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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 America Votes by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Rebalancing power in the age of Obama

These past few days have given us a lot of fireworks, between the Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare's mandate and the celebration of Independence Day. With the fireworks came a serious look at the Founding Fathers - and what they had to say about governance. The pundits rent the air with commentary. Published July 11, 2012

Illustration: Family TV by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Fantasy for a summer's night

Any parent can tell you that finding a decent summer movie for the kids is a hard day's work. Blood-sucking vampires abound in the twilight zone, children fight to their death in violent hunger scripts, but it's not easy to find fantasy as magically alluring as a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Published July 4, 2012

Illustration Feminist Utopia by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FIELDS: The fall from having it all

I am woman, hear me whine. With apologies to Helen Reddy, whose "roar" was heard 'round the world from the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972. Published June 27, 2012

Illustration E-reader by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FIELDS: The gathering digital storm

The e-book generation lucks out. Winston Churchill is going digital and global. More than 40 volumes of his prose are being downloaded so that they can be read throughout the world. The man who said "history will be kind to me for I intend to write it," won't have to depend on the kindness of readers. Published June 20, 2012

Illustration Bear Trap Women by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Between mystique and failure

When Chelsea Clinton stood in for her mother at a recent gala at the Kennedy Center in the District, she addressed her mother's hopes that women could build a better world. Published June 13, 2012

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FIELDS: Honoring Ike

"Moving forward" is suddenly everybody's cliche in a city that thrives on political cliches, but there's another Washington that looks to the past - or at least a commemoration of the past - and how we pay homage to the men who shaped the nation's destiny. Published June 6, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Romney's religion shapes the man, not his message

A tiny incident in the life of a candidate can sometimes tell us more about him than a dozen speeches or television commercials. When Mitt Romney paused to rub his wife's aching feet after a tough and tiring day of campaigning in Michigan last fall, we got just a glimmer, but a bright one, of insight into the man who would be president. Published May 30, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Hillary for spare tire

Hillary Clinton has gone through more reincarnations than Shirley MacLaine, who insists that when she was a Moorish girl in the ninth century she had an affair with Charlemagne. Hillary has no such exotic tales in her past - Bubba is exotic enough - but she has gone through a number of roles for women who no longer stay home and bake cookies. Published May 23, 2012

Illustration: Romney and faith

FIELDS: Romney prescription for faith with works

The Founding Fathers would be pleased. President Obama, endorsing same-sex marriage, celebrates his becoming fully evolved by citing the golden rule, Christ's admonition to "you know, treat others the way you want to be treated." (Jesus said it better.) Mitt Romney tells an audience of 35,000 at Liberty University's commencement that central to America's global leadership is "our Judeo-Christian tradition." Published May 16, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Economy as a moral issue

Rick Santorum endorses Mitt Romney, the man he once described as the "worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama." The presumptive nominee impressed the former senator from Pennsylvania with his "deep understanding" of the connection between social and economic issues. Published May 10, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Engulfed by a rising tide of mediocrity

When my father arrived in America at the age of 3, he spoke two languages. Neither was English. He was a grade-school dropout after his mother made him wear his elder sister's shoes because he had none of his own. He said he was a graduate of the "school of hard knocks." Published May 2, 2012

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FIELDS: Obama's atrocities policy: Too little, too late

President Obama waxed eloquent at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington this week, speaking of the men and women commemorated there as "a testament to the endurance and the strength of the human spirit." He told how his great uncle, an American soldier, was stunned by what he saw at the liberation of the death camp at Buchenwald. Published April 25, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Women growing up to be 'Girls'

Rosen versus Romney is not exactly high noon at the Powder Puff Arena. But it provides an insight or two in the gender games at the center of the culture: Trendy lesbian working mom, a public relations strategist raising adopted children, attacks traditional super mom for staying home to raise five sons. Published April 18, 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann wave as they leave at an election night event in Schaumburg, Ill., Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Romney won the Illinois Primary. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

FIELDS: Romney rocks - Ann, that is

No one would ever call Mitt Romney a rock star, even on stage with a Gibson SG Standard Vintage Sunburst with a mahogany body, baked maple fingerboard and two humbucking pickups. Even on a roll, Mitt doesn't rock. But his wife Ann does. Suddenly she's hot. Published April 4, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Cybershortcuts can shortchange learning

The Internet is the latest tool for compassionate activism. When the sight of Angelina Jolie's legs goes viral, she magnifies her female celebrity by focusing attention on the miseries of Darfur. She teases and titillates in a celebrity culture and uses her fame for a good cause. Published March 28, 2012

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FIELDS: Immoderate perils in moderation

"Moderate Republican" wasn't always an oxymoron, but now it is. Politics is about opposites in search of compromise, and moderates only make fat targets in a crossfire, shot by friend and foe. If the best ideas are drawn from strong debate, even at the extreme, moderates usually disappear in the mush of the middle. Published March 21, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Collateral damage from sexual revolution

You don't have to be an elderly Aunt Agatha to remember when feminism was about equal rights and equal pay. In those heady days of righteousness unbound, not all women cheered the revolution, but most did. Our mothers and grandmothers who enjoyed the freedom of being full-time moms, home for the children after school, nevertheless believed that pay scales deprived women of what was rightly theirs. Published March 14, 2012

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FIELDS: Ringside with a split decision

The Republicans still have a lot of bullets in the magazine. Mitt Romney's tin ear, Rick Santorum's gag reflex, Newt Gingrich's endless pomposity and Ron Paul's narrow-minded consistency all come accompanied by big feet to shoot at. You can't blame the Democrats for putting in a call to the caterer for a November party. Published March 7, 2012

Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum waits to speak Feb. 27, 2012, at the Livonia Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Livonia, Mich. (Associated Press)

FIELDS: Santorum loses the conservative trail

Rick Santorum is making social conservatives look bad. While President Obama sets off class warfare and exploits natural income inequality, Mr. Santorum appeals to the lowest common denominator of social values in reckless pursuit of a winning political formula. Published February 29, 2012