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Suzanne Fields

Suzanne Fields

Suzanne Fields is a columnist for The Washington Times and is nationally syndicated.

Articles by Suzanne Fields

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Lessons from a lizard

There's excitement in the science world. They've rediscovered a lizard with a long nose, informally dubbed Pinocchio, which scientists thought was extinct. Columnists, comedians and satirists are excited, too. Published December 11, 2013

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FIELDS: Fields of folly

A gift of days with the extended family stretching from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday inevitably invites reflection on the fields of folly where we find the rising generations at work and play. Published December 4, 2013

Liz and Mary Cheney, in 2006 (Associated Press)

FIELDS: Cheney siblings' dirty laundry out of the closet

You could call it the "Catfight at Cheney Corral" (but if you do, you should expect feminist outrage). When Liz Cheney moved from the suburbs of the nation's capital to Wyoming to run for the U.S. Senate, she knew she was asking for trouble. She risked being called a "carpetbagger," but that has a sharper sting in Virginia than in Wyoming. By emphasizing her conservative roots, she pulled intimate and sensitive family laundry out for a public airing. Published November 20, 2013

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FIELDS: Kennedy assassination changed us forever

John F. Kennedy became more myth than man with his assassination, a half-century ago this month. Jackie Kennedy herself said so. A year after Dallas, in a memorial issue of the old Look magazine, she wrote that she had wanted to grow old with the man, to see their children grown up, but she was destined to grow old only with the myth. Only the legend survived. Published November 13, 2013

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FIELDS: The barrier between the geeks and suits

Edward Snowden's stolen secrets and the dismal failure of the rollout of Obamacare is giving electronic technology a bad name. But blaming high-tech tools is more of blaming the messenger. We have to work harder to master the secrets of the Internet, but the human element remains our biggest weakness. Published November 6, 2013

Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri poses for photographers during the traditional dipping of the toes in the Atlantic Ocean the morning after being crowned Miss America, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. Davuluri represented New York. (AP Photo by Michael Ein/The Press of Atlantic City)

FIELDS: She's come a long way, baby

Miss America is back in town. After being exiled to Las Vegas for seven years, the pageant moved home to its birthplace for an end-of-summer carnival of kitsch and kicks, beautiful women romping in the sand and dipping toes in the sea, and showing their gams to the Boardwalk empire. That's entertainment — and it's big business. Published September 19, 2013

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FIELDS: Wired connections and cultural disconnects

Despite its heat and humidity, August isn't cruel like April, but it taps deeper into melancholy. The days grow shorter, sunlight becomes less intense and shadows lengthen, shading the edges of experience. Summer begins to feel like Sunday night. Published August 22, 2013

Illustration by Mark Weber

FIELDS: Finding the elusive 'right thing'

The white-hot debate over immigration is fired by anecdote, tale and even parable. The personal is always political, and when immigration is up for debate, the personal inflames every debater with pride and prejudice. Published August 15, 2013

William Brown

FIELDS: With no home of their own

Every generation confronts its own obstacles. My parents eloped because they couldn't afford to get married, and they hid the nuptials from their families for a year. They finally bought a big bed and moved it into the house of my father's parents. Published August 8, 2013