Robb: TWU’s butterfly garden project a boon to all

Monarchs are probably the most widely recognized of all our butterflies, given their large size, bright orange color and famous fall migration that some of them make to Mexico, where they overwinter in...

Kathleen Parker: Knowledge of rhetoric essential to populace

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle — not so much. Distilled, Aristotle thought rhetoric good for democracy, though his definition of “by the people” was closer to our Founding Fathers’ intent of only certain people than to today’s more-the-merrier model.

Froma Harrop: Let’s break from identity politics, together

Both parties sort voters by color and gender. Though there’s nothing new about promoting solidarity on the basis of genetics, it can get old really fast.

Walter E. Williams: Medical care, housing, jobs are wishes not rights

Here is what presidential aspirant Sen. Bernie Sanders said: “I believe that health care is a right of all people.” President Barack Obama declared that health care “should be a right for every American.”

Leonard Pitts: Race more distraction than explanation at times

Dear white people: As you no doubt know, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, returned to the headlines last week with news that the state attorney general is charging three government officials for their alleged roles in the debacle. It makes this a convenient moment to deal with something that has irked me about the way this disaster is framed.